International Arbitration

International Arbitration

International Arbitration

A specialist area of commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration is widely accepted as the preferred means of resolving cross-border disputes between commercial parties.

At Corrs, our internationally-recognised arbitration team has experience and expertise across a range of industry sectors and geographical locations. Our lawyers have conducted international arbitration proceedings under the rules of many of the world’s leading arbitral institutions, acting as counsel and sitting as arbitrator.

International disputes can be high risk. They often involve complex legal issues, conflict of laws, jurisdictional challenges and parallel litigation and/or arbitration. Mitigation of risks associated with cross border disputes starts with an effective and enforceable dispute resolution clause. The Corrs team provides front end advice to help clients protect their international investment drawing on experience and an understanding of the latest trends and developments in international dispute resolution. We are familiar with both ad hoc and institutional arbitration and with a range of alternative dispute resolution processes.  We understand cultural nuances in the dispute context and can work with clients to take advantage of international conventions which reduce investment exposure in developing countries.

When a dispute arises, our experience enables us to provide insightful, pragmatic and innovative advice; our international network of independent firms offers prompt access to specialist lawyers around the world and our technology helps us to provide innovative and seamless service across multiple jurisdictions and time zones. The strength of our practice is underpinned by our willingness to share our knowledge and experience to find the very best solution for our clients in any cross border commercial dispute.

Our Experts

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Andrew Stephenson

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Ben Davidson

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Bronwyn Lincoln

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Chris Ryder

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James Whittaker

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Jennifer Barrett

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Kirsty Sutherland

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Lee Carroll

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Michael Kimmins

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Robert Regan

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Rod Dann

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Scott Francis

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Spencer Flay

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Our Experience

Australian airline group

Corrs acted for a major Australian airline group in a contractual dispute which was resolved by international commercial arbitration.

The arbitration was conducted under the arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, seated in New York.

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Australian and US entities

A member of the Corrs team acted for Australian and US entities in relation to the enforcement in Australia of a foreign arbitral award made in Singapore under SIAC Rules.

The litigation included complex and new arguments under the public policy exception in the International Arbitration Act.

More

ICC Rules

Corrs acted for an Australian client in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules.

The dispute arose out of the wrongful termination of an exclusive distribution agreement for building materials by an Italian party. The arbitration was seated in Singapore and the agreements were governed by Italian law. Corrs led a team of Australian and Italian lawyers.

More

International Shipping Company

Corrs is acting for an international shipping company and its Australian subsidiary in relation to its claims against an international maritime infrastructure company.

The dispute concerns the supply of services to develop infrastructure in connection with an LNG project in Western Australia.  The arbitration is seated in Western Australia.

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Jordanian principal

A member of the Corrs team represented a Jordanian principal in an ICC arbitration conducted under Jordanian law with respect to a US$360 million claim for wrongful termination of a FIDIC form contract and a $400 million counterclaim for damages, loss of profit and defective works.

Multi-million dollar contractual dispute

Corrs acted in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute arising from equipment malfunction while drilling a well in New Zealand, gathering expert evidence on metallurgical failure, well design and inspection and repair of drilling equipment.

Arbitration was seated in Singapore and conducted under the SIAC Rules.

More

Multi-national resource company

A member of the Corrs team acted for a multi-national resource company in a shareholder dispute involving a project in the Philippines.

 The arbitration was conducted in Singapore under the SIAC Rules and involved parallel litigation in the Philippines (including appeal proceedings).  An anti suit injunction was obtained from an arbitral tribunal to restrain civil proceedings outside Singapore.

More

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Corrs recently acted for an Australian client in an international arbitration seated in Singapore under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

The dispute concerned the termination of a contract for the provision of drilling services on performance grounds. Corrs worked with Singaporean and Indonesian lawyers in relation to the arbitration.

More

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Corrs acted in an international commercial arbitration before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce concerning a plant constructed in the People’s Republic of China, for a world leading engineering, project management and consultancy company.

The matter included consideration of enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the New York Convention.

More

Our Thinking

Corrs High Vis: Episode 14 – Third Party Arbitration Funding Regimes in Asia

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

More

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons Learned for ISDS

Following the United States’ presidential election in 2016, the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) entering into force have faded.

More Download

SICC Continues to Grow International Construction Law Jurisprudence

Recently, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) handed down its final decision in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC

More

The Race in the East and its Challenges: Third Party Arbitration Funding in Singapore & Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been leading seats for international arbitration in Asia, and recently, the attention of the international arbitration community has been fixed on them following developments to third party funding regimes.

More

Corrs High Vis: Episode 10 – Arbitration and its role in Common Law

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry.

More

High Court decides that enforcement in a foreign jurisdiction cannot be effected against an Australian bankrupt

Earlier this month, the High Court of Australia unanimously decided that a judgment creditor cannot apply for a certificate to effect enforcement overseas in circumstances where the judgment debtor is bankrupt.

