Welcome to AMS - Arbitration - Mediation – Mentoring Services

Aleka M Sheppard

LLB, LLM, Ph.D, Dip.I.A, FCIArb Chartered Arbitrator

As an experienced and a Full Member of the LMAA, she accepts appointments in any disputes concerning shipping and commercial contracts under those terms or, if the appointment is by the LCIA, the LCIA rules would apply.

My name is Aleka Mandaraka Sheppard, ‘AMS’ (known as Aleka Sheppard)

You may know me from my various professional roles, as:

  • A Solicitor at HFW
  • A Professor of shipping law and Director of the shipping law unit at University College London (UCL)
  • A Risk Management Advisor, Speaker, and Writer
  • The Founder & Chairman of the London Shipping Law Centre
  • A Mentor of Young Professionals, and
  • An Arbitrator or a Mediator

You may even have read my book ‘Modern Maritime Law’ (in its third edition and in two volumes) or its previous editions, which helps students and maritime professionals understand how the law intertwines with risk management.

AMS is providing her services in the three areas below


As in music, there is no such thing as a wrong note, only a Better Choice… The same applies to a choice of an Arbitrator


Shake hands with your commercial partners – AMS can show you the way to achieve the desired outcome by applying techniques underpinned by an understanding of the psychology of conflict


AMS has helped numerous young professionals and welcomes young ambitious and committed individuals to mentor

For the continued success of London Arbitration:

Transparency, Procedural Efficiency, and Reasonable Arbitration Costs are paramount to AMS and to You