The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is best known in Australia for its work in the field of international arbitration. However. this is only one of many areas of work undertaken in a wide range of areas relating to the harmonisation of international commercial law.

UNCITRAL’s senior legal officer in Vienna, Ms Jenny Clift, will be delivering a free public lecture “UNCITRAL and Australia: past, present and future” drawing on her unique perspective on the relationship between Australia and UNCITRAL after having worked for many years in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra, before joining the UNCITRAL Secretariat in Vienna more than 14 years ago. Ms Clift is well-versed in all areas of UNCITRAL’s work, with specific emphasis upon cross-border insolvency, where she is the Secretary of Working Group V which concerns insolvency issues.

Presented by the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA), the lectures will take place at the following times and venues.

Sydney

5.30pm, Tuesday 24 June 2014

King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Melbourne

5.30pm, Thursday 26 June 2014

Herbert Smith Freehills, 101 Collins Street Melbourne

RSVP: uncitral.ncc@lawcouncil.asn.au

Entry is free, but registration is required for catering purposes.

The UNCCA is an autonomous committee recognised by UNCITRAL, and has recently been formed with the support of the Law Council of Australia to increase awareness of UNCITRAL’s activities in Australia. For further details, visit the UNCITRAL page of the Law Council website or contact the Chair of the UNCCA, Tim D. Castle, tdcastle@wentworthchambers.com.au.