Innovations in International Infrastructure Arbitrations

Free Public Lecture

Innovations in International Infrastructure Arbitrations

G08 Theatre, Ground Floor

Parkville campus

185 Pelham Street

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Infrastructure disputes are undeniably complex, often characterised by detailed factual matrices involving multiple parties, contracts, and areas of technical complexity. These complexities pose significant challenges for dispute resolution and have contributed to infrastructure disputes developing a reputation as involving lengthy and expensive processes in courts and arbitration. Ongoing consideration has been given to the formula for efficient infrastructure arbitration. No magic bullet has emerged despite the growth of adjudication in common law jurisdictions. It is clear however that the continued success of arbitration as a method of dispute resolution is dependent upon its ability to adapt and innovate in the search for improvement.

In this lecture, Professor Doug Jones AO RFD will provide insights into the growth of innovation in international construction arbitration. By embracing private and public institutional innovation and active case management techniques, stakeholders have the chance to maintain arbitration as a preferred dispute resolution option.

Doug is one of Australia’s foremost international construction lawyers and arbitrators. He is a Professorial Fellow of Melbourne Law School and his involvement in the Law School's construction law program, as a lecturer and an Advisory Board member, dates from the program's inception nearly 20 years ago. Doug is also the current President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL).

Image credit: Melbourne city skyline 2018 by Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies, Construction Law, Melbourne Law School.

Recordings for this lecture has been made possible by the Society of Construction Law Australia and Clayton Utz.

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