The SCMA was originally established in November 2004, acting on industry feedback, the SCMA was reconstituted in May 2009 as a company limited.
The aim of the SCMA is to provide a framework for maritime arbitration which is responsive to the needs of the maritime community. The SCMA has members drawn from all sectors of the maritime community and from all countries. There is no distinction in the class of membership or their entitlements - all sectors of the maritime community are treated equally as all sectors are users of SCMA.
Nimble Legal is a UAE based law firm founded in 2016. The firm’s maritime law practice is headed by Hari Krishna, who is dual qualified as an English solicitor and Indian advocate. Hari graduated from the National Law School of India in 2004 and commenced his professional career in the Chambers of Mr S Venkiteswaran, Senior Advocate, in Mumbai. Hari obtained an LLM in Admiralty (with distinction) from Tulane University in the United States in 2006. At Tulane, he was a Maritime Law Center Fellow and Harry F Stiles Scholar. He was employed with the Dubai offices of two of the world’s leading maritime law practices from 2007 to 2016 before co-founding Nimble Legal. The firm regularly acts for a variety of shipping interests, including ship owners, charterers, managers, P&I Clubs, and bunker traders.