ICMA XXI - Marc 8-13 Rio Brazil

An important event in every maritime and commercial arbitrator's calendar, the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) is a forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and for the shipping industry from around the world in which to deliberate on and exchange views and news of professional interest. ICMA is a series of conferences which are held every 2 or 3 years in the spirit of a joint effort to promote maritime arbitration all over the world.

The Twenty First International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XXI) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 8 - 13 March 2020.

ICMA has grown to host delegates from 26 countries on average, presenting approximately 50 papers. The international maritime conferences are generally composed of arbitrators, lawyers, ship owners, charterers, other industry professionals and their guests.

Speakers from the international maritime and arbitration community will present, at plenary sessions, papers on subject matters of significant general interest. All topics are likely to generate a lively discussion amongst the speakers, panel members and fellow delegates.

Proposals to present papers at ICMA XXI are now invited. Papers on any subject matter relevant to the practice of maritime law and maritime arbitration of both a procedural or substantive nature are invited. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else to receive an invitation to write a paper for a plenary session, please promptly notify the Committee Chair, Daniella Horton, at dhorton@hortation.com.

The IMCA topic committee has selected multiple topic categories, such as;

Contemporary national maritime/commodity arbitration matters including costs issues, procedural maritime/commodity arbitration issues, Contemporary shipping problems including new regulation, insolvency, obtaining security, charterparty issues, Commodities contracts, bills of lading and cargo issues, contractual issues including measure of damages, ship sales, shipbuilding and offshore issues, insurance issues and New technologies issues including AI, blockchain, big data.  

We are proud to inform you that Marc Padberg, Managing Partner of our firm, will represent The Netherlands as Committee Member. If you should have any questions about the ICMA and/or his representation please contact Marc.

More information regarding the ICMA is to be found on: www.icma2020.com

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