12 June 2012

Pre-eminent Clayton Utz lawyer receives Queen's Birthday honours

Sydney, 12 June 2012: Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Darryl McDonough has congratulated the firm's head of International Arbitration and Major Projects, Professor Doug Jones AO RFD, on being named in the Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours List.

Professor Jones received the Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia award for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations.

Congratulating Professor Jones on his achievement Mr McDonough said, "Doug's contribution to the field of arbitration in Australia is unparalleled. He is an outstanding ambassador for Clayton Utz and the Australian legal profession, both at home and internationally. He continues to be at the forefront of efforts to promote Australia as an international arbitration centre, and more broadly as a centre of legal services excellence. This is a great honour for Doug, and reflects his standing both in the profession and the broader community."

Professor Jones said he was privileged and honoured to receive the award and hoped it would further assist to promote Australia as a centre for International Arbitration. "Australia's close relationships with both Asia and Europe uniquely places us to become a leading global centre for cross border dispute resolution. I look forward to continuing my advocacy efforts to ensure this becomes a reality," said Professor Jones AO RFD.

Professor Jones was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 1999 Honours List for his service to the law, particularly in the field of construction law, and to the development of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods. He was the first Australian president of the global Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2011) and has been President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration since 2008.

A full list of Professor Jones' achievements can be found here.

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