Past Events

Preparing Hearings in Arbitration for the Young Practitioner – Sydney

This event will provide a unique and entertaining opportunity to young lawyers to develop practical skills in preparing hearings and good advocacy, as well as meet other young lawyers interested and practicing in the field. It will be the first such workshop to take place in Australia.

Young ICCA is pleased to invite you to attend a Young ICCA International Arbitration Skills Workshop which will take place in Sydney on Friday, 6 December 2013.

The seminar is hosted by Young ICCA in co-operation with the CIArb Young Members International Arbitration Forum (CIArb YMIAF), the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA) and the International Law Committee of the Young Lawyers NSW, and with the kind support of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and the Australian International Disputes Centre.

Since Young ICCA was established in 2010, Young ICCA International Arbitration Skills Workshops have been conducted around the world from Seoul to Johannesburg (for more information see http://www.arbitration-icca.org/YoungICCA/Home.html). This will be the first held in Australia.

The topic of the Workshop is particularly relevant to younger practitioners who are often largely responsible for important practical and logistical preparations for arbitration hearings, ranging from selecting and organising the venue, creating hearing bundles, dealing with interpreters and transcribers as well as supporting the oral advocate before and during the hearing.

The Sydney Workshop will be lead by a Faculty of leading arbitration specialists from around the world who will share their experiences, insights and tips, each having prepared hearings in a large number of arbitrations. This interactive event will provide a unique and entertaining opportunity to develop practical skills in preparing hearings and good advocacy, as well as meet other young lawyers interested and practicing in the field.

Registration

Those wishing to apply for the workshop, need to complete the application form attached to the flyer and submit it to australia@youngicca.org.

Further details

Registrations open at 8.45am and the Workshop will conclude at 12.30 pm, with a mid-morning break for refreshments, providing an opportunity to meet and discuss with other attendees as well as the Faculty.

When: 8:45am on to 12:30pm on 6/12/2013
Australian International Disputes Centre
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

Key Issues in International Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region – Sydney

The IBA, ACICA, and the Law Council of Australia are co-presenting a conference about Key Issues in International Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region.

The conference will address the following:

  • Are there particular characteristics of international arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • Asia Pacific international arbitration capability
  • Road blocks to effi ciency and economy in international commercial arbitration
  • Investor state arbitration in the region

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

How to register

Please complete the attached registration form and return it to Carol O’Sullivan, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia. C/o 3, 31 Hi Tech Drive, Kunda Park, QLD 4556.

When: 8:30am on to 7:30pm on 5/12/2013
InterContinental Hotel
Corner Bridge and Phillip Streets

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia
Phone: +61 2 9253 9000
Fax: +61 2 9240 1240

ACDC Mediation Course – Kuala Lumpur

Expressions of interest are now open for the highly regarded ACDC mediation training to be conducted in Kuala Lumpur  from 11 to 16 November 2013.

This intensive residential course in mediation is designed for people who wish to become mediators, who are involved in, or organise, mediation processes or who wish to have a greater understanding of the skills involved in mediation.

This course is supported by the Australian and Malaysian branches of CIArb

Course structure

The first five days will comprise theory and workshop exercises to educate participants in the theory and practice of mediation.

The sixth day is for participants wishing to become accredited mediators.

Days one and two of the programme consist of a series of interactive lectures covering the fundamental philosophy, principles and practice of mediation. These sessions are followed by an analysis of the legal and ethical issues arising during the course of a mediation as well as an exploration of the strategic interventions applied by mediators in the event of an impasse.

Over the following three days, participants will take part in practical coaching sessions under the guidance of experienced accredited mediators from both Malaysia and Australia. Participants will be given practical skills training in the conduct of mediation, using the widely accepted facilitative model which is transferable across industries and contexts. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a range of challenges and problems which might arise within a mediation.

Accrediation and outcomes

On successful completion of the course including the accreditation day candidates:

  • will be accredited as mediators by the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre;
  • will satisfy the educational requirements under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System;
  • are entitled to apply to become members of the KLRCA mediation panel;
  • will satisfy the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to join their local branch in the mediation stream.

Further information

For further information about the course and to express interest in attending, please contact:

John Wakefield
Australian International Disputes Centre
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Telephone: +612 9390 8302
Mobile: +61 0414 258 525
Email: john.wakefield@holmanwebb.com.au

Ann Quah
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
No. 12, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 321 420 103
Email: ann@klrca.org.my
Website: www.klrca.org.my

When: 8:00am on 11/11/2013 to 5:00pm on 16/11/2013
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
12, Jalan Conlay

Kuala Lumpur, WP 50450

Malaysia

Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration

In this course 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 Investment Treaty Arbitration.

This intensive residential course in International Commercial Arbitration is offered over nine days.  Participants will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator in such arbitrations in different contexts.

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.

On successful completion of the Diploma course and Module 4 Award Writing Examination, candidates will be awarded a CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Rashda Rana, Course Director
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

To register, please contact:

Michael Sanig, Course Logistics Director
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited
Level 16, 1 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Tel: + 61 2 9415 1600; Mob: +61 (0)457 000 747
Email: michael.sanig@aquenta.com.au

When: 9:00am on 9/11/2013 to 5:00pm on 17/11/2013
Royal Chulan Hotel
5 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Kuala Lumpur, 50450

Malaysia

Young Members Forum event – Debate

CIArb Young Members (40 and under) and their friends are invited by the to the next Young Members International Arbitration Forum.

The forum is organsed by the CIArb Australia Branch (NSW subcommittee) and will be held on Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 12.45pm to 2pm at the Australian International Disputes Centre (Lv 16, 1 Castlereagh St, Sydney).

We will be holding a debate on the topic of Advocacy in International Arbitration – Who Makes the Better Advocate?

Our teams of young solicitors, Anne Hoffmann and Peter Anagnostou, and young barristers, Catherine Gleesonand Michael Holmes will argue the pros and cons of briefing counsel or doing your own advocacy in international arbitration.  The session will be moderated by young member, arbitration practitioner and arbitrator, James Morrison.  The aim is for the session to be as interactive as possible and there will be an opportunity for questions from those in attendance.

The attached flyer contains more details about the event. Members are encouraged to distribute the flyer to their colleagues and encourage younger colleagues in particular to attend.

This event is being offered free to all attendees and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Registration forms should be sent to  Ann Hipwell annhipwell@disputescentre.com.au by Monday, 16 September 2013.  Numbers are limited so please reply early.

When: 12:45pm on to 2:00pm on 19/9/2013
Australian International Disputes Centre
Lv 16, 1 Castlereagh St

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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