Australia – The Very Model of a Modern Arbitration Law presented by Professor Doug Jones AO
With the adoption of the Model Law as both our domestic and international arbitration Law, Australian courts have gained a new vista of opportunities for guidance on world-class best practice in arbitration, guidance to which they have now begun to contribute. This lecture takes a look at some examples of our finest jurisprudence and the recognition that it is receiving in leading courts in major centres of arbitration, highlighting the important role we are playing in advancing the practice of arbitration both in Australia and around the world.
Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor-state arbitrator with over 40 years’ prior experience as an international transactional and disputes project lawyer. He has chambers in Sydney and Toronto, and is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers in London. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.
He has been involved in over 160 arbitrations which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world in disputes of values exceeding some billions $US.
He has held appointments at several international dispute resolution bodies, including serving as the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (of which is one of four Companions) and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Doug was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration. He was elected an Honorary Bencher of The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 2020.
About the Book
Commercial Arbitration in Australia Under the Model Law (3ed) by Professor Doug Jones AO and Professor Janet Walker CM is an annotated guide to the domestic commercial arbitration legislation in Australia under the uniform commercial arbitration Acts.
It provides analytical commentary on the growing body of case law applying the Model Law in Australia and around the world, discusses innovations in institutional rules and offers practical guidance.