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.

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,  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:

  • April 19, 1pm – 5.30pm:  International Arbitration in the Pacific: Charting a Course for the Future, Heritage Hotel.
  • April 19, 4pm – 5.30pm:  Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop “Careers in Arbitration – An International Perspective”, Sponsored by  Bankside Chambers, Heritage Hotel.
  • April 19, 7.30pm – late: Casual wine and food experience at Gibbston Valley Winery with traditional Māori welcome. Sponsored by Chapman Tripp.
  • April 20, 9am – 5.45pm: Making Arbitration Work in a Changing World:  A Pacific View,Heritage Hotel.
  • April 20, 7.30pm Gala dinner at Mount Soho WineryThe winery boasts outstanding wines, which will be served all night at the dinner, together with a gourmet dining experience. Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton.
  • A partner programme for April 20.

The presenters include:

  • New Zealand Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy
  • New Zealand Attorney General, Hon Christopher Finlayson QC
  • ICCA President, Donald Donovan
  • Incoming ICCA President, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Past Chair of the UN Security Council, Hon. Justice Gerard Van Bohemen
  • Sir David A R Williams QC
  • AMINZ President, John Walton
  • James Hosking
  • Jeremy Johnson
  • Daniel Kalderimis
  • Neil Kaplan QBE QC SBS
  • Assoc. Prof. Amokura Kawharu
  • Judith Levine
  • Assoc. Prof. Cathy Irons
  • Wendy Miles QC
  • Sir Bernard Rix
  • Audley Sheppard

More presenters will be announced.

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
  • An arbitration centre for the South Pacific
  • Answers to thorny issues:
    Should appeals with leave of the court be abolished?
    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
    AMINZ Arbitration Appeals Tribunal
    Arbitration of Trust Disputes
    Treaty of Waitangi and resolution of Maori disputes?
    New frontiers in the Pacific and / or Antarctica