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AUSTRALIAN ARBITRATION WEEK 2021 BLOG

Welcome to the Australian Disputes Centre’s Blog on Australian Arbitration Week 2021  ADC's Associates and Interns covered events throughout Australian Arbitration Week 2021 on this blog. The Blog is full of insights and references from the myriad of speakers presenting throughout the week. We have also added a few links for additional reading. We have tried to keep acronyms to a minimum, but for those new to the topic: International Commercial Arbitration "ICA",  and  Australia Arbitration Week "AAW". Please [...]

Session Supervisor Reflections on the APCMC 2021

  Supervising mediation sessions for the 2021 ADC-ICC Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition was an incredibly rewarding experience. It provided a rare opportunity to witness contestants from across the world come together to find creative solutions to difficult problems. One of the strengths of mediation is that it can lead to outcomes that address each party's underlying interests. I enjoyed watching contestants propose and negotiate remedies that went beyond damages and focused on the relationships underpinning the dispute. This was a [...]

ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition 2021 – Winning Team Announced

The Grand-final for 2021 is complete! Announcing the Winning team for 2021: West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) Congratulations to the team from The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata (Kaira Pinheiro, Ayushi Thakur, Saiesh K. and Deeksha Viswanathan, with coaches Jawad A J and Aastha Malhotra) for winning the 5th annual APCMC! In a stunning Grand Final, our congratulations also to the runners up, The University of Auckland team (Joshua Oliver, Karan Kalsi, Nick Stewart, Spencer Barley, with coaches Keeha Oh and Matthew Jackson. In a riveting negotiation [...]

Grand Finalist Teams Announced

Congratulations to our semi-finalist teams who did an amazing job in their rounds this morning. Well done to the University of Auckland (Team 801), National University of Singapore (Team 827), UNSW (Team 817) and West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) we commend all teams for your tremendous efforts. Two teams can go through to the Grand Final. We congratulate our APCMC 2021 Grand-finalists: University of Auckland (Team 801) West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) [...]

Semi-Finals Focus

Congratulations again to all four teams who reached the Semi-Final Round and excelled in their mediation sessions. Your achievement was a credit to your hard work and your commitment to honing some seriously world-class ADR skills. You all gave very impressive performances as Counsel and Clients. The University of Auckland (Team 801) National University of Singapore (Team 827) UNSW (Team 817)  West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) We also extend our congratulations to your dedicated and talented [...]

APCMC 2021 Semi Finalist Teams Announced

Congratulations and well done to you all for your tremendous efforts in the APCMC 2021 and over the course of the preliminary rounds. We are thrilled to announce our semi-finalists The University of Auckland (Team 801) National University of Singapore (Team 827) UNSW (Team 817)  West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Team 822) Semi-Finals will be held 12 Sept 11:30am AEST. The Grand Final will be on 12 Sept at 5pm AEST. The competition isn’t over yet! The impromptu [...]

APCMC 2021 Official Opening a Massive Success!

To launch the ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition on Friday 10 September 2021, over 100 students, volunteers and dignitaries gathered online for the 'Official Opening'. ADC's CEO Deborah Lockhart was joined by Bryan Clarke, CEO of the International Chamber of Commerce, Australia in welcoming all APCMC participants, volunteers and special guests. Representing over 15 countries, our international attendees were honoured to receive a warm Welcome to Country from Auntie Bronwyn Penrith onto the land of the Gadigal People of [...]

APCMC 2021 is off and running!

For cultural and timezone reasons we started early! So exciting to see the first 2 sessions of APCMC2021 getting started this evening (AEST).  From Annebelle Davis and Lisa Frisken, two of this evening's judges: "Good evening Deborah Congratulations on a fantastic start to APCMC 2021.  Just judged the first round and wanted to say how impressive the teams were. They set a really high standard tonight. Its already shaping up as an awesome event. Go teams! Best, Annebelle   "First [...]

Vale Ken Hinds

The Australian Disputes Centre is deeply saddened at the passing of friend and colleague Ken Hinds, who passed away peacefully on 3rd September 2018, aged 74. Ken was a highly respected engineer, project manager, forensic expert, mediator, adjudicator, arbitrator and an art collector extraordinaire. Speaking at Ken’s funeral service in Caloundra on 10 September 2018, ADC’s Director, Professor Doug Jones, described Ken as ‘’a true renaissance man’’. Ken was a lead innovator in the engineering field and Doug Jones spoke [...]

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