Jonathon has more than 20 years’ experience in legal practice. He maintains a broad practice encompassing advice and appearance work in high value commercial disputes, international arbitration, and public law and regulatory matters. He is qualified and experienced in Australian Law, English Law, and US Law. He was awarded the University Medal and holds an LLM (Harvard, Gammon Fellow) and a BCL (Oxon, Magdalen College, Distinction). Prior to joining the Bar, Jonathon worked at the preeminent international law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.
Jonathon is recognised as a leading barrister in international law and arbitral law in the Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession’s guide to Australia’s leading arbitration counsel (2017 & 2018) and Best Lawyers. He is routinely engaged by leading law firms to appear and advise in large international arbitrations, seated in Australia, Singapore, London, and New York. His recent cases in this area include acting in a SIAC arbitration in Singapore for Samsung for claims exceeding $1.2 billion.
He is Vice-President of ACICA and has represented that peak arbitral body in its amicus interventions in the High Court of Australia in Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting, Westport v Gordian and TCL Air Conditioner v Judges of Federal Court of Australia. He has also acted as an arbitrator (appointed under the ACICA Rules) and is a panel arbitrator for NBN Co and the Australian Energy Regulator.
Jonathon can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org