The Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, joining with Monash University’s Faculty of Law and the Supreme Court of Victoria, has organised a conference at Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne on 29 November 2011 (5-7pm) on the subject of “Tackling the legal challenges in cross-border transactions”. The panel of five speakers includes Professor Marta Pertegás (Hague Conference on Private International Law), Professor Mary Keyes (Griffith University), Professor Richard Garnett (Melbourne University), Rosehana Amin (Lander & Rogers) and Thomas John of the A-G’s Department. Justice Clyde Croft will chair, and topics for discussion include the Hague Conference’s project on party autonomy in international contracts, and the application of mandatory rules by Australian courts.
Pre-registration by e-mail (email@example.com) is required, but free. Further details are available here.
Rain or shine (or both), an excellent way to pass a couple of hours in Melbourne.