Virtual Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration 2023


Date & Time:
5 April 2023

Bookable until:
21 March 2023

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The scale, diverse range and complexity of maritime arbitrations coupled with an increase in arbitral systems means that it is essential to have the right knowledge and skills to navigate this field. This Virtual Diploma provides the in-depth training you need.

The number of international maritime arbitrations has grown over the past few years and, as the world emerges from the pandemic, they are expected to continue to increase[1]. Ensure you have the knowledge and skills you need with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ (CIArb) Virtual Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration. CIArb is an international centre of excellence for the practice of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

The course director is George Lambrou FCIArb, an international dispute resolution specialist. Read his views on what international maritime arbitration holds in 2023. 

This Diploma is open to:

  • Professionals wishing to increase their knowledge and relevant skills in the field of international maritime arbitration, and/or
  • Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who have experience of domestic or international arbitration practice and wish to extend their knowledge to include international maritime arbitration procedures.

With specific international maritime arbitration themes and covering legislation in England and Wales and the APAC Region, the Diploma is split into three parts:

  • PART 1 Law, Practice and Procedure of International Maritime Arbitration

Part 1 looks at the legal and practical framework of international maritime arbitration. This includes relevant international instruments, types of arbitration, the powers of an arbitrator and the fundamentals of an enforceable award. It also gives candidates the opportunity to look deeper at discrete themes in international maritime arbitration.

  • PART 2 Law of Obligations

The Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration prepares candidates for FCIArb which is a mark of proficiency in dealing with evidence, decision making and award writing in international maritime arbitration. As the law of obligations provides an essential framework for this, candidates are required to show expertise in it.

Existing Fellows of the CIArb are exempt from having to complete Part 2.

  • PART 3 – Evidence, Decision Making and Award Writing of International Maritime Arbitration

The virtual training programme includes focus on the processes followed by an arbitrator in:

  • defining the issues that have to be decided by an award
  • dealing with the submissions made by the parties
  • analysing the appropriate law
  • evaluating the evidence
  • applying the law to that evidence
  • arriving at a conclusion, and
  • writing a final, reasoned and enforceable award.

Successful completion of this Diploma leads to DipCIArb status and, if applicable, eligibility to apply for Member or Fellow grade of CIArb membership.

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[1] HFW, The Maritime Arbitration Universe in Numbers, July 2020

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CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Fellow Grade. CIArb Fellowship is recognized across the global industries as a symbol of peak professionalism. Achieving Fellowship tells clients, colleagues, and regulators that you have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest level of knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Fellows can use the designatory letters FCIArb.