Why Choose Melbourne for your International Arbitration?
Impartial, Efficient, Reliable
Melbourne is internationally recognised as an impartial, efficient and reliable dispute resolution location. Melbourne observes and upholds the rule of law with specialist arbitration judges who openly state the importance of judicial support for arbitration, and consistently grant parties full and consistent support in the conduct of international arbitrations.
Melbourne is a cost-effective, fast and reliable venue which follows world’s best-practice in commercial dispute resolution.
Australia is an UNCITRAL Model Law jurisdiction and arbitrations and awards are supported by the Australian judiciary. Awards made in Melbourne are enforceable in more than 140 jurisdictions through the New York Convention.
A Well Established Pool of Arbitrators
Melbourne has arbitration professionals including over 1,900 barristers (250 Queen’s / Senior Counsel) as well as thousands of expert lawyers, engineers, accountants, and architects, experienced domestic and international arbitrators. Many of the region’s most eminent arbitration figures have originated from Melbourne. However, parties are free to choose arbitrators and representation from anywhere in the world.
Dedicated Arbitration Support
The new Melbourne Arbitration and Mediation Centre provides state of the art support services for arbitrations.
A focus on ADR
There are numerous law schools in Melbourne that offer programmes in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Melbourne is at the forefront of training future ADR professionals.
A World Class City
Melbourne is a vibrant multicultural city with excellent flight connections to Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. It offers world class accommodation and dining and is consistently rated the world’s most liveable city and is a major trade and commercial centre.
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Branch
- Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
- Victorian Bar
- Commercial Arbitration
- Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
- International Arbitration Act 1974
- ACICA Arbitration Rules
- ACICA Model Arbitration Agreement and UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Clause
- IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration