Jurisdictional challenges in international commercial arbitration


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

Chaired by The Hon Justice Tony Pagone, the event will commence with  CIArb Australia President, Caroline Kenny QC delivering welcome remarks before  a distinguished panel will discuss various topics on  Jurisdictional challenges in international commercial arbitration.  This will be followed by a Q & A session chaired by Justice Pagone. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings (in Melbourne only).

Typical jurisdictional objections - Nick Longley, Partner, HFW

How arbitral tribunals deal with jurisdictional objections in practice - to bifurcate or not, and court review of jurisdictional objections pre award - Albert Monichino QC, CIArb Australia Immediate Past President

Challenges to jurisdiction at the award enforcement stage (including applications to set aside) - Bronwyn Lincoln, Partner, Corrs  Chambers Westgarth




Tuesday, 27 February 2018
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Melbourne until 7.15 pm)
Federal Court of Australia
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne
By no later than Friday, 23 February 2018
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Gianna Totaro
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328

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Supporting Organisations:
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. Please also note, on this occasion, Darwin FCA will be not be participating.   



Justice Pagone
The Hon Justice Tony Pagone

Judge, Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne
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CIArb Australia Welcome

Caroline Kenny QC

CIArb Australia President, Melbourne
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nick longley
Nick Longley

Partner, HFW, Melbourne
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Bronwyn Lincoln
Bronwyn Lincoln

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne
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Albert Monichino QC

CIArb Australia Immediate Past President
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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
Sydney (NSW) Court: 18B 5:15pm
 Law Courts Building Queen's Square, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 2:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building 1, Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 2 4:15pm
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  5.15pm
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

About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries operating in over 250 commercial sectors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities. www.ciarb.net.au