Past Events

Advocacy in International Arbitration

You are invited to attend an evening presentation “Advocacy in International Arbitration” by arbitrator and barrister, David Jackson AM QC. The seminar will be introduced by Julie Soars, CIArb Australia NSW State Convenor and Councillor, with Jo Delaney, CIArb Councillor leading the Q & A session.  Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.  As this event is free of charge, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited.

Date:
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Time:
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm (proceedings will commence 5.45 pm sharp)
Venue:
Baker & McKenzie
Level 27
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 20 May 2016
Media Inquiries:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
info@ciarb.net.au
Proudly hosted by:

Baker & McKenzie

This seminar will provide 1 CPD point: Competency area – Substantive Law.

Presenters

David Jackson
David  Jackson AM QC

Barrister, New Chambers
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Julie Soars
Julie Soars

Barrister,  Wentworth 7 Selborne Chambers
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Jo Delaney
Jo Delaney

Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie
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Introduction to International Arbitration

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited is pleased to offer the  ACIArb course Introduction to International Arbitration to be held in Perth, Western Australia on Friday, 20 May 2016.  In addition to sessions being conducted by prominent arbitration experts and practitioners, the course will feature an address by the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia.

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.

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International Arbitration and Jurisprudential Clashes of the New World Titans – Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) are delighted to invite you to an evening seminar event held at the Australian Disputes Centre and by video link at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

The talk will first identify the reasons for the adoption of the Model Law and how these contribute to an understanding of how the Model Law should be interpreted in an internationalist way. It will then explore the different ways each jurisdiction has adopted the Model Law and whether those differences have impacted on how the courts have approached its interpretation. This requires a historical review of all case law on the Model Law in each jurisdiction to identify the extent to which the internationalist approach has been adopted. The talk will go on to examine how the courts of each jurisdiction have decided issues relating to setting aside of awards in a uniform way. The talk is thus a comparative analysis of which of the jurisdictions have more effectively achieved the Model Law’s objectives.

Please join us and Dr Lewis for a drink and nibbles following the event in Sydney.

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Dispute Resolution Trends in the Resources Industry

The South Australian branch of AMPLA, in conjunction with CIArb Australia, and ACICA, invites members and non-members to a lunchtime seminar on national and cross-border Dispute Resolution Trends in the Resources Industry.

The seminar is an excellent opportunity to gain insights from an experienced panel of practitioners in the sector, including in-house legal counsel from two of Australia’s key industry participants: BHP Billiton and Santos.

The seminar will:

  • identify dispute resolution trends in the current resources downturn.
  • outline the common dispute resolution processes used by industry participants, with a focus on arbitration.
  • provide guidance on ensuring an enforceable dispute resolution process in contracts, with analysis of the traps and tricks of multi-tiered clauses, and reference to dispute resolution options in the AMPLA Model Documents and ACICA model clause.
  • discuss some of the potential complications associated with multi-party and multi-contract disputes.
  • conclude with a practical discussion of dispute risk minimisation and dispute management techniques.

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The Role of the Courts in International Arbitration

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You are warmly invited to attend the launch of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. Addressed by a distinguished panel, the first seminar will focus on a range of cutting-edge legal issues regarding the role of the courts in international commercial arbitration with an interactive Q and A session at the conclusion of proceedings.

Date:
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Time:
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm
Venue:
Federal Court of Australia
Court 8A (Level 8)
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
RSVP:
By no later than Friday, 18 March 2016
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
gtotaro@ozemail.com.au
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

Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
The Hon Justice John Middleton

Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
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Presenters

Neil Kaplan
Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS

International Arbitrator, a former Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List and former global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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Topic: Enforcement of Awards

Caroline Kenny QC
Caroline Kenny QC

International Arbitrator and Barrister
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Topic: Emergency Measures

Professor Jeffrey Waincymer
Professor Jeffrey Waincymer

International Arbitrator and Professor of Law, Monash University
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Topic: Jurisdictional Issues

