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Asia Pacific international arbitration update
Insight 09 Apr 2014

We look at the inclusion of investor-state arbitration provisions in the recent Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the possible inclusion of such provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Singapore Court of Appeal decision that means parties challenging the jurisdiction of a tribunal have ...

Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 21 Nov 2014

The Australian and Chinese governments have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement that will reduce tariff barriers on the majority of Australian exports to China The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that the treaty will include an investor-state dispute ...

Productivity Commission - third party litigation funding and contingency fees
Insight 17 Apr 2014

The Productivity Commissions draft report on its inquiry into Australias system of civil dispute resolution has now been released The comprehensive review focuses on ways to constrain costs and promote access to justice One of the areas the Productivity Commission is examining is Australias private ...

The driver, the racing team, the Grand Prix and the court - high-speed arbitration enforcement in the Victorian Supreme Court
Insight 16 Mar 2015

In just over a week of fast-paced litigation the Supreme Court of Victoria acted quickly and decisively to enforce an international arbitration award Partner Duncan Travis view CV and Associate Christopher Holland report on the litigation between Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde and Formula One ...

Subpoenas under the IAA: Foreign-seated arbitrations need not apply
Insight 18 Oct 2017

A recent Federal Court decision suggests a narrow approach to judicial support of international arbitrations limiting access to evidence located in Australia for parties of foreign-seated arbitrations Partner Nick Rudge and Overseas Lawyer Caroline Swartz-Zern report ...

Another win for arbitration
Insight 07 Aug 2014

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has upheld an earlier decision rejecting an application to set aside or not enforce an international arbitral award The appeal was brought on the grounds that the rules of natural justice were breached in making the arbitral award Partner Peter ...

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