The RF CCI celebrated the 90th anniversary of MAC
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Maritime Arbitration in Russia and the World: Development Trends and Modern Practice” was held, one of the sponsors of which was the Maritime Law Association RUMLA. All conference participants were provided with printed copies of the Merchant Shipping Code in the latest edition, printed under the auspices of the RUMLA Maritime Law Association.
A welcoming speech was made by the Chairman of the RF CCI Sergey Katyrin, who briefly recalled the history of the Maritime Arbitration Commission and the number of cases considered by it, and also noted that the MAC resolves various maritime disputes, and its arbitrators are countries. leading experts, scientists from both Russia and foreign countries. …
In connection with the reform of the legislation, MAC received additional powers to open branches outside of its location. The first such branch was opened in St. Petersburg.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted the need to expand the potential of the MAC, as it is also able to consider disputes related to the development of the ocean and its shelf, including the Arctic regions and the Northern Sea Route.
In 2018, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation established the Commercial Arbitration magazine, a highly professional literature.
In conclusion, Sergey Katyrin noted that important theoretical and practical issues in the field of merchant shipping and the law enforcement practice of the MAC are being discussed at the International Scientific and Practical Conference. The certificates of honor of the MAC Arbitration Chamber were awarded.
Further, official congratulations were announced by the MAC and the RF CCI in connection with the 90th anniversary of maritime arbitration.
Within the framework of the first meeting of the conference “Maritime Arbitration in the Past, Present and Future”, the first speaker was the Chairman of the ICAC and the MAC at the RF CCI, Professor Alexei Kostin, who noted that the current situation in the world can be compared to the thirties of the last century, when the MAC was created. when the USSR did not have its own arbitration. Over the years, there has been a tendency to consider disputes related to the jurisdiction of the IAS.
In addition, the professor pointed to the existing prospects for the MAC activities, related both to the construction of new ships in the country, and to the development of the Northern Sea Route by Russia, noted the need to improve the MAC regulations, and develop its branches. , to clarify the procedure for the application of interim measures, as well as the use of new means of communication.
Natalya Markalova, member of the presidium, arbitrator of the MAC, in her report spoke about the outstanding chairmen and arbitrators of the MAC at the RF CCI.
At the first conference, reports were also made by the Deputy Chairman of the MAC, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation Anatoly Bereziy, Deputy Chairman of the MAC, Candidate of Legal Sciences Anna Arkhipova, who suggested ways to improve the activities of the MAC. And the arbitrator of the MAC at the RF CCI, Honored Lawyer of the RF, editor-in-chief of the magazine “Commercial Arbitration” Alexei Zhiltsov presented a special issue of the magazine dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the MAC.
During the second session of the conference, actual practical aspects of the activities of maritime arbitration, private maritime law and merchant shipping were highlighted.
At the beginning of the session, the judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor Natalya Pavlova made a presentation on the legal positions of the highest courts of the Russian Federation on the practice of applying the STM of the Russian Federation.
Then the reports of foreign arbitrators from Germany and Finland on the practice of arbitration in other countries were heard.
At the end of the second session, Russian scientists, representatives of various educational institutions of Russia, who shared the Russian practice of resolving maritime disputes, were heard.