More

Transnational litigation and international arbitration

When does an application for leave to serve out require prima facie determination of an arbitration agreement?

More Download

Corrs High Vis: Episode 4 – Seminar: When is Arbitration the Answer?

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

More

Corrs High Vis: Episode 3 – Construction Market Forecast: 2017 and beyond

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

More

New procedural rules for Western Australia confirm the State’s commitment to arbitration

On 3 January 2017, the Supreme Court of Western Australia introduced the Supreme Court (Arbitration) Rules 2016 (WA), a clear sign of the Western Australian courts’ commitment to international and domestic arbitration.

More

The enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Australia under the Hague and New York Conventions

This article considers the enforcement of foreign judgments in Australia under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth), at common law and under the Hague Convention, and compares this with the scope for enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York

More

Litigation funding in international arbitration: recovering the costs of litigation finance

A recent decision of London’s High Court has far-reaching implications for those using litigation funding.

More

Corrs High Vis: Episode 2 – Sydney Arbitration Week (Part 2)

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

More

Corrs High Vis: Episode 2 – Sydney Arbitration Week (Part 1)

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

More

Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

More

The Evolution of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

A creation of the International Olympic Committee, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has evolved to become the preeminent dispute resolution body in world sport.

More Download

What constitutes an “offshore case”? An analysis of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s second decision

A recent decision by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC(1) 02 provides guidance as to when a dispute will constitute an “offshore case”.

More

Breaking Brexit Down: International Arbitration (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

More

Is an International Commercial Court for Australia a viable option?

Recently, there have been a number of appeals for an international commercial court (ICC) to be established in Australia. But what are ICCs? Why do we need them? And are they a viable option?

More

BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

More

Trump, Brexit and Protectionism: Navigating cross-border disputes and international arbitration in a more connected world

The rise in global protectionism will lead to more disputes in an increasingly connected world. As trust is eroded, businesses must adopt active mitigation strategies to navigate the risks of global trade and commerce.

More

The International Arbitration Review 2015

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the sixth edition of The International Arbitration Review (Law Business Research Ltd, 2015), an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worl

More

The International Arbitration Review 2014

The International Arbitration Review is an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worldwide and to the principal international arbitration institutions.

More

Dining on international arbitration in Japan - What are you eating?

Japan is a reliable place for international arbitration, but it pays to know what you’re biting into.

More

The International Arbitration Review 2013

International arbitration is a fast-moving express train, with new awards and court decisions of significance somewhere in the world rushing past every week.

More

The International Arbitration Review 2012

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the third edition of “The International Arbitration Review”, authoring a chapter on developments in Australia.

More Download

Amended rules for international arbitration

Recent amendments to both the ICC Rules and the ACICA Rules indicate a trend towards improving the attractiveness of international arbitration as a means of resolving cross border disputes.

More

Our Experience

Australian airline group

Corrs acted for a major Australian airline group in a contractual dispute which was resolved by international commercial arbitration.

The arbitration was conducted under the arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, seated in New York.

Australian and US entities

A member of the Corrs team acted for Australian and US entities in relation to the enforcement in Australia of a foreign arbitral award made in Singapore under SIAC Rules.

The litigation included complex and new arguments under the public policy exception in the International Arbitration Act.

ICC Rules

Corrs acted for an Australian client in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules.

The dispute arose out of the wrongful termination of an exclusive distribution agreement for building materials by an Italian party. The arbitration was seated in Singapore and the agreements were governed by Italian law. Corrs led a team of Australian and Italian lawyers.

International Shipping Company

Corrs is acting for an international shipping company and its Australian subsidiary in relation to its claims against an international maritime infrastructure company.

The dispute concerns the supply of services to develop infrastructure in connection with an LNG project in Western Australia.  The arbitration is seated in Western Australia.

Jordanian principal

A member of the Corrs team represented a Jordanian principal in an ICC arbitration conducted under Jordanian law with respect to a US$360 million claim for wrongful termination of a FIDIC form contract and a $400 million counterclaim for damages, loss of profit and defective works.

Multi-million dollar contractual dispute

Corrs acted in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute arising from equipment malfunction while drilling a well in New Zealand, gathering expert evidence on metallurgical failure, well design and inspection and repair of drilling equipment.

Arbitration was seated in Singapore and conducted under the SIAC Rules.

Multi-national resource company

A member of the Corrs team acted for a multi-national resource company in a shareholder dispute involving a project in the Philippines.

 The arbitration was conducted in Singapore under the SIAC Rules and involved parallel litigation in the Philippines (including appeal proceedings).  An anti suit injunction was obtained from an arbitral tribunal to restrain civil proceedings outside Singapore.

