2022 International Arbitration Lecture

About the speaker – Professor Richard Garnett

Richard Garnett

Richard Garnett is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Richard has written extensively in the fields of conflict of laws, foreign state immunity and international arbitration, with his work cited by leading tribunals around the world, including the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the England and Wales Court of Appeal, United States federal courts, the Singapore Court of Appeal and Australian, Israeli, Swiss and New Zealand courts. Richard also regularly advises on cross-border litigation and arbitration matters and has appeared as counsel before several tribunals including the High Court of Australia. Richard has served as expert member of the Australian Government delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law to negotiate the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the 2019 Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments. In 2020 Richard was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the University of Melbourne for a body of published work that constitutes 'a substantial and original contribution to legal scholarship' and demonstrates 'authoritative standing in the field of study'. He is an elected Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

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