Past Events

2019 International Arbitration Conference

The Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb Australia) are pleased to invite you to their 2019 International Arbitration Conference: Building Bridges: Resolving Disputes through International Arbitration.  As international arbitration remains the preferred means for commercial and state entities to resolve disputes in the global economy, building bridges, and not walls, is key to maintaining good relationships to ensure growth, competitiveness and new opportunities. This one-day conference is Australia's premier international arbitration event and will launch the 2019 Australian Arbitration Week.  Supported by global institutes, government, industry associations, sponsors and media partners, it will bring together eminent jurists including The Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC, High Court of Australia, who will deliver the keynote address, and expert practitioners from five continents and 15 jurisdictions who will impart their knowledge and experiences in examining emerging trends in various key sectors. A Cocktail Networking Reception will follow proceedings featuring guest speaker, The Hon Yvette D'Ath, Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Queensland Government. 

CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot 2019

DLA Piper

Proudly sponsored by DLA Piper  who will co-host with university partner, RMIT University 

Our thanks also to Epiq closing reception sponsor.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Branch Young Members' Group Committee invites you to participate in the 2019 CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot, sponsored by global law firm, DLA Piper, who will co-host with university partner, RMIT University.

The Vis Pre-Moot is open to all Australian teams competing in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, or the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong, in 2019. The Vis Pre-Moot offers a unique extension of the Vis Moot experience for Australian students. Students will face interstate counterparts and appear before eminent arbitration professionals.

The Vis Pre-Moot will be held on 21 and 22 February 2019 in Melbourne, at the offices of DLA Piper and RMIT University. Melbourne CBD campus. The proposed timetable is available via this link. The Grand Final will take place on 22 February 2019  to be followed by  a celebratory networking session with  drinks and canapés.  The oralists of the  winning team will secure a place at the 2019 Introduction to International Arbitration Course, date and venue to be confirmed.

Invitation to Teams

Australian teams participating in the Willem C Vis Moot or Vis East Moot in 2019 are invited to participate in the Pre-Moot.  

Through the generosity of CIArb Australia and DLA Piper, the organisers are pleased to offer a contribution to the costs of interstate travel for participating Australian teams. The contribution is capped at an amount estimated to cover 50% of teams’ travel and accommodation costs.

For full details, please see the reimbursement guidelines available via this link.

Students will be required to join CIArb as a Student Affiliate member before the Vis Pre-Moot. Student membership is free of charge. Details of student membership and the application, along with the application form, are available on the CIArb website via this link 

Please register for the event by 31 January 2019 using the online registration form.

Invitation to Arbitrators

We are pleased to invite arbitration practitioners, scholars, alumni of the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot, and others with an interest and experience in the field to serve as volunteer arbitrators at the Vis Pre-Moot. Confirmed arbitrators will participate in at least one two-hour oral round in Melbourne on 21 or 22 February 2019.

Please register your interest via the online form. Following registration, the organisers will be in contact with further details of the role, and to confirm your availability for specific timeslots.

Kind regards

kristian malley

Kristian Maley
Chair, CIArb Young Member’s Group Australia Committee

Phone +61 (0) 412 424 626

 

 

CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot 2018

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Branch Young Members Group Committee invites you to participate in the 2018 CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot.

 

The Pre-Moot is open to all Australian teams competing in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, or the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong, in 2018. The Pre-Moot offers a unique extension of the Vis Moot experience for Australian students. Students will face interstate counterparts and appear before seasoned arbitration professionals.

The Pre-Moot will be structured in two parts. The Preliminary Rounds, followed by the finals to be held in Melbourne. The Preliminary Rounds will be held at the CBD offices of supporting law firms:

  • for Queensland teams: in Brisbane on 14 February 2018;
  • for New South Wales and ACT teams: in Sydney on 15 February 2018; and
  • for Victorian teams: in Melbourne on 16 February 2018.

If teams in Western Australia or South Australia participate, additional Preliminary Rounds will be held at suitable venues.

The winning team of each Preliminary Round will then be invited to compete in finals in Melbourne on 1 March 2018. CIArb Australia will assist successful teams to attend by contributing to the cost of return airfares and accommodation for two students and one coach. Please see the attached reimbursement guidelines for full details.

Students will be required to join CIArb as a Student Affiliate member before the Pre-Moot. Student membership is free of charge. Details of student membership and the application, along with the application form, are available on the CIArb website (http://www.ciarb.org/membership/member-types/students).

Please register for the event by 31 January 2018 at the following link: https://goo.gl/a6o8D2If you have any questions please direct them to James Sullivan/Andrew Di Pasquale or myself at ciarbpremoot@gmail.com

Sincerely

Kristian Maley
Chairman
CIArb Australia Young Members Group Committee

1 Payment will be by reimbursement to the team’s coach after the national round. Teams will provide evidence of expenses (e.g., tax invoices) before reimbursement.  Reimbursement will only be available to teams that attended the national round. A maximum amount per team will apply.

