The launch of the CIArb Australia Young Members Group spearheaded by Chairman, Kristian Maley, attracted professionals from across Australia and overseas.
The group’s activities will be designed to be relevant to all CIArb Australia members aged 40 years and under. Hosted and sponsored by global law firm, Jones Day, guests were entertained and informed by Special Guest Speaker, retired High Court Judge of Australia, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG who delivered the keynote address International Arbitration, Young Players and Critical Intelligence.
The Group’s first initiative is the Pre-Moot open to all Australian teams competing in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, or the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong, in 2017. The Pre-Moot offers a unique extension of the Vis Moot experience for Australian students.
The Grand Final took place on 1 March where teams competed before a distinguished panel comprising: The Hon Ms Susan Crennan AC QC, Mr Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, and Dr Michael Pryles AO PBM.