AUSTRALIAN ARBITRATION WEEK 2021 BLOG

Welcome to the Australian Disputes Centre’s Blog on Australian Arbitration Week 2021  ADC will be covering events throughout the week on the blog. Stay tuned for reminders, insights & photos.  We will try and keep acronyms to a minimum, but for those new to the topic: International Commercial Arbitration "ICA"  and  Australia Arbitration Week "AAW". DAY 5 - 22 October 2021 Good morning early birds! Time is running out for you to catch AAW 2021 live. It is the 5th [...]

COVID-19 Protocol -7 October 2021

ADC Sydney (1 Castlereagh St) Updated  7 October 2021 @ 1.00pm Thank you to our clients for your continued support for the Australian Disputes Centre. With Sydney easing out lockdown from 11 October, it is back to business as usual for ADC, including 1 Castlereagh St. ADC's flagship online training programs continue as normal. ADC's Disputes Management appointment process also continues as normal. And we are always available by phone or email to discuss any questions you may have. [...]

Is Online Dispute Resolution here to stay? – The Opinion of ADR Practitioners and Clients

As of October 6th 2021, 89% of New South Wales residents and 83% of Victorian residents have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.[1] With two of Australia’s most populous states scheduled to exit lockdown by December, face-to-face Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) sessions will once again be an option for many Australians. The question for practitioners is whether clients will return to traditional ADR post-lockdown, or is Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) here to stay? Our special rapporteur on the impact of COVID-19 explores [...]

Online Dispute Resolution in the Age Covid-19

The Hon. Justice Julie Ward 4th Annual ADR Address of the Supreme Court of NSW Rapporteur - Aaron Zou The Hon. Justice Julie Ward, Chief Judge of Equity in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, presented ADC’s 4th Annual ADR address of the Supreme Court of NSW last Thursday, 30th September. Having spent the majority of the year in lockdown and in virtual hearings, Justice Ward’s annual address was topically on the future of Online Dispute Resolution [...]

Arbitration Environment In India: From The Users’ Perspective

With opening itself to globalisation and foreign investment, India is eying to become a global hub for commerce. Arbitration, as a quasi-judicial system, is increasingly be used in responding to the concomitant commercial disputes that arise from this increased trade and investment. In this fascinating article Rajat Singla, an India-based engineer and Masters of Law candidate at UNSW, interviews users and experts of arbitration. The focus is on professionals from the Indian civil infrastructure industry who have experience in dealing [...]

Australia Signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation on 10 September 2021

Following submissions made by the Australian Disputes Centre in conjunction with members of the Council for Australian Dispute Resolution (CADR) to the Federal Attorney-General earlier this year in support of the signing of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (‘Singapore Convention on Mediation’), Australia has become the latest country to sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation. On 10 September 2021, Australia joined a list of 52 countries who have so far signed the Convention.[1] Afghanistan [...]

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 [...]

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