Eminent practitioners gather for CIArb dinner

25 October 2017 By Tom Lodewyke

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia has held its annual dinner, with members of the judiciary and media in attendance.

Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art provided a spectacular venue for the 2017 CIArb Australia annual dinner, with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.


The event was held on Saturday, 7 October, and was presided over by Sky News Australia chief business correspondent and anchor Carson Scott as MC.

Alexis Mourre, president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, was the special guest speaker. His address posed the question, “Regulation of ethics in arbitration: how much is too much?” and analysed current proposals and trends in arbitration regulation.

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Mr Mourre explored the idea of creating a central body to discipline international arbitrators, and unpacked the pros and cons of the proposal, championed by Chief Justice of Singapore Sundaresh Menon.

The CIArb dinner was attended by eminent Australian judges and barristers, including Australian Bar Association president Will Alstergren QC, CIArb president Caroline Kenny QC, University of Melbourne chancellor Allan Myers AC QC, NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC, and retired High Court justice Michael Kirby AC CMG.

Pictured above, L-R: Allan Myers AC QC, Michael Kirby AC CMG and Tom Bathurst AC

Pictured top, L-R:  Alexis Mourre; Will Alstergren QC, Caroline Kenny QC and Carson Scott

Eminent practitioners gather for CIArb dinner
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