UN Day 2019 - 25 YEARS OF CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY LAW REFORM 1994-2019

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Federal Courts Around Australia

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25 YEARS OF CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY LAW REFORM 1994-2019

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Since 1994, UNCITRAL has been developing model laws on Cross Border Insolvency (CBI), which have been adopted in Australia and most other leading economies. These laws support globalisation in world trade by providing for cooperation in international insolvencies, through a process of mutual recognition by courts of foreign insolvency regimes and representatives. This year’s UN Day Lecture series will outline how the CBI framework operates, and examine the contribution made by Australian Courts and practitioners to many of the developments in this field over the past quarter-century.

The UN Day Lecture series is an annual initiative of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) to highlight the work of UNCITRAL for practitioners and students. A Lecture will be held in each Australian capital city, with a local speaking panel. Light refreshments will be available afterwards, sponsored by the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA). Your city's details are set out below.

Registration is required, with a fee for non-members of $25 and students of $5 (plus the Eventbrite fees). There is no charge for members of UNCCA, ARITA, the Judiciary, court staff or the APS.

Application will be made, where required, for CPD accreditation.

Adelaide

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1

Chair: Justice Anthony Besanko

Speaker: Professor Christopher Symes, University of Adelaide

Commentator: Brendon Roberts QC, Bar Chambers

Canberra

Venue: Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts, Court 1

Chair: Judge Dr Warwick Neville

Speaker: Adjunct Professor Michael Murray, Queensland University of Technology

Commentator: Prue Bindon, Key Chambers

Darwin

Venue: William Forster Chambers

Chair: Justice Judith Kelly

Speaker: Duncan McConnel, William Forster Chambers

Commentator: Stuart Reid, Rodgers Reidy

Melbourne

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1

Chair: Justice David O’Callaghan

Speaker: Stewart Maiden QC, Victorian Bar

Commentator: Dr Neil Hannan, Thomson Geer

Perth

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1

Chair: Justice Neil McKerracher

Speaker: Justice Katrina Banks-Smith

Commentator: Julie Taylor, Francis Burt Chambers

Sydney

Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Court 1

Chair: Justice Jacqueline Gleeson

Speaker: Scott Atkins, Norton Rose Fulbright

Commentator: Jenny Clift, Former Secretary Working Group V, UNCITRAL

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Federal Courts Around Australia

Various venues, please refer to venue details on welcome page

Various, ACT 0000

Australia

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