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Singapore Convention on Mediation: a step towards easier enforcement of international settlements
Insight 11 Jul 2019

On 7 August 2019, the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation (the Convention) will be open for signature.  It will come into force six months after three countries have signed, with Singapore expected to be the first State to do so. ...

Improving external dispute resolution schemes - rather odd recommendations
Insight 07 Feb 2017

It is difficult to describe the interim recommendations of the Expert Panel reviewing the financial system external dispute resolution and complaints framework as anything other than odd ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority is to replace each of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman in November 2018 ...

A new planning regime for Queensland
Insight 03 Jul 2017

The Planning Act 2016 commences today together with the Planning Regulation 2017 various new planning documents and new forms The Act replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 While there is a lot that has changed under the new regime the cornerstones of the planning system remain intact Special ...

Sidestepping arbitration clauses - a potentially explosive business!
Insight 28 Jan 2014

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has rejected a wide-ranging attack by a contracting party preferring litigation to arbitration on the operation of an arbitration clause Partner Andrew Maher reports ...

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement
Insight 15 Apr 2014

Australia and Japan have recently concluded negotiations on an economic agreement which will reduce tariff barriers on the majority of Australian exports to Japan In contrast to the recently concluded Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement it does not include an investor-state dispute settlement ...

Federal Court - another arbitration-friendly decision
Insight 15 May 2014

In a recent decision the Federal Court dismissed an application to set aside an arbitral award rendered in Australia on the basis that it breached the rules of natural justice In doing so the courts decision recognised the limited scope of the grounds upon which an award can be set aside under ...

Further support for arbitration
Insight 15 Jul 2014

In a recent decision the Victorian Court of Appeal has held that parties to an arbitration agreement cannot avoid arbitration by seeking to bring the claim in a statutory tribunal Partner Nick Rudge and Lawyer James Waters report on a case that reinforces the trend of Australian courts to give ...

Report: Wrap-up of Sydney Arbitration Week 2014
Insight 25 Nov 2014

Over five days in November Sydney played host to a series of major international conferences as part of the second Sydney Arbitration Week ...

More limits on lawyer-driven litigation
Insight 01 Dec 2014

Following a decision earlier this year preventing a solicitor from acting in a class action in which the solicitor managed and controlled the representative plaintiff the Victorian Supreme Court has held that a solicitor and senior counsel should be prevented from acting in a class action in which ...

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