Taking a lead in Commercial Maritime Dispute Resolution

Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria is registered under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAP C20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (with amongst other objectives) the aim to advance and encourage professional knowledge of maritime arbitration in Nigeria and to ensure the development of Nigeria as resource for arbitration in dispute resolution.

Our Mission & Vision

To become a worldwide recognized leader in commercial maritime dispute resolution by supporting and facilitating domestic and international arbitration and promoting Nigeria as a venue for the settlement of maritime disputes through arbitration and ADR.

Our Objectives

Mindful of the need for expeditious and efficient means of dispute resolution in commercial matters;


To enlighten the general public and stakeholders in the maritime industry about arbitration and ADR as a viable alternative to litigation


To promote the choice of the Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria as the basis of arbitration in the Nigerian maritime industry and the international maritime community and to negotiate to seek language in contracts to include provision for "MAAN Arbitration" and "MAAN Rules to apply" as the preferred option for parties.


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