22 Sep 2009

The day before tomorrow: Future developments in International Arbitration with Toby Landau QC

The annual Clayton Utz and University of Sydney International Arbitration Lecture is designed to promote and support the development and study of international arbitration and international dispute resolution in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. This event is now in its eighth year and has become an important part of the promotion of Sydney and Australia as an international arbitration centre.

As in previous years, the 2009 Lecture will be attended by a wide cross-section of guests, including members of the judiciary, legal practitioners, academics, business people/clients and law students. This calibre of speakers allows for signification contributions to the literature and commentary in the area, and at the same time, makes the lecture of interest to the wider community, in particular the business community.

The International Arbitration Lecture 2009

Toby Landau QC is a leading barrister and arbitrator specialising in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration law and is recognised as one of the rising stars of arbitration.

For the eighth annual International Arbitration lecture, Toby will observe the natural life of international arbitration and explain the forces working to shape its future.

Toby will explore emerging trends and developments in international commercial and treaty arbitration and will consider:

  • 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”.

The lecture will present a candid analysis of current – and often unspoken – doctrinal and practical stresses in the arbitral process.

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

Lecture Details:

Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Time: 5:00pm for lecture, followed by drinks reception

Venue: Supreme Court of NSW, Banco Court
Level 13, Law Courts Building, Queen's Square
184 Phillip Street, Sydney


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