Julie Soars
Julie Soars

International Arbitrator and Barrister
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Topic: Setting Aside Awards

The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 8A (level 8) 5:15pm
Federal Courthouse, 305 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney (NSW) Court: 18D 5:15pm
Level 21, Law Courts Building Queen's Square, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 2:15pm
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) Court: 1 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 St, Adelaide
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 3:45pm
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

 

Enforcement of Foreign Awards in China

CIArb Australia is pleased to invite you to attend a special presentation by Dr Fan Yang, City University of Hong Kong on the "Progress of the TCL v Castel Enforcement Application in the Chinese Courts".  The event will be moderated by CIArb Australia President Albert Monichino QC, with special comments from Michael Hwang SC. This will be preceded by the launch of Dr Yang’s book, "Foreign-related Arbitration in China" (Cambridge University Press) and the ICC Seminar: Emergency Arbitration under ICC Rules – A Mock Case

Date:
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Time:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Venue:
Allens
Level 28
Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
RSVP:
By no later than Friday 20 November 2015
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
gtotaro@ozemail.com.au
Proudly sponsored by:

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International Chamber of Commerce

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

Dr Fan Yang specializes in international commercial contracts and arbitration. She studied law in Shanghai, Paris, Birmingham and London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005. She has published articles in journals such as the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ). She is the sole author of the comprehensive text on Foreign-related Arbitration in China: Commentary and Cases, Cambridge University Press (2 Volume Hardback Set), 2015. Dr Yang is an arbitrator of the HKIAC and a CEDR and HKMAAL Accredited Mediator. She is a Fellow and an approved faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Elected Committee Member of the CIArb East Asia Brach. Read more

 

 

Dr. Michael Hwang
Dr Michael Hwang SC

Dr Michael Hwang, SC practices as an international arbitrator and mediator based in Singapore but with door tenancies in London and Sydney. He also serves as the non-resident Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He has two law degrees from Oxford University, to which he gained admission by winning a competitive open scholarship examination. His present and past appointments include: Judicial Commissioner (Judge for a fixed term) of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to Switzerland and Argentina;  President of the Law Society of Singapore Member of the governing boards of  the ICC Court, LCIA, DIAC and ASA. Read more

3rd International Arbitration Conference, Sydney

“Challenges and Opportunities in the Next Century”

Co-presented by the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb), this year’s Arbitration Conference will form part of Sydney Arbitration Week 2015.

The Conference is to be opened by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, The Hon James Allsop AO. The Conference is to be closed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW, The Hon Tom Bathurst AC.

Program topics:

  1. Emerging trends in international arbitration – how to manage time and costs.
  2. Opportunities and challenges in arbitration in the Asia Pacific – strength in diversity?
  3. Opportunities and challenges presented by Australia’s new free trade agreements.
  4. Australia as a seat for arbitration – putting the tyranny of distance in context.
  5. The courts fight back?: the Hague Convention on court agreements and the establishment of regional international commercial courts.

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CIArb Centenary Black Tie Gala Dinner 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art

In celebration of the CIArb Centenary, the President and CIArb Australia Board invite you to join members of government, industry, judiciary, business, media and global leaders of international dispute resolution for an unforgettable evening.

The Hon Robert French AC

Special Guest Speaker

The Hon Robert French AC
Chief Justice of Australia

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Richard Ackland

Master of Ceremonies

Richard Ackland

Legal Editor-at-Large, The Guardian Australia and Publisher, Justinian and Gazette of Law and Journalism

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When

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Order of events

7.00 – 7.30 pm
Private viewing of MCA Collection
Level 2, MCA

7.30 – 8 pm
Drinks and canapés on arrival

8.00 – 11.30 pm
Dinner
Harbourside Terrace, Level 6, MCA

Dress code

Black tie
Harbourside Terrace, Level 6, MCA

 

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Artist: Juan Davila
Gift of Loti Smorgon AO and Victor Smorgon AC, 1995

About the Museum of Contemporary Art

Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in November 1991. Established through a bequest by Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943), who left his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians about international contemporary visual art, the MCA is Australia's only museum dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world. A major partner of the Biennale of Sydney, the MCA houses an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection, as well as two floors of galleries for exhibitions.

