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Albers Karina
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Full-time commercial arbitrator and mediator
  • Former chartering manager, broker, derivative trader and agent
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Baltic Exchange
  • Typesof disputes include demurrage/despatch/laytime, liability/cost for cancelling of charter parties, speed and performance claims, allocation of port disbursements, insurance claims, bunker claims, freight and TCE, cargo claims.
Baker James A
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Full time Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Thirty years experience at one of the largest P&I Clubs involving supervision of the handling of major claims of all types.
  • Particular areas of experience include unsafe port disputes, cargo matters, oil pollution, salvage and wreck removal.
  • Master mariner with seagoing experience at a senior level on-board general cargo, bulk carrier, container and Ro Ro vessels
Baker James E
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • 35+ years’ experience in downstream energy
  • Oil trading, charterparties, ship management, bunkers
  • 12 years’ experience as General Counsel
  • 10+ years’ experience in business roles
  • Approaches legal issues with commercial lens
Barnett David
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Shipbroker
  • Commercial Background 40 years’ experience trading bulk commodities worldwide
  • Commodity Trader and Freight Operator, Dry and Liquid Cargoes. Arbitrating Full Time since 2014.
  • Seagoing Experience as 2nd Mate, Cunard Group, General Cargo,Ro Ro, Bulk Carriers & Passenger
  • Bill of Lading and Charterparty Disputes, Sale of Goods.
Brown Dr Julian
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Charterparty disputes (wet and dry).
  • Cargo off-specification, contamination.
  • Oil/gas/chemical tanker operations; SIRE, CDI, TMSA.
  • Surveying practice; P&I and H&M.
  • Petrochemical terminal operations.
Burns Philip
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Former Solicitor + former Head of Claims Syndicate at IG P&I Club
  • Claims and Insurance Manager with Ship Owner & Charterer
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Baltic Exchange
  • experience in charter parties, bills of lading, MOAs and other maritime disputes
Campbell Guy
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Charter party disputes
  • Chartering/Operating Manager, Freight Trader
  • Former Chairman of the Baltic Exchange
  • Arbitrating since 2017
  • Shipping career has included broking, chartering, freight trading and operating
Chard Donald
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Sole arbitrator and panel member
  • Voyage and time charter party disputes
  • Complex interlocutory issues
  • Over forty years’ industry experience
  • Member of the Baltic Exchange
Chell Nick
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Chartered Engineer and Marine Engineer
  • Eighteen years sea-going experience, five years as Chief Engineer
  • Experience with bulk carriers, ro-ros, general cargo and reefer container ships
  • Expert evidence in Court and Arbitration
  • Six years with Classification Society
Clanchy James
Aspiring Full Member, Honorary Secretary
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator since 2016, specialising in shipping (charterparties, MoAs, ship and yacht management, cargo claims), commodities, oil and gas, cruise and travel
  • Solicitor (England and Wales) (1990) (non-practising since 2019), avocat at Paris bar 1994-2008
  • Part-time professional support lawyer at LexisNexis UK since 2016
  • Associate member of Six Pump Court chambers since 2019
  • Former Registrar and Deputy Director General of LCIA, 2008 - 2012
Cover Michael
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Experienced lawyer, accepting appointments in the UK and internationally as arbitrator and mediator
  • Member of ArbDB Chambers, Arbitrators, Mediators and Disputed Board Members
  • On the panels of neutrals of many of the leading UK and international appointing and administering institutions
  • Full time arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator since 2008
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator
Ehiribe Ike
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Full time Arbitrator; Adjudicator, Mediator and Expert Determiner
  • Approved tutor and trainer on the arbitration training courses of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2004
  • Advised and represented cargo-owning parties in Nigeria and the UK
  • Acted in disputes relating to carriage of goods, passengers and baggage by sea, cruise vessels, yacht design
  • Listed on the ICDR/AAA Panel of energy arbitrators
Elsworth Timothy
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Full-time independent maritime arbitrator
  • Broad range of maritime disputes
  • Former maritime lawyer
  • International experience, foreign appointments also accepted
  • 25 years in Asia
Fry Dennis
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Dual qualified Engineering and Law
  • Shipyard engineering and construction
  • Shipbuilding contract claims and variations, ship repair and modification
  • Offshore construction
  • Sole arbitrator and tribunal chairman
Giles Peter
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Master mariner – sailed as master
  • Ship management - marine superintendent
  • Charterers’ port captain and supercargo
  • Ship operations, post fixture and claims
  • Marine consultant and surveyor
Gillingham Aukner Sara
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Full time Arbitrator and Mediator, Panel Member of SCMA and EMAC, Solicitor England and Wales
  • 30 years of cross-border legal, commercial and maritime operational experience: chartering and ship-owning, shipbuilding, insurance, derivative trading, maritime logistics, construction projects.
