Burnett, Douglas R.

Douglas R. Burnett

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Douglas Burnett has 36 years’ experience as a maritime and admiralty attorney. His practice focuses on maritime, energy and telecommunications industries in the marine domain, including litigation, arbitration and regulatory disputes. His clients include major companies that own international cables and the ships that lay and maintain them, major energy, logistics and shipping companies with disputes involving transportation, commodity contracts and admiralty claims concerning petroleum and chemical products, LNG and LPG, and regulation of deep water ports and ocean terminals. He has successfully arbitrated and mediated cases before the International Chamber of Commerce, American Arbitration Association, Society of Maritime Arbitrators and North American Export Grain Association. Douglas has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his maritime practice and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

He is the International Law Adviser to the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), which represents nearly 166 companies from 60 countries that own or operate the global submarine telecommunications and power cables, and operate the cable ships that lay and maintain these systems. He is a subject matter expert on international law, treaties and their application to ocean commerce. He counsels clients on their rights and responsibilities under international law, associated treaties and national legislation, including the US Jones Act. He has presented on maritime and law of the sea topics at numerous international workshops, diplomatic side events at the UN and conferences, most recently in Rome, Germany, Ankara, Indonesia, Singapore and Beijing. Douglas has been a frequent invited expert lecturer on international law at the Rhodes Academy on Ocean Law and Policy in Greece, most recently in 2016. He is a task force member of the Hoover Institute Arctic Security Initiative (2015-2016). He is an editor and co-author of Submarine Cables The Handbook of Law and Policy (2014) and co-author of Submarine Cables and Biodiversity in the Area Beyond National Jurisdiction-the Cloud Is Beneath the Seas (2017), both published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, which are considered the leading references on submarine cables and policy, law and regulation.

In 2007 he provided expert testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the ratification of the 1984 Agreement regarding Part XI of the Convention.

Douglas is a member of several professional organizations including The Maritime Law Association of the United States, where he currently serves as chair of the Committee on International Law of the Sea, a position he has held from 1996 to 2017; the New York County Lawyers Association, where he chaired its Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee from 2003 to 2007; and the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo. He is also chair of the Law and Education Committee of IEEE-OES. Since 2000 he has served on the Trade and Investment Committee of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.

Douglas served in the Brazil Navy as an exchange officer from 1976 to 1978, as a deck and operations officer aboard USS CAMDEN AOE-2, and as an operations officer with the Military Sealift Command of the US Navy where he was recalled to active duty during the first Gulf war. He also served as commanding officer of several units involving maritime logistics. Douglas holds the rank of Captain USN (ret.).

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Education

  • University of Denver, J.D., 1980
  • United States Naval Academy, B.S., 1972

Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1981
  • Colorado, 1981

Courts

  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Third Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

