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.
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 around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly 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 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 Companions of the CIArb. He is serving as the President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL) and the Immediate Past President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). In 2018, Doug also chaired the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Sydney.
He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 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 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally.