Event: The Dawn of International Arbitration in the South Pacific: Regional International Arbitration Conference

Mock Arbitration Compromis

13 February 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Jonathan Lim, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
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The mock international arbitration was designed to walk participants through the process of a typical international arbitration. It is based on a purely hypothetical dispute between a Fijian developer, Nadi Construction, and a Japanese biotechnology company, Tokyo Biotechnology Company, concerning the late delivery of a biomass power plant in Namara, Fiji. The mock arbitration will take place over two scenes, the first involving proceedings before a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitral tribunal seated in Fiji, and the second involving proceedings to set aside the award under the Fiji International Arbitration Act. These scenes illustrated how jurisdictional challenges work in international arbitration, the tribunal’s competence-competence with respect to its own jurisdiction, contractual issues that may arise with respect to delay under a construction contract, and the grounds for setting aside an arbitral award under the Fiji International Arbitration Act.

Geographical Focus: 
Subregional- Pacific
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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