Recent Developments in International Arbitration: Implications for Australia and beyond

  • March 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You are invited to attend the first event in 2021 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 webinar will consider the Australian implications of two recent judgments by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Enka Insaat v Chubb and Halliburton v Chubb.

This will be followed by a Q & A session.

Chair: The Hon. Justice Jonathan Beach
Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

The method of identifying the law applicable to an arbitration agreement has been long debated in international arbitration by courts and commentators.  That makes the Supreme Court’s decision in Enka v Chubb a landmark case which warrants consideration, especially for its implications for Australia. 

Disclosure by arbitrators of matters that may give rise to justifiable doubts about their impartiality is an important legal duty as it reinforces the integrity and perceived fairness of the arbitration process.  What should be disclosed and when a failure to do will lead to removal of an arbitrator varies according to which rules apply. The Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton v Chubb sets out a nuanced approach to arbitrator disclosure and in establishing apparent bias. The lessons to be learnt from the case will be extrapolated to an Australian context.


Tuesday 30 March 2021

Start: 1:00pm AEDT
End:  2:00pm AEDT

Virtual Platform: A link to the virtual platform will be emailed to all registrants after you have registered.

RSVP: Please RSVP by no later than 5.00pm on 29 March 2021.

Executive Officer
CIArb Australia

CPD Points: If this webinar is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you may be able to claim one point per hour (1 Substantive Law CLE Point). Please check the CLE requirements in your jurisdiction.

The Hon. Justice Jonathan Beach
Justice of the Federal Court of Australia


Dr Andrew Hanak QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Dr Andrew Hanak QC is a member of the Victorian Bar.  He is a Fellow, National Councillor and Treasurer of CIArb Australia Limited and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.

Dr Hanak QC practices as a barrister, mediator and arbitrator in all aspects of commercial law.


Dr Vicky Priskich, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Vicky Priskich is a Vice President of CIArb Australia, a National Councillor and the Chair of the Education Committee of CIArb Australia Limited and a Fellow of CIArb.  She practices as a barrister and arbitrator.

Vicky is experienced in international commercial arbitrations conducted under the SIAC, UNCITRAL and ICC Rules and in arbtral award enforcement proceedings.

She practises across a range of complex commercial disputes involving energy, finance and trusts disputes and shareholder and distributorship agreements.  She has a detailed knowledge of trusts law and has acted as counsel in commercial and family trust disputes and has appeared in banking and finance disputes in the Supreme and Federal Courts.

Joshua Paffey, Head of Arbitration, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Joshua is a specialist in company-critical, complex arbitrations and litigation.  He represents clients in significant commercial, trade and commerce, energy and resources, oil and gas, and infrastructure-related disputes in Australia and overseas, including cross-border investment disputes.

Joshua’s clients include listed and private companies, project owners and sponsors, EPC contractors, commodity traders, governments and government-owned corporations from Australia, Asia, UK, Europe, US and South America.

Joshua lectures on International Commercial Arbitration to university law students. He also is a director of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Chair of the ACICA Queensland State Committee.”

Jeremy Quan-Sing, Partner, Allens

Jeremy is a partner in the Disputes and Investigations team at Allens, based in Perth.  He specialises in complex commercial disputes and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration, expert determination and mediation.

Much of Jeremy’s experience has concerned disputes in the energy and resources sector.  He has represented clients in proceedings relating joint venture disputes, major project developments, asset acquisition, commodity pricing and engineering issues.  Jeremy is dual qualified.  In addition to his legal qualifications Jeremy has an honours degree in Engineering from the University of Western Australia.

A significant part of Jeremy’s practice involves assisting clients with high value and strategic arbitrations, both domestic and international.  He is co-head of the national Arbitration Practice Group at Allens.  He regularly acts in arbitrations concerning domestic and regional matters.  He is active in the arbitration community and frequently presents on arbitration issues in the region.

This webinar is proudly supported by Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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