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13 April 2018 - Litigation Funding, Class Actions and International Dispute Resolution


About the Conference

The ALRC and VLRC are overseeing consultation processes and inquiries into class action proceedings and third party litigation funding. Should litigation funding be regulated? What are the implications of the increased prevalence of funded class action proceedings in Courts? The developing globalisation of markets is creating opportunities and challenges which confront regulators, judges, litigators, funders and others systemically involved in dispute resolution. Our eminent speakers, both international (USA & Europe) and local, will discuss these implications in the context of class actions and access to justice, the need for the regulation of litigation funding and the latest trends in international dispute resolution.

Opening Address: The Honourable Michael McHugh AC QC

Keynote Speaker: Professor Deborah R. Hensler, Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute Resolution, Stanford Law School

Chair: Mary Walker, Barrister, 9 Wentworth Chambers

Commentary: Professor Peter Cashman, Kim Santow Chair in Law and Social Justice, The University of Sydney


  • The Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Chair of the Australian Law Reform Commission
  • The Hon Justice Michael Lee, Federal Court of Australia
  • Jane Diplock AO, Chairman Abu Dhabi Global Market Regulatory Committee, Formerly Chairman of IOSCO
  • David Williams SC, 9 Wentworth Chambers
  • John Walker, CEO, Investor Claim Partner
  • Jason Betts, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Professor Ianika Tzankova, Private Law, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Andrew Ross, Forensic Partner, KordaMentha
  • Dr Wolfgang Babeck, Dibbs Barker
  • Damian Sturzaker, Marque Lawyers

This conference is sponsored by The University of Sydney Law School, Law Council of Australia (International Law Section) and 9 Wentworth Chambers.

Click here to register or visit sydney.edu.au/law/events.

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Telephone: 02 9351 0429

Additional Info

  • Date: Friday, 13 April 2018
  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm; Cocktail reception to follow conference
  • Venue (Address): University of Sydney, CBD Campus L18, 133 Castlereagh Street Sydney (Stockland Building)
  • Price: $250 (incl. GST). Places are limited.
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