Past and future of international arbitration in Australia

16 March, 2015

At an event marking the 100th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Australia’s arbitration fraternity looked at why Australia should be a seat of choice for arbitrations in the Asia Pacific, writes Andrew Maher and Alex Price check that.

An illuminating night with the Hon Ian Callinan

17 December, 2014

It was a stormy Brisbane night when international law firm Ashurst hosted former Justice of the High Court the Hon Ian Callinan AC at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Queensland Chapter, reports Donovan Ferguson.

Arbitration Back in the Spotlight

19 November, 2014

It was a full house when global firm Baker & McKenzie hosted the relaunch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia NSW Chapter with guest speaker the Hon Murray Gleeson AC, reports Jo Delaney Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our presence in Australia, Baker & McKenzie was honoured to host this prestigious event. Attracting distinguished guests and […]

A Moot Point

30 October, 2014

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) / Young Lawyers International Arbitration Moot is an annual competition and the only one of its kind in Australia.  As Erika Williams reports, it is a wonderful opportunity for young lawyers (under the age of 35) and law students to experience the real world of arbitration. In 2009, the […]

In Conversation with Dr Gavan Griffith QC

23 October, 2014

Dr Gavan Griffith QC, former Solicitor-General of Australia and now a prominent international arbitrator, discussed the debate about investor-state dispute resolution clauses at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre on 9 October, as barrister Eugenia Levine reports. With the G20 member states set to descend on Brisbane in November and multilateral trade agreements on […]

Back in business

1 September, 2014

A dispute resolution body has returned to the legal fold, writes Melissa Yeo. It was with great enthusiasm that Corrs Chambers Westgarth hosted the re-launch of the Queensland chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb Australia) on 19 August. To see the full news release click here Published: Lawyers Weekly Published on: 1/9/2014

In Conversation with Karyl Nairn QC

18 August, 2014

Karyl Nairn QC is one of Australia’s leading lawyers overseas. She is the London based global co-head of Skadden Arps International Litigation and Arbitration Group. John Arthur reports on what she said at an address in Melbourne last month. In conjunction with the Victorian Bar and COMMBAR, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia hosted a fireside chat […]

Women flood arbitration board

1 August, 2014

A record number of women have been elected to the board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in Australia. The five female board members, which include silks and global firm partners, were acknowledged at the annual CIArb dinner held in Sydney last Thursday (24 July). To see the full news release <a href="http://www.lawyersweekly Go">click […]


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