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Certificate in Maritime Disputes & Arbitration

Understanding the different approaches to resolving shipping disputes

Starts 3 September 2019

Your Qualification in Maritime Disputes & Arbitration

Disagreements can arise at any stage of the maritime cycle, from newbuilding and repairs to salvage, pollution, bunker and cargo claims. Charterparties are also a major source of disputes.

The key to resolving disputes effectively is to understand the range of options available, from informal meetings all the way up to litigation. With the aim of avoiding complex and costly legal proceedings where unnecessary, this course familiarises you with the alternatives, including negotiation and mediation.

There is a special focus on arbitration, being one of the primary methods of dispute resolution used in the maritime industry.

When: 3 September 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 Weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for: 

The course will be of value to shipping industry entrants, and as a refresher to those wanting to consolidate or update their knowledge. It will also benefit those needing to learn more about the legal and practical implications of maritime disputes to advance their career.

The certificate also represents a solid foundation for higher studies in the fields of chartering, arbitration, maritime law and international trade.


  • Types of Marine Disputes, Claims and Approaches to Resolution
  • The Legal Framework: Maritime Disputes and Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime Arbitration
  • Designing an Arbitration Regime
  • Arbitration Procedures

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

An excellent course - since I have related this to my company we have incorporated adjustments.

Captain Alex Antony, Managing Partner of Lardner North Lawyers

Course Director

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Dr Constantina Sampani
LLB (Hons in Law), LLM, PhD

Dr Constantina Sampani studied law at the University of Athens. She continued her studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury where she completed an LLM in International and Commercial Law and specialised in Transportation, Finance and Insurance of exports and means of transportation, International Business Transactions and International Commercial Dispute Settlements (Arbitration and Litigation).

I found the course very useful and particularly appreciated the practical advice contained in the course material.

J.Badejeva, DGS Marine