Jo Delaney

Jo has more than 14 years of experience as counsel in complex cross-border disputes based in Sydney and London, most of which were resolved through international arbitration.

Jo re-joined Baker McKenzie in 2013, having spent her first two years as a graduate lawyer in the Sydney office. In the intervening time, Jo developed her international arbitration experience at a preeminent arbitration practice in London.

Jo has experience in commercial, construction and investment arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, AAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitration rules. That experience covers a diverse range of industries including energy, resources and infrastructure, general construction, and telecommunications and information technology.

Contributed to

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Arbitration in Australia—an introduction to the International Arbitration Act 1974
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the Australian International Arbitration Act 1974 (IAA 1974), highlighting some of its key provisions and its relationship with other arbitral regimes such as the UNCITRAL Model Law. The Practice Note covers the objects of IAA 1974, the position on the arbitration agreement, separability and competence, opt-in and opt-out provisions, arbitrators, mandatory rules, court assistance, confidentiality, awards, challenge of awards, and representation in proceedings. The Practice Note also covers jurisprudence relating to the constitutionality of IAA 1974.

Arbitration in Australia—recognition and enforcement of foreign awards
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers how foreign (international) arbitral awards are recognised and enforced in Australia. The Practice covers the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, the legislative scheme and objects of the Australian International Arbitration Act 1974 and the issue of public policy. The Practice Note also demonstrates the pro-enforcement stance of the Australian courts.

Challenging arbitral jurisdiction and anti-suit measures in Australia
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers challenging arbitral jurisdiction and anti-suit measures in Australia. It addresses staying court proceedings in favour of arbitration, the power to grant anti-suit injunctions and challenging decisions by arbitral tribunals on jurisdiction.

Interim remedies in arbitrations relating to Australia
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the availability of interim remedies in support of arbitrations relating to Australia. It considers powers of arbitral tribunals in Australia to grant interim remedies, emergency arbitration under the ACICA Rules 2016, powers of the Australian courts to issue interim remedies in support of arbitration proceedings, enforcement of interim measures in the Australian courts, and the general process for applying for interim remedies before the Australian courts.

State immunity and arbitration in Australia
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers issues of state immunity and arbitration in Australia. The Practice Note summarises the approach to state (sovereign) immunity under the Australian Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 (the FSI Act) and how that Act relates to arbitration proceedings (in particular, pursuant to section 17 of the FSI Act). The matters covered by the Practice Note include: the meaning of foreign state under the FSI Act; immunity from jurisdiction under Australian law; waiver of immunity from jurisdiction under Australian law; the commercial exception to immunity in the FSI Act; service of initiating process on a foreign state; immunity from enforcement and execution under the FSI Act. This topic may be referred to as: resisting enforcement of arbitral (arbitration) award on grounds of state immunity; applying for state immunity in respect of arbitration proceedings; and, international arbitration and state immunity in Australia.

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • BA
  • LLB
  • LLM

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Cambridge

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