Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre and Secretary General of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA); the joint energy arbitration project of the Centre and CEPMLP at the University of Dundee, has delivered a presentation on a dispute resolution model for the energy sector at a conference in Brisbane.
The conference, ‘Managing Construction Disputes in the Mining & Petroleum Industries,’ was organised by Informa and took place on 10-11 November at the Quay West Suites in Brisbane. The Conference drew together delegates from the legal and energy sectors throughout Australia interested in efficient dispute resolution methods and international best practises.
Speakers at the conference included Georgia Quick and Khory McCormick, both vice-presidents of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Wendy MacLaughlin, Senior Vice President, McLachlan Lister Pty Ltd, Hill International (Australia); Andrew Stephenson, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Ian Briggs, Chief Legal Counsel, Downer EDI Mining; Stephen Callaghan, Principal Consultant, AMEC Foster Wheeler – Australia East, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; Professor Gabriel Moens, Curtin University; Karyn Reardon, Partner, HWL Ebsworth; Campbell Jackson, Partner, Ernst & Young; Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Michael Feutrill, Board Member, Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration (PCERA) and Jeremy Chenoweth, Partner, Ashurst, and Director, Society of Construction Law.
Andrew Mackenzie said:
“The conference has provided an invaluable opportunity for the Scottish Arbitration Centre and the ICEA to forge links with the arbitration and energy community in Australia. Participation in this event has allowed an opportunity to discuss the system in Scotland and our energy arbitration project and its findings, and the chance to meet and share experiences with representatives from ACICA and PCERA. I am excited that the work of the Centre and the ICEA has reverberated this far around the world, and that the international dispute resolution community is looking to Scotland as a leading jurisdiction on arbitration in the energy and mining sectors. I would like to thank Informa for the kind invitation and sponsored travel and accommodation at this very successful inaugural event.”