Featuring guest speaker, Mr. Richard Strub, Partner, HFW, the topic covered ‘Bills of Lading – Who can Sue Whom and How’
DUBAI, 24TH June, 2018 – Continuing its work to provide the region’s maritime and legal communities with the opportunity to learn more about maritime arbitration/mediation and its specific services, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its fifth successful breakfast session of 2018 on 24 June at its offices in DIFC. The session aimed to examine, in particular, the role of non-vessel owning carriers (NVOCs) and House/Master bills of lading.
Mr. Richard Strub used examples of recent case laws in relation to claims against carriers for (mis)delivery of cargo without the production of original bills of lading, and further delved into the validity of Letters of Indemnity and the limitation period for such claims.
“Understanding the characteristics of bills of lading is of interest to anyone dealing with cargoes,” said Majid Obaid bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC. “At EMAC, we are all about adding value to the sector through such informative seminars, building further confidence in our commitment to serve the maritime sector where there is a need to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution.”
The Breakfast with EMAC seminar series will continue throughout 2018, with the next session scheduled for September at the EMAC offices.