The IBA’s response to the war in Ukraine  

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IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Speaker information

Joseph Tirado


Joe Tirado has 30 years of dispute resolution experience and has handled hundreds of cases across a broad range of industry sectors as counsel, arbitrator, mediator, conciliator and expert determiner in over 60 jurisdictions. Joe is Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at leading Spanish and Latin American firm, Garrigues. Joe has occupied global leadership positions in the leading firms from four major jurisdictions; UK, US (Illinois and Texas) and Spain. Joe has represented sovereign governments, multi-national corporations and high net worth individuals. He has handled high value cases in a number of sectors and industries including banking and finance; commodities; construction and engineering; energy (oil & gas, renewable and power generation); food and beverage; information, communication and technology (ICT); insurance; mining; petrochemical; pharmaceutical; professional services; sport; transport (automobile, aviation and shipping) and travel. Joe has conducted and advised on international commercial and investment arbitration under all the major international arbitration rules before the leading international arbitration institutions as well as “pure” ad hoc and UNCITRAL arbitration. He has also conducted and advised on a number of mediations and other alternative dispute resolution processes. Joe is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before all civil courts, an accredited mediator, an ICSID conciliator and panel member of a number of leading arbitration and mediation panels. Joe writes extensively and presents regularly on international arbitration and ADR at major international conferences, symposia and seminars and prominent universities around the world. Joe is Contributing Editor of “Global Legal Insights to International Arbitration”, Global Legal Group, which is now in its 7th edition covering over 60 jurisdictions. He is also actively involved in arbitral and mediation institutions and prestigious international arbitration and ADR associations and committees. Joe is a past Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee. Joe is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, has a good working knowledge of French and understanding of Portuguese.


Dispute resolution showcase: culture clashes – systemic pitfalls in international dispute resolution

Monday 9 October (0930 - 1230)

Parkside Ballroom 1, Convention Centre, Level 2