ICC: Arbitration Conference

Sydney, Australia, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is organizing a conference on Arbitration. The conference is generously sponsored by CIArb Australia and Clifford Chance and will take place in Sydney on 23 November.


A half day conference consisting of two panel discussions essential for users of ICC arbitration.

The first panel will address recent developments adopted by the ICC to improve the effective management of ICC arbitration. The panel will also provide an update on the recent activities of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

The second panel will focus on the appointment process for ICC arbitrations providing insight from members of Australia’s Nomination Committee as well as tips for being appointed as an international arbitrator based in Australia.

Who should attend

All in-house counsels, 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 as an option for Arbitration & ADR in Australia.


14:30 – 14:45 Registration

14:45 – 15:00 Welcome Address

15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion – “ICC and CIArb Arbitration: Significant developments for a visionary future”

15:45 – 16:05 Tea Break

16:05 – 17:30 Panel Discussion – Blood, sweat and tears: The secrets to becoming an international arbitrator


Abhinav Bhushan, irector, South Asia, ICC Arbitration & ADR, Singapore

Albert Monichino, Q.C., arrister, Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator, resident of CIArb Australia,

Ben Olbourne, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore

Gavin Denton, Head of Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong; Chairman of ICC Australia’s Arbitration Committee

James Spigelman AC Q.C., Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Jo Delaney, Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, Sydney

Tim Grave, Partner, Clifford Chance, Sydney

Logistial notes


Clifford Chance, Sydney
Level 16 No. 1 O’Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Working language


How to register

The conference is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

Please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to:lucy.nilan@cliffordchance.com

Travel and accommodation

Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

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