Region: Australia

ACICA launches sustainability taskforce

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) has launched a taskforce to improve the sustainability of international arbitration, after a recent report published by the centre found that most practitioners would use less sustainable practices if it benefitted their case.

01 December 2023

Australia can lead on enforcement against state assets

Lucas Bastin KC told GAR Live Sydney that Australia could become the “stand out” jurisdiction for enforcement of awards against state assets – as its courts possess “execution powers that do not exist” in other countries with equivalent state immunity legislation.

28 November 2023

Australian miner threatens Ethiopia over lithium project

A Perth-based mining group has threatened an investment treaty claim against Ethiopia over alleged attempts to cancel an exploration licence for a lithium project.

17 November 2023

Mining magnate threatens another mega-claim against Australia

As an Australian mining tycoon’s second investment treaty arbitration against his home country gets underway, he has threatened the government with a third claim worth nearly US$45 billion.

06 November 2023

Poncet sees off arbitrator challenge ahead of election to parliament

Leading Geneva-based arbitrator Charles Poncet has seen off another attempt to disqualify him from a tribunal in light of a quashed criminal conviction in the Italian courts – as he makes a surprise return to Swiss politics.

06 November 2023

Australian court rejects India’s sovereign immunity defence

The Federal Court of Australia has ruled that India cannot rely on state immunity as a defence to enforcement of a US$111 million investment treaty award arising from a cancelled satellite deal.

24 October 2023

Counsel in place for Burkina Faso mining dispute

A Perth-based mining company says it has retained a “leading arbitration law firm” after Burkina Faso withdrew an exploration permit for a gold deposit.

18 October 2023

Construction Arbitration in Australia

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12 October 2023

Australian young group appoints first co-chairs

The under-45s group at the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA 45) has elected its first co-chairs and has appointed overseas lawyers on its steering committee for the first time.

23 August 2023

Funder brings Albania award to US court

Australian disputes funder Omni Bridgeway has asked a US court to enforce an ICC award worth nearly US$15 million against Albania and its national oil company.

26 July 2023

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