Black gold and gas: An ICC perspective on energy-related disputes

Perth, Australia, • English

The conference will consist of a key note address from the Honourable Robert French AC, the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, followed by a panel discussion on energy disputes and ICC Arbitration in Australia.


The key note address will focus on ‘Investment Arbitration – Movement in the Asia Pacific Region’. The panellists will then present their views on issues and pitfalls in energy disputes; the role of ICC’s Australian National committee, appointment of arbitrators and our experience as arbitrators in Asia; and what’s new in ICC arbitration – in Australia and internationally.

Who Should Attend?

In-house counsel, legal practitioners, arbitrators and academics interested in the field of dispute resolution. The conference is also open to business people who wish to learn more about arbitration & ADR options.


12:30-13:00Registration & Lunch
13:00-13:05Welcome Address
13:05-13:20Key Note
13:20-14:20Panel Discussion
14:20-14:30Q & A


Abhinav BhushanDirector, South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR
Gavin DentonArbitrator & Head of Arbitration Chambers
Simon DavisBarrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Professor Paul FairallFoundation Dean, Curtin Law School
Hon Robert French ACFormer Chief Justice of Australia
Jodie HatherlyGeneral Counsel & General Manager Legal, INPEX
Matthew SecombPartner, White & Case LLP

Logistical notes


Room 208 & Law Lounge (Room 201)

Curtin Law School

57 Murray Street Perth

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