Learning & events

Series of five arbitration workshops

with Lucy Martinez

17 March | 1–2pm AEDT, 14 April, 12 May, 9 June & 7 July | 1–2pm AEST | Zoom

Arbitration—an introduction to the key features of arbitration

Begin your adventure to improving your arbitration skills. This unique series of five online events will bring you an introduction to commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. Workshop series begins on Thursday 17 March 2022. This series of five workshops is also available outside the bundle pool to be attended as an individual session, should you wish to attend individually.

Please follow the agenda and individual workshop URLs in the below table:
Event Title​

Event Date​​

Event Time Trainer Agenda/ Learning outcomes
Intro to Arbitration​ 17 March 2022 1–2pm AEDT Lucy Martinez
  • introduction to arbitration, and how it differs from other ADR processes
  • ​advantages and disadvantages of international arbitration​
  • basic legal concepts​, including consent to arbitration, arbitrability, separability, competence, applicable law, seat, and venue
  • ​basic legal instruments – NY Convention, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, UNCITRAL Model Law
Drafting an Arbitration Clause 14 April 2022​ 1–2pm AEST Lucy Martinez
  • purpose of clause
  • what to include – mandatory elements; optional elements ​
  • what not to include
  • sample clauses
  • recent case law and trends
Drafting an Award​ 12 May 2022​ 1–2pm AEST Lucy Martinez
  • purpose of award
  • types of awards: interim, partial, final, consent, termination
  • what to include – mandatory elements; optional elements
  • what not to include
  • decision-making – process and substanc
  • sample awards
Enforcement of Awards in Oz​ 9 Jun 2022​ 1–2pm AEST Lucy Martinez
  • challenging awards
  • enforcing awards
  • procedural considerations
  • recent case law and trends
Investor-State Arbitration​ 7 Jul 2022​ 1–2pm AEST Lucy Martinez
  • introduction to investor-State arbitration, and ICSID Convention
  • relationship to international commercial arbitration
  • jurisdiction requirements
  • merits claims
  • enforcement/annulment of ICSID awards
  • ISDS involving Australia/Australian parties
  • recent trends

Stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations with live online workshops. Connect with experts and hone your arbitration skills.

***Registering on this page will give you an access to attend all five workshops. Upon registration, you will recieve a confirmation email, that will have the individual Zoom links to each workshop***

About the presenter

Lucy Martinez

Extensive experience sitting as arbitrator (sole, co- and presiding) in ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC disputes, including in expedited proceedings, governed by laws of Australia, England, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Thailand; advising and representing private and sovereign clients in international disputes relating to investment treaties and contracts, including in AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations; reviewing draft dispute resolution clauses in contracts; and advising on various international pro bono projects.

Industry experience includes energy (oil, gas, electricity, mining), telecommunications, satellite technology, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, trademarks, shipping, sports, supply of goods, gambling and leisure sectors.

Technology required: Zoom application, PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone, Internet connection, sound/speakers or a headset and an in-built microphone.

Accessing the Online Workshop

Online Workshops are run using Zoom as our online platform.

  • How do I access the Online Workshop?

    You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation email.

  • What do I need on my computer or device to take part in an Online Workshop?

    You will ideally need a computer or device with a camera and microphone and good Internet coverage. You will need to make sure that you can access ‘Zoom’ in your browser. You can download and install Zoom prior or as part of the process when you first click the Zoom link.

    System requirements

    You may join the Online Workshop from your PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices (IOS or Android). Click here to learn about:

    • Supported operating systems, tablets and mobile devices
    • Supported browsers
    • Required device processor and RAM

    Internet connectivity

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    • Check here for recommended Internet bandwidth.


    • You will need speakers or headphones to listen to the speaker. Check that your headphones or speakers are connected and the volume is turned on (where applicable).
    • You may also need to check the Audio Settings on Zoom once you have logged in.
  • How can I access technical support?




    • Resolution Institute Sydney office : +61 2 9251 3366 (Landline) | 1800 651 650 (Freecall)
    • Resolution Institute Wellington office: +64 4 470 0110 (Landline) | 0800 453 237 (Freecall)

    Zoom Help Centre

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