Arbitration Clauses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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You are  invited to attend the first event in 2019 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on arbitration clauses: the good, the bad and the ugly.

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.

Chair:  The Hon Justice Neil McKerracher, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Pathological drafting  – The Hon John Gilmour QC, Barrister, Quayside Chambers

Choosing seat and governing lawAngelina Gomez, Counsel, Clifford Chance

Issues in constituting tribunal at outset and on enforcementJames Healy, CIArb Australia Vice President and Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers  

 
Date:
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building
1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Western Australia
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 15 March 2019
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 

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Supporting Organisations:
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

 

Chair

Justice McKerracker The Hon Justice Neil McKerracher
Judge, Federal Court of Australia
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Presenters

John Gilmour The Hon John Gilmour QC
Barrister, Quayside Chambers
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Angelina Gomez Angelina Gomez
Counsel, Clifford Chance
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james healy James Healy
CIArb Australia Vice President and Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
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International Arbitration and the Art of Strategy

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You are  invited to attend the third event in 2019 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on International Arbitration and the Art of Strategy.

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.

Chair:  The Hon Justice John Middleton, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Maximising Dispute Resolution ClausesAndrew Battisson, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

The Flexibility of Procedure in International Arbitration  – Andrew Stephenson, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Structuring Investments and the Limits of StatehoodCaroline Swartz-Zern, Senior Associate, Allens Linklaters

 

 
Date:
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 8A, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William Street, Melbourne
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 13 September 2019
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 

Not a Member? Join CIArb Now!

Supporting Organisations:
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

 

Chair

The Hon Justice John Middleton
Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
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Panel

andrew battison
Andrew Battisson

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
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andrew stephenson Andrew Stephenson
Head of Projects, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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caroline swartz-zern Caroline Swartz-Zern
Senior Associate, Allens Linklaters
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The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Sydney (NSW) Court: 18A 5:15pm
 Law Courts Building, Queens Square, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 3:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 2 5:15pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court: 3 4:45pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:15 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:15pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:45pm
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin

 

International Arbitration in the COVID-19 Environment: Virtual Hearings and Beyond

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You are invited to attend the second seminar in the 2020 CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia International Arbitration Series.

COVID-19 has changed the way judicial officers, arbitrators and practitioners conduct proceedings: the law has become more virtual than ever before. What does this new reality mean for the profession? Join our esteemed panel for an engaging webinar discussion on the challenges and opportunities for international arbitration in a virtual environment. The panel will consider a range of matters, including: technologies for virtual hearings; difficulties for witness examination; delays to proceedings; and how parties may attempt to use COVID-19 to their advantage in international arbitration.

PanelistsChief Justice James Allsop AO, Kanaga Dharmananda SC, and Caroline Kenny QC

Moderator: Neil Kaplan QC

Date:
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
 
Time:
Start: 5:00pm AEST / 3:00pm AWST
End:  6:30pm AEST / 4:30pm AWST
 
Virtual Platform:
A link to the virtual platform will be emailed to all registrants after registrations close.
 
RSVP:
Please RSVP by no later than 5.00pm on Monday, 13 July 2020.
 
 
Enquiries:
Sue Rice
Executive Officer
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0409 437 005
info@ciarb.net.au
 
Supporting Organisations:
 
Law Council of Australia
 
 

  CPD Points: If this webinar is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you may be able to claim one point per hour (1 Substantive Law CLE Point). Please check the CLE requirements in your jurisdiction.

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International Arbitration and States

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You are invited to attend the first event in 2020 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on the expanding scope of international arbitration.

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings. (Adelaide only)

Chair: The Hon Justice Richard Conway White
Justice, Federal Court of Australia

Consequences for international arbitration in Australia of the entry into force at start of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), drawing on his experience as counsel to the Government of Canada in negotiations over the investment chapter of the Agreement – Nick GallusSpecial Counsel, Lipman Karas

Funding and enforcement in investor-state arbitration – Nathan Landis, Investment Manager, IMF Bentham

Arbitrating Space disputes – Nicholas Floreani, Barrister, Jeffcott Chambers and Julia Dreosti, Lipman Karas   

 

 
Date:
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Adelaide until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Law Courts Building,
3 Angas Street, Adelaide 5000.
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 21 February 2020
 
CIArb Media:
Gordon Tan
Executive Officer
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0423 500 380
info@ciarb.net.au
 

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Supporting Organisations:
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

 

Chair

The Hon Justice Richard Conway White
Justice, Federal Court of Australia

 

Presenters

nathan landis
Nathan Landis

Investment Manager, IMF Bentham

Nathan Landis is an Investment Manager based in IMF Bentham’s Perth office, responsible for due diligence and managing funded cases.

Nathan joined IMF Bentham from the Western Australia Bar where his practice focussed on dispute resolution in the resources sector. In 2015, he was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended Barrister for Dispute Resolution in Western Australia.

