Arbitration News from Australia

The Show Must Go On: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation During COVID-19 in Australia

Dispute resolution mechanisms are still open to resolve disputes in these unprecedented times. Various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, are being...

Renewable energy: protection of investments through arbitration

Investment in renewable energies is a vital part of the global strategy to address climate change. Many States provide strong support and incentives to...

Australian court enforces ICSID awards against Spain

The Federal Court of Australia (FCA) has enforced two ICSID awards against the Kingdom of Spain (Spain) in Eiser Infrastructure Ltd v Kingdom of...

The Rinehart case: to stay or not to stay

Introduction The courts are often requested to enforce an arbitration agreement by granting a stay of court proceedings.  A stay application may be made...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Australia

AUSTRALIA Jo Delaney and Charlotte Hendriks A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation International arbitration continues to be governed by the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (IAA). There have...

Australia ratifies the CPTPP

On 31 October 2018, Australia was the 6th country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, also referred to as...

Australia: Arbitration Agreements

This excerpt originally appeared in the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018. The Yearbook comprises reports on arbitration in key jurisdictions around the globe....

US court confirms international arbitral award against non-signatory.

Petitioner, Trina Solar US, Inc. ("Trina"), is a California company that manufactures and sells solar panels. In 2012, Trina began negotiations with Respondents, Australia-based...

Smoke and Mirrors? Structuring of Foreign Investments Following the Philip Morris Award

Perhaps the most high-profile case in the debate over investor-state arbitration in recent years has been the investment treaty claim by Philip Morris against...

Making sense of a pathological clause

Have you heard of the arbitration guidelines of the Law Institute of Victoria? Neither had Justice Croft when, in Robotunits Pty Ltd v Mennel, ...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Australia in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.


Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Australia in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.