Arbitration Workshop - avoiding common mistakes in arbitration clauses
HFW's Perth office hosted a workshop examining some common problems in relation to arbitration clauses and how to avoid them.
30 October 2013
The workshop looked at how to manage the process, considering issues of jurisdiction, choice of arbitrator, choice of institution, its rules, governing law, ensuring confidentiality, how to limit discovery, and appeal.
It then considered both domestic and international arbitration, including clauses tailored to Chinese and Indian counterparties. There was plenty of opportunity to discuss practical examples addressed during the Workshop.
The Workshop was of benefit to front-end and back-end lawyers, risk managers, commercial and senior managers, and claims handlers.
Through the use of practical scenarios arising from badly drafted arbitration clauses, the intention was to assist your business to ensure it gets the most out of the arbitration process, by making sure your arbitration clauses contain all the necessary components, they fit your priorities and are effective.
The Workshop was facilitated by HFW Partners, Nick Longley, Julian Sher and Chris Lockwood.