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Douglas Jones AO

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Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Arbitration

Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor/state arbitrator. Doug is an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, and has an office in Sydney.

Prior to his full-time practice as an arbitrator Doug had 40 years' experience as an international transactional and disputes projects lawyer.

The arbitrations in which he has been involved include infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, commercial and joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, AAA, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He is strongly involved in arbitration across the Asia-Pacific region, having sat as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Singapore to name a few.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and is highly ranked in a number of leading publications. In 2016, Chambers Asia-Pacific said that “he is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’” and he maintained a Band One ranking in the international arbitration category. He was again recognised by Who's Who Legal as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” and as a "Leading Junior" in the arbitration category, where he earned praise for his “calm manner” combined with a “pragmatic, sensible and very thorough” approach to cases. His earlier achievements include being named lawyer of the year for international arbitration in Sydney by Best Lawyers in 2015 and being named at the Global Arbitration Review Awards 2013 as joint runner-up for the Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator of the Year Award. His substantial contribution to, and leadership in, the Australian legal profession was recognised at the 2014 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, where he was honoured with the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award.

Doug has published and presented extensively, and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University Law School. A powerful contributor to the knowledge base of international arbitration, he has recently spoken on topics as diverse as costs, the doctrine of penalties, and the powers and duties of arbitrators.

Doug has held appointments at several international professional associations. At the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) he has served as the chair of the board of trustees and president (2011), as well as chair of CIArb's Centenary Celebrations, and in 2016 was made one of the four living Companions of the Institute. He is also the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) (2014).

Doug is an Officer of the Order of Australia, having received the award in 2012 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations. In 1999 he received the award of Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.

WWL says: One respondent sums up market sentiment by commenting that Douglas Jones is "an incredibly efficient chairman who is well organised and extremely responsive, no matter where he is in the world.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: UK Bar which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor-state arbitrator. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, isan arbitrator member of Arbitration Place, Toronto, Canada, UK and has an office in Sydney, Australia. 

Prior to his full-time practice as an arbitrator Doug had 40 years' experience as an international transactional and disputes projects lawyer.

The arbitrations in which he has been involved include infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, commercial and joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, in disputes of values up to US$125 billion.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and is highly ranked in a number of leading publications. Chambers Asia-Pacific has recognised Doug as "without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes" and testified that “he is regarded by many as “the leading construction arbitrator in the world””. In 2017, he maintained his Band 1 ranking in the Chambers Asia-Pacific international arbitration category for a seventh consecutive year. Also in 2017, Who's Who Legal praised Doug as “one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world" as he is “unbelievably efficient” and for his ability to “handle the most acrimonious of disputes”. His earlier achievements include being ranked in the list of 15 "most highly regarded individuals" in the global construction law category by Who's Who Legal in 2015, and being named Lawyer of the Year for international arbitration in Sydney by Best Lawyers in the same year. Doug was also named at the Global Arbitration Review Awards 2013 as joint runner-up for the Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator of the Year Award. His substantial contributions and leadership in the Australian legal profession was recognised when he was honoured with the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards.

Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University law school.

Doug has held appointments to multiple international professional associations, including serving as the chair of the board of trustees, president (2011) and chair of the centenary celebrations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He is also the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) (2014).

In 2016, Doug was made one of four living companions of the CIArb. He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, policy reform, and national and international professional organisations.

