Shipping Contracts Management & Introduction to International Arbitration
Course Outline

19-20th September (SkillsPlus)

1) Introduction to Contract Law: Basics; Types of Contracts; Language & Homemade Clauses; Sale of Goods Act 1979; Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
2) Shipmanagement Contract: Rights, Obligations and limits of liability
3) Charter parties: Key Obligations & Differences; Disputes (Arrived Ship, NOR, Laytime, Underperformance, Delayed Delivery, Bills of Lading, Bunker Quality, Bunker Supply Contract issues and other)
4) Norwegian Sale Form: Evolution 1987-2012; Key Clauses (Inspection, Drydocking, Condition on delivery, Buyers & Sellers default); a review of previous relevant authorities. Singapore Sale Form: Origin and Necessity
5) Contract of Affreightment (Dry Bulk): Evaluation; Negotiation; Execution; risk mitigation strategies (counter-party risk; physical hedging and derivative positions)
6) Bareboat Charter Contract: Operating leases; Key Financial Elements; Balance Sheet issues; Construction of Barecon; Dual Flag; Disputes
7) Brief introduction to ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution Methods)

21st September (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch)

1) Essential Features of International Arbitration
2) Laws and Rules of Arbitration
3) Composition of Arbitral Tribunal
4) Powers and Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunal
5) Statements of Claims and Defence – Pleadings
6) Organising the Proceedings
7) Hearings
8) Costs and Interest
9) Making of Award – Decision Making Process
10) Recognition and Enforcement of an Award
MATF Refund
The two days’ Masterclass (MC040) and the three days’ combined program (MC049) have been included in the list of pre-approved courses/examinations (maritime-related) of the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) under the Government’s Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). This allows eligible participants who successfully complete either the 2 day Masterclass or the combined 3 day course and assessment to personally apply for a refund of 80% of the relevant course fee. (application from a company will not be accepted). Eligible applicants for the refund must be HKID holders in lawful full time employment of a company in the maritime sector in Hong Kong (not ‘self-employed’). Job nature can include seafarer, ship management / operation, chartering, broking, surveying, marine insurance, maritime law, maritime education. For full details of eligibility criteria and for the avoidance of doubt, potential applicants should visit the website of MATF for the ProTERS application form and its Notes to Participants.
(email:, telephone hotline : 35097261)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch
SkillsPlus Limited
Supported by: Hong Kong Shipowner Association
Registration: 9 am - 9.30 am
Course Timing: 9.30am to 5.30pm, September 19-21, 2019
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Fee & Payment details:
The cost of the full 3 day course will be HK$16,000 including course materials and assessment (MATF (80% refund) applicable for eligible candidates)

HK$11,000 payable to “SKILLSPLUS LIMITED” for 2 days course (MATF (80% refund) applicable for eligible participants))

HK$5,000 payable to “Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch)” (this fee includes the online assessment)
(Candidates may attend only day 3. However, MATF refund is not applicable for attending only day three).

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