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SIFoCC’s 4th Full Meeting – Sydney 20-21 October 2022

  On 20-21 October 2022, the world’s commercial courts gathered to discuss the most topical themes in commercial dispute resolution. The 4th full meeting of the SIFoCC membership was jointly hosted by the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Over 100 judges met physically in Sydney at the Joint […]

Piercing the Corporate Veil

We are delighted to share with you an address entitled “Piercing the Corporate Veil: recent international developments ” given by Chief Justice Allsop of the Federal Court of Australia at the 38th Annual Conference of the Banking & Financial Services Law Association last month. Where a company is involved in activity that is alleged to […]

The SIFoCC Judicial Observation Programme

The third iteration of the SIFoCC Observation Programme has come to a close. The Programme took place over five days across the Business and Property Courts and Royal Courts of Justice in London. Participants spent time meeting with a range of stakeholders including the Lord Chief Justice, judges, court administrators and others. The SIFoCC Observation […]

Collaboration with the National Justice Academy of India on E-dispute resolution

On Saturday 27th November 2021 SIFoCC, in partnership with the National Judicial Academy (NJA) of India, hosted a judicial conversation on e-dispute resolution. The focus spanned technology and AI in courts and in business, the complexification of cases and backlog and the ways in which technology might assist with an integrated system of courts, arbitration […]

Developing Commercial Court dialogue across the Commonwealth

SIFoCC has had the privilege of contributing to the following Commonwealth events: The Commonwealth Law Conference hosted by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) took place in The Bahamas from 5th-9th September 2021. On Monday 6th September SIFoCC hosted a session entitled ‘Judges and Lawyers working together across the Commonwealth to address courts user’s needs’. The […]

The Role of Commercial Courts in the Management of Complex Disputes

What happens when cases become so factually rich and complex that they become practically impossible to adjudicate? This complexification of commercial disputes is a subject of increasing concern which Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon explored in a keynote speech at the 7th annual conference of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers. He suggests that we need […]

SIFoCC Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement – Now with International Working Group Commentary

We are delighted to share with you the latest development on SIFoCC’s work on enforcement of judgments. SIFoCC’s 2nd International Working Group has produced a Commentary that accompanies the Multilateral Memorandum on Enforcement which sets out an understanding of the procedures for the enforcement of a money judgment by the courts of one jurisdiction obtained […]

The 3rd SIFoCC Meeting – now available to watch online

We are delighted to share with you the  live sessions from the 3rd full SIFoCC meeting, where discussions were held on topics which included: Technology in a new world Third Party (Commercial) Litigation Funding – Session 1 & Session 2 Meeting the needs of court users Welcome remarks were given by Minister Indranee Rajah SC […]

Second SIFoCC COVID-19 memorandum

We are delighted to share with you the Second SIFoCC COVID-19 memorandum.  On 29 May 2020 we published a First Memorandum on COVID-19. With the benefit of contributions from across the global membership of SIFoCC, the Memorandum offered a particular focus on the use being made of technology to address issues facing jurisdictions in light […]