Event: UN Day Lecture

25 Years of Cross Border Insolvency Law Reform
1994 - 2019

2 October 2019


Since 1994, UNCITRAL has been developing model laws on Cross Border Insolvency (CBI), which have been adopted in Australia and most leading economies. These laws support globalisation of world trade by providing for cooperation in international insolvencies, through a process of mutual recognition by courts of foreign insolvency regimes and representatives. This year's UN Day Lecture series will outline how the CBI framework operates, and examine the contribution made by Australian courts and practitioners to many of the developments in this field over the past quarter-century.

The UN Day Lecture series is an annual initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia(UNCCA) to highlight the work of UNCITRAL for practitioners and students. A Lecture will be held in each Australian capital city, with a local speaking panel. Light refreshments will be available afterwards, sponsored by the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA). Your city's details are set out below.

Registration is required, with a fee for non-members of $25 and students of $5. There is no charge for members of UNCCA, ARITA, the Judiciary, court staff or the APS. Application will be made, where required, for CPD accreditation.

Programme

Wednesday 23rd October 2019: 5.00pm - 6.15 pm

Brisbane

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair: Justice Roger Derrington
Speaker: Adjunct Professor Rosalind Mason, Queensland University of Technology
Commentator: Scott Butler, McCullough Robertson

Hobart

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair:
Justice Duncan Kerr
Speaker:
Tim D. Castle, 6 St James Hall Chambers
Commentator:
Paul Cook, Paul Cook & Associates

 

Thursday 24th October 2019: 5.00pm - 6.15 pm

Adelaide

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair: Justice Anthony Besanko
Speaker: Professor Christopher Symes. University of Adelaide
Commentator: Brendon Roberts QC, Bar Chambers

Canberra

Venue: Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts, Court 1
Chair: Judge Dr Warwick Neville
Speaker: Adjunct Professor Michael Murray, Queensland University of Technology
Commentator: Prue Bindon, Key Chambers

Darwin

Venue: William Forster Chambers
Chair: Justice Judith Kelly
Speaker: Duncan McConnel, William Forster Chambers
Commentator: Stuart Reid, Rodgers Reidy

Melbourne

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair: Justice David O'Callaghan
Speaker: Stewart Maiden QC, Victorian Bar
Commentator: Dr Neil Hannan, Thomson Geer

Perth

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair: Justice Neil McKerracher
Speaker: Justice Katrina Banks-Smith
Commentator: Julie Taylor, Francis Burt Chambers

Sydney

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1
Chair: Justice Jacqueline Gleeson
Speaker: Scott Atkins, Norton Rose Fulbright
Commentator: Jenny Clift, Former Secretary Working Group V, UNCITRAL