About the Harbourside Room

Located on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Harbourside Room’s understated but luxurious interior finishes provides an uninterrupted view across Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the city skyline.


CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot

CIArb Australia is pleased to invite you to attend the Grand Final of the CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot. The Moot competition provides an opportunity for penultimate and final year university students, law graduates and new solicitors to exercise and improve their advocacy skills in a mock international arbitration setting. State rounds organised by the National Moot Committee attracted participation from across Australia ensuring a diversity of participants. The Grand Final Judges are: Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Bronwyn Lincoln, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills and Albert Monichino QC, CIArb Australia President. Prizes for the Winning Team and Best Advocate will be awarded at the CIArb Centenary Black Tie Gala Dinner on Tuesday, 24 November.

Date:
Monday, 23 November 2015
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue:
Herbert Smith Freehills
Level 34
161 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
RSVP:
By no later than Friday 20 November 2015
CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328
gtotaro@ozemail.com.au
Proudly sponsored by:

Herbert Smith Freehills

Drinks and canapés will be served at the end of the judging proceedings. As this event is free of charge, registrations are essential.
Andrea Carlevaris
Andrea Carlevaris

Andrea Carlevaris is the Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris) and the Director of Dispute Resolution Services of the ICC. Before joining the ICC in September 2012, Mr Carlevaris was a partner in the Rome office of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. His practice covered international arbitration, judicial proceedings involving issues of public international law, conflicts of law and international civil procedure.

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Bronwyn Lincoln
Bronwyn Lincoln

Bronwyn Lincoln is a Melbourne-based Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills who practices in international commercial arbitration and cross border litigation. She has advised and acted for national and global clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, resources, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and real property. Bronwyn also regularly works with clients to develop strategies to manage risk in offshore contracting and investment, including effective dispute resolution processes, enforcement of contractual rights across multiple jurisdictions and complex conflict of laws.

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Albert Monichino QC
Albert Monichino QC

Albert Monichino QC is the President of CIArb Australia. A Grade 1 Arbitrator and Advanced Mediator, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010. With over 25 years’ experience, he practises as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator in Australia and overseas. Albert has a general commercial litigation practice in the superior courts of Australia, and also in commercial arbitrations (domestic and international).

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CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot

The CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot provides an opportunity for penultimate and final year university students, law graduates and new solicitors* to exercise and improve their advocacy skills in an international arbitration.

What is involved

Teams comprising up to four members compete in two preliminary rounds (once as Claimant and once as Respondent) to determine which teams will progress to the semi-finals round. The semi-final and grand final rounds will be held in Sydney on 23 November 2015, during Arbitration Week. Teams from across Australia will compete before a panel of three arbitrators in both the semi-final and final rounds. The Grand Final moot will be followed by a celebratory afternoon tea which will include a presentation of certificates for all participants.  Prizes for the Winning Team and Best Advocate will be awarded at the CIArb Centenary Black Tie Gala Dinner on 24 November 2015.

Why participate

Enhance your practical problem-solving skills and gain the invaluable experience of appearing in front of national and international arbitrators. Participants will also be exposed to various procedural issues that may arise during the course of arbitration.

Criteria

The criteria for the moots are as follows:

  1. Overall presentation, conversational style, demeanour and eye contact (10 marks).
  2. Coherency of legal argument and signposting (10 marks).
  3. Ability to answer questions from the bench and ability to deviate from notes (10 marks).
  4. Knowledge of the facts and the relevant law (10 marks).

A score sheet will be provided to you prior to the preliminary rounds.

Click here to visit the CIArb Centenary International Arbitration Moot page