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Trade Law Forum - 50 Years of UNCITRAL

  • Supreme Court Library Brisbane, Queensland Australia (map)

The TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, UNCITRAL, UNCCA and the Australia Attorney General’s Department are proud to host the 2016 Trade Law Forum - 50 Years of UNCITRAL.

The one day Symposium will be held at the Supreme Court Library on the 2 December 2016, commencing with a welcome reception on 1 December at Old Government House, QUT. Presenters will include international and local speakers as well as members of UNCITRAL.

Registration: https://law.uq.edu.au/trade-law-forum-50-years-uncitral

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:30

Session 1 - 50 years of UNCITRAL and International Trade: An Australian Perspective

9:00 - 9:10

  • Welcome by Professor Sarah Derrington, Dean and Head of School, TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

9:10 - 9:35

  • Jeffrey Chan Wah Teck SC - Deputy Solicitor-General, Singapore - Former UNCITRAL Working Group Chair and former Chair of UNCITRAL

9:35 - 10:00

  • The Honourable Justice James Douglas - Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland

10:00 - 10:30

  • Jenny Clift - Senior Legal Officer UNCITRAL Secretariat Vienna; Secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency) and Head of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Unit

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - UNCCA and Australian's Engagement with UNCITRAL in 2016

  • Chair - Tim Castle - Founding Chair of UNCCA, Barrister Sydney - Role of UNCCA in Support of UNCITRAL Working Groups and the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
  • Future Direction in Arbitration and Conciliation - Dr Dalma R Demeter
  • Future Directions in Cross-Border Insolvency - Prof Rosalind Mason
  • UNCITRAL's Adoption of the Model Law on Secured Transactions - Bruce Whittaker

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:50

Session 3 - International Commercial Arbitration - The UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (2014)

  • Chair - Khory McCormick, Partner, MinterEllison
  • Speaker - Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
  • Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock, Faculty of Law, Bond University
  • Jeremy Shelley - Private International Law and Commercial Policy Unit - Attorney-General's Department

2:50 - 3:10 Break

3:20 - 4:40

Session 4 - Electronic Transferable Records and the Implementation of the Electronic Communications Convention

  • Chair - Dr Alan Davidson - TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland
  • Luca Castellani - Legal Officer in the Secretariat of UNCITRAL Vienna; Secretary of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce)
  • Dr Adrian McCullagh, Director, DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Wendy Hau – Attorney General’s Department

4:40 - 5:00

Closing Remarks - Suzanne Howarth, Deputy Chair, UNCCA