The Role of the Courts in International Arbitration

The launch of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia featured a distinguished panel which focussed on a range of cutting-edge legal issues regarding the role of the courts in international commercial arbitration. Held in the Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne the event was video cast across Australia via the FCA network.  To access the panel's comments/papers click on the highlighted links below.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
5.15 pm – 6.15 pm
Federal Court of Australia
Court 8A (Level 8)
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Supporting Organisations:
Victorian Bar
Commercial Bar of Victoria
Law Council of Australia
As this event is free of charge, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited.


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

Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
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Opening Remarks


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