The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) recently invited Professor Luke Nottage of the University of Sydney Law School to UBD from 28 May until 2 June 2023 as an Eminent Visiting Professor.
While at UBD, Professor Nottage presented a keynote lecture at an international symposium on “Academic Perspectives on Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region” that was co-hosted by IAS and the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at UBD. Professor Nottage also gave lectures at the Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre (BDAC) and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).
On 30 May 2023, Professor Luke Nottage visited the Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre and delivered a special lecture entitled “Controlling Costs in International Arbitration.” It was the first public event on arbitration hosted by BDAC.
The Honourable Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni, BDAC’s Chairperson, opened the event with welcoming remarks. The lecture was attended by Permanent Secretary (Security and Law) at the Prime Minister’s Office Hajah Nor Hashimah binti Haji Mohammed Taib, Solicitor General Hajah Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi, Registrars of the Supreme Court, counsels and officers from the government and the private sector as well as representatives from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In the morning of 1 June 2023, invited by Solicitor General Hajah Zuraini binti Haji Sharbawi, Professor Luke Nottage gave a special talk on “Dispute Resolution in Asia: ASEAN – Treaties & Arbitration” at the Attorney General’s Chambers. He discussed various topics on arbitration with AGC officers of the Civil Division, the Legislative Drafting Division, the International Affairs Division, the Communications and Strategy Division, among others.
Finally, the talk at the Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre was covered by the Borneo Bulletin, and can be accessed here.