Executive Master Class in Maritime Law and Arbitration - Regional Maritime University

THE REGIONAL MARITIME UNIVERSITY IS ORGANISING A 10-DAY EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME IN:

PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE MASTER CLASS IN MARITIME LAW AND ARBITRATION

MODULE I – CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA

  1. The law of carriage of goods in practice in different regimes and jurisdictions.
  2. The rights and liabilities of parties to sea carriage contract, cargo claims and disputes.
  3. Common Law Liability of Sea Carriers, Exceptions Clauses and Implied Obligations.
  4. Statutory Terms of different transport documents.
  5. Major International Conventions/Rules on carriage of goods: The Hague Rules, The Hague-Visby Rules, The Hamburg Rules and The Rotterdam Rules.
  6. Immunities available to parties under a contract, damage and limitation of carrier’s liability.

 

MODULE II – MARINE INSURANCE.

  1. Governing law of Marine Insurance and Choice of Law.
  2. Interpretation of Marine Insurance Contracts and the Standard elements of Marine Insurance Contracts.
  3. The principles of Marine Insurance.
  4. Interests insurable in Marine Insurance.
  5. Types of Marine Insurance policies.
  6. Standard Marine Insurance Clauses.
  7. Limitation of liability, entitlement and the extent of limitation.
  8. Introduction to general average.
  9. Marine Liability Insurance. (P&I, shipowners liability )
  10. Marine Insurance Claims and claims administration.

MODULE III – CHARTER PARTIES.

  1. Introduction to the Types of Charter Parties.
  2. Standard elements of the various Charter Parties and defining terms / clauses.
  3. Common disputes areas pertaining to Charter Parties.
  4. Temporary interference with Charterer’s use of a vessel and the implications of ‘off-hire’ and safe berth’ clauses.
  5. Issues bothering on laytime, demurrage, dispatch, detention and withdrawals.

 

MODULE IV – NEGOTIATION AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
                         ARBITRATION.

  1. Practical contract negotiating skills.
  1. Negotiation of Charter party agreements.
  2. The International rules and Ghanaian rules governing arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.
  3. Contractual agreements with arbitration clauses.
  4. Implications of key elements of such contracts / clauses and related matters such as the seat of arbitration, applicable arbitral rules of procedure, applicable law, name and number of arbitrator(s).
  5. Underlying principles governing the arbitral process and how to safeguard, its integrity and efficacy.
  6. Rights and duties of all parties and stakeholders to the arbitration.
  7. Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

 

MODULE V – LAW OF THE SEA.

Law of the Sea

  1. Historic development of the law of the sea.
  2. The law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS)
  3. The rights and obligations of states under the maritime jurisdictional zones.
  4. The Yaoundé code of conduct for the suppression of piracy and other transnational crimes in West Africa.

 

TARGET GROUP

The program is crafted for legal practitioners and other players in the Maritime as well as the Oil and Gas Industry who do not have the time to pursue a degree in Maritime Studies and those who would like to update their knowledge in Maritime Law and Arbitration.

The program also provides specialized training in Maritime Trade (shipping), Law and Arbitration for professionals such as Master Mariners, Chief Engineers, shipping executives working in the shipping and logistics departments of their organisations/institutions, chartering executives, shipping agency executives and graduates from other disciplines working in the Maritime Sector. Policy makers and regulators in the above industries shall also benefit from this problem.

This program allows individuals from Ghana and other African-based companies who are able to provide evidence of ability to pay or have full sponsorship or a letter of support from their companies to pursue the course on an evening schedule for a total period of two weeks, between 6pm and 8pm.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME.

  1. To enhance specific maritime skills to better, understand the rules governing the carriage of goods and cargo claims against sea carriers.
  2. To equip top management personnel and other persons in decision making processes as well as inform their preventive and reactive safety actions on legal problems involved in insurance against physical loss or damages to maritime property.
  3. Tackle issues bothering on lay time, demurrage, dispatch, detention, withdrawals, sub charters and other key sub-theme under charter parties.
  4. Give managerial staff and officials from different organizations within the maritime sector a set of practical skills and knowledge needed for better negotiation during contractual agreements.
  5. Give concrete and effective information on the law of the sea convention and the Yaoundé code of conduct for the suppression of piracy and other transnational crimes in West Africa.
  6. Enable managerial staff and officials to incorporate the body of knowledge they have acquired into their daily operations.

 

Start Date: 3rd September, 2018

Completion Date: 14th September, 2018.

Registration Deadline: 31st August, 2018.

 

Contact persons for REGISTRATION and further information:

Alfred Ofori Abebrese +233208429791, e-mail: ofori.abebrese@rmu.edu.gh

George Asare-Afriyie, +233243177667, e-mail: g.asareafriyie@gmail.com

Michael Kwasi Dzikunu +233543001771, e-mail: michael.dzikunu@rmu.edu.gh

Evelyn Quartey (Mrs.)   +233 201817800 / 302 712775 , e-mail  marketing@rmu.edu.gh

John Aning
WhatsApp chat +233 20 5003366