  • Received the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process.
Publications
  • Co-author, “Current Legal Developments Sargasso Sea”, International Journal for Coastal and Marine Law 30, 2015.
  • Submarine Cables – The Handbook of Law and Policy, editor/author, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014.
  • Submarine Cables in the Sargasso Sea: Legal and Environmental Issues in Areas Beyond Natural Jurisdiction, 2015.
  • Submarine Cables The Handbook of Law and Policy, co-editor, Burnett, Beckman and Davenport, Martinus Nijoff Pulbishers, 2014.
  • “Submarine Cables on the Continental Shelf,” chapter author, Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards, Nijhoff Publishers, 2012. 
  • “Cable Vision,” Proceedings Magazine, Vol. 137/8/1,302 U.S. Naval Institute, August 2011. 
  • “Legal Lessons Learned the Last Time the Suez Canal Closed,” co-author, The Arbitrator, Volume 42, No. 1, April 2011. 
  • “Provisional Report for the Workshop on the Protection of Submarine Cables,” co-author and co-chair, Centre for International Law and the International Cable Protection Committee, Singapore, 14-15 April 2011. 
  • "Jones Act Ramifications on the Future of US Offshore Wind Energy Development," co-author, North American Clean Energy, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pg. 10, Jan./Feb. 2011. 
  • "Recovery of Cable Ship Repair Cost Damages From Third Parties That Injure Submarine Cables", 35 Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Vol.1, pg. 103, Winter 2010. 
  • “UNEP and the ICPC Bringing Reason to the Environmental Impact Discussion,” Co-author, Submarine Telecoms Forum, March 2010. 
  • “The Silver Oar and Pirates-The Past Comes Full Circle,” Seaport, New York's History Magazine, author, Dec 2009/Jan/Feb 2010. 
  • Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World, co-author, UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 31. ICPC/UNEP/UNEP-WCMC (2009).
  • “Cable Route Surveys are not Marine Scientific Research,” author, Submarine Telecoms Forum, Issue No. 43, March 2009.
  • "Repair of International Cables Under UNCLOS," Subtelforum Issue No. 37, March 2008. 
  • "Security of International Submarine Cable Infrastructure - Time to Rethink?,” co-author, LegalChallenges in Maritime Security, 2008. 
  • "Submarine Cables Move To Center On United States Accession To The United Nations Law of the Sea Convention," Submarine Telecoms Forum, Issue 35, November 2007. 
  • "Douglas Burnett Testifies Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee," October 2007. 
  • "Comparison between ShellTime4 and ShellLNG Time 1," February 2007. 
  • "The Importance of UNCLOS to the U.S. Cable Industry," Telecommunications, Newsletter - First Quarter 2006. 
  • "The Law of Maritime Security Chapter,” co-author, Vessel Security Officer, Cornell Maritime Press, May 2006. 
  • "Underwater Infrastructure Protection, Risk Mitigation, and Pro-active Prosecution," March 2006. 
  • "International Law Considerations for Owners and Operators of Cabled Buoy Observatories," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 1, January 2006. 
  • "Submarine Cable Infrastructure Defense Against Terrorists," Sea Technology, July 2005. 
  • "New Developments on Out-of-Service Submarine Cables," Telecommunications, Newsletter - 1st Quarter 2005. 
  • "A Draft International Convention for Mutual Repair and Restoration of Multiple Faults in Submarine Cables," IEEE OES Homeland Security Workshop, December 2004. 
  • "The Legal Status of Out-of-Service Submarine Cables," 137 Journal of Maritime Studies 22, June 2004. 
  • "High Density Underwater Fiber Optic Systems Security," Oceans 2002, Biloxi, Miss, September 2002. 
  • "Minimizing Risk in Multinational Energy Projects Using an Integrated Legal Team," Petroleo & Gas, March 2002. 
  • "A Brief History of Reported Vetting Disputes-Understanding the Past Points to a Safe Haven," XIV ICMA New York, October 2001. 
  • "Cable Crossing Mediation Service," ICPC EC meeting, October 2000. 
  • "Indemnity Provisions of Articles 4 and 7 of the 1884 Cable Convention," UCPC Plenary Dubai, March 1999. 
  • "International Protection of Submarine Cables, A Partnership of Cable Owners and National Governments," ICPC Plenary Orlando, April 1998. 
  • "Legal Cable Protection in the Next Century," ICPC Plenary Sydney, April 1993. 
  • "International Legal Issues in Submarine Cable Protection," Suboptic Paris, February 1993. 
  • "Amazon Patrol," U.S. Naval Institute, December 1978. 

