Event: International Arbitration and Precedents: Friends or Foes?

23 March 2017

You are warmly invited to attend the first event held in Perth in the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. Addressed by a distinguished panel, the topic is International Arbitration and Precedents: Friends or Foes? and will include: An overview of the principles and issues involved; Arguments supporting the position that precedent is a friend of international arbitration; Arguments supporting the opposing view – ie precedent is a foe of international arbitration; A comparative view in other jurisdictions; and A wrap up of the current position and interactive Q & A session.

Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Time: 5.15 pm – 7.15 pm
Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.

The Hon Justice Antony Siopis, Judge, Federal Court of Australia, Perth

CIArb Australia Welcome:
Caroline Kenny QC, CIArb Australia Vice President, Melbourne


  • Elizabeth Macknay, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Perth
    Topic: Overview of Principles and Issues Involved
  • Simon Davis, CIArb Australia National Councillor and Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers, Perth
    Topic: Arguments For and Against Lord Thomas' Proposition
  • Dr Pat Saraceni, Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Clifford Chance, Perth
    Topic: Comparative Analysis and Wrap-up

Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Level 7
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building 1, Victoria Avenue, Perth

By no later than Friday, 31 March 2017

CIArb Media:
Gianna Totaro
Mob: 0438 337 328