Programme

Making Arbitration Work in a Changing World
A Pacific View

A perfect add-on to the Sydney ICCA Congress, the AMINZ-ICCA International Arbitration Day programme is a boutique event to allow you to complement your learning in Sydney, network and have a working holiday in New Zealand.

To view the provisional programme, click HERE

The programme planning is led by working group chair Sir David A R Williams QC.  Other members of programme committee are:   Deborah Hart, Simon Foote,  James Hosking, Wendy Miles, QC, and  John Walton.

The working group members are Sir David A R Williams QC, Dr Petra Butler, Simon Foote, James Hosking, Derek Johnston, Daniel Kalderimis, Paul Key QC, Wendy Miles QC, Audley Sheppard QC, Joe Smouha QC and  John Walton.

The programme:

Thursday,April 19
4
pm – 5.30pm:  Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop
Careers in Arbitration – An International Perspective,
Sponsored by  Bankside Chambers, Heritage Hotel.

This panel discussion will feature international arbitration specialists from New Zealand and around the world, including Sir David Williams QC (Bankside Chambers), Tim Lindsay (Lindsay Litigation and Arbitration), Dr. Anna Kirk (Bankside Chambers), James Herbert (Shearman & Sterling, Paris) and Katie Chung (Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore) . It will be moderated by Nicola Swan (Debevoise & Plimpton, London).

This event is a rare opportunity for practitioners to participate in a career development discussion with international arbitration specialists in an informal setting. The panel discussion will cover career development and advice for those hoping to practice international arbitration, with plenty of opportunity for direct interaction with the panelists. It is aimed at practitioners below partner level.For more information, including on how to register for this YICCA event, please click HERE


Thursday, April 19
7.30pm – late: Launch Dinner
Casual wine and food experience at Gibbston Valley Winery with traditional Māori welcome.

Sponsored by Chapman Tripp.


Friday, April 20
Grab a Copy and a Cuppa!
Join Sir David Williams, Amokura Kawharu and the authors of Williams and Kawharu on Arbitration 2nd edition on 20th April for breakfast & a book signing hosted by LexisNexis® at the Queenstown event.  Copies will be available for purchase with special event-only pricing! Invite with full details to follow.


Friday, April 20
9am – 5.45pm:
Making Arbitration Work in a Changing World:  A Pacific View
Sponsored by Bell Gully
Heritage Hotel

The presenters include:

  • Her Excellency, the Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor General of New Zealand
  • Hon Christopher Finlayson QC
  • ICCA President, Donald Donovan
  • Past Chair of the UN Security Council, Hon. Justice Gerard van Bohemen
  • Sir David A R Williams QC
  • AMINZ President, John Walton
  • Sophie East
  • James Hosking
  • Prof. Catherine Iorns
  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Daniel Kalderimis
  • Neil Kaplan QBE QC SBS
  • Assoc. Prof. Amokura Kawharu
  • Judith Levine
  • Wendy Miles QC
  • Lucy Reed
  • Sir Bernard Rix
  • Audley Sheppard
  • Nicole Smith

Topics include:

  • International law, the Rule of Law and the importance of solving international disputes peaceably
  • Climate Change Disputes and the Rights of Affected Populations
  • International arbitration in a Brave Uncertain New World
  • Treaty of Waitangi and resolution of indigenous disputes:  a global model
  • Answers to thorny issues:
    Gender equity and international arbitration:  what’s happening and why?
    Do we need emergency arbitrators?
    Should we restrict challenges by having an indemnity cost rule?
    Confidentiality – is it a necessary evil?
  • Korero – A Touch of Kiwi
    Should appeals with leave of the court be abolished?
    Arbitration of Trust Disputes
    New frontiers in the Pacific and / or Antarctica

Friday April 20
7.30pm Gala dinner at Mount Soho Winery

The winery boasts outstanding wines, which will be served all night at the dinner, together with a gourmet dining experience.

Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton


Friday April 20
The partner programme: TSS Earnslaw & Queenstown Wine Tour, April 20.  To learn more about the day or book, click HERE