BUILDING BRIDGES: Resolving Disputes through International Arbitration

BUILDING BRIDGES: Resolving Disputes through International Arbitration

Event Description

The Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb Australia) are pleased to invite you to their 2019 International Arbitration Conference: Building Bridges: Resolving Disputes through International Arbitration. As international arbitration remains the preferred means for commercial and state entities to resolve disputes in the global economy, building bridges, and not walls, is key to maintaining good relationships to ensure growth, competitiveness and new opportunities. This one-day conference is Australia’s premier international arbitration event and will launch the 2019 Australian Arbitration Week. Supported by global institutes, government, industry associations, sponsors and media partners, it will bring together eminent jurists including The Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC, High Court of Australia, who will deliver the keynote address, and expert practitioners from five continents and 15 jurisdictions who will impart their knowledge and experiences in examining emerging trends in various key sectors. A Cocktail Networking Reception will follow proceedings featuring guest speaker, The Hon Yvette D’Ath, Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Queensland Government We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be another memorable week combining an excellent professional program and a relaxing stay in Brisbane.

Event Schedule

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee/Tea
9.00 – 9.05

Welcome and Introduction to the Hon Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Supreme Court of Queensland

Caroline Kenny QC, President of CIArb Australia, Barrister and International Arbitrator, Melbourne, Australia

9.05 – 9.15

Welcome Address

The Hon Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

9.15 – 9.20

Welcome and Introduction to the Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC, High Court of Australia

Brenda Horrigan, President of ACICA and Head of International Arbitration Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney, Australia

9.20 – 9.40

Keynote Address

The Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC, High Court of Australia, Canberra, Australia

9.40 – 10.40

Session One: Around the Globe in 60 Minutes: Hot Topics in International Arbitration

Chair: The Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal, Brisbane, Australia

Panel: Meg Utterback, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, New York, USA Sheila Ahuja, Partner, Allen & Overy, Singapore

Anne K. Hoffmann, Independent Arbitrator, Dubai, UAE

10.40 – 11.00 Morning Tea
11.00 – 11.30

Session Two: In Conversation with Paula Hodges QC, President of LCIA and Head of Global Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills, London, UK

Moderator: Caroline Kenny QC, President of CIArb Australia, Barrister and International Arbitrator, Melbourne, Australia

11.30 – 12.30

Session Three: Resources and Energy

Chair: Georgia Quick, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney, Australia

Panel: Kanaga Dharmananda SC, Founding Director, PCERA, Perth, Australia Hemant Sahai, Founding Partner, HSA Advocates, New Delhi, India Russell Thirgood, Partner, McCullough Robertson, Brisbane, Australia

12.30 – 1.15

Session Four: China’s One Belt, One Road

Chair: Chan Leng Sun SC, Deputy Chairman, SIAC & Senior Counsel, Essex Court Chambers Duxton, Singapore

Panel: Dr Fuyong Chen, Deputy Secretary-General, BAC/ BIAC, Beijing, China Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners, Hong Kong

1.15 – 2.15 Lunch: Eden’s Table
2.15 – 3.00

Session Five: Intellectual Property

Chair: Prof Jenni Lightowlers, Dean of Law School, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Panel: Winnie Tam SC, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong

Dr Rouven F. Bodenheimer C.Arb, Partner, Bodenheimer Herzberg, Cologne, Germany

3.00 – 3.45

Session Six: Mergers and Acquisitions

Chair: Justin McDonnell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Brisbane, Australia

Panel: Andrew McDougall, Partner, White & Case, Paris, France

Paul Sandosham, Chairman, CIArb Singapore and Partner, Clifford Chance, Singapore

3.45 – 4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00 – 5.00

Session Seven: Construction and Infrastructure Major Projects

Chair: Sandy Thompson QC, Solicitor General of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Panel: Stephen Hibbert, Head of Legal and General Counsel, Qatar Rail, Doha,Qatar Gitanjali Bajaj, Partner, DLA Piper, Sydney, Australia

Frances Williams, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Brisbane, Australia

5.00 – 5.45

Session Eight: Appointment of Arbitrator – Institution v Corporate Chair: Prof Doug Jones AO, Independent Arbitrator, Sydney, Australia

Panel: Matthew Gearing QC, Chairperson, HKIAC and Global Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group, Allen & Overy, Hong Kong

Scheherazade Walter, General Manager – Closures, Rio Tinto, Brisbane, Australia

5.45 – 5.55

Closing Address

Caroline Kenny QC, President of CIArb Australia Brenda Horrigan, President of ACICA

6.00 – 8.00

Cocktail Networking Reception

Welcome Address: The Hon Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Queensland Government, Brisbane, Australia

Presentation of 2019 CIArb Australia Essay Winner: Dr Shane Monks, CIArb Australia Queensland State Convenor and National Councillor, Brisbane, Australia

Event Information

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Nov 18, 2019

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Melbourne

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