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International Commercial Arbitrator

  • Doug has been identified by a number of directories as a leader in his field, including:
  • Doug was ranked as the “Most Highly Regarded” in the arbitration field in the 2017 Chapter of Who’s Who Legal Australia: Arbitration, which commented that he is recognised “as one of the pre-eminent practitioners in the field.”
  • Doug retained a Band One ranking in the International Arbitration Category of Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017, which noted that he is “”without question the leading Asia-Pacific-based arbitrator for construction disputes. Whether serving as co-arbitrator or chair, he knows his role and plays it to perfection.” Another comments that he is also “expert, diligent and unafraid to express his opinion in the transcript.””
  • The 2017 Who’s Who Legal UK Bar observes that “One respondent sums up market sentiment by commenting that Douglas Jones is “an incredibly efficient chairman who is well organised and extremely responsive, no matter where he is in the world.” and that “Douglas Jones is described by one source as “a first-class arbitrator and my first choice for anything complex – he’s no-nonsense and gets things done.””
  • Doug Jones was named Sydney International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® for 2017, marking the third consecutive year that he has been awarded this honour.

Doug Jones is a leading international commercial and investor/state arbitrator.

Doug has experience in both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations under the AAA, ACCL, ACICA, AMINZ, CCCL, DIAC, HKIAC, IAMA, ICC, ICDR, ICSID KLRCA, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other international rules. He sits regularly as an arbitrator in London; in addition to many other jurisdictions, from Singapore to California, Dubai to Kuala Lumpur.

He has also acted as counsel and mediator in numerous ADR procedures in infrastructure related disputes. He uses a flexible approach as the key to success in ADR procedures.

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 with sums claimed up to US$1 billion.

Doug has published and spoken extensively and holds professorial appointments at a London university and two Australian universities.

He has an office in Sydney, Australia and chambers in London, UK and Toronto, Canada.