Doug Jones AO RFD

Present Position

International Arbitrator

Professional Experience

Doug is an independent international arbitrator based in London, Sydney and Toronto, and is a door tenant at Akin Chambers, London. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Doug has extensive experience as arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ACCL, CCCL, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. He is the Australian government nominee on the ICSID panel of arbitrators, and is a member of numerous international arbitral panels including the SIAC and LCIA arbitrator panels. Doug regularly sits as an arbitrator in London, in addition to many other jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UAE, Qatar, India, Austria, France, and Korea.


Doug is a Past President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Past President of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London and a Member of the LCIA Court. He is a Foundation Fellow and Grade 1 Arbitrator of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, a Fellow of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, President of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Australia, Member of the ICC Australia Arbitration Committee, Council Member of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions, Fellow of the Western Australian Institute of Dispute Management and a member of a number of panels of international arbitral bodies. Doug is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London.


Doug is the author of Building and Construction Claims and Disputes(Construction Publications, 1996) and Commercial Arbitration in Australia(Thomson Reuters, second edition 2012). He is also a regular contributor to an extensive list of industry journals and publications, and holds various editorial positions, including co-editor in chief of the International Construction Law Review, and editorial board member of the International Trade and Business Law Reviewand Global Arbitration Review.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (1972) Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (1974) Master of Laws, University of Queensland (1977)