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Reported Cases and Arbitration Awards

  • Argentine Republic v. Amerada Hess Shipping Corp. et al., 488 U.S. 428 (1988). Douglas argued the case for the respondent Liberian corporations. Previously argued before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. See Amerada Hess Shipping Corporation v. Argentine Republic, 830 F.2d 421, 1987 AMC 2705 (2nd Cir. 1987). (FSIA case compensation for tanker sank during the Malvinas.Falklands War.)
  • AT&T Corp. v. Tyco Telecommunications (U.S.) Inc., 255 F. Supp. 2d 294 (S.D.N.Y. 2003). Douglas argued the case for AT&T Corp. (Tort claim against vessels for cutting submarine cables.)
  • American Telephone & Telegraph Company v. M/V Cape Fear and M/V Little Gull, 967 F.2d 864, 1992 AMC 2492 (3rd Cir. 1992). Douglas argued the case for appellee cable owner.
  • Arochem Corporation v. Wilomi, Inc., 962 F.2d 496 (5th Cir. 1992). Douglas argued on behalf of Arochem Corp. (Choice of international law in maritime lien dispute.)
  • United Rope Distributors, Incorporated v. Seatriumph Marine Corporation, 930 F.2d 532, 1992 AMC 559 (7th Cir. 1991). Douglas represented United Rope Distributors, Inc. Previously argued before the federal district court. See United Rope Distributors, Inc. v. Seatriumph Marine Corporation, 1989 AMC 1838 (W.D. Wis. 1989). (Vessel sinking, cargo damages.)
  • Luria Brothers & Company, Inc. v. Alliance Assurance Co., 780 F.2d 1082, 1986 AMC 1539 (2nd Cir. 1986). Douglas served as of counsel for plaintiff-appellants. (Claim against underwriters for indemnity from vessel sinking.)
  • Argo Marine Systems, Inc. v. Camar Corp., 755 F.2d 1006 (2nd Cir. 1985). Douglas tried the case for Camar Corp. Previously argued before federal district court. See Argo Marine Systems, Inc. v. Camar Corporation, 102 F.R.D. 280 (S.D.N.Y. 1984). (Breach of contract.)
  • Cavcar Company v. M/V Suzdal, 723 F.2d 1096, 1984 AMC 609 (3rd Cir. 1983). Douglas argued the case for defendant appellees. (Recovery of cargo damages.)
  • Orange Maritime Pte LTD. v. O.N.E. Shipping Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21918 (S.D.N.Y. 2001). Douglas argued the case for O.N.E. Shipping Inc. (Vacation of arbitration award.)
  • Sunoco Overseas, Inc. v. Texaco International Trader, Inc., 69 F. Supp. 2d 502 (S.D.N.Y. 1999). Douglas argued the case for Texaco International Trader, Inc. (Enforcement of arbitration award.)
  • A.S. Seateam and Exmar N.V. v. Texaco Panama, Inc. and Texaco Overseas Tankship, Ltd., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6869 (S.D.N.Y. 1997). Douglas argued the case for respondents, Texaco Panama, Inc. and Texaco Overseas Tankship, Ltd. (Enforcement of arbitration award.)
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Texaco Panama Inc. v. Duke Petroleum Transport Corp., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12861 (S.D.N.Y. 1996). Douglas argued the case for Texaco Panama, Inc. (Enforcement of arbitration award.)
  • United Rope Distributors, Inc. v. Kimberly Line and Kim-Sail Ltd., 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3539 (S.D.N.Y. 1992). Douglas argued the case for United Rope Distributors, Inc. (Vessel sinking, cargo damages.)
  • Elite Inc. v. Texaco Panama Inc., 777 F. Supp. 289, 1992 AMC 698 (S.D.N.Y. 1991). Douglas served as of counsel for Texaco Panama, Inc. (Charter party.)
  • Continental Chartering And Brokerage, Inc. v. T.J. Stevenson And Co., Inc., 678 F. Supp. 58, 1988 AMC 617 (S.D.N.Y. 1987). Douglas served as of counsel for Continental Chartering and Brokerage, Inc. (Charter party.)
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping, Ltd. v. American Recovery Co., Inc., 1987 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128 (S.D.N.Y. 1987). Douglas argued the case for Sunrise Shipping, Ltd. (Charter party.)
  • Liberian Eastern Timber Corporation v. The Government Of The Republic Of Liberia, 650 F. Supp. 73, 1987 AMC 819 (S.D.N.Y. 1986). Douglas argued the case for the Republic of Liberia. (Enforcement of foreign arbitration award.)
  • General Authority For Supply Commodities v. S.S. Capetan Costis I, 631 F. Supp. 1488 (S.D.N.Y. 1986). Douglas served as attorney for Third-Party Defendant Stellar Chartering and Brokerage, Inc. (Cargo damage.)

