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Douglas Jones AO

Douglas Jones AO
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: 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, 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".

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

Who's Who Legal Australia - Arbitration

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 construction practitioner with high rankings in a number of publications. In 2017, Who's Who Legal: Construction commented that Doug is described as "'one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world'. Sources praise him for being 'unbelievably efficient' and for his ability to 'handle the most acrimonious of disputes'". Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 recognised Doug as "without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes", and he maintained his Band One ranking in international arbitration for a seventh consecutive year. Doug was also the Best Lawyers® 2017 Sydney international arbitration “Lawyer of the Year" for a third consecutive year. In 2016, Chambers & Partners said that “he is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’", and Who's Who Legal again recognised Doug 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” and “pragmatic, sensible and very thorough” approach to cases. 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.

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 AO is recognised internationally as “a leading arbitrator” and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in the field. He has overseen disputes in over 30 jurisdictions involving sums up to US$1 billion.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Australia 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: Sources praise Douglas Jones AO for being “unbelievably efficient” and for his ability to “handle the most acrimonious of disputes”.

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

Who's Who Legal Australia - Construction

Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor/state arbitrator. Doug is an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, and a door tenant at Atkin Chambers in London, UK. He also 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 an arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ amd European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.

Doug's expertise and experience in construction law are regularly recognised in leading publications. In 2016, Chambers 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 Asia region across the infrastructure and energy industries. Chambers & Partners 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. Further in 2016, Who's Who Legal: Construction 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". In 2015, Doug was ranked in the list of the world's 15 most highly regarded individuals by Who's Who Legal: Construction, which also named him "Lawyer of the Year" in 2012 and 2013.

Doug has held appointments to a number of international professional associations, including having served 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).

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 had 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 an eminent construction lawyer and arbitrator who is highly regarded on the international stage. As one interviewee maintains, “For parties in mega disputes, this is the arbitrator you want."

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

Who's Who Legal Government Contracts

Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading international arbitrator and globally recognised infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. Prior to his full-time practice as an arbitrator, Doug had 40 years' experience advising extensively on major infrastructure and construction projects in both the government and private sectors. He currently also acts as a consultant in the major projects and construction department at Clayton Utz, where he was the previous national practice group leader.

Doug has extensive experience in government procurement involving major projects relating to railways, roads, dams and tunnels, ports, airports, potable water and waste water, power (gas, hydro, wind and co-generation electricity generation) construction, mining infrastructure and processing, defence facilities and equipment acquisitions. He has advised on project structuring and financing, contract drafting, project implementation and dispute resolution, and he has considerable experience in PPP and PFI projects across the globe.

Doug's projects have included many of the largest rail and road projects in Australia and many significant defence procurement projects in Australia including most recently the new generation submarine project.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and construction practitioner with high rankings in a number of publications. In 2017, Who's Who Legal: Construction commented that Doug is described as “'one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world'. Sources praise him for being 'unbelievably efficient' and for his ability to 'handle the most acrimonious of disputes'." Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017) recognised Doug as "without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes", and he maintained his band-one ranking in international arbitration for a seventh consecutive year. Doug was also named in Best Lawyers (2017) as the Sydney international arbitration “Lawyer of the Year" for a third consecutive year. In 2016, Chambers said that “he is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’," and Who's Who Legal again recognised Doug as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” and a "Leading Junior" in the arbitration category, where he earned praise for his “calm manner” and “pragmatic, sensible and very thorough” approach to cases. Also in 2016, Doug was made one of the four living Companions of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Further, 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 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 holds various editorial positions, including co-editor-in-chief of The International Construction Law Review and is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and a visiting professor at Queen Mary 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 an esteeemed figure within the market. He has decades of expertise in government procurement matters and is "perhaps the leading Australian practitioner in this field".

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

Who's Who Legal Australia - Government Contracts

Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading international arbitrator and globally recognised infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. Prior to his full-time practice as an arbitrator, Doug had 40 years' experience advising extensively on major infrastructure and construction projects in both the government and private sectors. He currently also acts as a consultant in the major projects and construction department at Clayton Utz, where he was the previous national practice group leader.

Doug has extensive experience in government procurement involving major projects relating to railways, roads, dams and tunnels, ports, airports, potable water and waste water, power (gas, hydro, wind and co-generation electricity generation) construction, mining infrastructure and processing, defence facilities and equipment acquisitions. He has advised on project structuring and financing, contract drafting, project implementation and dispute resolution, and he has considerable experience in PPP and PFI projects across the globe.

Doug's projects have included many of the largest rail and road projects in Australia and many significant defence procurement projects in Australia including most recently the new generation submarine project.

Doug is acknowledged as a leading arbitrator and construction practitioner with high rankings in a number of publications. In 2017, Who's Who Legal: Construction commented that Doug is described as "'one of the best construction lawyers and arbitrators in the world'. Sources praise him for being 'unbelievably efficient' and for his ability to 'handle the most acrimonious of disputes'". Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 recognised Doug as "without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes", and he maintained his Band One ranking in international arbitration for a seventh consecutive year. Doug was also the Best Lawyers 2017 Sydney international arbitration “Lawyer of the Year" for a third consecutive year. In 2016, Chambers & Partners said that “he is regarded by many as ‘the leading construction arbitrator in the world’", and Who's Who Legal again recognised Doug 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” and “pragmatic, sensible and very thorough” approach to cases. Also in 2016, Doug was made one of the four living companions of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Further, 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 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 holds various editorial positions, including co-editor-in-chief of The International Construction Law Review, and is a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and a visiting professor at Queen Mary, 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 AO is well known for his invaluable experience and strong expertise handling government-related construction and infrastructure projects.

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

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