Lunch seminar with Andrew Mitchell

The Australian Approach to ISDS Reform

In this presentation Professor Mitchell will discuss Australia’s vacillating position on including investor-State dispute settlement (‘ISDS’) provisions in its investment treaties. He will also discuss to Australia’s recent ISDS treaty practice, using the recently concluded Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (‘IA-CEPA’) as a case study. Finally he will cover Australia’s approach in relation to health carveouts.


Andrew Mitchell is Professor at Melbourne Law School, Director of the Global Economic Law Network, Director of Studies (International Economic Law) in the Melbourne Law Masters, and a member of the Indicative List of Panelists to hear WTO disputes. He has previously practised law with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) and consults for States, international organisations and the private sector. Andrew has taught law in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, and the US and is the recipient of four major grants from the Australian Research Council (including a Future Fellowship) and the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. He has published over 140 academic books and journal articles and is a Series Editor of the Oxford University Press International Economic Law Series, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of International Economic Law and a General Editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. He has law degrees from Melbourne, Harvard and Cambridge and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


All interested are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary.

Feel free to bring your own lunch bag.