Celebrating 30 years

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Alumni Happy New Year! We wish you much happiness and prosperity in 2016 and thank you for your tremendous support over the past 30 years! In January 1986: INTERNATIONAL MILESTONE January 1 - International Year of Peace is proclaimed AUSTRALIAN MILESTONE January 2 - Australian Disputes Centre is incorporated Celebrating 30 Years Stay tuned… for dazzling events throughout 2016 as we celebrate the Australian Disputes Centre’s 30 years dedicated to advancing access to timely, cost-effective and [...]

Celebrating 30 years2016-01-08T07:50:28+11:00

Do Many of Australia’s Bilateral Treaties Really Not Provide Full Advance Consent to Investor-State Arbitration?

Nottage, Luke R., Do Many of Australia’s Bilateral Treaties Really Not Provide Full Advance Consent to Investor-State Arbitration? Analysis of Planet Mining v Indonesia and Regional Implications (April 14, 2014). Transnational Dispute Management, 2014, Forthcoming; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/39. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2424987

Do Many of Australia’s Bilateral Treaties Really Not Provide Full Advance Consent to Investor-State Arbitration?2019-09-21T11:34:11+10:00

Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  Although Australia is not presently a signatory to the Hague Convention, it may nevertheless have implications for parties entering into international commercial transactions here. When drafting dispute resolution clauses, it may be relevant to the question of whether and where to arbitrate or litigate, to consider the relevance of the Hague Convention, together with other avenues of enforcement of foreign judgments (for example, legislation on the reciprocal enforcement of foreign judgments such as the Foreign [...]

Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements2015-11-19T15:41:58+11:00

Towards enforceability and confidentiality in international commercial mediation

Mediation: concept and advantages Commercial mediation is an alternative dispute resolution procedure whereby “(…) two or more parties to a dispute attempt by themselves, on a voluntary basis, to reach an agreement on the settlement of their dispute with the assistance of a mediator”. It can be considered international when it involves transnational relations. Arguably, the biggest advantage of mediation is that helps avoiding an outcome with winners and losers, facilitating the maintenance of the relationship between the parties. Additionally, it is [...]

Towards enforceability and confidentiality in international commercial mediation2015-11-19T15:44:49+11:00

State Supreme Courts Consider Arbitrability of Corporations Act Claims

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Two recent Supreme Court decision affirm previous authority to the effect that Courts will not decline to refer a proceeding to arbitration simply because it includes statutory claims under the Corporations Act. An exception is where the claim relates to the dissolution or winding up of a company. Such claims have not been referred to arbitration for reasons of public policy. Lorraine Hui, Georgia Quick and Ursula Adamiec Read Full Article Here HERE

State Supreme Courts Consider Arbitrability of Corporations Act Claims2015-11-20T08:47:02+11:00

Arbitration Update

Disguised factual challenges given short shrift: State Supreme Courts defend arbitral awards WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW There are limited grounds on which an international or domestic award can be refused recognition or enforcement. Commonly argued grounds include denial of natural justice in connection with the making of the award, and that enforcement of the award would be contrary to public policy. Courts will not refuse enforcement on the basis of challenges to factual findings in an award which are disguised as complaints about [...]

Arbitration Update2019-09-21T11:34:11+10:00

ADC Venue Hire

We make your mediation or arbitration arrangements easy. A neutral and central venue with plenty of natural light and easy room flow. ADC provides an exceptional dispute resolution facility in the heart of Sydney’s legal & financial district. Contact us to discuss your needs.

ADC Venue Hire2019-09-21T11:34:11+10:00

Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia’s Investments in the Resources Sector

Nottage, Luke R. and Butt, Simon, Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia's Investments in the Resources Sector (April 16, 2014). ARBITRATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN THE RESOURCES SECTOR: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, P. Evans and G. Moens, eds., Springer, 2015 Forthcoming; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/71. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2340810 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2340810

Recent International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration Developments Impacting on Australia’s Investments in the Resources Sector2019-09-21T11:34:12+10:00

The Great Debate Continues:

ADC’s Schools Invitational Debating Competition is in full swing for its second successful year The inaugural success of the Australian Dispute Centre’s School Debating Competition placed the competition in great stead for another year of building relationships, convincing arguments and a lot of fun. The competition runs from July to September as one of ADC’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and provides the opportunity [...]

The Great Debate Continues:2019-09-21T11:34:12+10:00

Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed?

Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed? ADC has been at the forefront of workplace conflict resolution for nearly 30 years. In the first of its new Bulletin series on workplace issues, Keith Welsh (Mediator and Owner of Velocer Music - ICEHOUSE/Savage Garden) speaks with Salli Browning (Mediator, Workplace Consultant and music aficionado) about workplace dispute resolution. Read more Our media is filled with stories about rising Workers Compensation and indemnity costs, bullying complaints and workplace [...]

Is workplace conflict more prevalent and how is it best managed?2019-09-21T11:34:12+10:00

Upcoming Events

  • 35th Anniversary Mediation Course - January 2021 (Full)
    • Days 4 - 5
      January 18, 2021 - January 19, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mediator Accreditation ADC’s trained mediators, seeking recognition under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), may undertake its 1-day Accreditation program. Please register separately for the Accreditation…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Online
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 18, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 19, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
    • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
      January 20, 2021
      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…

  • 35th Anniversary Mediation Course #2 - January 2021
    • Days 1 - 3
      January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      January 27, 2021 - January 28, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Mediator Accreditation ADC’s trained mediators, seeking recognition under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), may undertake its 1-day Accreditation program. Please register separately for the Accreditation…

  • Online - Conflict Resolution & ADR
    • Conflict Resolution & ADR Training
      January 20, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Have you ever thought ‘I could have managed that conflict situation better’? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Online
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 27, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      January 28, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
    • Online Mediation Accreditation Day
      January 29, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…

  • Online - Conflict Resolution & ADR – February 2021
    • Conflict Resolution & ADR Training
      February 11, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Have you ever thought ‘I could have managed that conflict situation better’? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Online Mediation Training – February 2021
    • Days 1 - 2
      February 11, 2021 - February 12, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Days 3 - 4
      February 18, 2021 - February 19, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Day 5
      February 25, 2021
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    We are thrilled to bring you ADC's Mediation Training & Accreditation Choose the ADC difference; up-skill now to accelerate your career in 2021! How do…

  • Online Mediation Accreditation Day – February 2021
    • February 18, 2021
      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Essential Accreditation/s for today’s Mediators  ADC’s ‘Online Mediation Accreditation’ Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS) Internationally Approved by the Chartered Institute of…