Please note the revised starting time of 5:30pm AEDT.
Please join us on 6 December 2023 at 5:30pm AEDT for a discussion of the arbitration of IP disputes.
This seminar will consider why to arbitrate, what IP disputes are suitable for arbitration, whether any kinds of IP disputes are not arbitrable, the competition law issues that might arise in connection with IP arbitration, and the best forum for arbitration.
Our speakers are Annabelle Bennett AC SC, Cameron Moore, Andrew Christie, and Nastasja Suhadolnik.
The Honourable Dr Annabelle Bennett AC SC is a retired Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and was an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT, the President of the Copyright Tribunal and a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, having previously practised as a Senior Counsel specialising in intellectual property. She is currently Chancellor of Bond University; the Chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), an Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport; President (part time) of the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW; Member of the Board of Directors of the Garvan Institute; Chair of Gardior Pty Limited; Member and past President of Chief Executive Women; Chair of the Advisory Group of Judges to the World Intellectual Property Organisation; and Member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has also served as a Commissioner with the NSW Law Reform Commission and as a Royal Commissioner into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Dr Bennett is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law. Dr Bennett is a Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators (ICSID), a Member of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration List of Neutrals and a Member of the indicative List of Government and Non-Governmental Panellists for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Process. She also practises as a Barrister, in an advisory role, and as a mediator and arbitrator.
Cameron Moore has an extensive commercial practice across numerous areas of the law, and is briefed in many prominent cases in Australia. He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s preeminent senior counsel for competition law matters and appears in many of the largest, most publicly significant cases in this area. Beyond competition law, Cameron’s practice also encompasses frequent appearances in complex intellectual property matters, class actions involving shareholder or consumer protection claims and administrative law matters. He is also the head of Banco Chambers, a position he has held since July 2020.
Andrew Christie is a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where he holds the Chair of Intellectual Property. He is also a solicitor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and undertakes arbitration and mediation of IP, IT and related commercial disputes.
Nastasja Suhadolnik is a dual-qualified lawyer in both New York and Australia specialising in domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-State dispute resolution, and public international law. Nastasja has experience advising and representing private and sovereign entities in dispute resolution proceedings conducted under an array of arbitration rules, primarily across the construction, renewable energy and natural resources sectors. Nastasja has previously practiced at leading international law firms in Paris and as a legal officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York. She regularly writes and teaches on arbitration topics and holds two Master of Laws degrees (from the London School of Economics and the NYU School of Law).