International Commercial Dispute Resolution for the 21st Century

19 April 2018



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International Commercial Dispute Resolution for the 21st Century: Australian Perspectives

This symposium, held on the Thursday immediately after the ICCA Congress in Sydney, adds some Australian perspectives on recent developments in cross-border business dispute resolution, searching for a shared prognosis or recommendations on vexed issues such as treaty-based investor-state arbitration or alternatives such as new international courts.

The symposium locates these perspectives in contemporary global and regional context, especially Asia-Pacific and European developments, mindful of both synergies and tensions among investor-state arbitration, inter-state dispute settlement, international commercial arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation.

Presenters are deliberately diverse with respect to main areas of expertise, national or ethnic background, affiliation, age and gender. Several will also draw on participation in an earlier symposium co-organised with the University of Western Australia, and presentations from both events will be considered for publication.

This symposium, sponsored by the Sydney Centre for International Law, includes a book launch by The Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of Australia, of Chaisse & Nottage (eds) International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia (Brill, January 2018).


Presenters include:


Commentators include:


View the draft program


Registration: (inc. GST)

Full fee: $150

Alumni/ Government organisation: $90

Full-time student/ Academic/ NGO: $60



Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL) at The University of Sydney Law School

Media partner:

Transnational Dispute Management


Time: 9am - 4.30pm (registration from 8.30am, cocktail reception following symposium)

Location: Sydney Law School, Common Room, Level 4, New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 34565c05354410142d416b004c555709011b2f25035a3817