2013 marked the 12th anniversary of the International Arbitration Lecture series, which continues to attract guest speakers from the four corners of the world to give their insights into the challenges facing international arbitration.
This year's lecture was presented by Chief Justice Allsop who presented on 'The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance'.
Following the success of previous years, we offered the lecture via live streaming to invitees across the globe.
Chief Justice Allsop served as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia from May 2001 to June 2008 and was subsequently appointed the President of the NSW Court of Appeal. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia on 1 March 2013.
Chief Justice Allsop lectures in international admiralty and maritime law at the University of Sydney.
He held a significant commercial practice and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Honours List for distinguished service to the judiciary and the law through reforms to equity and access, and through contributions to the administration of maritime law and legal education.
Chief Justice Allsop also made his mark when he delivered the landmark judgment of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in Comandate Marine Corp V Pan Australia Shipping Pty Ltd in 2006.