Seminar: The Arbitration Agreement and the Jurisdiction of the Arbitrator: 18 May 2016

La Trobe Law School will be hosting a seminar with the Resolution Institute on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at its City Campus.

The seminar will review some fundamental principles and practices of arbitration in light of recent developments. These include the recent court ruling on Yukos in the Netherlands, where a US$50 billion award was overturned for lack of jurisdiction of the arbitrators. The panellists will review the requirements for the arbitration agreement, drafting considerations, the construction, validity and scope of the clause including the principle of Kompetenz-Kompetenz. The seminar will feature Dr Ozlem Susler from La Trobe Law School, who will discuss jurisdictional issues relating to arbitrators.

The Panel:

  • Donna Ross, US/French lawyer and ADR practitioner, Chair of the Arbitration and Expert Determination Committee of the Resolution Institute, fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Mel Schwing, Special Counsel at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, former Fulbright scholar, admitted to practice in the US and Australia.
  • Dr Ozlem Susler, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University. Lecturer in the JD and undergraduate law programs. Oz completed her doctorate in the Kompetenz-Kompetenz principle and the comparative approaches of courts to the jurisdiction of the arbitrator.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: La Trobe University, City Campus, Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

RSVP: 16 May 2016

Register: Please register your attendance here

Cost: Free, but places are limited

Refreshments will be served before and at the conclusion of the event

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