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Posted Apr 05, 2016 Internationally Challenging: High Court of Australia Grants Freezing Order to a Foreign Party in Support of a Foreign Judgment

PT Bayan Resources TBK (“Bayan”), a company incorporated in Indonesia, owned shares in Kangaroo Resources Limited (“KRL”), a company incorporated in Australia. BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd (“BCBC”) is a company incorporated in Singapore.  BCBC and Bayan were joint owners of an Indonesian coal joint venture company. The joint venture agreement was governed by the laws…

Posted Mar 16, 2016 The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (“the Commission”) was established on 13 March 2014 by the former Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO. The Commission was a Royal Commission established by the Abbot Government to establish investigations into alleged financial irregularities associated with…

Posted Feb 11, 2016 ICC Arbitration Decisions

ICC Announces Two Major Decisions Aimed at Enhancing the Efficiency and Transparency of Arbitration Proceedings On 5 January 2016, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Court of Arbitration (the Court) announced two major decisions. These decisions are aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of ICC Arbitration Proceedings. Promoting Transparency From 1 January 2016,…

Posted Jan 20, 2016 Amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Aust)

The Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Act 2015 (Cth) (the Act) came into force on 13 October 2015, which gave rise to a series of changes in various Legislation, including some significant amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (IAA). The changes primarily relate to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and the confidentiality of arbitral…

Posted Dec 01, 2015 Third Party Funding in Hong Kong

For those of you who attend regular arbitration conferences, you will know that the topic of arbitration and third party funding (“TPF”) is often a hotly debated topic.  Recent developments in Hong Kong have only increased that focus. The Hong Kong Law Reform Commission published a consultation paper on 19 October 2015, recommending that the…