Dubai, UAE: EMAC, as the first and only specialised maritime arbitration Centre established in the MENA region, is pleased to welcome Captain Jitendra Misra to its Executive Committee.
Bringing a wealth of experience with him, Captain Jitendra Misra has worked in the maritime industry for four decades. His career began as a Deck Cadet with India Steamship in 1971, where he ascended the ranks to become the youngest Master in the Indian shipping fleet at just 25 years old. After eight years in command, he stepped ashore to join a commercial firm in the UK. Jitendra came to Dubai in 1990 to set up the ship-owning division for a reputable organisation. The company became known as Emarat Maritime, where he has served as Managing Director since 1997.
“EMAC’s executive committee currently comprises of two internationally recognised lawyers; Richard Briggs, Executive Partner at Hadef & Partners and Rania Tadros, Managing Partner of Ince Dubai. Capt. Jitendra has a lifetime of maritime experience that gives us a well-rounded committee to support the light touch case management we offer and EMAC’s overall growth”, said Chairman of the board of trustees and executive committee, Majid bin Bashir
Captain Jitendra added: “ I am delighted to have been appointed to join the Executive Committee of EMAC; I look forward to taking up my position and being part of this committee that brings further assurance to providing excellence in maritime arbitration and mediation”.
EMAC’s executive committee is nominated by the board of trustees annually to provide advisory on updates to the EMAC Arbitration and Mediation Rules, ensure that the secretariat complies with the statute, approves and monitors panel applications, and provides light touch case management where disputing parties require.
About Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC):
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) was established in accordance with Emiri decree No. 14/2016 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, in April 2016, with a formal launch of its services in November of the same year. Initially based out of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), EMAC has its own legal identity and is financially and administratively independent.
EMAC was launched in response to the region’s growing maritime activity, the UAE’s ambitions to develop into the world’s largest maritime hub in the world by 2025, and the belief in the efficiency of the arbitration process. The first specialised maritime arbitration centre to be established in the MENA region, EMAC aims to position the UAE as a centre of excellence for maritime arbitration, adhering to best practice in line with international standards.
Impartial and transparent, EMAC works with organisations across the region, providing services for resolving maritime disputes – through arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution processes. EMAC’s rules are built on the most up to date internationally recognised arbitration and mediation rules – they allow for emergency arbitration and fast-track arbitration, to meet market demand and address the sector’s need for fast and efficient dispute resolution.
By establishing a trusted global standard for maritime arbitration services in the UAE, EMAC aims to continue to promote awareness of local, regional and international dispute resolution best practices, and to further support the UAE as it develops into a world-renowned maritime destination.