Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

About Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC):

Maritime investment and infrastructure development has continued to see expansion in the Middle East, which has seen the need for support services increase into specialist arbitration.  Thus the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre set up its operations in 2016.

Established by Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit institution, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), the first and only maritime arbitration Centre established in the MENA region, EMAC aims to position itself as a Centre of excellence for maritime dispute resolution

With a membership base of 230 individuals including, 48 arbitrators, 23 mediators and 24 experts, EMAC is managed by the maritime industry, as represented by its 14 member board of trustees, and competent secretariat.

Impartial and transparent, EMAC works with organisations across the region to facilitate resolution of maritime disputes through arbitration and mediation with rules that provide for efficiency through light touch case management, following the latest UNCITRAL rules ith the addition of emergency arbitration and fast track arbitration for smaller valued disputes.