Previous IA Lectures

2021: Parallel proceedings in international arbitration: theoretical analysis and search for practical solutions
2020: A Response to DFAT’s Review of Australia’s Bilateral Investment Treaties 2019: Arbitration in Australia – Rising to the Challenge 2018: "The Need for Speed – Is International Arbitration Becoming Overly Fixated with Efficiency?” 2017: How worldly is it?” by The Hon Sir Bernard Eder2016: “International Arbitration and Independence – Off the Beaten Track” by Elliott Geisinger2015: “Dynamics, discretion and diversity - A recipe for unpredictability in international arbitration?” by Hilary Heilbron QC2014: “Commercial Courts and International Arbitration– Competitors or Partners?” by Michael Hwang SC2013: The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance2012: The Impact of International Arbitration on the Rule of Law2011: Islamic influences on international arbitration2010: 仲裁 - Speaking your language? What is the language of resolution in the Asia-Pacific region?2009: The Day Before Tomorrow: Future Developments in International Arbitration2008: Inside Out: A User's View of International Arbitration2007: When Arbitrators Facilitate Settlement: Amiable Imposition or Actual Solution?2006: Enterprise v State: The New David and Goliath?2005: Litigate, Arbitrate, Mediate, Frustrate? Breaking the Dispute Deadlock2004: Apes, Neanderthals and Missing Links: Evolution in International Business Arbitration2003: East meets West: Tradition, Globalisation and the Future of Arbitration2002: Arbitration, Imagination and the Culture of Compromise: The Inaugural Clayton Utz International Arbitration Lecture

2002: Arbitration, Imagination and the Culture of Compromise: The Inaugural Clayton Utz International Arbitration Lecture

About the lecture

International arbitration is the primary alternative to local courts for settling disputes arising out of transnational commerce and its importance continues to grow as globalisation develops. At a time when parties look for ever more effective and efficient ways of resolving disputes where there are differing cultural, legal and business perspectives, what are the ways in which international arbitration can continue to grow in conjunction with the increasing demand for alternative dispute resolution?

About the speaker

Lord Mustill sat as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords (the UK's highest court) from 1992 until 1997. He is one of the leading figures in international commercial arbitration. Lord Mustill is the co-author of one of the leading texts and was the UK delegate to UNCITRAL. He was responsible, as Chairman, for the 1989 DAC report on reform of English arbitration law, and is a visiting professor in the Law Faculty of Cambridge University.