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13 May 2010

Leading Clayton Utz arbitrator appointed to UK Court

Sydney, 13 May 2010: Doug Jones AM, the national head of Clayton Utz' International Arbitration practice and President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, has been appointed by the London Court of International Arbitration's (LCIA) Board of Directors to serve a five year term on the LCIA Arbitration Court.

The LCIA is one of the longest-established international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. The LCIA Court comprises up to thirty-five members from the major trading areas of the world, selected to provide and maintain a balance of leading practitioners in commercial arbitration.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Jones said: "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."

Mr 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."

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