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Call for Papers for ICMA XXI

The Twenty First International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XXI) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 8-13 March 2020. Proposals to present papers at ICMA XXI on any subject matter relevant to the practice of maritime law and maritime arbitration of a procedural or substantive nature are now invited. Categories of topics [...]

Australian Disputes Centre Announces First Nations’ Mediation Panel

The Australian Disputes Centre announces the launch of its First Nations’ Mediation Panel. “This Panel of specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dispute resolvers builds on ADC’s work within the community and brings additional focus and resources to the significant opportunities for culturally appropriate dispute resolution” says CEO, Deborah Lockhart. Read Full Press Release on the ADC website here.

Event Wrap Up: ACICA Symposium celebrating 60 years of the New York Convention

Back to the Future of Cross-Border Contracts: What 60 years of the New York Convention means for the commerce of today and the conflicts of tomorrow. The New York Convention is a global instrument, but its effects are felt on a local level, and its scope of operation is defined by the flows of international [...]

Austrade releases Australian International Arbitration Capability Report

View the recently released International Commercial Arbitration Capability Report from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. The report outlines Australia's offering in terms of world-class international dispute resolution services and expertise to promote global trade, safeguard commercial relationships and manage risk in cross-border investment. Download your copy here.

Book Launch – AMTAC Annual Addresses 2007 to 2016!

Since its establishment in 2007, AMTAC has convened the AMTAC Annual Address, which have been presented by judges, academics, maritime law and arbitration practitioners and industry representatives. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary in 2016, AMTAC has compiled and published all 10 Addresses in this one volume. Please see attached flyer and our webpage for more details!  

ACICA-UNSW International Arbitration Survey Launched!

ACICA and the University of New South Wales are pleased to launch the first Survey on the Use of International Commercial Arbitration in Australia’s Trade and Commercial Practice. We are seeking your views! This research, jointly conducted by the UNSW Law School and ACICA, constitutes the first empirical study undertaken focusing on patterns of use in international [...]

Event Wrap Up: AMTAC Address 2016 & 10th Anniversary Dinner

On 7 September 2016, AMTAC celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an Annual Address and Dinner. The Annual Address delivered at the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney and simultaneously broadcast to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth was a great success. Peter McQueen, Chair of AMTAC since its inception opened the evening welcoming all in attendance.  [...]

Event Wrap Up: Current Issues for Maritime Law Practitioners, 6 July 2016

On 6 July 2016, Ashurst and the Australian Maritime and Transport and Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) co-hosted a seminar in Brisbane to celebrate AMTAC's 10th Anniversary.  The seminar was titled "Current Issues for Maritime Law Practitioners" and was held in the Common Room at the Inns of Court. Presentations were given by the Honourable Justice Reeves, [...]

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