Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international arbitrator and an internationally recognised infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. Doug has extensive experience as an arbitrator in international and domestic arbitration proceedings under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, and the Procedural Rules on Conciliation and Arbitration of Contracts Financed by the European Development Fund, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.
Having acted for owners (both government and private sector), financiers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors, Doug has advised extensively on project structuring and financing, contract drafting and has advised during project implementation and dispute resolution for major infrastructure matters, including Australian Department of Defence facilities and equipment acquisitions, airports, ports, roads and rail projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Doug has devised innovative ways of successfully bidding for and closing PPP and PFI project delivery in Australasia and internationally.
In June 2012, Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations. Previously, in January 1999, he was also made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.
His expertise in international arbitration and construction law has been regularly recognised. He has been Global Construction Lawyer of the Year in Who’s Who Legal, and in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014) he received a Star Individual ranking in the Construction category, a Band 1 ranking in the Arbitration (International): Most In Demand Arbitrators – Asia-Pacific Region category, and was also ranked in the Projects category.