BA ,MSc ,LLM, Dip. Maritime Arbitration (CIArb), MCIArb (UK)

  • Started career with a commercial background and later embarked on maritime law, legal and arbitration studies, with practical application in handling maritime disputes.
  • Extensive commercial experience working for owners and charterers and as a consultant, specialising in charter party disputes.
  • Commercial operations – chartering experience: daily collaboration with the operations department on various issues and the chartering department on drafting or considering proposed amendments to clauses during fixing negotiations.
  • Commercial and disputes handling experience: resolved many claims up and down the charter chain (back to back), thus developing a pragmatic approach to charter party disputes and understanding of the parties’ rival positions.
  • Consultancy experience: provided expert insights and consultancy on various research projects concerning laytime, speed and performance methodologies based on experience.
  • Arbitration experience: involved in various disputes that were referred to arbitration under the LMAA Terms concerning speed and performance, off-hires, cargo damage, unsafe port, laytime, etc.
  • Contributor to LMLN and MRI: published articles in MRI and recently summarised two London Arbitration Awards published in Lloyd’s Maritime Law Newsletter (see LMLN 29/22 and 32/22).
  • Member of the Baltic Expert Witness Association (BEWA).
  • Lloyd’s certified in laytime and demurrage, and tanker operations.
  • Supporting member of the LMAA willing to accept appointment as an Arbitrator or Evaluator (ENE) for charter party disputes.

Prokopios launched this website ( in 2021 to share his observations from analysing LMAA Awards and negotiating charter party disputes.

His short & full bio can be found here: Prokopios Krikris (

Arbitration Membership


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Guidebooks (free download)
  • A Snapshot Guide to Laytime & Demurrage, 2021| Forty years published London Maritime Arbitration Awards (1980-2020).
  •  Speed and Consumption Claims: A practical perspective and statistics, 2021.
  • List of 890 published LMAA Awards, 1979-2022 with keywords, 2023.

*Articles can be read as well in