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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is an excellent arbitrator, his command of experts is second to none"
"He is a leading arbitrator with a global practice"
"Top class, he really knows his stuff"
"He is highly regarded and has a very strong reputation in the Australian and international market"

Biography

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. Doug is an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London and has an office in Sydney. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

He has been involved in over 100 arbitrations which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions of US dollars.

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. He has served as the chair of the board of trustees and president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and was chair of CIArb's centenary celebrations. In 2016, Doug was appointed one of the four living companions of CIArb. Doug also chaired the 2018 International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Sydney. He is serving as the immediate past president of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

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.

Construction 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"The best at managing expert advice"

"Perhaps the best in the world"
"A very impressive arbitrator"

"He manages the process with exceptional efficiency"
"Superstar status"
 

Biography

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. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, and a member of Toronto Arbitration Chambers and Sydney Arbitration Chambers. Doug is also an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

He has been involved in over 150 arbitrations, which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning more than 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), CRCICA, SIAC, VIAC, SCC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions of US dollars.

Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London; and Melbourne University Law School. Doug has additionally held appointments at professional associations, including serving as the president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). He is also the current president of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL). In 2018, Doug chaired the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Sydney.

Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, policy reform, and national and international professional organisations. In 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Douglas Jones AO “is undoubtedly one of the world’s top arbitrators in commercial and construction disputes". Sources effuse: "He is decisive, hard-working, careful and efficient."

Biography

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. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, and has an office in Sydney. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

He has been involved in over 140 arbitrations, which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning more than 30 jurisdictions. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), CRCICA, SIAC, VIAC, SCC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions of $US.

Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London; and Melbourne University Law School. Doug has additionally held appointments at professional associations, including serving as the president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). In 2018, Doug chaired the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress in Sydney.

Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration. In 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally. In 2020, he was elected as an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Douglas Jones AO wins endorsements as “a very organised and proactive chair” who is also “extremely diligent and experienced in construction arbitrations”.

Biography

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. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, and has an office in Sydney. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

He has been involved in over 140 arbitrations, which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning more than 30 jurisdictions. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), CRCICA, SIAC, VIAC, SCC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions of $US.

Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London; and Melbourne University Law School. Doug has additionally held appointments at professional associations, including serving as the president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). In 2018, Doug chaired the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress in Sydney.

Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration. In 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally. In 2020, he was elected as an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

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