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

2009: The Day Before Tomorrow:Future Developments in International Arbitration

About the lecture

In the 2009 International Arbitration lecture Toby Landau QC explored emerging trends and developments in international commercial and treaty arbitration, globally and regionally.

In his candid analysis the following topics were discussed:

  • where arbitration may be in years to come;
  • what steps may now be needed to safeguard its future; and
  • whether today is the day to which someone in the future is longing to return.

About the speaker

Toby Landau QC is a practising barrister and arbitrator specialising in international and commercial law, particularly international and commercial arbitration, and is recognised as one of the rising stars of arbitration.

As an arbitrator, Toby has acted in over 50 major international arbitrations under a variety of global rules (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL), including numerous investment treaty cases.

Toby has been actively involved in the drafting of various International Arbitration Acts (English Arbitration Act 1996, Mauritius International Arbitration Act 2008, new UNCITRAL Arbitrational Rules), giving him a unique understanding of the procedural and process improvements required to ensure the future of international arbitration.

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