Victoria University to host panel of international arbitration experts

Victoria University of Wellington will host a round table discussion with international arbitration experts offering a range of perspectives.

The Law School

Organised in partnership with the International Law Association and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, the event will provide Wellington professionals with an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in international arbitration and to ask questions in a frank discussion with experts.

Professor Petra Butler from the University’s Faculty of Law will chair the discussion, and will be joined by arbitration specialists from London, Hong Kong, Vienna, the United States and New Zealand.

Professor Butler says the event will offer a multifaceted view of some of the biggest issues in international arbitration, including investor-state arbitration, third party funding and climate change.

“This round table event is an exciting opportunity for New Zealand arbitration practitioners to engage with experts from around the world and gain inside knowledge on a range of contemporary issues pertaining to international arbitration.”

Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, who co-organised the round table with Professor Butler, says the event will be a valuable experience for anyone with an interest in international arbitration.

“We expect a lively discussion, and I look forward to seeing the common threads and differences that arise between the participants’ global perspectives.”

What: International Arbitration Round Table
When: 12pm - 2pm, 23 April 2018 
Moot Room (GB340), Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Free - limited places available

Register for the event here.

For further information please contact Professor Petra Butler on 04 463 6359 or at