Lunchtime speakers

Friday 5 November

SCL Doug Jones

Doug Jones

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. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London, and a member of Toronto Arbitration Chambers and Sydney Arbitration Chambers. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court. He has been involved in over 150 arbitrations spanning over 30 jurisdictions in disputes of values exceeding some billions $US. Doug has also published and presently extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University Law School. In addition, Doug has held appointments at several international professional associations, including as President of the CIArb and ACICA.

SCL Janet Walker

Janet Walker

Janet is an independent arbitrator with chambers in Sydney, London, and Toronto. Over the past 20 years, she has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations administered by the ICC, ICDR, DIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, PCA and SIAC in a variety of seats. Her matters range from construction, M&A, shareholder, intellectual property, pharma and environmental. She has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Janet is a member of the boards of the International Construction Law Association and CIArb Canada, and a founding member of SCL North America. She has published and presented on the subject of International Commercial Courts.

Janet is a Distinguished Research Professor (past associate dean) at Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the Ontario Bar, and a licensed legal consultant of the New York State Bar. She authors Canada’s main text on conflict of laws, cited in more than 400 judgments.