IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.1, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Legality and effect of contract clauses restricting liability or quantum of damages

Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C2.1, Convention Centre, Level 2


Negligence and Damages Committee (Lead)


This session will examine general principles of law of contract in each panellist’s jurisdiction, and statutory or general legal provisions, if any, dealing with ‘exemption clauses’ restricting liability and quantum of damages. Panellists will consider the legality of such restrictions and the types of contract in which it is not permissible to restrict liability and quantum.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Juan Eduardo Palma Cruzat Palma Abogados, Santiago, Chile


Florence Akaakar Rivers State University, Other City, Nigeria
Paulo Araujo SABZ Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil
Leon Chung Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Daniel Froesch HEUKING, Frankfurt, Germany; Website Officer, Negligence and Damages Committee
Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja, Nigeria; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations