Past Events

Arbitration and the Resources Sector Conference – Perth

The Arbitration and the Resources Sector conference brings together practitioners and theorists in the area of arbitration, the WA legal profession, government and judiciary, as well as major players in the industry.

CIArb is pleased to support this conference, which is sponsored and hosted by the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia, and is also supported by the Australian Academy of Law.

Registration

Please register using the form attached to the conference flyer, which is accessible via the link on this page.

Continuing professional development

Certificated legal practitioners in Western Australia are entitled to claim 4 Continuing Professional Development points.

Conference program

1.00 pm Welcome

Emeritus Professor Gary Martin, CEO, Australian Institute of Management Western Australia

1.15 pm Introduction

Professor Gabriël A Moens, School of Law, Curtin University

1.30 pm Overview of recent developments and trends in the resources sector in Western Australia

Mr Richard Sellers, Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum

1.50 pm The importance of arbitration to the resources sector

Professor Doug Jones AO, President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

2.20 pm International commercial and investor-state arbitration: recent cases impacting on the natural resources sector

Professor Luke Nottage, Faculty of Law, The University of Sydney

2.40 pm Arbitration: a view from the resources sector

Scheherazade Walter, Chief Counsel – Construction Projects and Arbitration, Rio Tinto

3.00 pm Construction arbitration: implications for the resources sector

Professor Philip Evans, School of Law, Murdoch University

3.20 pm Coffee/Tea Break and Networking

3.40 pm Current issues and trends in arbitration and the resources sector: a view from an international law firm

Tim Grave and Nathan Landis, Clifford Chance

4.00 pm Arbitration in the OHADA countries – problems and advantages

Associate Professor Bruno Zeller, Victoria University, Melbourne

4.20 pm International arbitration and the client’s perspective

Greg Steinepreis, Partner, Squire Sanders

4.40 pm Drafting arbitration clauses for the resources sector

Michael Hales, Partner, Minter Ellison Lawyers

5.00 pm Arbitration and the resources sector: a view from the judiciary

The Hon Justice Carmel McLure, Supreme Court of Western Australia

5.30 pm Panel Discussion (Questions and Answers, Comments)

Moderator: Professor Gabriël A Moens
Members: All speakers, Dr Kevin Lindgren AM QC, Stephen McComish, Partner, Allens and Professor Malcolm Tull

6 pm Dinner

The proceedings will be followed by a dinner, which will include an address by The Hon Michael Mischin, Attorney General of Western Australia.

Inquiries

For further information please contact:

Gianna Totaro
Email: gtotaro@acica.org.au
Phone:  +61 0438 337 328

When: 1:00pm on to 6:00pm on 16/5/2013
The Australian Institute of Management WA
76 Birkdale Street

Floreat, 6014

Australia
Phone: (08) 9383 8088
Fax: (08) 9387 6171

2013 Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration – Kuala Lumpur and Melaka

The 2013 Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration is an intensive residential course offered over nine days.

Participants will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, including all major forms of international arbitration and related dispute settling mechanisms such as WIPO, WTO and ivestment Treaty Arbitration. Participants will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator in such arbitrations in different contexts.

Course content

In the first half, a series of lectures cover the fundamentals of international commercial arbitration. They follow and analyse legal concepts and issues arising during the course of an arbitration. In the second half, the lectures will examine Trade Law disputes and arbitration under Bilateral Investment Treaties and Free Trade Agreements and other specialist areas such as construction arbitration.

Meanwhile in the afternoon sessions, participants take part in practical group workshops, under the guidance of experienced arbitrators. Students will be given practical training in the conduct of an international arbitration and will discuss a range of problems which may arise in the course of conducting an international arbitration.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the course assessment will enable students to gain advanced standing in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law UNSW. Please contact student services to discuss admission to a post-graduate program before undertaking the course. Current UNSW students should contact student services to obtain information about units of credit available to your degree. A maximum of 12 units of credit advanced standing is available.

Cost

The cost is A$7,900 which includes tuition, course notes, meals (except evening dinner), course banquet, accommodation and ground transport between Kuala Lumpur and Melaka.  The above cost is for students who are not residents of Malaysia and includes the cost of the Practice and Procedure exam but NOT the Award Writing exam which is subject to an additional fee.

Time and location

From 30 March to 5 April, sessions will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration.

Sessions will run from 9am to 5pm each day, except for a 10.30am start on 30 March and a 1pm finish on 7 April.

Registration

To register, please complete the interactive registration form.  For further information, please contact:

Ms. Rashda Rana
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Tel: + 61 2 9230 3205
Mob: +61 (0)413 130 601
Email: rrana@wentworthchambers.com.au

When: 10:30am on 30/3/2013 to 1:00pm on 7/4/2013
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration
No 12, Jalan Conlay

Kuala Lumpur, 50450

Malaysia
Phone: + 61 2 9230 3205

Arbitrators’ Luncheon – Melbourne

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators will hold an Arbitrators’ Luncheon in Melbourne on 28 March 2013.

