Professor Doug Jones AO awarded the 2018 John Shaw Medal
Doug Jones was the recipient of the John Shaw Medal, the Australian road industry’s highest accolade, which honours an industry champion who has made a lasting contribution to road transport, in Australia and internationally. The Medal is in honour of John Shaw, the Commissioner of the NSW Department of Main Roads from 1962 – 1967.
Doug was the first lawyer to have received this prestigious award. It recognised his valuable contribution to the industry, including his innovation and leadership in developing legal models relating to contracting, procurement and dispute resolution. The award paid tribute to Doug’s significant involvement in both the private and public sector, noting that his “legal models for major projects…have been indispensable elements in their global success.”
Doug comments “I was humbled and delighted to be the recipient of the John Shaw Medal. To be the first lawyer to have received this prestigious award is an honour, and I believe, recognition of the positive contribution that lawyers can make to the success of projects. It has been my passion to find ways to deploy legal skills which contribute to the success of projects by assisting in the design of project documentation which facilitate successful delivery, and finding early solutions to commercial issues arising during projects.”
About Professor Doug Jones AO
Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor-state arbitrator with over 40 years’ prior experience as an international transactional and disputes project lawyer.
He has been involved in over 100 arbitrations which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KLRCA, SIAC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions $US.
Doug has extensive experience as a construction and major projects lawyer, acting for owners (both government and private sector), financiers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors, Doug has advised extensively on project structuring and financing, contract drafting and advice during project implementation and dispute resolution for major infrastructure matters, including Department of Defence facilities and equipment acquisitions, airports, ports, roads and rail projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA.
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