Nathan was previously a counsel at Clifford Chance where he worked on large commercial disputes, international arbitration matters and cross-border litigation matters. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has appeared in a range of courts and tribunals in Australia and the Middle East.

Having served in the Australian Defence Force for over 20 years, Nathan currently serves as a legal officer in the Army Reserve. In his military career, he has appeared in military discipline proceedings and provided advice on a range of operational, administrative and military discipline matters.

Nathan holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law, Australia) and a Graduate Diploma in Military Law (Australian National University). He is also a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

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Nick Gallus

Special Counsel, Lipman Karas

Nick has been counsel for states and for multinational companies in dozens of investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and WTO disputes. He was counsel for the Government of Canada in the negotiation of several investment treaties and trade agreements, including the TPP.

He lectures in international arbitration at Monash University and previously taught international trade and investment law at Queen’s University in Canada. His writing appears in leading international academic journals and his most recent book on international disputes was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

nick floreani

Nick Floreani

Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator, Jeffcott Chambers

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution in the engineering, construction, oil & gas, mining, defence, rural, transport, insurance and general commercial sectors.
Named in the Doyle's Guide since 2014 as leading and recommended counsel in construction, commercial litigation & dispute resolution and mediation, he specialises in the law and practice of ADR.Nick is an accredited Mediator and graded Arbitrator. He is also an accredited Adjudicator in South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Malaysia and has adjudicated disputes totalling in excess of AUD$100 million.He has appeared as counsel in large and complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international.

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Julia Dreosti

Principal at Lipman Karas

Julia is an experienced commercial litigator and arbitration practitioner who has represented clients in commercial disputes across a range of industries, including energy & resources, infrastructure, construction, defence, government, financial services and corporates. Julia has advised and represented clients with respect to arbitrations under various institutional rules (ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SIAC) and ad hoc arbitrations.Many of her cases have involved disputes in multiple jurisdictions, and her approach to these disputes is enhanced by her experiences working in Asia and Europe. Julia joined Lipman Karas in 2014 having worked in the Sydney and Singapore offices of Clifford Chance.

Previously, she worked for a number of years with Clayton Utz in Sydney and Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Paris. She also holds a Masters in French Law and European Community Law from Université Paris 1 – Pantheon-Sorbonne. Julia is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the ACICA Practice and Procedures Board, and a member of the ACICA Rules Committee. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a former National Councillor of CIArb Australia.

 
 

The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 8A 5:45pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Sydney (NSW) Court: 1 5:45pm
 Law Courts Building, Queens Square, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 2:45pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 2 4:45pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:45 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:45pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:15pm
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin

 

Multiple Dimensions of Complex Arbitrations

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You are  invited to attend the second event in 2019 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus multiple dimensions of complex arbitrations.

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.(Sydney only)

Chair:  The Hon  Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Joinder and consolidation and security for costs  – Daisy Mallet, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons 

Interim applications and interlocutory orders in aid of arbitration  – Leon Chung, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Pros and cons of tribunal appointed experts  – Tim Grave, Partner, Clifford Chance

 

 
Date:
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Sydney until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Law Courts Building,
Queens Square, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 19 July 2019
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 

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Supporting Organisations:
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

 

Chair

The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO
Chief Justice,  Federal Court of Australia
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Presenters

daisy mallett Daisy Mallett
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
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leon chung Leon Chung
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
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tim grave Tim Grave
Partner, Clifford Chance
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The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 8A 5:15pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Perth (WA) Court: 1 3:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 1 5:15pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court: 3 4:45pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:15 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:15pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:45pm
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin

 

Independence, Bias and Conflicts in International Commercial Arbitration

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You are  invited to attend the third event in 2018 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. To be held in Sydney, the seminar will be broadcast across Australia via the FCA court network.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on Independence, Bias and Conflicts in International Commercial Arbitration

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings (in Sydney only).

Chair:  The Hon Justice Stephen Burley, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Recent approaches to the test to challenge arbitrators for lack of independence or impartialityAngus Stewart SC, NSW Bar

Issue conflicts arising in international arbitrationsMax Bonnell, Partner, White & Case

Approach of the courts to challenges relating to bias, conflicts and the conduct of arbitral tribunals Jo Delaney, Partner, Baker McKenzie  

 

 
Date:
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Sydney until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Law Courts Building,
Queens Square, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 21 September 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 

Not a Member? Join CIArb Now!

Supporting Organisations:
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

 

Chair

stephen burley The Hon Justice Stephen Burley
Judge, Federal Court of Australia
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Presenters

Angus Stewart Angus Stewart SC
New Chambers
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max bonnell Max Bonnell
Partner, White & Case
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Jo Delaney
Partner, Baker McKenzie
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The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 8A 5:15pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Perth (WA) Court: 4 3:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 1 5:15pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court: 3 4:45pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:15 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:15pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:45pm
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin