Trade Law Forum – Incheon 2018

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The Trade Law Forum will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 10-12 September 2018. The forum comprises the first Inter-sessional Regional Meeting on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) reform and three workshops to discuss recent trends in international trade.

The Inter-sessional Meeting will consist of a one-day Conference on regional perspectives on ISDS reform on 10 September 2018, followed by a half-day Roundtable discussion on 11 September 2018. It will be an open forum for high-level government representatives as well as relevant stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss issues being deliberated by Working Group III. We expect participation of high-level government officials responsible for investment policy and investment dispute settlement.

The second part of the Trade Law Forum will consist of three workshops that will provide a forum for discussing recent developments in norm making in the field of international trade law. UNCITRAL’s recent work in the fields of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), electronic commerce, insolvency and secured transactions will be featured during the workshops.

The Trade Law Forum will provide an opportunity for participants to receive updates on recent developments at UNCITRAL on a number of different topics. Interested attendees should confirm participation by registering for the event at the Register RSVP link or here by no later than 31 August 2018.

All queries may be directed to UNCITRAL-RCAP by email at: uncitral.rcap@un.org or tlforum2018@gmail.com.

Upcoming Seminar: Internationalisation of Directors’ Duties (Melbourne, Victoria)

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The Commercial Bar Association (Insolvency Section) and the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee for Australia cordially invite interested parties to attend its upcoming CPD seminar in Melbourne on 30 July 2018, entitled “The Internationalisation of Directors’ Duties”.

Insolvency law experts Stewart Maiden QC and Dr Neil Hannan will be presenting on the day.

Interested attendants should RSVP by email to rsvp@vicbar.com.au. The event is scheduled to run from 5:15pm to 6:15pm on 30 July 2018 at Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, Melbourne.

The MAC Protocol: a joint event by UNCCA, UNIDROIT, and the ACT Law Society

The MAC Protocol: Global Impact and Potential Benefits for Australia

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UNCCA is proud to promote the upcoming MAC Protocol workshop – organised and carried out in partnership with the International Law Committee of the ACT Law Society and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT).

The event is scheduled for Wednesday 29 August at 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the ACT Law Society, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra. The event presents the opportunity for attendees to participate in a consultation workshop on the Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on matters specific to Agricultural, Construction and Mining Equipment (the MAC Protocol).

The MAC Protocol is an international treaty currently under negotiation that will increase global productivity in the mining, agriculture and construction sectors. The treaty will provide an international legal framework for the financing of MAC equipment. Cheaper financing and access to modern MAC equipment will allow parties involved in the mining, agriculture and construction sectors to optimise their productivity and profitability.

This event will bring together representatives from UNIDROIT, domestic legal experts in secured transactions law, government, the private sector, civil society representatives and academia to discuss the legal and economic impact of the MAC Protocol and its potential benefits for Australia.

Interested parties may register directly with the ACT Law Society here. Registrations close Friday 24 August.

 

UNCCA Annual May Seminar – Presentation Videos

UNCCA is proud to share a series of recordings of presentations from its latest Annual May Seminar, which took place on May 24 at the University of Canberra this year.

These recordings are now being made available to the public in order to promote awareness on key topics relevant to the international law landscape. UNCCA further hopes these videos will prove beneficial in providing those that were unable to attend the Seminar with insight into the processes and quality of the annual event. We hope to see you at next year’s Annual May Seminar.

Opening Address by The Hon Justice Neil McKerracher

 

Keynote Address by the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington

 

Panel 1 – A Pre-Launch Discussion of the Joint UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and HCHH Legal Guide on International Commercial Contracts

 

Panel 2 – Correlations Between the Electronic Commerce Convention, the CISG, and the TTP Agreement

 

Panel 3 – Current Developments in ISDS (with a Special Focus on Working Group III)

 

Panel 4 – Enforcement of International Mediated Settlement Agreements, with a Special Focus on Working Group II’s work on its Preparation of a new Convention and a Revised Model Law

 

Closing Address by Dr Dalma Demeter, Featuring Comments by Tim Castle and Bruce Whittaker

UNCCA Annual May Seminar

UNCCA’s Annual May Seminar is fast approaching! The Annual May seminar is a flagship event addressing current topics in the development of international trade law. It will take place in Canberra on Friday 25 May this year.

Two sessions and four expert panels are planned for the day. The Seminar is a rare opportunity to hear from academics, legal professionals and government representatives on issues from the fields of contract law and electronic commerce, and areas of dispute resolution including both private and state entities.

Join us for a full day of expert presentations and mind-provoking discussion, combined with networking.

Tickets are currently available at a variety of prices. To purchase your tickets, please click here.