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Christopher Bisping talks arbitration and courts in Malaysia


Christopher Bisping will deliver an evening talk at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday 26 July 2018 at 19:00. His talk will discuss ‘International commercial arbitration in an age of international commercial courts.’ malaysia talk poster

For many years, international arbitration has been one of the main methods of dispute settlement in international commercial law. Only the courts in London had the ability to challenge the dominance of arbitration in this area. In recent years, a growing trend to international commercial courts has been noticed, which has been strengthened recently in several European countries that attempt to establish international commercial courts in competition to the London courts, a development triggered inter alia by Brexit.

The market for jurisdiction is therefore undergoing major changes at the moment. Some of the more established international commercial courts, such as the Singapore International Commercial Court, have borrowed certain elements from arbitration to widen their appeal.

During the chris quotetalk, Christopher will analyse the extent of borrowing from arbitration that has taken place and will re-assess the advantages and disadvantages of both systems of dispute settlement in light of these changes. He tells us, “Brexit will play into the hands of the countries establishing international commercial courts. English courts, and lawyers, will lose business to overseas jurisdictions.”

Christopher is currently teaching 'International Litigation' at Monash Malaysia to complement his research into the trend of establishing international commercial courts.

Find out more about his research.

Admission to the event is free but there are limited spaces available so please register at if you would like to attend.

Mon 23 July 2018, 14:08 | Tags: Staff in action