ADVOC 3rd International Business Law Conference

Date: 14 – 15 September 2015
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua
Format: 4 sessions on different topics of International Business Law; each with a Chair and 3 – 4 panellists
Preconference: A day of golf on Sunday, 13 September
Cost: For more information on price, including Corporate packages and the golf, please see the registration form

Full attendance will entitle a WA legal practitioner to a maximum of 6 CPD points: 1.5 CPD points in competency area 1 – Practice Management and 4.5 CPD points in competency area 4 – Substantive Law.

ADVOC is an international network of independent law firms, harnessing international expertise in jurisdictions across the globe. Member firms have a proven record of immediate response to the needs of clients of other members and each member is committed to ensuring that all clients are more than satisfied with the service provided. Many of the lawyers are ranked in the Legal 500, Chambers and other directories as experts and are all highly regarded in their fields.

This year’s ADVOC International Business Law conference features an outstanding speaker faculty and is not to be missed.


  • Strategic Partnerships with Corporate Counsel : Creating Win-Win Outcomes
  • Judicial Intervention in Arbitrations and Setting Aside Awards
  • Cross Border Finance Transactions: Taking Security in Different Jurisdictions
  • The Future Shape of Law Firms: Increasing Business Related Offerings to the Client Base

Speaker Faculty:

Keynote SpeakerDato’ Mohamad Ariff Yusof, Retired Court of Appeal Judge, Malaysia & Founder of Cheang & Ariff

Opening AddressDato’ Jude P. Benny, Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Singapore

Conference ChairmanTom Darbyshire, Managing Partner, Kott Gunning, Australia

Greg Skehan, Senior Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Australia (Session Chairman)

Ruth Newfield, Deputy General Counsel, Westfield, Australia

James Thomas, Deputy National Claims Manager, Liberty Insurance, Australia

Dunstan de Souza, Managing Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney

Rocco Russo, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward, Australia

Dr Harald Endemann, Partner, Endemann.Schmidt, Germany

Clare Brewer, Partner, Ashfords LLP, UK

Nick Gleeson, CEO, BW LPG Ltd

Sathish Dasan, Partner, Norman Waterhouse, Adelaide, Australia

Garry Mackay, Partner, Commercial Team, divisional head of Commercial Services and joint CEO, Ashfords, England

Download the 2015 ADVOC Bali Brochure and Registration form
For more information visit the event website here

Contact the conference chairman, Tom Darbyshire on +61 8 9321 3755