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Arthur Bowring spearheads Hong Kong’s maritime arbitration developments

Hong Kong’s shipping arbitration focus has stepped up a gear. Arthur Bowring, best known as the long serving managing director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, is spearheading the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG), which has been spun out as a separate institution from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

HKMAG was established in February 2000 as a division of the HKIAC. HKMAG was originally set up by a group of maritime professionals with diverse backgrounds, expertise and industry experience, with the aim of promoting the use of maritime arbitration and mediation in Hong Kong. The changing nature of the maritime business and the increasing complexity of disputes have warranted the establishment of a focused specialist group to serve Hong Kong’s position as a maritime arbitration centre with Bowring serving as the body’s president.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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