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To arbitrate or to litigate, that is the question

You are invited to attend a debate of Shakespearean proportions; of a Danish nature ...

Motion to Debate: “To arbitrate or litigate, that is the question”

Moderator: Angus Stewart SC, New Chambers

Debaters:
For Arbitration: Brenda Horrigan, Herbert Smith Freehills and Damian Sturzaker, Marque Lawyers
For Litigation: Sandrah Foda, 10 St James Chambers and Justin Hogan-Doran, 7 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Proudly sponsored by global law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, the lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés. Although the event is free of charge, registration is essential.

 

 
Date:
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
 
Time:
5.45 pm – 7.00 pm (with networking drinks until 7.30pm)
 
Venue:
Herbert Smith Freehills
ANZ Tower, Level 34
161 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 9 November 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CIArb Australia CEO
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 
Proudly sponsored by:
Herbert Smith Freehills

 
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Moderator

Angus Stewart
Angus Stewart SC

New Chambers
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Debaters

brenda horrigan
Brenda Horrigan

Head of International Arbitration (Australia) Herbert Smith Freehills
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Damien Sturzaker
Damian Sturzaker

CIArb Australia Vice President and Partner, Marque Lawyers, Sydney
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sandrah foda
Sandrah Foda

Barrister, 10 St James Chambers
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Justin Hogan-Doran
Justin Hogan-Doran

Barrister, 7 Wentworth Selborne Chambers
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Career Pathways in Arbitration: Charting a Course

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia Young Members Group invites you to a round-table discussion on career pathways in arbitration. Panelists will discuss the different career pathways open to young arbitration practitioners, including some key opportunities to consider. Attendees will hear stories and insights from panelists whose careers have taken markedly different routes.

If you are launching a career in arbitration, or seeking to chart a new course, this event is relevant to you. It is primarily of interest to CIArb YMG members and other arbitration practitioners aged 40 years or under, but all are welcome to register.  Afternoon tea will be provided and although the event is free, registration is essential.

 
Date:
Thursday, 18 October 2018
 
Time:
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
 
Venue:
DLA Piper
Level 21
140 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA
 
RSVP:
By no later than Thursday, 11 October 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 
Proudly sponsored by:
DLA Piper

 
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Chair

Kristian Maley

Chair, CIArb Australia Young Members Group and CIArb Australia Board Member
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Panelists

andrew di pasquale
Andrew Di Pasquale

Barrister, Victorian Bar
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sylvia tee
Sylvia Tee

Senior Associate, Lipman Karas
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jason choi
Jason Choi

Lawyer, DLA Piper
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imogen kenny
Imogen Kenny

Arbitral Associate to Dr Michael Pryles AO PBM
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CIArb Australia Annual Lecture

The Role of Law in International Arbitration

Guest Speaker: The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Federal Court of Australia

Maintaining our leadership as a contributor to global arbitration scholarship, we are pleased to host the inaugural CIArb Australia Lecture. To be held in Melbourne on 15 October, the lecture will launch Australian Arbitration Week.  Our guest speaker is the Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Federal Court of Australia, who will speak on The Role of Law in International Arbitration.  Proudly sponsored by global law firm, Allens, the lecture will be followed by a Q & A session with drinks and canapés to be served at the conclusion of proceedings. As the event is free of charge, registration is essential.

 
Date:
Monday, 15 October 2018
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks until 7.15pm)
 
Venue:
Allens
Level 37
101 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
AUSTRALIA
 
RSVP:
By no later than Thursday, 11 October 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 
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Guest Speaker

The Hon James Leslie Bain ALLSOP AO
The Hon James Allsop AO

Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
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Welcome Address

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

President, CIArb Australia
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Sponsor's Remarks and Vote Of Thanks

Andrea Martignoni
Andrea Martignoni

Partner, Allens
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Achieving greater efficiency in international arbitrations

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You are warmly invited to attend the 2017 Sydney seminar in the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. Addressed by a distinguished panel and chaired by the Hon James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, this seminar will focus achieving greater efficiency in international arbitrations. International arbitration rules and practice continue to evolve in an effort to achieve greater efficiency and better serve its users. What steps can parties and arbitrators take to reduce the time and cost involved in arbitrations? The panel will consider the following:

  • New procedures under some rules for summary dismissal of claims - Gitanjali Bajaj, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Bifurcation of issues - Georgia Quick, Partner, Ashurst
  • Dealing with multiple disputes under one contract - Andrea Martignoni, Partner, Allens

An interactive Q and A session will follow at the conclusion of proceedings.

Date:
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
 
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm
 
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 1
Level 21, Law Courts Building Queen's Square, Sydney
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 11 August 2017
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO
CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 

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Supporting Organisations:
Victorian Bar
Commercial Bar of Victoria
 
ACICA
Law Council of Australia
 
 

As this event is free of charge, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited.

