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Our expert in maritime disputes in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Amicable litigation and arbitration

The settlement of maritime disputes amicably or by arbitration by a maritime expert makes it possible to manage your problem as quickly as possible. The aim of amicable dispute resolution is to reduce time and costs by avoiding legal proceedings as much as possible.


The procedures for civil judicial expertises in the search for causes and the determination of responsibilities are often long, tedious, expensive and even sometimes uncertain.

The use of an adversarial dispute or arbitration procedure can, in certain cases, be a good solution to simplify and accelerate the settlement of a dispute between parties and / or insurers while considerably reducing the cost and time of proceedings. In the case of an arbitration procedure:

  • The parties jointly appoint an expert as an "arbitrator" without going through a court, by establishing a technical arbitration protocol
  • The appointed expert proceeds contradictorily and in agreement with the parties to his work and produces a preliminary arbitration report, then a report after having collected the observations of the parties represented by their experts without necessarily going through lawyers
  • The parties agree not to dispute the technical conclusions of the expert's report amicably

Saint-Jours Expert Maritime is an independent company, working in particular for the courts. Our expert, listed by the Montpellier Court of Appeal in section E 7.6 merchant ships and pleasure craft, is at the forefront of root cause research and also has experience in these arbitration proceedings.

Legal litigation: party expert, justice expert

Our firm is also appointed to carry out forensic expertises to ascertain a state of affairs, damage or find the causes of a technical problem. We are registered as maritime experts at the Montpellier Court of Appeal (E 7.6 merchant or pleasure vessels).

Each party can appoint its own expert (party expert) to technically assist its lawyer. Your independent forensic experts provide observations and comments in order to defend your interests in the context of the legal case.

To make an appointment with our maritime expert for the settlement of an amicable or legal dispute,
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