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Морская арбитражная комиссия

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Maritime Arbitration Commission 

at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Established in 1930, the Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) was the first permanent arbitration forum to emerge in this country, and it now ranks among the world’s oldest maritime arbitration institutions.

MAC was originally founded solely for consideration of the disputes arising out of salvation of the shipping and cargos on the sea. Nowadays the Commission hears both the traditional disputes from the contracts of carriage, affreightment of vessels, marine insurance, rescue, collision between seagoing vessels, fishing operations, and the disputes incidental with the broker and agency contracts, repairing of the vessels, vessel management, the realization of the trades and many other forms of relationships which appear in the area of the trade maritime traffic.

Since 1999 MAC is a member of the Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions.

The new Rules and List of Members of the MAC were confirmed in 2006, came into force on the 1st of January, 2007. It was further updated in 2011. There are outstanding legal scholars, practicing lawyers and sea captains among the members of the MAC.

The companies related to merchant shipping have solid grounds to include in their contracts the arbitration clause referring the arising disputes to the MAC which is an internationally recognized arbitration center providing impartial and qualified resolution of the maritime disputes.