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EMAC Hosts Panel On Arbitration And Mediation Services For Offshore Oil And Gas At ADIPEC

Interactive panel features leading regional and international maritime influencers.

 In an effort to educate and enable stakeholders in the offshore oil and gas sectors, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted The Advantage of EMAC's Arbitration Process in the Offshore Oil and Gas Sector on Monday 13 November as part of ADIPEC 2017.

As an interactive panel discussion, the session featured some of the leading maritime and arbitration industry leaders from the region and around the world, including Captian Mohamed Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports and guest speaker, London-based author and arbitration veteran, Mr. William Rowley QC.

Conducting more than 200 international arbitrations throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Rowley is known in the global arbitration sector for his extensive experience in international oil and gas disputes. Drawin g on his extensive knowledge, during the seminar Mr. Rowley shared his views on the value of sector specific arbitration centres for the ongoing prosperity of industries operating in the region's offshore oil and gas sector.

Drawing on more than 18 years' industry experience in the maritime sector, EMAC Board of Trustees Member, Captain Al Shamisi, explained how the Centre's mediators and arbitrators bring a wealth of experience, across a range of sectors, including offshore oil and gas, to ensure the right arbitrator is assigned to the right case.

"At the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre each and every arbitrator and mediator on our panel has a wealth of regional and industry experience, with some holding specific experience in the management of cases in the offshore oil and gas sector," said Mr. Obaid bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC.

"For the past year, the EMAC team has worked towards raising awareness of the benefits of arbitration across a range of sectors affiliated with the maritime industries, including the offshore oil and gas sector," said Mr. Obaid bin Bashir. "This panel provided a vital opportunity for industry stakeholders to gain invaluable insight and discover the value and benefits arbitration can bring to day-to-day operation."

Impartial and transparent, EMAC is the first specialised maritime arbitration centre to be established in the region. To find out more about EMAC and the services it offers, visit


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