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Chief Justices Past and Present: Dispute Resolution Lecture Series - Lecture Two

The Establishment of International Commercial Courts

7 September 2021 | Zoom webinar

Join the Law Council's International Law Section, for the second session of the Chief Justices Past and Present: Dispute Resolution Lecture Series – featuring the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC and Ms Mary Walker OAM as Chair of the session.

Australia is a country with established international commercial litigation arrangements through the state and federal courts systems, its joinder of international treaties and its participation in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Yet Australia is one of the few common law countries with substantial commercial law jurisdictions not to have an International Commercial Court. Former Victorian Chief Justice and current international arbitrator, the Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC, will consider the Australian experience and provide an international comparison. She will raise the jurisdictional, legislative and constitutional factors to be considered if Australia is to have an International Commercial Court.  


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The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC

Judicial Background
The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017). At the time she stepped down from the Supreme Court she was the longest serving of the then state and federal Chief Justices. Earlier she was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003) including sitting as the Judge in Charge of the Commercial List and the Corporations List (now combined as the Commercial Court). Whilst on the bench, Marilyn Warren sat in all jurisdictions, trial and appellate, and extensively in commercial cases.

She presently sits as a domestic and international commercial arbitrator. She is a member of the Dawson Chambers Senior Arbitrator Group at the Victorian Bar.

Marilyn Warren is a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow of Monash University. She is a member of the Monash University Global Leaders’ Summit. She is involved in teaching commercial law and international arbitration in the Monash University Law Faculty graduate programs as Professor. She is the Judge in Residence at the University of Melbourne Law School.

Professional Life
Marilyn Warren has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1985. She was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1997. She was admitted to practise in 1975.

The Hon Marilyn Warren was the Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (2006-2017). She has held the position of Chair of many institutions and bodies including the Courts Council of Victoria, the Judicial Commission of Victoria, the Judicial College of Victoria, the Victoria Law Foundation, the Council of Legal Education and the Council of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Ms Mary Walker OAM

Mary is Chair of the International Law Section.







For any inquiries about the event, please contact the Section Administator. 

Doris Wimmler
ILS Section Administator
T. 02 6246 3758

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