The TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, UNCITRAL, UNCCA and the Australia Attorney General’s Department are proud to host the 2016 UQ Trade Law Forum - 50 Years of UNCITRAL.

The one day Symposium will be held at the Supreme Court Library on the 2 December 2016. Presenters will include international and local speakers as well as members of UNCITRAL.

The University of Queensland Law School has been involved with UNCITRAL Working Group meetings in New York and Vienna since 2011, and will be presenting a symposium on 2 December 2016 to celebrate 50 years of UNCITRAL, which is formally on 17 December 2016. The Law School is also associated with UNCCA (UNCITRAL Coordination Committee Australia). UNCCA now organises experts and students to attend UNCITRAL Working Group meetings. UQ Law School students have attended UNCITRAL meetings in New York and Vienna in recent years.

Register

Speakers to be confirmed.
 

Friday, 2 December 2016 - Supreme Court of Queensland Library Conference Room

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:30

Session 1 - 50 years of UNCITRAL and International Trade: An Australian Perspective

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome by Professor Sarah Derrington, Dean and Head of School, TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

9:15 - 9:30

Tim Castle - Founding Chair of UNCCA, Barrister Sydney 

9:30 - 10:00

The Honourable Justice James Douglas - Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland

10:00 - 10:30

Jenny Clift - Senior Legal Officer UNCITRAL Secretariat Vienna; Secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group V (Insolvency) and Head of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Unit

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 - UNCCA and Australia's Engagement with UNCITRAL in 2016

 

Chair - Tim Castle - Founding Chair of UNCCA, Barrister Sydney - Role of UNCCA in Support of UNCITRAL Working Groups and the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

 

Future Directions in Cross-Border Insolvency - Professor Rosalind Mason

 

Professor Sheelagh McCracken, The University of Sydney

 

Mr James Green, Barrister Brisbane

 

Marina Kofman, Dispute Resolution Case Manager at Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:50

Session 3 - International Commercial Arbitration - The UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (2014)

 

Chair - Khory McCormick, Partner, MinterEllison

 

Emeritus Professor Mary Hiscock, Faculty of Law, Bond University

 

Jeremy Shelley - Private International Law and Commercial Policy Unit - Attorney-General's Department

 

Patrick Cavanagh, Brisbane Mediations

2:50 - 3:10

Break

3:20 - 4:40

Session 4 - Electronic Transferable Records and the Implementation of the Electronic Communications Convention

 

Chair - Dr Alan Davidson - TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

 

Luca Castellani - Legal Officer in the Secretariat of UNCITRAL Vienna; Secretary of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce)

 

Dr Adrian McCullagh, Director, DOTS Talent Solutions Pty Ltd

 

Annabelle Simpson – Student Delegate to UNCITRAL

 

Garth Wooler – Legal Practitioner

4:40 - 5:00

Closing Remarks - Dr Alan Davidson - TC Beirne School of Law University of Queensland

The hotels on this list are located within easy walking distance of the conference venue. The list is not exhaustive. Appearance on this list does not imply recommendation.

The Marriott Hotel – 5 star
515 Queen Street, Brisbane (Ask for Government Rates, The University of Queensland, $233 per night subject to room availablity) – Phone 61 7 3303 8000 - 
www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/bnedt-brisbane-marriott-hotel/

The Stamford Plaza – 5 star
Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, Brisbane (Ask for The University of Queensland Corporate Rate, $230 per night, subject to room availability) – Phone 61 7 3221 1999 - 
www.stamford.com.au/spb/

Sofitel – 5 - star
249 Turbot Street (adjacent to Brisbane Central Station) – Phone 61 7 3835 3535 – Rooms from $325 per night, 
www.sofitelbrisbane.com.au

Clarion Collection Rendezvous Hotel – 4.5 star
255 Ann Street (opposite Brisbane Central Station) – Phone 61 7 3001 9888 – Rooms from $188 per night, 
www.choicehotels.com.au

Quality Hotel The Inchcolm – 4 star
73 Wickham Terrace (near Turbot Street) – Phone 61 7 3226 8888 – Rooms from $149 per night, 
www.choicehotels.com.au

Astor Metropole Hotel and Apartments – 4 star
193 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill (near Upper Edward Street) – Phone 61 7 3144 4000 – Rooms from $149 per night, 
www.astorhotel.com.au

Novotel Brisbane – 4.5 star
200 Creek Street (near Turbot Street/Wickham Terrace) – Phone 61 7 3309 3309 – Rooms from $259 per night, 
www.novotelbrisbane.com/contact.html

Oaks Aurora Tower (Apartments) – 4.5 star
420 Queen Street, Brisbane – Phone 61 7 3838 9800 – Rooms from $154 per night 
www.oakshotelsresorts.com/oaks-aurora/

Mantra on Queen Hotel and Apartments – 4 star
570 Queen Street, Brisbane – Phone 61 7 3234 8888 – Rooms from $175 per night, 
www.mantra.com.au/queensland/brisbane-and-surrounds/brisbane/accommodation/hotels/mantra-on-queen/

Medina Executive Hotel and Apartments – 4 star
15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane (On top of Hill next to Story Bridge) – Phone 61 7 3218 5800 – Rooms from $142 per night, 
www.medina.com.au/medina-executive-brisbane/hotel

Hotel George Williams (YMCA) – 3.5 Star
317-325 George Street, Brisbane Rooms from $105 per night Phone: 61 7 3308 0700 Web: 
www.hgw.com.au

Snooze Inn – 3 Star
383 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Rooms from $109 per night Phone: 61 7 3620 4800 Web: 
www.snoozeinn.com.au

Metro Hotel Tower Mill – 3 Star
239 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane Rooms from $130 per night Phone: 61 7 3832 1421 Web: 
www.metrohotels.com.au/brisbane-hotels/metro-hotel-tower-mill-on-wickham-terrace-5

Explorers Inn – 3 Star
63 Turbot St, cnr George St, Brisbane Rooms from $100 per night Phone: 61 7 3211 3488 Web: 
www.explorers.com.au

If you would prefer to stay closer to the University of Queensland some options are:

The Jephson Hotel at Toowong – 4 star
63 Jephson Street, Cnr Sherwood Road, Toowong, 10mins bus ride to the city, plenty of transport available - Phone 61 7 3736 4400 – Rooms from $209 per night, 
www.jephsonhotel.com.au/Reservations.aspx

Chasely Apartments – 3.5 star
435 Coronation Drive, (Cnr of Chasely Street) Auchenflower, 10mins bus ride to the city, with plenty of transport available - Phone 61 7 3371 4000 – Rooms from $155 per night, 
www.chasely.com.au/location

Forum Registration

Registration:

$120

UNCCA Member:

$85

Student:

$85

To be eligible for member rate, you must be a current member of UNCCA at the time of registration. The student rate is applicable to full and part time university students.

 

Cancellations, transfers and refunds

Cancellations before 1st November will incur a $25 cancellation fee.

Transfer of conference registration will be accepted until 25th November.

No refunds will be given after 2nd November 2016.

 UNCITRAL

  UNCITRAL National Co-ordination Committee for Australia