21-30 of 31 results

Significant 'blow' for penalties claims
Insight 08 Apr 2015

Today the Full Federal Court clarified the law of penalties as it applies to fees The key development is that in considering whether the amount of a fee is extravagant and exorbitant compared to the potential costs incurred in dealing with a failure to perform an obligation the court held that ...

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 ...

Third parties are no bar to arbitration: A win for arbitration?
Insight 07 May 2015

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has confirmed in a recent case that the impact of any dispute on third parties will generally not determine its arbitrability which rather will be determined on the proper construction of the arbitration agreement Partner Nick Rudge Senior Associate Alex Price ...

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 ...

Australia's expanding network of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement
Insight 18 Feb 2015

Australia continues to expand its network of investment treaties In light of this Australian investors should consider a review of the treaty protections that apply to their foreign investments If a treaty includes an investor-State dispute settlement mechanism the investor may be able to resolve ...

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 ...

Another win for arbitration
Insight 07 Aug 2014

The FCAFC has upheld an earlier decision rejecting an application to set aside or not enforce an international arbitral award. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Investor-State dispute settlement under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 06 Mar 2014

In a shift from the previous Australian Governments position a free trade agreement between Korea and Australia which was recently concluded by the new Coalition Government will include investor-state dispute settlement clauses ...

Refine