WWL says: Douglas Jones is "among the best out there" according to respondents, who consider him a standout name not only in the domestic market, but on an international level.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Construction

Professor Doug Jones AO is an independent arbitrator and an internationally recognised infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. Acting for owners (in both the government and private sector), financiers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors, Doug has advised extensively on major projects in the areas of project structuring and financing, contract drafting, telecommunications, licensing, intellectual property, buildings, airports, ports, road and rail infrastructure, power, potable and waste water, mining infrastructure and processing, and on offshore oil and gas. He has had extensive experience in PPP and PFI projects, and has advised on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

In 2016, Chambers & Partners: Asia-Pacific said of Doug that “he is regarded by many as 'the leading construction arbitrator in the world',” and recognised his increasing activity in the Asian region across the infrastructure and energy industries. Chambers also recognised Doug in 2015 for his 40-plus years of experience in projects, and named him "one of the highest-profile practitioners in the construction and infrastructure sector". Doug was additionally recognised by Best Lawyers (2016 and 2015) in the areas of construction and infrastructure law, and transportation law. Who's Who Legal: Construction (2016) said that Doug "is lauded by peers as “one of the best construction arbitrators in the world” and he [is] continuing to impress with his “boundless talent” in construction and infrastructure disputes". Doug was also ranked by Who's Who Legal 2015 as one of the 15 "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the world (and the only one in Australia) for construction law. His earlier achievements include being recognised by Who's Who Legal: Construction as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 and 2013. He was also recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Public Procurement (2011–2013), Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Arbitration (2011–2013) and Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation (2013)."

Doug is the past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA); past president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London (2011); and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA Court). He is a foundation fellow and graded arbitrator of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA); a fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ); president of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Australia (DRBA); member of the ICC Australia arbitration committee; council member of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI); an officer of the International Academy of Construction lawyers; honorary fellow of the US and Canadian Colleges of Construction Lawyers; and a member of several panels of international arbitral bodies, including an Australian government nominee on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) panel of arbitrators.

Doug also has a prominent academic profile. He is the author of Building and Construction Claims and Disputes (Construction Publications, 1996) and Commercial Arbitration in Australia (Thomson Reuters, second edition 2012). He is also a regular contributor to an extensive list of industry journals and publications, and holds various editorial positions, including co-editor in chief of The International Construction Law Review and editorial board member of The International Trade and Business Law Review and Global Arbitration Review. Doug is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and a visiting professor at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Doug is an Officer of the Order of Australia, having received the award in 2012 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations. In 1999 he received the award of Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.

WWL says: Douglas Jones is described by one source as “a first-class arbitrator and my first choice for anything complex – he's no-nonsense and gets things done.”

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: UK Bar which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Construction: Lawyers

Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor/state arbitrator. Doug is an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, and has an office in Sydney.

Prior to his full-time practice as an arbitrator, Doug had 40 years' experience as an international transactional and disputes projects lawyer.

The arbitrations in which he has been involved include infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, commercial and joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, AAA, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He is strongly involved in arbitration across the Asia-Pacific region, having sat as an arbitrator in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Singapore to name a few.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and is highly ranked in a number of leading publications. In 2016, Chambers Asia-Pacific said that “he is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’” and he maintained a Band One ranking in the international arbitration category. He was again recognised by Who's Who Legal as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” and as a "Leading Junior" in the arbitration category, where he earned praise for his “calm manner” combined with a “pragmatic, sensible and very thorough” approach to cases. His earlier achievements include being named lawyer of the year for international arbitration in Sydney by Best Lawyers in 2015 and being named at the Global Arbitration Review Awards 2013 as joint runner-up for the Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator of the Year Award. His substantial contribution to, and leadership in, the Australian legal profession was recognised at the 2014 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards, where he was honoured with the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award.

Doug has published and presented extensively, and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University Law School. A powerful contributor to the knowledge base of international arbitration, he has recently spoken on topics as diverse as costs, the doctrine of penalties, and the powers and duties of arbitrators.

Doug has held appointments at several international professional associations. At the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) he has served as the chair of the board of trustees and president (2011), as well as chair of CIArb's Centenary Celebrations, and in 2016 was made one of the four living Companions of the Institute. He is also the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) (2014).

Doug is an Officer of the Order of Australia, having received the award in 2012 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations. In 1999 he received the award of Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.

WWL says: Douglas Jones AO is described as “one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world”. ‚Äč

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

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