The format of the luncheon will be as follows.  Two speakers will make two  short presentations (of not more than 20 minutes) on topics of interest.  Each presentation will be followed by general discussion.

Attendance is free.  Sandwiches and light refreshments will be provided.  There are only a limited number of places available.

RSVP by 21 March 2013 to Andrea Stauber
Phone:  9643 4082
Email:  Andrea.Stauber@au.kwm.com

Topic 1: Peter Megens, Partner, “Castel Electronics Pty Ltd v TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd (No 2) [2012] FCA 1214 (2 November 2012)

Consideration of the “public policy” exception in Article 34 and 36 of the UNCITRAL Model Law in the context of applications to set aside, alternatively enforce, international arbitration awards made in Australia.

Topic 2: Albert Monichino SC, Barrister, “TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd v The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia and Anor [2013] HCA 13 (13 March 2013)”

Constitutional challenge to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) on the basis that Art 35 – 36 of the Model Law – given the force of law by s 16 of the IAA – constitute an impermissible interference with the judicial power of the Commonwealth.

When: 12:45pm on to 2:00pm on 28/3/2013
King & Wood Mallesons
Level 50, 600 Bourke Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia
Phone: 03 9643 4082

Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration – Kuala Lumpur and Malacca

Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration - Kuala Lumpur and Malacca, 7-15 April 2012

This intensive course in International Commercial Arbitration is offered over 9 days - 7 days in Kuala Lumpur and 2 days in Malacca. Participants will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, including all major forms of arbitration and related dispute settling mechanisms such as WIPO and CIETAC.

Participants will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator in such arbitrations in different contexts.

The course assumes a knowledge of law either from a law faculty or some other discipline, such as economics. Successful completion of this programme may enable students to gain advanced standing in postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.

The course covers the fundamentals of international commercial arbitration. The lectures and workshops analyse legal concepts and issues arising during the course of an arbitration. The course offers specialised study in Investment Treaty Arbitration, WIPO Arbitration and Construction Arbitration.

In the weekday afternoon sessions, participants take part in practical group workshops, under the guidance of experienced arbitrators. Students will be given practical training in the conduct of an international arbitration and will discuss a range of problems which may arise in the course of conducting an international arbitration. There is a course dinner for students, speakers and panellists in Malacca on Saturday, 14th April 2012.

For more information, please see the attached event flyer, or contact:

Ms Michelle Sindler
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Level 16,
1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Tel: + 61 2 9230 0677; Fax: +61 2 9223 7053
Email: info@ciarb.net.au
URL: www.ciarb.net.au

When: 9:00am on 7/4/2012 to 5:00pm on 15/4/2012
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
12, Jalan Conlay

Kuala Lumpur, 50450

Malaysia
Phone: +603 2142 0103
Fax: +603 2142 4513

Young Members International Arbitration Roundtable Luncheon Forum – Sydney

CIArb Young Members* and their friends are invited by the CIArb NSW Branch to its inaugural Young Members International Arbitration Roundtable Luncheon Forum.

CIArb wishes to facilitate discussions amongst its younger members and members of the NSW Young Lawyers International Law Committee. It is intended that this luncheon forum will provide an opportunity for frank and informal discussions about issues facing younger international arbitration practitioners. These discussions will range from professional development issues to legal developments.

There will be opportunities to hear from senior practitioners in the area as to their career paths and interesting matters they have worked on. Additionally, there will be opportunities to select an area of legal development to dissect.

Our first two sessions will be available to non-members. Further forums will be available to members only. Details regarding membership below and attached.

At the inaugural forum you will have an opportunity to discuss the High Court decision of Westport Insurance Corporation vGordian Runoff Ltd [2011] HCA 37. Malcolm Holmes QC, Past President of CIArb Australia and counsel appearing as amici curiae on behalf of CIArb & Ors will share some insights to get the discussions started. Participants should read the decision before attending.

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

*Young Members are those 40 and under.

RSVP

Please RSVP to Ann Hipwell
Telephone: +61 2 9230 0677 E-mail: annhipwell@disputescentre.com.au

Membership Details

Membership forms can be found at www.ciarb.org. Associate Membership for Australian residents costs £140, together with a one off application fee of £70.

Click here for details of the benefits of membership. The benefits of Associate Membership, the entry level membership, include free subscription to the Arbitration journal and Resolver magazine (x 4 copies per year); the ability to submit articles to the Arbitration journal, which has a readership of 12,000 members, free subscription to Linex Legal alerter service, use of the letters ACIArb for Associate Members. Members will also receive free entry into the CIArb Australia Moot competition and discounts on the CIArb Diploma fees.

