Arbitration, the creature which can be tamed: the Federal Court of Australia clarifies the interplay between a non-municipal legal system and the statutory regime for enforcement of arbitral awards

A drawcard for arbitration is its flexible nature, which makes it a suitable mechanism for resolving a wide range of bespoke disputes. This flexibility can allow a tribunal to resolve disputes in accordance with specific laws and procedures which the parties select – including non-municipal systems of law. Read more

ARBITRATION ON THE RISE IN AUSTRALIA: ACICA REFLECTS ON A DECADE OF GROWTH

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) has released its report: ‘Reflections on the Last Decade of Activity at ACICA’, in celebration of 10 years since significant legislative reforms were made to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of arbitration in Australia. The report coincided with the 10th anniversary of the annual Australian Arbitration week … Read more

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL ALLOWS PARTIES TO CONTRACT OUT OF MANDATORY JURISDICTION IMPOSED BY THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT 1991 (CTH)

In a recent decision, the Australian Federal Court of Appeal refused an anti-suit injunction which sought to prevent the commencement of arbitral proceedings in England, in relation to a dispute arising out of a bill of lading for cargo transported between South Australia and Queensland. The Court determined that the ‘mandatory jurisdiction’ provision of the … Read more