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Briefing Note – HCA confirms courts can make freezing orders in aid of foreign litigation

The latest briefing note by Clifford Chance summarises the decision of the High Court of Australia in PT Bayan Resources TPK v BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd [2015] HCA 36 to uphold freezing orders made against Australian-based assets of the respondent to proceedings on foot in Singapore. In doing so the High Court recognised an inherent jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Western Australia to grant freezing...

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The Secretary PCERA

06 Nov 2015
Briefing Note – The TPP of the Iceberg
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Briefing Note – The TPP of the Iceberg

The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on 4 October 2015 represents an historic moment in the history of global trade liberalisation. Whilst there has already been much commentary in the press, details of the agreement are unknown and will remain so until the text is published in about a month’s time. In this note by Clifford Chance, initial thoughts about the immediate and...

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The Secretary PCERA

26 Oct 2015
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Briefing Note – Australian court refuses to intervene in international arbitration

This October briefing note by Clifford Chance discusses the decision of the Federal Court in Sino Dragon Trading v Noble Resources International Pte Ltd [2015] FCA 1028 to dismiss an application to remove two members of an arbitral tribunal.  The decision illustrates the reticence of Australian courts to intervene in arbitral proceedings other than with clear authority and good cause.  This October briefing note can be viewed on the Clifford Chance website...

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The Secretary PCERA

09 Oct 2015
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PCERA Symposium: Dispute Clauses in the Energy & Resources Sector

PCERA will be hosting a symposium on the practical issues involved in negotiating and drafting arbitration clauses on 14 October 2015.  Details, including details of CPD points and rsvp’ing, are contained in the attached flyer.  

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PCERA Publications Committee

14 Sep 2015
Australian Parliament considering amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth)
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Australian Parliament considering amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth)

Federal Parliament is currently considering a Bill to amend the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (IAA).  The Bill, amongst other amendments, will expand the types of arbitral awards which can be enforced under the IAA and create an opt-out confidentiality regime for arbitrations to which the IAA applies.  Clifford Chance and PCERA have published a briefing note outlining the proposed amendments which can be accessed via the Clifford Chance...

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PCERA Publications Committee

27 Aug 2015
PCERA receives first arbitration case
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PCERA receives first arbitration case

PCERA is pleased to announce that it has received its first arbitration case filing. The case concerns a contractual dispute in the context of a transaction involving the construction and installation of trench work, and pipeline installation services. The hearing is scheduled for August this year. The hearing will have been commenced within five months of the start of the arbitration. According to the PCERA...

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PCERA Publications Committee

30 Jul 2015
ICEA Initial Report on Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector
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ICEA Initial Report on Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

The International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA) has released its initial report on Dispute Resolution in the energy sector providing content to the questions about what parties in energy dispute resolution want.  An overview of responses to the interesting idea of Parallel Online Blind Bidding is also discussed.  A link to the story of the launch of the report is here.  The full initial report...

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PCERA Publications Committee

16 Jun 2015
Perth Push on Resources Arbitration
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Perth Push on Resources Arbitration

WA Business News article by Nicholas Ellery, partner at law firm and PCERA foundation member Corrs Chambers Westgarth, discusses the role of a specialist arbitration centre in a region dominated by the resources and energy sector – in the good times and the bad.  Click here to see the full article.

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PCERA Publications Committee

11 May 2015
New Year, Same Problems: Joinder Issues
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New Year, Same Problems: Joinder Issues

PCERA encourages discussion on arbitration. The views in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of PCERA, its directors, or members.  Authors who contribute material that is published by PCERA are responsible for that material. New Year, Same Problems: Joinder Issues Caitlin Moustaka and Alistair Marchesi[i]   This piece is intended as a brief, but critical, look at the...

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PCERA Publications Committee

30 Apr 2015
Media Release March
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Media Release March

MEDIA RELEASE 16 March 2015 The Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration (PCERA) was officially launched on Thursday 12 March 2015 by the Hon Mike Nahan MLA, Treasurer, Minister for Energy, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests. The launch function held at QV1 was attended by over 100 representatives from the energy and resources sector. Attendees included members of leading international, national and local law and...

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PCERA

16 Mar 2015
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