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Public policy exceptions to the enforcement of arbitration awards with Justice Foster

14 March 2018

Time: 5:30 PM -7:15 PM
Venue: HFW Sydney
1 Bligh St
Sydney NSW 2000

This event is complimentary for members and guests.

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Wednesday 14 March, Sydney

In recent years, the Australian courts following international trends have adopted a robust attitude to the enforcement of arbitration awards. One subject which is consistently a topic for hot debate is the extent to which a court should refuse to enforce an award by reason of public policy. Justice Foster will review the recent cases and analyse the scope of this exception."

Join the Victorian chapter arbitration & determinative SIG Committee for an evening with Justice Foster. The discussion will be held in Sydney and will be live video streamed to Melbourne.

Join us for this special event to launch the 2018 CPD and networking program of the NSW and Victorian Determinative SIGs, made possible by the generous sponsorship from HFW - a sector focussed global law firm.

About the speaker

Justice Foster is a graduate of the University of Sydney with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws. After practising as a solicitor in Sydney, he spent some time working in the corporate world. He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1980 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1994.

At the Bar, Justice Foster specialised in commercial law, competition law, equity and administrative law.

Justice Foster is currently one of two National Co-Ordinating Judges of the Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area of the Court and, in addition, a Registry Co-Ordinating Judge in respect of the same National Practice Area for the Sydney Registry of the Court. Justice Foster was previously the Australian Capital Territory List Judge of the Court for several years.