Dr. Lucienne Carasso Bulow

Business Experience

2000 to date: Interactive Dispute Resolution Services/Interactive Maritime Services

Full-time arbitrator/mediator and claims consultant specializing in international maritime and international commercial disputes.

2000 to date: Board Of Commissioners Of Pilots Of The State Of New York

Serving on Commission overseeing the Licensing and Selection of Harbor Pilots (Sandy Hook, Hudson River, Long Island Sound)

1997 - 2001: Society Of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc.

Elected by peers as first woman officer. Led and implemented reforms of arbitration rules and adoption of mediation rules. Wrote numerous articles explaining and marketing maritime arbitration in New York to various audiences worldwide.

1981 - 2001: Continental Grain Company, New York, NY
Vice President - Arbitration

Responsible for over 500 maritime and commodity claims and arbitrations for Continental Grain Company and its affiliated companies. Consultant from 2000 to 2001.

1973 - 1981: Bunge Corporation, New York, NY
Manager, Maritime Claims

Responsible for maritime claims and arbitrations. Handled insurance claims under Charterers' Liability Policy. Supervised section which computed laytime calculations and voyage estimates on time charters. Operated ships.

1963 - 1973
While attending undergraduate and graduate schools, worked at United Sea Transport, 1963 - 1973 a ship agency and brokerage firm where gained wide exposure to the chartering of vessels and to many of the problems which arise from it.

1971 - 1973: York College Of The City University Of New York and Stern College Of Yeshiva University
Instructor in French Literature (Dual Appointments)


M.Ph and Ph.D., French Literature, Yale University, 1970; 1974
CIArb Diploma in International Arbitration — Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2016

ADR Experience:
Has served as party-appointed and chairman in hundreds of arbitrations as a member of numerous organizations: the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA); International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association; the North American Export Grain Association; the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Has heard maritime and commercial cases of all charter party and contract types including demurrage disputes, safe berth/safe port, cargo contamination, shortage, damage claims, cancellation of contracts, overlap/underlap; damages, terminal operations, ship construction and repair, yacht/catamaran construction, terminal construction and repair, energy, offshore, commodities disputes, salvage, navigation disputes, transatlantic cables, supply vessels, offshore, terminal construction, etc. as well as disputes involving energy, telecommunications, employment, securities, disputes under service contracts, containers; personal injury. Has also arbitrated cases involving telecommunications, modems, satellite transponders and infrastructure project disputes.

Has mediated several cases involving sales contracts of major oil companies, service contracts, delay to vessels and containers as well as contracts involving iron ore concentrate mining and supply of minerals.

As claims handler and vice president of arbitration for two major commodity trading firms,

French, Italian, Spanish, some Portuguese, some Arabic

Professional Education: