Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Prof. Douglas Jones AO


Independent Arbitrator

Gender: Male

Nationality: Australian

Country: Australia

Email Address:


Languages: English (Native)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: No

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: Supreme Court of Queensland, 1973 , Supreme Court of Northern Territory, 1981 , Supreme Court of Western Australia, 1986, Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, 1986Supreme Court of New South Wales, 1985; Supreme Court of Victoria, 1984 ,  High Court of New Zealand, 1992

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial arbitration, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Transport, Commodities and investor-state disputes


Co-Author of the Third Edition of Commercial Arbitration in Australia under the Model Law, Thomson Reuters, 2022
Author of the First and Second Editions of Commercial Arbitration in Australia, Lawbook Co (Thomson Reuters), 2011 & 2013
Author of Building and Construction Claims and Disputes, Construction Publications, 1996

Book Chapters
Co-author (with Claus Lenz, Patricia Galloway and Anneliese Day) of Chapter, ‘Arbitration: From an Arbitrator’s Perspective’ in Dealing with Delay and Disruption on Construction Projects, Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed, forthcoming
Co-author (with Professor Janet Walker CM) of Subtitle, ’13.7 Arbitration’ in The Laws of Australia, Thomson Reuters, 2023
Co-author (with Jonathan Mance) of Chapter, ‘Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution’ in Transnational Commercial Disputes in an Age of Anti-Globalism and Pandemic, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023
Author of Chapter, ‘Redefining the Role and Value of Expert Evidence’ in Arbitrator’s Handbook, LexisNexis, 2022
Co-author (with Professor Janet Walker CM) of Chapter, ‘Transparency and Efficiency in International Commercial Arbitration’ in Lawyer, Scholar, Teacher and Activist: A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Derek Roebuck, Holo Books, 2021
Author of Chapter ‘The Legal Landscape of Cooperation: A Close Study of the Jardine Decision’ in InternationalArbitration: Issues, Perspectives and Practice: Liber Amicorum Neil Kaplan, Wolters Kluwer, 2019
Author of Chapter, ‘Contratos de Aliança na Austrália: Um Estudo Comparativo de Contratos de Relacionamento’ (translated) in O Direito da Construção no Ambiente Internacional: Contribuições Para a Consolidação de uma Lex Constructionis, Almedina, 2019
Author of Chapter, ‘Prevention, Time Bars and Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Honeywell Control Systems Ltd (No 2) [2007] BLR 195’ in Construction Law, Costs and Contemporary Developments: Drawing the Threads Together: A Festschrift for Lord Justice Jackson, Hart Publishing, 2018
Author of Chapter, ‘Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: Australia as an Arbitral Seat’ in A Commitment to Excellence: Essays in Honour of Emeritus Professor Gabriel Moens, Connor Court Publishing, 2018
Author of Chapter, ‘The Substantive Rights of Parties in Arbitration: Voie Directe and Voie Indirecte’ in Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Choice of Law in International Arbitration: Liber Amicorum Michael Pryles, Wolters Kluwer, 2018
Co-author of Chapter, ‘Procedural Order No 1: From Swiss Watch to Arbitrators’ Toolkit’ in The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator Liber Amicorum Pierre A Karrer, Wolters Kluwer, 2017
Author of Chapter, ‘Emergency Arbitrators and Court-ordered Interim Measures: Is the Choice Important?’ in Defining Issues in International Arbitration: Celebrating 100 Years of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Oxford, 2016
Author of Chapter, ‘Improving Arbitral Procedure: Perspectives from the Coalface’ in Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice: Essays in Honour of Michael E Schneider, Wolters Kluwer, 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘Examining Expert Witnesses in International Oil & Gas Arbitration’ in The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration, Juris, 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘Relationship Contracting’ in The Projects and Construction Review, Law Business Research, 5th ed, 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘The Importance of Arbitration to the Resources Sector’ in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Resources Sector: An Australian Perspective, Springer, 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘Emergency Arbitrators and Interim Relief in International Commercial Arbitration’ in International Arbitration under Review: Essays in Honour of John Beechey, ICC, 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘Sydney’ in Choice of Venue in International Arbitration, Oxford University Press, 2014 Contributor to the Second and Fifth Editions of The Projects and Construction Review, Law Business Research, 2012 & 2015
Author of Chapter, ‘Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)’ in World Arbitration Reporter, Juris, 2nd ed, 2011
Co-author (with Björn Gehle) of Chapter, ‘Arbitration in Australia’ in The Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review 2009, GAR, 2009
Author of Chapter, ‘New Developments in PPP Delivery: An Australian Perspective’ in Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships Review 2007/2008, Euromoney, 2007
Co-author (with Björn Gehle and Simon Greenberg) of Chapter, ‘Australia’ in Arbitration World: Jurisdictional Comparison, Reference, 2004
Author of Chapter, ‘Expert Determination: A Challenge to Arbitration?’ in Table-Talk: A Lunch-Time Selection, International Arbitration Club, 2002
Author of Chapter, ‘Expert Determination in Commercial Contracts’ in The Expert in Litigation and Arbitration, Routledge, 1999
Author of Chapter, ‘Arbitration and Party Autonomy: How Free is the Choice to Arbitrate’ in The Commercial Way to Justice: 1996 International Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Wolters Kluwer, 1997

Journals and Other Publications
Contributor to DIAC Journal of Arbitration, forthcoming
Contributor to International Construction Law Review, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1991, 1985
Contributor to Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, 2023, 2019, 2008
Contributor to Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, CIArb, 2022, 2020, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2002, 2001, 1997
Contributor to The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, GAR, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
Contributor to The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration, GAR, 2021
Contributor to Journal of International ADR, AIADR, 2021
Contributor of Practical Insights Modules to Kluwer Arbitration Practice Plus, 2021
Contributor to Korean Arbitration Review, 2021
Contributor to Derecho & Sociedad, 2020
Contributor to Construction Law International, IBA, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012
Contributor to Arbitrator & Mediator, Resolution Institute (IAMA), 2018, 2014
Contributor to The Guide to Advocacy, GAR, 2018
Contributor to Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, 2018
Contributor to BCDR International Arbitration Review, 2018
Contributor to Asia-Pacific Arbitration Review, GAR, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011
Contributor to Singapore Academy of Law Journal, 2014
Contributor to European International Arbitration Review, 2014
Contributor to National Law School of India Review, 2013
Contributor to Transnational Dispute Management, 2011, 2005
Contributor to Vindobona Journal, 2011
Contributor to IPBA Journal, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, 2011
Contributor to Romanian Review of Arbitration, 2011
Contributor to International Law Practicum, New York State Bar Association, 2010
Contributor to Forum, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, 2010
Contributor to Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, 2010
Contributor to Asian Dispute Review, 2009
Contributor to Arbitration International, LCIA, 2008, 2006
Contributor to Australasian Risk Management, 2004
Contributor to Building and Construction Law Journal, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1985

Editorial Positions
Co-Editor in Chief of the International Construction Law Review
Editorial Board Member of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group
Editorial Board Member of the International Trade and Business Law Review
Editorial Board Member of the India Business Law Journal
Editorial Board Member of the Global Arbitration Review
International Correspondent of the Romanian Review of Arbitration

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