Global arbitration leaders will be mixing and mingling in both Sydney and Queenstown next year, with New Zealand’s hosting of a major arbitration conference featuring some of the country’s leading arbitrators, as well as global guests.
For the first time, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, next year in Sydney, will have an “add on event” in Queenstown – the AMINZ–ICCA International Arbitration Day.
AMINZ Executive Director, Deborah Hart (left) says, “Both the Sydney and Queenstown events represent an outstanding opportunity for those interested in arbitration in New Zealand to mix and mingle with global leaders in arbitration.”
The International Council for Commercial Arbitration, ICCA, Congress will be held in Sydney, 15 – 18 April 2018, being the two yearly gathering on international arbitration.
Mediation Credentials for Lawyers
One of the features of the programme will be the ability of lawyers to easily become credentialed by AMINZ by completing a five-day mediation course.
The growth in medition and arbitration has seen an increasing number of lawyers seeking to upskill or develop practices in these areas, with the intense courses offered by AMINZ providing an ideal entry point.
Full details on the conferences and courses are shown below in the release from AMINZ.
New Zealand to host major international arbitration conference
AMINZ–ICCA International Arbitration Day
Sponsored by Bell Gully
Queenstown, New Zealand, 19–20 April 2018
Making Arbitration Work in a Changing World: A Pacific View
Together with the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, AMINZ, is hosting the 2-yearly gathering on international arbitration. will be an exceptional event for anyone interested in arbitration. For the first time ever the ICCA Congress will see an add-on event – the AMINZ–ICCA International Arbitration Day in Queenstown.
Just some of the line-up for the Queenstown event includes New Zealand’s Attorney General, Hon Christopher Finlayson QC, Governor General, Dame Patsy Redding, ICCA President, Donald Donovan and in-coming ICCA president, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler. Sir David A R Williams QC and Daniel Kalderimis are also presenting along with Wendy Miles QC, Sir Bernard Rix and Neil Kaplan QBE QC SBS.
The sessions will cover:
- 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
Young ICCA will hold an event from 4pm – 5.30pm on Thursday 19 April. This event is aimed at young practitioners from around the world.
Social events include the launch with a Maori welcome and a gala dinner, both at fine Otago wineries. A partner programme is on offer as well.
Earlybird registration is available until 1 November 2017 or until the event sells out. Restricted numbers apply
To find out more or to register for the AMINZ – ICCA International Arbitration Day, Queenstown, New Zealand, click HERE
To find out more or to register for the ICCA Congress, Sydney, Australia, click HERE
Arbitration training on offer
Many lawyers indicate they want to find a way into the world of arbitration and now the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, AMINZ, is offering an easy way to up-skill with its 3-day arbitration intensive.
The newly developed course is pragmatically focused for anyone with an interest in practising in the arbitration field, while at the same time providing solid legal underpinnings in statute, case law and, where applicable, soft law.
To find out more about the seminar, 21-23 September, click HERE
To find out more about the seminar, 16-18 November, click HERE
AMINZ Mediation Skills Intensive
This 5-day course brings together groups of participants with some of the profession’s leading practitioners and educators in memorable sessions devoted to the practical and theoretical alike.
To find out more about the seminar, 19-23 September 2017, Auckland, click HERE
To find out more about the seminar, 6-10 March 2018, Auckland, click HERE