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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 h ...

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

Partner Partner Partner Partner Andrea Martignoni Over five days in November, Sydney played host to a series of major international conferences as part of the second Sydney Arbitration Week. Andrea Martignoni Peter O'Donahoo Nick ...

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 Departme ...

International arbitration update
Insight 09 Sep 2014

In this issue: we look at an unsuccessful challenge to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Federal Court of Australia; recent changes to the arbitration rules of the Institute of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

The Productivity Commission's draft report on its inquiry into Australia's system of civil dispute resolution has now been released. The comprehensive review focuses on ways to constrain costs and ...

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 ...

Asia Pacific international arbitration update
Insight 09 Apr 2014

In this issue: 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-Pacifi ...