Doug Jones AO

Doug Jones is a leading international commercial and investor/state arbitrator and an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Doug is widely endorsed for his "depth of experience and significant analytical skills." He is known as "an excellent arbitrator whose command of experts is second to none." WWL Thought Leaders Global Elite – Arbitration 2022

Janet Walker CM

Janet Walker is an independent arbitrator who, for more than twenty years, as has served as sole, presiding, and co-arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in over a dozen seats.

Janet is an outstanding academic and arbitrator. I highly recommend her in-depth commercial arbitration expertise." WWL Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2022


III International Congress of Construction Law

25 – 26 October 2022

Professor Doug Jones AO will participate in a panel at the International Congress of Construction Law, hosted by the Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de la Construcción in Santiago, Chile. Doug will be speaking on modernisation in construction law.

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Med-Mid XVI Annual International Conference

26 October 2022

Professor Janet Walker CM will participate in a discussion at the European Centre for Arbitration and Mediation and the International School of Arbitration and Mediation for Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East’s Annual International Conference. Janet will speak on ‘The Main Quality of the Ideal Arbitrator’, providing an academic perspective.

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Australian Arbitration Week Panel

7 – 11 November 2022

Professor Doug Jones AO will speak at a panel event hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth on 8 November 2022. The panel will consist of experienced arbitrators and advocates from different jurisdictions, and will discuss the diversity inherent to international arbitration.

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Commercial Arbitration in Australia Under the Model Law


The Third Edition is an annotated section-by-section guide to domestic commercial arbitration legislation in Australia under the uniform commercial arbitration Acts. It provides analytical commentary on the growing body of case law applying the Model Law in Australia and around the world and gives practical guidance on matters such as the interpretation of arbitration agreements.

At the Sydney Launch on 22 June 2022, Chief Justice Allsop of the Federal Court gave an address on the possibilities which may arise from the development of a bespoke commercial law of Australia and a view of arbitration and Australian courts as symbiotic. Professor Janet Walker CM also spoke about the development of the framework for domestic arbitration and Georgia Quick, the President of ACICA delivered a welcome. A link to the recording of the Sydney Launch can be found here.

The Melbourne Launch was held at Melbourne Law School on 29 June 2022, featuring addresses by Professor Richard Garnett and Professor Janet Walker CM, touching upon issues such as the relationship between domestic arbitration and the Model Law for International Commercial Arbitration.

At the Melbourne Law School, Professor Doug Jones AO also delivered the 2022 Sir George Turner Lecture on the topic ‘Australia – The Very Model of a Modern Arbitration Law’. A recording of Doug’s lecture is available here.