Donald WChard
Independent Arbitrator
Donald Chard has been arbitrating since 2012 as a sole arbitrator and panel member. Disputes have involved a wide range of charter party issues.

He has been in shipping for over forty-five years. After almost thirty-nine years at the UK Chamber of Shipping, where he became Head of Legal and Documentary, he now acts as a Consultant to BIMCO.
With a special interest in contractual issues, he has had close involvement over the years in the development and revision of many charter parties, clauses, bills of lading and specialist maritime contracts. He has also had considerable experience of public and private law liability conventions, competition law and has represented industry interests at the EU, IMO and UNCITRAL together with active participation at CMI Conferences.
Publications include: Associate authorship contribution “Farthing on International Shipping” (Fourth edition 2013); contributor to International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law (2017 and 2018); and occasional articles for specialist maritime law and trade journals.
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CONTACT
Tel: landline: +44 (0) 1892 539826; mobile: +44 (0) 7772 219260

E-mail address: chardarbitrator@gmail.com

Nationality: British

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Language(s): English, (spoken) French
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
  • CHARTERPARTIES
  • COMMODITIES GRAIN
  • BUNKERING
  • PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Aspiring Full Member London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association (LMAA)

    Member of the Baltic Exchange

    2012, FCIArb

    1979, FICS
    ADMISSIONS
  • MARITIME PROFESSIONAL
  • EDUCATION
    1975, Certificate in Shipping (City of London Polytechnic)