When: 12:45pm on to 1:45pm on 28/11/2011
Australian International Disputes Centre
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia
Phone: +61 2 9230 0677

Fast track to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Course – Sydney

CIArb is planning to hold an Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) course in Sydney on 19 and 20 November 2011.

This course (to be held in the Sydney CBD) is intended for suitably qualified candidates who are practising lawyers of at least 10 years’ standing and who otherwise have sufficient experience in arbitration.

The two-day program consists of small discussion groups and workshops, in which candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill in arbitration.  There will be a pre-course assignment to be handed in when the course starts on Day 1 and written exercises. There will also be an overnight exercise to be handed in on Day 2.

Successful candidates who then also undertake the Award Writing Course and pass the Award Writing examination and are subsequently interviewed to the satisfaction of CIArb Australia may apply for Fellowship (FCIArb). Further steps can then be taken to become a ‘Chartered Arbitrator.’

The Course syllabus is based on international arbitration law and it is essential that candidates have at least a reasonable working knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Rules. 

When: 9:00am on 19/11/2011 to 5:00pm on 20/11/2011
TBA

Sydney, 2000

Australia

Inaugural Conference of CIArb’s Young Members Group – Dublin

This conference offers you the opportunity to network with other young members and to develop your knowledge.

Are you interested in meeting other CIArb young members? Would you like to learn more about topics of key importance in the field of international arbitration? If so, this conference offers you the opportunity to network with other young members and to develop your knowledge.

Topics include:

  • International Best Practice: What can arbitral seats learn from one another?
  • Evolving practice under the New York Convention
  • Investment Arbitration: Fit for the purpose?

Speakers include:

Stacey Barnes (USA), Gordon Blanke MCIArb (UAE), Laurence Burger ACIArb, YMG Committee Vice Chairman (Switzerland), Beata Gessel (Poland), Luis Guerrero (Brazil), Brian Hutchinson (Ireland), Doug Jones, FCIArb, CIArb President (Australia), Mark Levy (UK), Goncalo Malheiro ACIArb, YMG Committee Chairman (Portugal), Mandy Moore FCIArb (Canada), Klaus Reichert (Ireland).

Pre-launch Reception

Will be held in the City Hall, Dublin, 19:30 on Thursday 10 November 2011.

Irish Branch Annual Dinner

Delegates are invited to attend the dinner, sponsored by Maples & Calder solicitors, on the evening of Friday 11 November at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin.

When: 7:30pm on 10/11/2011 to 4:30pm on 11/11/2011
Distillery Building
145-151 Church Street

Dublin, 7

Ireland

Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration – Sydney

This intensive course in International Commercial Arbitration is offered over 9 days with a weekend workshop.

Participants will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, including all major forms of arbitration and arbitration institutions such as ACICA, WIPO and CIETAC. Participants will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator in such arbitrations in different contexts.

The course assumes a knowledge of law either from a law faculty or some other discipline, such as economics. Successful completion of this programme may enable students to gain advanced standing in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.

The course covers the fundamentals of international commercial arbitration. The lectures and workshops analyse legal concepts and issues arising during the course of an arbitration.

The course offers specialised study in Investment Treaty Arbitration, WIPO Arbitration and Maritime Arbitration. In the afternoon sessions, participants take part in practical group workshops, under the guidance of experienced arbitrators. Students will be given practical training in the conduct of an international arbitration and will discuss a range of problems which may arise in the course of conducting hypothetical international arbitrations.

There is a course dinner for students, speakers and panelists Saturday 8 October 2011.

Places are strictly limited.

Cost: A$6,600 (GST inclusive) includes tuition and course notes.

Please see the attached form for registration.

For further information please contact:
Ms Michelle Sindler
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Tel: + 61 2 9230 0677; Fax: +61 2 9223 7053
Email: info@ciarb.net.au

When: 9:00am on 8/10/2011 to 5:00pm on 16/10/2011
University of New South Wales
Union Road

Kensington, NSW 2000

Australia

Costs of International Arbitration Conference – London

Costs of International Arbitration Conference - London, 27-29 September 2011

This conference will focus on the results of CIArb's Costs of International Arbitration survey to analyse precisely where and how costs are incurred and to explore the ways in which they can be reduced to make international commercial arbitration more cost-effective and efficient. An array of distinguished speakers will discuss the impact of costs in different sectors and jurisdictions.

For more information, please see the conference website.

When: 9:00am on 27/9/2011 to 7:00pm on 28/9/2011
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
4-18 Harrington Gardens

South Kensington, SW7 4LH

United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7421 7427