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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 25, Number 5, October 2009
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  • EDITORIAL
  • Time and the contract administrator
        p.293                                                                                      +cite    

  • TOPIC OF INTEREST
  • Accord and satisfaction: "In full and final settlement"
        Damien Cremean
        p.294                                                                                      +cite        

  • ARTICLES
  • Proportionate liability in arbitrations in Australia?
        David Levin
        p.298                                                                                      +cite        
        This article explores the vexed issue of whether proportionate liability legislation applies to arbitrations conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Acts.
  • Enforcing vacated awards under Article V(1)(e) of the New York Convention: A values-based approach
        Rou Huey, Stephanie Tang
        p.306                                                                                      +cite        
        In deciding whether a vacated award can he enforced overseas, a clear and consistent approach is required, one that takes into account the fundamental international law values of comity, party agreement, commercial certainty, and public policy. This article suggests a new "values-based" that satisfies the above, in view of the shortcomings present in approaches today. It is suggested that an enforcing court should not enforce a vacated award unless it determines that the foreign court has made an error in adjudicating, according to the lex arbitri, whether the parties had capacity, sufficient notice, received an award within the submission's scope, and had proper composition and procedure for the tribunal, applying its discretion as to whether or not the above grounds were reasonably satisfied. Further, the enforcing court should enforce the award if not to do so would violate international public policy. Outside of these exhaustive grounds, the enforcing court should respect the setting aside of the award.

  • REPORTS
  • O'Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd v John Holland Pty Ltd
        p.313                                                                                      +cite    
  • Aintree Holdings Pty Ltd v Ground and Foundation Supports Pty Ltd
        p.333                                                                                      +cite    
  • Trans Australian Construction Pty Ltd v Nilsen (SA) Pty Ltd
        p.342                                                                                      +cite