 

Chair

The Hon James Leslie Bain ALLSOP AO
The Hon James Allsop AO

Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
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Presenters

Gitanjali Bajaj
Gitanjali Bajaj

Partner, DLA Piper
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Georgia Quick
Georgia Quick

Partner, Ashurst
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Andrea Martignoni
Andrea Martignoni

Partner, Allens Linklaters
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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 St, Melbourne
Sydney (NSW) Court: 1 5:15pm
Level 21, Law Courts Building Queen's Square, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 3:15pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building 1, Victoria Avenue, Perth
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1 5:15pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building Childers Street, Canberra City
Brisbane (QLD) Not available - public holiday in Queensland  
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court: 3 4:45pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas St, Adelaide
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:45pm
Level 4, Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:15pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Level 2, 39–41 Davey Street, Hobart

 

CIArb Australia and Grossi Florentino Business Lunch

Guest Speaker: Justin Gleeson SC

You are invited to attend the annual CIArb Australia and Grossi Florentino Business Lunch. Guest speaker is the Justin Gleeson SC, CIArb Fellow and Solicitor General of Australia (2012 – 2016).

Lunch will be served at the proceedings. Cost $60 for members and $80 for non members pp includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, choice of main served with a glass of wine followed by a selection of cheeses.

Date:
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Time:
12.15 pm – 2.00 pm
Venue:
Grossi Florentino
Mural Room
80 Bourke Street
Melbourne
RSVP:
By no later than Tuesday, 18 July 2017
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
Proudly sponsored by:
Victorian Bar
Commercial Bar of Victoria
Grossi Florentino

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Guest Speaker

Justin Gleeson SC
Justin Gleeson SC

Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
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Introduction

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

President, CIArb Australia
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Vote Of Thanks

Vicky Priskich
Dr Vicky Priskich

CIArb Australia Victorian State Convenor
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2018 Brisbane CIArb Australia Business Lunch

Guest Speaker: The Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff

You are invited to attend the inaugural 2018 Brisbane CIArb Australia Business Lunch featuring Guest Speaker, the Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal. To be held at Customs House, the lunch will be attended by distinguished guests including members of the judiciary, government and firms.  As seats are strictly limited, be sure to register on time. Note, table bookings with 8 people per table can be arranged.

 

Date:
Friday, 7 September 2018
Time:
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Venue:
River Room
Customs House
399 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Cost:
$75
RSVP:
By no later than Monday, 3 September 2018
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
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Guest Speaker

The Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff

President, Queensland Court of Appeal
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Welcome Address

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

President, CIArb Australia
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Guest Speaker Introduction

Dr Shane Monks
Dr Shane Monks

Queensland State Convenor, CIArb Australia
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Sponsor's Remarks and Vote Of Thanks

frances williams corrs
Frances Williams

Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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2018 CIArb Australia Business Lunch

Guest Speaker: Alan Oxley

You are invited to attend the 2018 CIArb Australia Business Lunch featuring Guest Speaker, Alan Oxley. To be held at the RACV Club, Melbourne, the lunch will be attended by distinguished guests including The Hon Martin Pakula, Attorney General of Victoria, members of the judiciary, institutes  and commercial enterprises. As seats are strictly limited, be sure to register on time.

About Alan Oxley

Alan Oxley was a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with postings at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He served as Australia’s Ambassador to the GATT and Chairman of the GATT Contracting Parties, the predecessor to the World Trade Organization. One of the world’s leading experts on globalisation and international trade, Ambassador Oxley is Managing Director of ITS Global. He will speak on Opportunities for International Arbitration in the Asia Pacific.

Date:
Friday, 10 August 2018
 
Time:
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
 
Venue:
Pavilion Room
RACV City Club
Level 2
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne
 
Cost:
$70 for Members and Non Members
 
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 3 August 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
CEO, CIArb Australia
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 
Proudly sponsored by:
Victorian Bar
Commercial Bar of Victoria
 
Asian Australian Lawyers Association
 

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Guest Speaker

Alan Oxley
Alan Oxley

Managing Director, ITS Global
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Introduction

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

President, CIArb Australia
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Vote Of Thanks

Dr Vicky Priskich

Company Secretary, CIArb Australia and Victorian State Convenor
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2018 Perth CIArb Dinner

Guest Speaker: The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney General of Australia

You are invited to attend the 2018 Perth CIArb Dinner featuring Guest Speaker, the Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney General of Australia.  To be held at The Western Australia Club , the dinner will be attended by distinguished guests including the judiciary, government, law firms, the international faculty and candidates of our flagship course, the CIArb Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, which this year will be held in Perth. The three-course dinner will commence with Pre-Dinner Drinks from 7.00 pm – 7.30 pm and will conclude at 11 pm. As seats are strictly limited, be sure to register on time.

