Former Blair Chief Legal Adviser To Address International Arbitration

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Media Alert

3 November 2010

Former Blair Chief Legal Adviser to address international arbitration

Former UK Attorney General and Westfield Director, The RT Hon Lord Goldsmith QC,

PC, will be exclusively presenting to the boards of the Australian International Disputes

Centre ( and the Australian Centre for International

Commercial Arbitration (

His address:  "The challenge of meeting users' needs in international arbitration" is

timely given the recent legislative reform to make Australia an international arbitration

hub. Australia's first international dispute resolution centre opens in Sydney

Date:               5 November 2010

Time:               12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

                         Lunch provided

Place:              Australian International Disputes Centre

                         Level 16

                         1 Castlereagh Street

                         SYDNEY NSW 2000

About the RT Hon Peter Goldsmith QC, PC

The RT Hon. Peter Goldsmith QC, PC has been European Chair of Litigation at Debevoise since

September 2007.  He served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001-2007, prior to which he was in

private practice as one of the leading barristers in London. During his time as Attorney-General,

Lord Goldsmith acted as Chief Legal Adviser to the UK Government on matters of domestic,

European and international law. He represented the UK Government in numerous cases in UK and

international courts. In 2008 he was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings

Limited in August 2008. He was created a Life Peer in 1999 and a Privy Counsellor in 2002 and he

remains a member of the House of Lords.  Lord Goldsmith's other past positions include Chairman of

the Bar of England and Wales, Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, and founder of

the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Contact:   Gianna Totaro ACICA and AIDC Media Relations   

P: +61 0438 337 328 | E:

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