Douglas Jones AO

Douglas Jones AO
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Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Arbitration - Juniors

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, ICDR, KLRCA, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He has experience as an arbitrator in arbitrations worldwide of values up to some billions of $US.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and is highly ranked in a number of leading publications. Chambers Asia-Pacific has testified that Doug “is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’”. In 2018, he maintained his Band One ranking in the Chambers Asia-Pacific international arbitration category for an eighth consecutive year. 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. 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. 

WWL says: Douglas Jones AO is “out and out leader of the pack” according to respondents who commend his “excellent mastering of the arbitration rules and practices”.

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, an 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 at several 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 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 Construction: Lawyers

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, 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, KCAB, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, in disputes of values up to some billion US dollars.

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 2018, he maintained his Band 1 ranking in the Chambers Asia-Pacific international arbitration category for an eighth consecutive year. 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 (2015–2017). 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 spoken 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) and the incoming president of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers.

In 2016, Doug was made one of four 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: Doug Jones AO is an "internationally renowned arbitrator" with an exceptionally strong expertise in the field.

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

Who's Who Legal UK Bar - Construction - Juniors

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 2017, Chambers & Partners: Asia-Pacific recognised Doug as "without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes", whilst its 2016 edition said that "he is regarded by many as 'the leading construction arbitrator in the world'". Further, Doug was described as "one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world by Who's Who Legal: Construction (2017). Sources praise him for being "unbelievably efficient" and for his ability to "handle the most acrimonious of disputes". This follows Doug's recognition by Best Lawyers (2015–2017) in the areas of construction and infrastructure law, and transportation law. 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 (2011­2013), 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 one of only four Companions of the Institute; and a past 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); the incoming president 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. 

WWL says: Douglas Jones AO is an “out and out leader of the pack” as an arbitrator in construction disputes worldwide.

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

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