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Australasian Law Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

The Australasian Law Awards proudly returns in 2021 to recognise the region’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, deals and cases over the past year. It’s a true reflection of excellence in the legal profession.

Leading firms, in-house legal teams, and lawyers are encouraged to nominate across 30-plus categories and be recognised for their achievements and outstanding work. Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed independent judging panel.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we won’t be able to run a face-to-face gala dinner in 2021. While we’re disappointed that we’re not going to be seeing you at our face-to-face event, we’ve come up with a unique format to recognise and celebrate excellence across the Australasian legal profession. Excellence awardees will be announced in Australasian Lawyer and online channels on 20 May. Gold winners will be revealed at the highly anticipated virtual ceremony on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Nominations for the 2021 Awards are now closed. Excellence Awardees will be announced online on the 20th May, while Gold Winners will be announced at a live virtual event on the 17th June. More info to follow.

Alex Baykitch is one of Australia’s preeminent Arbitrators, with over 26years’ experience in cross border litigation and international arbitration. He is consistently listed as a leading individual in legal directories and has extensive experience in arbitration in major construction, engineering and infrastructure matters.

As testament to his market-leading capabilities and high industry regard, he was recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (announced January 26, 2017). This prestigious recognition acknowledged his significant service to the law in the field of international commercial arbitration, and to professional legal organisations. Alex is President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) – Australia's leading international dispute resolution body. He was appointed as President in March 2014, following almost 10years on the ACICA board, and continues to advocate the benefits of Australia’s international arbitration regime through this role.

Throughout 2016 he acted in various matters of significant size and complexity, as well as working closely with government and judicial departments to ensure Australia’s arbitration infrastructure is competitive with international benchmarks – in order to draw international arbitration business to Australia.

Alex has further demonstrated his extensive capabilities and commitment to the industry through his roles as a member of the arbitration panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, China International Arbitration Commission, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and Australian Government’s Delegation to UNCITRAL’s Working Group on Arbitration. He is also an Australian Delegate to the ICC Arbitration Commission and served on the Commission's Task Force on the New York Convention.

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