Firm Authors Australia Chapter of the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places

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Alexis Martinez, David Starkoff and Tim O’Shannassy from the Squire Patton Boggs International Dispute Resolution Practice have authored the Australia chapter of the second edition of the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP).

The GAP is designed to help in-house counsel, corporate lawyers and arbitration practitioners access key insights into a large range of jurisdictions, including for the purposes of negotiating the choice of arbitral seats and conducting arbitral proceedings in those jurisdictions.

Each chapter explains the legal framework and the arbitration infrastructure of each jurisdiction and addresses a range of areas such as legal expertise, rights of representation, accessibility, ethics and the tech-friendliness of each jurisdiction.

“Australia has been an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction for over 100 years,” said Mr. Martinez. “Strong and steady growth of the Australian economy over the past two decades, along with the opening of Asian markets, has meant Australia has continued to develop as an attractive hub for international arbitration. Its robust legislative framework together with the strongly supportive approach of Australia courts to the enforcement of arbitral awards and agreements make it an ideal choice of seat for commercial parties.”

Please click here to access the Australia chapter of the GAP.

Practising as an advocate in international arbitrations since 2003, Mr. Martinez has cross-border experience which straddles both common and civil law systems, and public international law.

Mr. Starkoff has almost two decades’ construction and disputes experience, particularly international and Australia construction arbitrations and ASIC litigation.

Mr. O’Shannassy has extensive international arbitration experience, with a focus on major construction, oil and gas and infrastructure projects.

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