International Arbitration And The Australian Consumer Law


In-person and online seminar - Wednesday 8 December 2021

The New South Wales Bar Association's International Committee And the Australian Centre For International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) are pleased to invite members to attend a seminar on "International Arbitration And The Australian Consumer Law".

In international arbitrations involving an Australian party or an Australian element (such as a contract performed in Australia), claims under the Australian Consumer Law(ACL) frequently still arise and can sometimes be used in an attempt to derail the arbitration. In this seminar, panellists Lucy Martinez, Terry Mehigan SC and Tim Breakspear SC will discuss how ACL claims can arise in international arbitration, what effect such claims have on the statutory provisions requiring court proceedings to be stayed in favour of arbitration and whether (and if so how) parties to international contracts can avoid or limit such claims in the first place.

Questions from attendees are encouraged and should be submitted to The seminar will be hosted from the Federal Court of Australia, Court Room No 1, on Wednesday 8 December at 5.15 pm, with limited in-person and online attendance options available. Registration required. For further information or to register for the event, please click here.

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