Report from WGI (MSMEs), by Bryce Williams

From 16-20 October 2017, UNCITRAL Working Group I (MSMEs) met in Vienna to try and finalise its work on a legislative guide relating to business registries.  The guide will form one pillar of its ongoing work in reducing legal obstacles faced by micro, small and medium enterprises, and facilitating the entry of these enterprises into … More Report from WGI (MSMEs), by Bryce Williams

Call for Papers: UNCITRAL Macau Conference, 11-12 December 2017 

From the Regional Centre: We are glad to inform you that the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Faculty of Law, University of Macau, will jointly host UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2017​   titled “​Modernization of National Commercial Laws and the Role of Legal Harmonization in International Commerce” … More Call for Papers: UNCITRAL Macau Conference, 11-12 December 2017 

UN Day Canberra Event, 1 November

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was founded 50 years ago. Its achievements have accompanied the boom in global trade and investment since that time, including in areas such as international arbitration, cross-border insolvency, sale of goods, electronic commerce and secured transactions. UNCITRAL has now taken on a major new mandate to … More UN Day Canberra Event, 1 November

Register now: 6th Asia Pacific ADR Conference, 8-9 November 2017, Seoul

From the Regional Centre:  The 6th Asia Pacific ADR Conference scheduled for 8 – 9 November 2017 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, is open for registration at the 2017 Seoul ADR Festival website ( http://www.safkcab.com ).   This Asia Pacific ADR Conference is the 6th edition of the annual flagship event of the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for … More Register now: 6th Asia Pacific ADR Conference, 8-9 November 2017, Seoul

Next Week: 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit

From the Regional Centre: The Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is delighted to co-host the 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit in Hong Kong from 16 to 19 October 2017, with the cooperation and support of the Department of Justice of the Government of the … More Next Week: 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit

Report on Third Annual UNCCA Seminar, by Suzanne Howarth

Suzanne Howarth, Former Deputy Chair and member of UNCCA prepared a report of the Third Annual UNCITRAL Seminar held at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra on 19 May 2017. The report outlines UNCITRAL achievements in 2016 as well as a closer look at the a few of the UNCITRAL working groups:   Group II … More Report on Third Annual UNCCA Seminar, by Suzanne Howarth

Call for papers : UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference (Abstract Submission by 20 November)

From the Regional Centre: The UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference 2017 will be held on 11 and 12 December 2017 in Macau, China. We are now inviting paper proposals/abstracts for review. The UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference, themed “Modernization of National Commercial Laws and the Role of Legal Harmonization in International Commerce”, will address critical legal issues in four … More Call for papers : UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference (Abstract Submission by 20 November)

2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit: 16-19 October, Hong Kong

From the Regional Centre: We would like to inform you that the Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) will co-host the 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit in Hong Kong from 16 to 19 October 2017, with the cooperation and support of the Department of Justice of … More 2nd UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit: 16-19 October, Hong Kong

Fiji enacts UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

From the Regional Centre: On 15 September 2017, the Parliament of Fiji passed the International Arbitration Bill 2017 as an Act of Parliament and was assented to by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Fiji on 18 September 2017.     The International Arbitration Act (Act No. 44 of 2017) incorporated provisions based … More Fiji enacts UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

Publication: A panel on Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v the Commonwealth of Australia

Suzanne Howarth, Former Deputy Chair and member of UNCCA is also a lecturer at the University of Canberra and member of the International Lawyers Committee of the ACT Law Society.  In 2016 Suzanne facilitated a panel discussion in relation to the international disputes in respect of Australia’s laws in respect of plain packaging of tobacco … More Publication: A panel on Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v the Commonwealth of Australia