Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Jacinta Silva

Arbitration under the ACICA Rules 2016 – A MOCK CASE

Organiser: Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)

29 August 2016, 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

This interactive session will explore some of the new features introduced in the ACICA Rules 2016 through a mock case study. Participants will obtain a practical understanding of the 2016 Rules and the practice of international commercial arbitration. This event is designed for legal practitioners, corporate counsel, students and academics with an interest in international dispute resolution.

29 August 2016

5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre
Level 4, 223 William Street

Please join us after the event for networking drinks and nibbles. Click here to read more.

Australia – a vital commercial hub in the Asia-Pacific region
Victoria – a commercial hub

Remarks of the Hon. Marilyn Warren AC
Chief Justice of Victoria

Federal Court and Supreme Court Commercial Seminar
Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne
Wednesday 25 February 2015


National Commercial Law Seminar

Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration

Organiser: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb)

18-26 April 2015

The Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration is a pre-eminent tertiary international course offering a prestigious globally recognised qualification.

To mark the Centenary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb Australia will conduct the 2015 course in Sydney. During an intensive 9 day program, students will be taught the practice of international commercial arbitration, covering major forms of arbitration and arbitration institutions such as ACICA, ICC and CIETAC, and will gain the ability to appear in or act as an arbitrator or counsel in different contexts.

Click here to read more.

Save the date
ICC Arbitration Events in Australia for In-House Counsel

Organiser: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Australia

6-12 November 2014


In June 2014, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR released a new guide, entitled “Effective Management of Arbitration Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives”. The Guide provides in-house counsel and other party representatives with a checklist for the procedural decisions that need to be made at each principal phase of an arbitration. It is a practical toolkit to making effective time and cost decisions based upon a cost-benefit analysis. Useful in both large and small cases, the Guide enables in-house counsel worldwide to participate effectively in the tailor making process throughout the arbitration proceedings.

In conjunction with the launch of the Guide, ICC and ICC Australia will organize a series of roundtable discussions and workshops in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney from 6 November 2014 to 12 November 2014. Details for each event can be downloaded here and here.

Who should attend
All local, regional and international professionals involved in international trade and international arbitration: businesses, government representatives, in-house counsel, lawyers and arbitrators.

Registration and further details
Please visit ICC Australia’s Event’s Page where you will find each events details including locations, timings, event flyers and registration facilities.

For all enquiries please contact Kirsten Lawarik at

In Conversation with Karyl Nairn QC

Article: Lawyers Weekly

18 August 2014

In conjunction with The Victorian Bar and Commercial Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia hosted a fireside chat with the prominent international arbitration practitioner Karyl Nairn QC on 30 July at the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

Read the full article here.

Asian markets targeted in Melbourne’s disputes boon

Article: Business day, The Sydney Morning Herald

22 March 2014

The Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre, which opened last week, aims to join Australia to a “grid” of international arbitration centres.

Victorian Supreme Court judge Clyde Croft, who has been instrumental in setting up Melbourne’s centre in the heart of Melbourne’s legal district, said it would provide a venue for both domestic and international disputes.

Read the full article here.

Launch of new Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre

Media release: The Hon Robert Clark MP, Attorney-General

17 March 2014

Melbourne’s reputation as a centre of excellence for commercial dispute resolution will be enhanced with the launch of the new Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

Attorney-General Robert Clark and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria The Hon. Marilyn Warren AC QC today joined the Victorian Bar and Law Institute of Victoria in launching the new Melbourne centre.

Read the full media release here.

New Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre for Melbourne

Media release: The Hon Robert Clark MP, Attorney-General

13 December 2013

Melbourne is set to have a new hub for commercial arbitration and mediation, enhancing Victoria’s already strong reputation in commercial dispute resolution.

The Department of Justice, Supreme Court, Victorian Bar, Law Institute of Victoria and Courts Services Victoria have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the new Centre.

Read the full media release here.

The Victorian Centre for Commercial Arbitration and Mediation: How, what, when, where and why?

Article: Victorian Bar News by Catherine Pierce.

13 December 2013

In August 2013, the State Attorney-General, Robert Clark MP, gave his approval for the development of a new alternative dispute resolution centre to be known as the Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre (with the acronym “MCAMC”), designed to accommodate state-of the-art facilities for the hearing of international and domestic commercial arbitrations. The MCAMC will have its headquarters on the fourth floor of the newly refurbished William Cooper Justice Centre, previously the old, vacant County Court building. The MCAMC will also have an on-line booking hub.

Read the full article here.

Melbourne arbitration and mediation centre clears final hurdle

Media release: Law Institute of Victoria

13 December 2013

The Victorian Bar (the Bar) and the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) have finalised a Memorandum of Understanding with Court Services Victoria (CSV), cementing plans for a new international commercial arbitration mediation and centre to open in Melbourne next March.

The new Centre, supported by the additional facilities available through the LIV and the Bar, will make it possible for Melbourne to service this growth in demand and establish itself as a regional hub of excellence for international arbitration.

Read the full media release here.