  • Executive history in shipping, insurance and commercial property.
  • Hands-on understanding of trade and corporate finance, derivative and physical trading, cross-border insolvency issues.
  • Also fluent in Norwegian; fair understanding of Swedish and Danish, French and Spanish.
Goss Ben
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Commercial (non-lawyer) arbitrator and CEDR accredited/IMI qualified mediator. Over 50 arbitration appointments on LMAA Terms since 2018.
  • Chartered Shipbroker: 22 years with Maersk Broker in UK, Greece, USA and Denmark
  • Experienced in the chartering of bulk carriers, tankers and OSVs, the carriage of goods, the contracting of newbuilds, and the sale & purchase of second-hand vessels
  • Familiar with ship finance and leasing
  • Member of the Baltic Exchange
Hart Capt Keith
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Officer service in cargo vessels and command of offshore vessels
  • Extra Master Certificate of Competency
  • 32 years Marine Consultancy/Expert Witness experience
  • Expertise in marine operational and navigational matters
  • Former Member of Lloyd’s SCR Panel
Hilas Lambros
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator, In-house Counsel and Operations Manager
  • Member of the Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Baltic Exchange
  • Experience in claims handling and dry cargo ship operations
  • Dealt with numerous disputes referred to arbitration and insurance recoveries
Karkhanis Capt Milind
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator, Mediator and Marine Consultant
  • Member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
  • Charter party disputes, Collisions, Sale & Purchase, Ship Building & Repairs.
  • 42 years of experience in the maritime industry
  • Up to date knowledge of the shipping rules and regulations
Lux Jonathan
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator, Mediator and Barrister
  • Over 40 years’ experience in international and commercial law
  • Co-Author of ADR and Commercial Disputes and of numerous articles on Arbitration and Mediation
  • Director of the London Shipping Law Centre
  • On numerous international Arbitration and Mediation Panels
McQueen Peter
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Independent arbitrator and mediator
  • Solicitor admitted in England and Wales
  • Barrister and solicitor admitted in Australia
  • International trade and transport law
  • Arbitrations conducted under the auspices of ACICA, ICC, HKIAC, LMAA, SCMA and SIAC and pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
Medhurst Dr John
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator – 20 years experience and Solicitor (non-practising)
  • Marine Engineer and Naval Architect
  • Shipbuilding and seafaring experience and ship survey experience worldwide
  • 35 years as Expert Witness - expert determinations (including in arbitration)
  • Specialist in technical analysis
Michael Capt Sliwa
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Independent Maritime Consultant, Arbitrator, Mediator (CEDR) and Expert Witness
  • Commercial, Marine Insurance & Legal
  • C/P disputes – Freight, Demurrage and Defence, Speed Claims
  • P&I Claims – Cargo, collision, Grounding and FFO
  • Hull and Machinery, P&I and War Risk and General and Particular Average
Monahan Michael
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Naval Architect, Marine Surveyor, Expert Witness and Arbitrator
  • Certified Marine Surveyor, NAMS; Certified Welding Engineer, AWS
  • Damage, salvage, cruise vessel drydocking and certification support
  • Commercial Vessel & Yacht new construction project mgmt and support
  • Chartered Engineer (UK), Professional Engineer (NY & Florida)
Pedersen Steffen
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Construction Contracts (China, South Korea and Singapore)
  • Charterparties (ASBATANKVOY, NYPE, Supplytime)
  • Sale and Purchase disputes (NSF, SSF)
  • Oil and Gas disputes
  • Member of Baltic Exchange
Thomson Mary
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, Adjudicator and Former Solicitor
  • Over 30 years work experience; legal practice as Solicitor and Barrister (in London and Hong Kong)
  • Industry experience including claims and insurance
  • Arbitrating since 1996 in institution administered (ICC, HKIAC, SIAC) and ad hoc arbitrations
  • Successfully mediated large commercial, shipping and insurance disputes in London, Hong Kong and Singapore
Vassilev Todor
Aspiring Full Member
Areas of expertise
  • Arbitrator, marine and dispute resolution consultant
  • FCIArb, FICS, Marine Engineer; Merchant Marine Navigator
  • 26 years’ experience in all fields of ship management and shipbroking
  • Experience as party representative and arbitrator in maritime arbitrations
  • Past responsibility for 55 river-sea design vessels, executing over 450 charter-parties and carrying over 1.6M tons of cargo per year