Choice of Court Agreements Under an International Civil Law Act

19 October 2017


Speaker: Michael Douglas, The University of Sydney Law School

The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements aims to ensure the effectiveness of choice of court agreements between parties to international commercial transactions. In late 2016, Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties recommended that Australia accede to the Convention through a proposed 'International Civil Law Act'. This presentation will consider how accession to the Convention would impact Australian law. Although the Convention largely aligns to the current approach to choice of court agreements in Australian private international law, there are important differences that deserve attention.

Chair: Andrew Bell SC


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Registration is not required

This seminar is open to members of the NSW Bar Association


CPD Points: 1


This event is presented by the NSW Bar Association and The University of Sydney Law School.


Time: 1-2pm

Location: NSW Bar Association, Selborne Chambers, B/174 Phillip Street, Sydney

Cost: Free, no registration is required

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

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