US Maritime Cases

  • Kreta Shipping, S.A., Limitation Proceedings M/V Amphion, 1998 AMC 2012 (S.D.N.Y. 1998). Douglas argued the case for Tradearbed Inc. (Cargo damage in limitation proceeding.)
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Gotco, N.V., as Charterer of the M/T Narnian Sea and Texaco Panama, Inc., as Disponent Owner Under a Texaco Tanker Time Charter Party Dated October 10, 1986, 1991 AMC 274 (1991). Douglas argued the case for the owner. (Charter party.)
  • McAllister Brothers, Inc., et al. v. Ocean Marine Indemnity Co., 1990 AMC 890 (S.D.N.Y. 1989). Douglas argued the case for defendants and third-party plaintiffs Gulf Coast Marine, Inc. (Declination of coverage.)

Society of Maritime Arbitrator Award Decisions

  • In The Matter of the Arbitration between HPL Shipping LTD as Owner of the M/V Harvest Plains- and –Siderar S.A.I.C., as charterer under a charter party dated April 26, 2012. Douglas represented the charterer.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Bertling Logistics Pool of Vessel Companies as Disponent Owners-and-Constructora Noberto Odebrecht S.A. as charterers under Gencon (Rev. 1994) Contract of Affreightment, dated February 23, 2007. Douglas represented the charterer.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Concert Global Network Services, Ltd., in its own capacity, and as co-maintenance authority on behalf of cable owners of submarine cable system TAT-10, as Claimant and Tyco Telecommunications (U.S.) Inc, under an August 10, 1998, Arbitration Agreement. Douglas served as counsel for Concert Global Services, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Orange Maritime Pte., Ltd., as Owner of the M/V Opal Sun - and - O.N.E. Shipping, Inc., as Charterer, under a Time Charter Party on the Shelltime 4 form dated November 3, 1997. Douglas represented O.N.E. Shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between O.N.E. Shipping Inc., as Time Chartered Owners and Siegel Chemical Export Corp., as Charterers. Douglas argued the case for O.N.E. Shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Orange Maritime Pte., Ltd. as Owner of the M/T Opal Star and O.N.E. Shipping, Inc., as Charterer Under a Shelltime 4 Form of Charter Party dated November 3, 1997. Douglas represented O.N.E. Shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping, InC. As Charterer And Shintoku Kaiun Co., Ltd. As Owner Arising under a Charter Party of M/T Sunshine Sky dated December 5, 1995. Douglas argued the case for Sunrise shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Tankship Transport, Ltd., on behalf of Wellington Tankships Ltd., Owner of the M/T Star Veraguas (renamed Margaux) and Lexington Tankships Ltd., Owner of the M/T Star Caribbean (renamed Magdelaine) and Texaco Panama Inc., as Charterer and Operator, pursuant to an Arbitration Agreement, dated July 29, 1999. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Panama Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between O.N.E. Shipping, Inc., as Charterers and Lamport Maritime S.A. by Novation as Owners of the Diamond Park (ex Diamond Wave); In the Matter of the Arbitration between O.N.E. Shipping, Inc., as Charterers and Prime Seacarriers S.A. by Novation as Owners of the Emerald Park (ex Emerald Wave). Douglas argued the case for O.N.E. Shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between NSCSA (America) Inc. Agent for The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, as Claimant and Jordan Trading, Inc., as Respondent. Douglas argued the case for Jordan Trading, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Industrias Monterey, S.A. De C.V. Instapanel Chile, S.A. and Grupo Nacional Provincial, S.A. and Carsten Rehder (GmbH & Co.), Owner of the M/V Astra Lift. Douglas argued the case for Shipper/Receiver/Underwriter (Cargo).
