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  • November 9, 2022
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia Young Members Group invites you to an entertaining panel discussion on arbitration clauses in terms and conditions that we sign up to everyday. The panel will discuss their validity and effect in terms of the Australian Consumer Law, unfair and unilateral contracts.


Wednesday, 09 November 2022 @ 2.30pm to 4pm AEDT (this is 11.30am to 1pm AWST)


Minter Ellison, Collins Arch, Level 20, 447 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Nikki Miller, Partner, Minter Ellison

Nikki is a Partner in the MinterEllison Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Group. He assists clients throughout all phases of the construction dispute lifecycle, from dispute avoidance and mitigation through to formal dispute resolution. He has a wealth of experience drawn from acting for principals (both public and private), contractors and consultants on large infrastructure and construction projects throughout Australia and internationally. Nikki has experience in all forms of construction dispute resolution methods including mediation, dispute avoidance boards, expert determination, arbitration (international and domestic) and litigation. He has a keen interest in delay and disruption issues and their impact on the completion of projects, and is able to quickly grasp technical construction concepts in order to adeptly deal with the technical aspects of construction disputes.


Erika Williams, Independent Arbitrator, Williams Arbitration

Erika is a leading international arbitration practitioner with over 10 years’ experience acting in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration.  Erika is experienced in commercial, construction and investment arbitration and has acted in arbitrations under various arbitral institutions including ACICA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC and JCAA.

Erika is on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Resolution Institute and Queensland Law Society and sits as arbitrator and tribunal secretary.


Chris Hey, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison

Chris is a Senior Associate in the MinterEllison Projects, Infrastructure and Construction Group with a specialisation in construction and engineering dispute resolution.

Chris has experience advising a range of clients including government, principals, contractors and engineers in contract administration, risk management and dispute resolution in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.  Chris’ dispute resolution experience has included acting in, and advising clients in respect of adjudications, mediations, expert determinations, arbitrations (international and domestic) and litigation.

Huw Watkins, Barrister and Arbitrator, Victorian Bar

Huw has substantial experience with international and domestic commercial disputes.   His practice at the bar incorporates general corporate and commercial law, building and construction and international arbitration.  He appears in all jurisdictions in Australia and in domestic and international arbitrations.

Huw is a fellow of ACICA and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He teaches International Dispute Resolution subjects internationally and also teaches at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law.  Huw has served as a member of the Vicbar Arbitration Committee and the Commbar Civil Procedure Committee.


Monique Carroll, Independent Arbitrator, Cite Legal

After more than 12 years at Australia’s leading law firms where clients have consistently praised Monique’s technical skills, commercial insight and practical solutions, Monique established Cite Legal. Monique is a top tier dispute resolution and regulatory risk lawyer who deploys legal advice in a practical and insightful manner.

In 2012 and 2013, Monique worked in Beijing representing Chinese and foreign clients with respect to domestic and international disputes and compliance issues. This experience led Monique to develop a risk management practice, deploying the benefit of hindsight, aimed at avoiding disputes or compliance failures from eventuating and if they do eventuate, using an early interventionist approach and mediation to reach a solution. This experience also led to Monique developing a cross-border regulatory compliance practice covering anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering, supply chain risk and modern slavery, export controls, anti-dumping regimes and whistle-blower protections.

Robert Heath KC, Barrister and Arbitrator, Victorian Bar

Robert has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes including arbitrations.  He has extensive experience working on heavy and complex cases as part of a team made up of solicitors and other counsel.  He is an experienced trial advocate.

Robert is briefed regularly to give advice (in conference and in writing).  He also takes appointments as a mediator and as an arbitrator.

Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); a Grade 2 Arbitrator at the Resolution Institute; he is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA); and he is a member of Panel of Arbitrators at the Thailand Arbitration Centre.

Sylvia Tee, Counsel, Ashurst

Sylvia is a dual-qualified, bilingual commercial arbitration and litigation practitioner who has acted in cases involving a variety of industries, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional proceedings in the financial services, infrastructure and resources sectors. Her experience as an advocate spans multiple dispute resolution fora, including court, arbitration and expert determination proceedings.

Sylvia is recognised as a specialist in the field of international arbitration. Besides having advised on and acted in arbitration proceedings conducted under a variety of procedural rules including those of the ICC, SIAC, ACICA, AAA and UNCITRAL, Sylvia has also been a regional director at the  ICC and worked on Singapore’s 2012 amendment of its International Arbitration Act and Arbitration Act while seconded to the Singapore Ministry of Law. She is regularly invited to speak on arbitration-related topics in conferences and workshops around the world.

Sylvia is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She currently sits on the HK45 Committee, the ICC Hong Kong Arbitration and ADR Committee and the ICC Task Force on Disability Inclusion and International Arbitration.

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