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Corrs recently acted for an Australian client in an international arbitration seated in Singapore under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

The dispute concerned the termination of a contract for the provision of drilling services on performance grounds. Corrs worked with Singaporean and Indonesian lawyers in relation to the arbitration.

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Corrs acted in an international commercial arbitration before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce concerning a plant constructed in the People’s Republic of China, for a world leading engineering, project management and consultancy company.

The matter included consideration of enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under the New York Convention.

Our Thinking

Corrs High Vis: Episode 14 – Third Party Arbitration Funding Regimes in Asia

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons Learned for ISDS

Following the United States’ presidential election in 2016, the prospects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) entering into force have faded.

SICC Continues to Grow International Construction Law Jurisprudence

Recently, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) handed down its final decision in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC

The Race in the East and its Challenges: Third Party Arbitration Funding in Singapore & Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been leading seats for international arbitration in Asia, and recently, the attention of the international arbitration community has been fixed on them following developments to third party funding regimes.

Corrs High Vis: Episode 10 – Arbitration and its role in Common Law

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry.

High Court decides that enforcement in a foreign jurisdiction cannot be effected against an Australian bankrupt

Earlier this month, the High Court of Australia unanimously decided that a judgment creditor cannot apply for a certificate to effect enforcement overseas in circumstances where the judgment debtor is bankrupt.

Transnational litigation and international arbitration

When does an application for leave to serve out require prima facie determination of an arbitration agreement?

Corrs High Vis: Episode 4 – Seminar: When is Arbitration the Answer?

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

Corrs High Vis: Episode 3 – Construction Market Forecast: 2017 and beyond

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

New procedural rules for Western Australia confirm the State’s commitment to arbitration

On 3 January 2017, the Supreme Court of Western Australia introduced the Supreme Court (Arbitration) Rules 2016 (WA), a clear sign of the Western Australian courts’ commitment to international and domestic arbitration.

The enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Australia under the Hague and New York Conventions

This article considers the enforcement of foreign judgments in Australia under the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth), at common law and under the Hague Convention, and compares this with the scope for enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York

Litigation funding in international arbitration: recovering the costs of litigation finance

A recent decision of London’s High Court has far-reaching implications for those using litigation funding.

Corrs High Vis: Episode 2 – Sydney Arbitration Week (Part 2)

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

Corrs High Vis: Episode 2 – Sydney Arbitration Week (Part 1)

Corrs High Vis is a series of podcasts, offering insight and analysis into the Australian construction industry. Presented by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, it considers the issues which really matter to professionals in this ever-evolving industry.

Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

The Evolution of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

A creation of the International Olympic Committee, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has evolved to become the preeminent dispute resolution body in world sport.

What constitutes an “offshore case”? An analysis of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s second decision

A recent decision by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC(1) 02 provides guidance as to when a dispute will constitute an “offshore case”.

Breaking Brexit Down: International Arbitration (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

Is an International Commercial Court for Australia a viable option?

Recently, there have been a number of appeals for an international commercial court (ICC) to be established in Australia. But what are ICCs? Why do we need them? And are they a viable option?

BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

Trump, Brexit and Protectionism: Navigating cross-border disputes and international arbitration in a more connected world

The rise in global protectionism will lead to more disputes in an increasingly connected world. As trust is eroded, businesses must adopt active mitigation strategies to navigate the risks of global trade and commerce.

The International Arbitration Review 2015

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the sixth edition of The International Arbitration Review (Law Business Research Ltd, 2015), an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worl

The International Arbitration Review 2014

The International Arbitration Review is an annual guide to international commercial and investment arbitration in the most significant jurisdictions worldwide and to the principal international arbitration institutions.

Dining on international arbitration in Japan - What are you eating?

Japan is a reliable place for international arbitration, but it pays to know what you’re biting into.

The International Arbitration Review 2013

International arbitration is a fast-moving express train, with new awards and court decisions of significance somewhere in the world rushing past every week.

The International Arbitration Review 2012

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has contributed to the third edition of “The International Arbitration Review”, authoring a chapter on developments in Australia.

Amended rules for international arbitration

Recent amendments to both the ICC Rules and the ACICA Rules indicate a trend towards improving the attractiveness of international arbitration as a means of resolving cross border disputes.

Our Experts

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Andrew Stephenson

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3358
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Ben Davidson

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3500
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Bronwyn Lincoln

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3368
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Chris Ryder

Partner Perth +61 8 9460 1606
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James Whittaker

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6667
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Jennifer Barrett

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9544
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Kirsty Sutherland

Partner Perth +61 8 9460 1620
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Lee Carroll

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3142
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Michael Kimmins

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9377
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Robert Regan

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6620
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Rod Dann

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9434
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Scott Francis

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9495
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Spencer Flay

Partner Perth +61 8 9460 1738