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

2013: The authority of the arbitrator - its sources, limits and importance

About the lecture

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.

About the speaker

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.

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