Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association

Serving the Maritime, Oil & Gas, Energy and Transportation Industries

Suggested HMAA Arbitration Clause (Sole Arbitrator)

ARBITRATION. Any and all differences and disputes of whatsoever nature arising out of this contract shall be put to arbitration in the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to the Maritime Laws of the United States, The Federal Arbitration Act, and the Rules of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, before an Arbitrator to be chosen by the parties hereto. The decision of the Arbitrator on any point or points shall be final. Until such time as the Arbitrator formally closes the hearings, either party shall have the right by written notice served on the Arbitrator and on the other party to specify further disputes or differences under this contract for hearing and determination. The Arbitrator may grant any relief which he or she, deems just and equitable and within the scope of the agreement of the parties, including, but not limited to, specific performance. Awards made in pursuance to this Clause may include costs, including a reasonable allowance for attorney's fees, and judgment may be entered upon any Award made hereunder in any Court having jurisdiction in the premises.

 

Suggested HMAA Arbitration Clause (Three Arbitrators)

ARBITRATION. Any and all differences and disputes of whatsoever nature arising out of this contract shall be put to arbitration in the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to the Maritime Laws of the United States, The Federal Arbitration Act, and the Rules of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, before a panel of three persons, consisting of one Arbitrator to be appointed by each of the parties hereto and a third by the two so chosen. Their decision or that of any two of the three on any point or points shall be final. Until such time as the Arbitrators formally close the hearings, either party shall have the right by written notice served on the Arbitrators and on the other party to specify further disputes or differences under this contract for hearing and determination. The Arbitrators may grant any relief which they, or a majority of them, deem just and equitable and within the scope of the agreement of the parties, including, but not limited to, specific performance. Awards made in pursuance to this Clause may include costs, including a reasonable allowance for attorney's fees, and judgment may be entered upon any Award made hereunder in any Court having jurisdiction in the premises.

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