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 in London and has chambers in Sydney and Toronto. He is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.
Doug has been involved in over 150 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, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ and 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 in 2016, Doug was appointed one of the four Companions of the CIArb. He is also serving as the President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL) and is a Past President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).
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. He was elected an Honorary Bencher of The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 2020.