Previous IA Lectures

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

2003: East meets West:Tradition, Globalisation and the Future of Arbitration

About the lecture

As globalisation increases, so does the desire for harmonisation and standardisation of commercial law. International arbitration law has traditionally provided a neutral and flexible framework through which parties from differing legal and business traditions can resolve disputes effectively. How can arbitration help bridge the gap between global standards and local traditions in the twenty-first century?

About the speaker

Fali Naiman, Senior Advocate, President of the Bar Association of India and Member of Parliament, is a distinguished lawyer of worldwide reputation in the fields of international arbitration and human rights. He is past President of ICCA and Vice President of the ICC Court. His contribution to global jurisprudence was recognised in 1995 when named as a 'Living Legend of the Law' by the International Bar Association. He was also awarded the Gruber Justice Prize in 2002.

Lecture transcript

Audio clips

An excerpt from the 2003 International Arbitration Lecture.
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