International Arbitration and States

  • February 25, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to attend the first event in 2020 of the International Arbitration Series, a joint initiative of the CIArb Australia and Federal Court of Australia.

Addressed by a distinguished chair and panel, the topics of the seminar will focus on the expanding scope of international arbitration.

This will be followed by a Q & A session. Drinks and canapés will be served at the conclusion of proceedings. (Adelaide only)

Chair: The Hon Justice Richard Conway White
Justice, Federal Court of Australia

Consequences for international arbitration in Australia of the entry into force at start of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), drawing on his experience as counsel to the Government of Canada in negotiations over the investment chapter of the Agreement – Nick Gallus, Special Counsel, Lipman Karas

Funding and enforcement in investor-state arbitration – Nathan Landis, Investment Manager, IMF Bentham

Arbitrating Space disputes – Nicholas Floreani, Barrister, Jeffcott Chambers and Julia Dreosti, Lipman Karas

Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Time: 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm (with networking drinks in Adelaide until 7.15pm)
Venue: Federal Court of Australia
Court 1, Law Courts Building,
3 Angas Street, Adelaide 5000.

RSVP: By no later than Friday, 21 February 2020
CIArb Media: Gordon Tan
Executive Officer
CIArb Australia
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As this event is free of charge for CIArb Members and Guests, registrations are essential and places are strictly limited. Please denote in the Special Requirements section of the Registration form if you will be attending in the city other than your usual location.

The Hon Justice Richard Conway White
Justice, Federal Court of Australia


Nathan Landis – Investment Manager, IMF Bentham

Nathan Landis is an Investment Manager based in IMF Bentham’s Perth office, responsible for due diligence and managing funded cases.

Nathan joined IMF Bentham from the Western Australia Bar where his practice focussed on dispute resolution in the resources sector. In 2015, he was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended Barrister for Dispute Resolution in Western Australia.

Nathan was previously a counsel at Clifford Chance where he worked on large commercial disputes, international arbitration matters and cross-border litigation matters. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has appeared in a range of courts and tribunals in Australia and the Middle East.

Having served in the Australian Defence Force for over 20 years, Nathan currently serves as a legal officer in the Army Reserve. In his military career, he has appeared in military discipline proceedings and provided advice on a range of operational, administrative and military discipline matters.

Nathan holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law, Australia) and a Graduate Diploma in Military Law (Australian National University). He is also a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

Nick Gallus – Special Counsel, Lipman Karas

Nick has been counsel for states and for multinational companies in dozens of investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and WTO disputes. He was counsel for the Government of Canada in the negotiation of several investment treaties and trade agreements, including the TPP.

He lectures in international arbitration at Monash University and previously taught international trade and investment law at Queen’s University in Canada. His writing appears in leading international academic journals and his most recent book on international disputes was published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

Nick Floreani – Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator, Jeffcott Chambers

Nick has over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution in the engineering, construction, oil & gas, mining, defence, rural, transport, insurance and general commercial sectors.
Named in the Doyle’s Guide since 2014 as leading and recommended counsel in construction, commercial litigation & dispute resolution and mediation, he specialises in the law and practice of ADR.Nick is an accredited Mediator and graded Arbitrator. He is also an accredited Adjudicator in South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Malaysia and has adjudicated disputes totalling in excess of AUD$100 million.He has appeared as counsel in large and complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international.

Julia Dreosti – Principal at Lipman Karas

Julia is an experienced commercial litigator and arbitration practitioner who has represented clients in commercial disputes across a range of industries, including energy & resources, infrastructure, construction, defence, government, financial services and corporates. Julia has advised and represented clients with respect to arbitrations under various institutional rules (ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SIAC) and ad hoc arbitrations.Many of her cases have involved disputes in multiple jurisdictions, and her approach to these disputes is enhanced by her experiences working in Asia and Europe. Julia joined Lipman Karas in 2014 having worked in the Sydney and Singapore offices of Clifford Chance.

Previously, she worked for a number of years with Clayton Utz in Sydney and Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Paris. She also holds a Masters in French Law and European Community Law from Université Paris 1 – Pantheon-Sorbonne. Julia is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the ACICA Practice and Procedures Board, and a member of the ACICA Rules Committee. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a former National Councillor of CIArb Australia.

The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations:

Melbourne (VIC) Court: 8A 5:45pm
Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Sydney (NSW) Court: 1 5:45pm
 Law Courts Building, Queens Square, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
Perth (WA) Court: 4 2:45pm
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, Perth
Brisbane (QLD) Court: 2 4:45pm
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building 119 North Quay, Brisbane
Canberra (ACT) Court: 1  5:45 pm
Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Childers Street, Canberra
Hobart (TAS) Court: 1 5:45pm
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,  39–41 Davey Street, Hobart
Darwin (NT) Court: 9 4:15pm
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin

About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries operating in over 250 commercial sectors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities.