Herbert Smith Freehills review the proposed 2017 amendments to the Australian International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth). The authors observe that the proposed amendments to the Act are to be welcomed as they seek to clarify uncertainties in Australia’s current arbitration landscape and also bring Australia into line with a number of other jurisdictions solidifying Australia’s reputation as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.
About Phillip Rompotis
Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.View