Transparency, Efficiency, Enforceability and Diversity: The Hallmarks of Modern Commercial Arbitration


International Arbitration Series

8 June 2018

You are invited to attend the second event in 2018 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia. To be held in Brisbane, the seminar will be broadcast across Australia via the FCA court network.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on Transparency, Efficiency, Enforceability and Diversity. This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings (in Brisbane only).

Chair: The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Justice of the Federal Court of Australia and President of the Australian Law Reform Commission

Transparency: The duty of disclosure by arbitrators of potential conflicts of interest: the role of 'soft' law - Richard Morgan, Barrister-At-Law, QLD Bar

Efficiency: A new paradigm of resolving disputes: What arbitration can learn from statutory adjudication - Russell Thirgood, Head of Arbitration | Arbitrator, McCullough Robertson

Enforceability: Enforceability: why the arbitration debate is about more than efficiency and costs - Brenda Horrigan, Head of International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills

Diversity: Diversity in arbitration: a fresh approach to a familiar topic - Erika Williams, Director, ArbitralWomen

Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018

Time: 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Brisbane until 7.15pm)

Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane

By no later than Monday, 11 June 2018

The Federal Court will video cast the seminar to the following locations pending registrations:

City Courtroom Local Time
Melbourne (VIC)Court 6A5:15 pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Sydney (NSW) Court 18B 5:15 pm
Law Courts Building Queens Square, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court 4 3:15 pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building 1, Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court 1 5:15 pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Adelaide (SA) Court 3 4:45 pm
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas St, Adelaide
Canberra (ACT) Court 1 5:15 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court 1 5:15 pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Level 2, 39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court 9 4:45 pm
Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin

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As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.