The national head of Clayton Utz' international arbitration practice, Doug Jones AM, has been appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) board of directors to the LCIA Arbitration Court.
Jones' appointment to the LCIA - one of the longest-established international institutions for commercial dispute resolution - will help put Australia on the international arbitration map.
"It is a great honour to be appointed to the LCIA Court and I am extremely humbled by the board's decision. I believe the appointment of an Australian arbitrator to the Court will help position Australia as a global leader and centre for international arbitration," Jones said.
Jones will serve a five year term on the LCIA Arbitration Court, which is comprised of up to 35 members from the major trading areas of the world, selected to provide and maintain a balance of leading practitioners in commercial arbitration.
Also the president of the Australian Centre for International Arbitration, Jones added: "I also welcome the recent decision by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General to adopt uniform national laws on domestic arbitration.
"Uniform national laws will ensure resolution is provided quickly and effectively and will further promote Australia as a centre for international arbitration."