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UNCCA May Seminar 2024
UNCCA May Seminar 2024
May 10, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+10
Hall & Wilcox Melbourne,
11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Annual May Seminar


The UNCCA Annual May Seminar is our flagship event and has taken place every year since 2016. The May Seminars are typically symposiums focused on relevant topics as decided by UNCCA for that year. For example, the 2019 May Seminar covered the following topics (among others):

  • Cross-Border Insolvency: Provision of Assistance by Australia to Myanmar to adopt the UNCITRAL Model law on Cross-border Insolvency" - By Scott Atkins and John Martin (Norton Rose Fulbright)

  • Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: "A Simplified Insolvency Regime Tailored to the Needs of Small Debtors" - By Michael Murray (Murrays Legal) and Anne Matther (QUT)

  • Updates on Current Works in Trade Law: Updates from DFAT, AGD and the Inquiry in Relation to International Commercial Arbitration

Our May Seminars are often heavily subscribed and sell out in advance. Our typical audience consists of practitioners, academics, members of the judiciary and members representing the Australian government. Our May Seminars involve the exchange of thoughts, research and industry-leading discussions at the highest level from Australia's most respected individuals in the relevant spaces.

Attending recipients also benefit from receiving complimentary Associate Membership to UNCCA for the calendar year.

The Annual May Seminar and the UN Day Lectures were combined in 2020 for a special online seminar on 40 Years of Global Harmonisation in International Trade Law to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.   

UN Day Lectures

On 24 October 1945 the United Nations formally entered existence. UNCCA marks this day annually by organising topical lectures focusing on a specific area of international trade law and the work of UNCITRAL. 

Lectures are held simultaneously (or in close unison) in the capital city of every Australian state and territory.

In the past few years, the UN Day Seminars have brought information and networking opportunities for legal practitioners, academics, students and other interested parties on the following topics (click on links to view event reports):

UNCCA expects to host the UN Day Lectures again in 2021, and will adjust logistical elements of the series as required to ensure the health of all interested parties, in view of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Other Events

Other Events



Each year UNCITRAL runs several colloquia which general focus on topical subjects related to the work of UNCITRAL.


Details for upcoming colloquia, as well as resources from past colloquia can be found on the UNCITRAL website, accessible through the below button: 

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Free event materials

Where possible, we request parties presenting at UNCCA events to submit their materials for publication and for the UNCCA resource hub.


These can be speeches, notes, research papers, and more. We welcome all contributed resources.

If you have a request for any specific material that you are unable to find our website, please email us at and we will do our best to assist you to secure that resource.

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