CIArb Australia Branch Young Members Group (YMG) invites you to Pulp Jurisdiction, a story about a hypothetical international arbitration case disrupted by COVID-19. Our speakers will assume the roles of the key players in this arbitration (such as counsel, arbitrator, and witness). Through a series of vignettes we will explore the challenges encountered in the arbitration, and the players who seek to overcome them. This event will focus on the practical impacts of COVID-19 on international arbitration, and how they can be managed and overcome. CIArb Young Members Group (YMG) welcomes participants of all ages and levels of experience to this event.
Cost(s): Access to this event is free for CIArb members and non-members, however, pre-registration is required.
Registration: Limited places are available. Please register by no later than the COB on Thursday, 8 October 2020. A webinar link will be provided after registrations close.
Drew Broadfoot has acted in large-scale construction and mining disputes and in corporate, employment, regulatory compliance, and insolvency matters. He draws on his legal training and his business background to achieve the best results for clients in the most cost-effective manner. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of Western Australia and also has acted in significant arbitrations. Drew advises and represents clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process. This includes providing initial counsel to clients, drafting correspondence to adverse parties to determine if early resolution is possible, attending negotiations and mediations, addressing interlocutory issues, preparing document and lay evidence for use in proceedings, briefing and obtaining reports from expert witnesses, briefing counsel (including senior counsel), preparing for witness cross-examination, drafting submissions, and providing general management of disputes. Drew is the chairperson of the Management Committee of Street Law Centre WA (Inc), which provides a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia. Experience
Prior to joining the bar, Andrew was a Senior Legal Consultant for DLA Piper - Dubai, a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons (then Mallesons Stephen Jaques) and Clayton Utz, and in-house counsel for mining company, Mitsubishi Development. During his time as a solicitor, Andrew worked on large scale infrastructure projects, in both transactional and litigious capacities. Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Appointed as sole arbitrator by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in a dispute between an Indonesian party and a Vietnamese party relating to supply of goods. The seat of the arbitration being Singapore. Appointed as tribunal secretary in a dispute administered by the Japanese Commerical Arbitration Association involving a contractual dispute. The seat of the arbitration being Japan. Appointed as tribunal secretary in a dispute administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (USA) relating to contractual and intellectual property rights. The seat of the arbitration being California, USA. Andrew was also formerly the legal assistant to Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, international arbitrator.
National Councillor LLB (Hons) (Murd) BA (Murd) MSc (KCL) FCIArb Kristian is a councillor of CIArb and a Senior Associate of Clifford Chance's arbitration team. His practice focuses on resolving construction disputes on major projects across the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors. His experience extends to international arbitration and all major forms of dispute resolution, as well as assisting owners and contractors with contract and claims management. Kristian's recent experience includes: - a SIAC arbitration relating to the construction of an iron ore mine in Western Australia; - a number of disputes arising from the supply of mining and handling equipment fabricated in China for Australian resources projects, including an UNCITRAL arbitration in Singapore; - acting for owners and contractors in statutory adjudications relating to mining and LNG projects. Before joining Clifford Chance Kristian was an in-house counsel with John Holland, and has worked in the global disputes team of a US-based global law firm. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Councillor of CIArb Australia, and Chair of the CIArb Australia Young Member's Group. He has a Masters degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King's College London.
Robert Tang is a specialist in complex commercial litigation and international arbitration. Robert has extensive domestic and international experience in leading large-scale, high profile and complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, including international commercial arbitrations conducted under the HKIAC, ICC, UNICTRAL and SIAC Rules. Robert has acted for large multinational companies in relation to disputes across Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure disputes as well as those relating to the energy & resources and information technology, media and telecommunications sectors.
Sylvia is an experienced commercial arbitration and litigation practitioner who has acted in cases involving a variety of industries, with a particular focus on the financial services and resources sectors and multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Sylvia has advised on and represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the procedural rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Prior to joining Lipman Karas, Sylvia was the regional director of the ICC Dispute Resolution Services. During her time with the ICC, she successfully led the negotiations for the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s establishment of a new office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Sylvia is a native English and Mandarin speaker.
Erika is a leading international arbitration practitioner having acted in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration. She also provides expert dispute resolution advice to parties who are engaged in business with foreign entities or entering into foreign investment opportunities. Erika specialises in international commercial arbitration utilising her broad range of general commercial litigation experience. Additionally, she regularly advises in private international law assisting clients with issues in cross-jurisdictional disputes. Erika’s client experience is broad including individuals, small and large business, major Australian public companies and multinational corporations with a focus largely on the technology, energy, resources and construction sectors. Erika’s specialist knowledge of international arbitration allows her to advise clients on arbitration agreements when negotiating contracts, act as counsel in arbitration proceedings, determine disputes as arbitrator and assist in enforcing arbitration agreements and awards in the court system.
Drawing on more than 18 years of experience in the construction industry, Lee advised contractors and owner-operators in quantum and time claims disputes. Advice included valuing variations and change orders, determining compensation for disruptions and prolongation, forensic delay analyses, negotiating and settling problematic final accounts, and program and contract management. He worked on building, mining, infrastructure, civil engineering, and power projects, as well as onshore and offshore oil and gas processing facilities, throughout Australia, Asia, Europe, and Africa.