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, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.
Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and is highly ranked in a number of leading publications. In 2015, Doug received a Band One ranking in the international arbitration category by Chambers Asia-Pacific, was ranked in the list of 15 "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in the global construction law category by Who's Who Legal and was named international arbitration lawyer of the year in Sydney by Best Lawyers. His earlier achievements include 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 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. In 1999, he was awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.
WWL says: Douglas Jones is a "big player" regarded by sources as an "incredibly efficient chairman and very well organised".
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