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International arbitration experts to speak at law school

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Victoria University is hosting a round table discussion with international arbitration experts about a range of issues including climate change.

Organised in partnership with the International Law Association and the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, the event will provide interested people 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,” she says.

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,” he says.

The event is being held on 23 April in the Moot Room at the Old Government Buildings on Lambton Quay, Wellington.