  • In the Matter of the consolidated Arbitrations between Texaco Panama, Inc. and A.S. Seateam pursuant to a charter party dated 7/28/86 for the T/T Moselle and Texaco Panama, Inc. and Exmar NV pursuant to a charter party dated 8/20/86 for the M/V Menantic and Texaco Overseas Tankship, Ltd. and Exmar NV pursuant to a charter party dated 8/26/86 for the M/V Aristotle Onassis and Texaco Panama, Inc. and Exmar IV pursuant to a charter party dated 8/26/86 for the M/V Hamlet. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Overseas Tankship, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Isomar S.A. of Panama (R.P.) Owner of M/V Ladylike and Vial Trading S.A. Santiago Charterer under a Baltimore Form C. form of Charter Party dated September 7, 1992. Douglas argued the case for Vial Trading S.A. Santiago.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Duke Petroleum Transport Corp., as Owner of the M/T Rich Duke and M/T Rich Duchess and Texaco Panama, Inc., as Charterer under charter parties dated 6/13/84. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Panama, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Industrias Monterey, S.A. de C.V., Instapanel Chile, S.A. and Grupo Nacional Provincial, S.A. and Carsten Rehder (GmbH & Co.), Owner of the M/V Astra Lift. Douglas argued the case for shipper/receiver/underwriter Industrias Montery, S.A.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Trade Will Shipping Co., Ltd., Owner of M/V Trade Will and Sea Gull Maritime and Shipping Co., Charterer under a Charter Party dated September 17, 1993. Douglas argued the case for Sea Gull Maritime and Shipping Co.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping Limited, Charterers and Oceanic Mars Maritime Company Limited, Owners of the M/T "American Chemist." Douglas argued the case for Sunrise Shipping, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping Limited, as Charterers and Stainless Navigation Company, Ltd., as Owners of the American Energy. Douglas argued the case for Sunrise Shipping, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Northwest Marine Iron Works, a subsidiary of Southwest Marine Inc. and B.S.L. Cruises, Inc., as Disponent Owner of the S.S. Bermuda Star. Douglas argued the case for Northwest Marine Iron Works.
  • In the Matter of the Consolidated Arbitration among Dylsamar S.A., as Owner of the Motor Tanker Eugenia I, Compania Espanola de Petroleos S.A., disponent owner, Amerada Hess Shipping Corp., voyage charterer, Scandports Shipping Ltd., sub-charterer of the Motor Tanker Eugenia I, Texaco Inc., owner of Barge Texaco 808, Sonat Marine Inc. charterer of Barge Texaco 808. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Gotco, N.V., as Charterer of the M/T Narnian Sea and Texaco Panama, Inc., as Disponent Owner under a Texaco Tanker Time Charter Party dated October 10, 1986. Douglas served as of counsel for Texaco Panama, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Trade and Transport, Inc., Agents for Owners of the M/T Trade Daring and Oilex A.G., of Zug Under a Charter Party dated January 30, 1985. Douglas argued the case for Oilex A.G.
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping, Ltd., Time-Chartered Owner of M/T Golden Oak, and IMIC, Trading Inc., Charterer, Under Asbatankvoy Charter Party Dated November 10, 1987. Douglas served as of counsel for Sunrise Shipping, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration - between - Texas City Refining, Inc. - and - Burmah Oil Tanker, Ltd., and Sun Refining and Marketing Co., and Sun International, Ltd. Douglas argued the case for Sun Refining and Marketing Co.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Fritzen Schiffsagentur und Bereederungs G.m.b.H., as Agents to Owners of the Balbina and Ashland Petroleum Corp., Division of Ashland Oil, Inc., as Charterers. Douglas argued on behalf of Ashland Petroleum Corp.