Date:
Friday, 3 August 2018
 
Time:
7 pm – 11 pm
 
Venue:
The Western Australian Club
Level 11, 12 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
 
RSVP:
By no later than Sunday, 22 July 2018
 
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
 
Proudly sponsored by:
Jones Day
 

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Guest Speaker

Attorney-General Christian Porter
The Hon Christian Porter MP

Attorney General of Australia
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Welcome Address

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

President, CIArb Australia
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Guest Speaker Introduction

James Healy
James Healy

Vice President, CIArb Australia
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Sponsor's Remarks and Vote Of Thanks

Simon Bellas
Simon Bellas

Partner In Charge, Perth
Jones Day
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Introduction to International Arbitration 2017

Due to the success in Brisbane 2015 and Perth 2016CIArb Australia will be conducting the Introduction to International Arbitration course in 2017.  We are  pleased to announce it will be hosted by the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre in Melbourne, Victoria on Saturday, 17 June 2017.  In addition to sessions being conducted by prominent arbitration experts and practitioners, the course will feature addresses by Guest Speakers.

What is the aim of the course?

To provide an understanding of the general principles of international (ie non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the background to international arbitration;
  • Describe the process and procedure of international arbitration;
  • Understand international arbitration in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.

What is covered within the syllabus?

  • Comparison of dispute resolution procedures;
  • Fundamental principles of the international arbitration process;
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules;
  • Arbitration rules: time-limited, institutional, industry standards, industry schemes and ad hoc agreements;
  • Arbitration procedures: documents only and oral hearings;
  • The legal framework: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws and rules;
  • The arbitration agreement;
  • Commencement of the arbitration;
  • An arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers;
  • The arbitration process: obligations of the tribunal, responsibilities and obligations of the parties;
  • Managing the arbitration process: communications, preliminary meeting, interlocutory matters, dealing with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents including introduction to the IBA Guidelines;
  • Presenting the claim and the defence: alternative methods;
  • Procedure at a typical hearing, including contrasting common and civil law jurisdictions;
  • Costs and interest: alternative approaches in different jurisdictions; and
  • Essentials of an enforceable award.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of one assignment that is distributed to candidates on the day of the course. Candidates will be given 28 days to complete and submit the assignment. The result is a pass or fail based on understanding and knowledge. Results are dispatched to candidates normally eight to twelve weeks from the date of the submission of the assignment.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:

  • are new to the field of international arbitration;
  • wish to learn more about international arbitration and its benefits to users; and
  • wish to become an Associate member of CIArb.

English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English, and it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

What is my next step when I complete the course?

  • successful candidates will be awarded an Introductory Certificate;
  • successful candidates will be eligible to apply for Associate grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits;
  • successful candidates may progress onto Module 1 of the International Arbitration Pathway; and
  • candidates may be eligible to claim CPD points through relevant law societies, bar associations and other professional bodies.

Course Times

The course is delivered over one day. The day starts at 8.50 am and finishes at 5.30 pm, followed by drinks.

Course Venue

Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre

William Cooper Justice Centre| Level 4, 223 William Street | Melbourne Vic 3000

Introduction to International Arbitration 2018

Due to the success in Brisbane 2015, Perth 2016, and Melbourne 2017 CIArb Australia will be conducting the Introduction to International Arbitration course again in 2018.  We are pleased to announce it will be run in Brisbane, Queensland, on Saturday 18 August 2018.  In addition to sessions being conducted by prominent arbitration experts and practitioners, the course will feature addresses by Guest Speakers.

What is the aim of the course?

To provide an understanding of the general principles of international (ie non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the background to international arbitration;
  • Describe the process and procedure of international arbitration;
  • Understand international arbitration in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.

What is covered within the syllabus?

  • Comparison of dispute resolution procedures;
  • Fundamental principles of the international arbitration process;
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules;
  • Arbitration rules: time-limited, institutional, industry standards, industry schemes and ad hoc agreements;
  • Arbitration procedures: documents only and oral hearings;
  • The legal framework: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws and rules;
  • The arbitration agreement;
  • Commencement of the arbitration;
  • An arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers;
  • The arbitration process: obligations of the tribunal, responsibilities and obligations of the parties;
  • Managing the arbitration process: communications, preliminary meeting, interlocutory matters, dealing with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents including introduction to the IBA Guidelines;
  • Presenting the claim and the defence: alternative methods;
  • Procedure at a typical hearing, including contrasting common and civil law jurisdictions;
  • Costs and interest: alternative approaches in different jurisdictions; and
  • Essentials of an enforceable award.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of one assignment that is distributed to candidates on the day of the course. Candidates will be given 28 days to complete and submit the assignment. The result is a pass or fail based on understanding and knowledge. Results are dispatched to candidates normally eight to twelve weeks from the date of the submission of the assignment.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:

  • are new to the field of international arbitration;
  • wish to learn more about international arbitration and its benefits to users; and
  • wish to become an Associate member of CIArb.

English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English, and it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

What is my next step when I complete the course?

  • successful candidates will be awarded an Introductory Certificate;
  • successful candidates will be eligible to apply for Associate grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits;
  • successful candidates may progress onto Module 1 of the International Arbitration Pathway; and
  • candidates may be eligible to claim CPD points through relevant law societies, bar associations and other professional bodies.

Course Times

The course is delivered over one day. The day starts at 8.50 am and finishes at 5.30 pm, followed by drinks.

Course Venue

TBA - Brisbane, Queensland