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Continental Chartering & Brokerage, Inc. as Owners of the M/V Tepoztlan and T.J. Stevenson & Co., Inc. as Charterers. Douglas argued the case for Continental Chartering & Brokerage, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Konkar Maritime Enterprises S.A. Owner of M/V Konkar Pioneer and Cobelfret N.V., Antwerp, Charterer under a charter party dated 12/4/1980. Douglas argued the case for Cobelfret.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Trade & Transport, Inc., as owners of the M/T Trade Courier, and Transoil Jersey Limited Of Channel Islands, Charterer, under Charter Party dated May 16, 1983. Douglas argued the case for Transoil Jersey Limited of Channel Islands.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Texaco Inc., Owner of M/S Texaco Florida and Apex Oil Company, Charterer under a Charter Party dated October 22, 1979. Douglas argued the case for Texaco, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Consolidated Arbitration between Golden Eagle Liberia Ltd., Subcharterer, and Sociedad Anonima de Navegacion Petrolera, Charterer, and Psara Maritime, Inc. of Liberia, Owner of the M/T "Thanassis A." Douglas argued the case for Golden Eagle Liberia, the subcharterer.
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Sunrise Shipping, Ltd., Time Chartered, Owner of M/T Golden Oak and American Recovery Co., Inc., Charterer, under Charter Party dated December 12, 1984 with Addendum No. 1. Douglas argued the case for Sunrise Shipping, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Koch Shipping, Inc. of Delaware, Charterer, under Charter Party dated October 15, 1980, and Antco Shipping Limited, Disponent Owner of the Vessel Cradle of Liberty. Douglas argued the case for Koch Shipping, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Contishipping, a Division of Continental Grain Company, Disponent Owners of M/V Federal Fraser and F.A.I. Energy, Ltd., Charterer under a Charter Party dated July 22, 1981. Douglas argued the case for Contishipping.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Texaco Panama, Inc., Charterer, and Alliance Trust Corporation, Owner, of the S/T Concord, under a Charter Party, dated February 27, 1981. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Panama, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Watkins Salt/Cargill, Inc., as Charterer and Eddie Steamship Company, Ltd., Owner of the M/V Baltic Neptune (Ex M/V Panamax Jupiter). Douglas argued the case for Watkins Salt/Cargill, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Unifert Europe S.A. and Fertimar, N.V. and S. S. Titika Halcoussi, her engines, boilers, etc., in rem, Marigold Shipping Co., and Agrinde Shipping Corporation. Douglas argued the case for Unifert Europe S.A. and Fertimar, N.V.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Golden Eagle Liberia, Ltd Charterer, and Caledonian Shipping Corporation, Owner of M/S Haralabos under a Charter Party dated November 16, 1981. Douglas argued the case for Golden Eagle, Ltd.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Amar Line Maritime Company, Ltd., of Jeddah, Owners of the S/S "Al Saudia" and Texaco Panama, Inc., Charterers. Douglas argued the case for Texaco Panama, Inc.
  • In the Matter of the Arbitration between Texaco, Inc. as owners of the Texaco Florida, and Apex Oil Company as Charterers. Douglas argued the case for Texaco, Inc.
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Transol Oil & Seeds, Inc., Charterer and Euroam Tankers of Panama, Inc. Grunstad Shipping Corporation of Belgium as Manager/Owner of the M/T Go Go Runner, under a Charter Party dated August 15, 1980. Douglas argued the case for Transol Oil & Seeds, Inc.
  • In the Matter of Arbitration between Chemium International Corp., as voyage charterer, and Carib LPG Trading Ltd., as time chartered owner, pursuant to a voyage charter party dated August 18, 2005 for the LPG/C Norgas Pilot; and Carib LPG Trading LTD., as charterer, and Norgas (Asia) Pte. Ltd., as agent on behalf of owners and/or disponent owners, pursuant to a time Charter Party dated August 15, 2005 for the vessel LPG/C Norgas Pilot. SMA No. 3984 (2007).