Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

Albert Monichino QC


Arbitration | Arb-Med

Nationality: Australian, Italian

Area of Expertise: Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Environmental, Financial Services, Franchising, Intellectual Property, Shareholder and Securities, Trusts

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law, International Law

Languages: English, Italian

B.Ec | LLB (Hons) | LLM | Grad Dip Intell Prop

Albert practises as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator, and is based in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years experience. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and is accredited as an advanced mediator. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010.

Areas of Practice

He has a general commercial litigation practice in the superior Court of Australia, and also in commercial arbitrations (domestic and international). Types of matters handled include:
• construction and engineering disputes (e.g. acting as senior junior counsel for Fluor in the Fluor v Anaconda arbitration, 2001 – 2003, involving claims exceeding $A1billion);
• financial services and investment disputes;
• contractual disputes;
• minority shareholder and joint venture disputes; and
• intellectual property disputes.


He holds the degrees of B.Ec, LLB (Hons) from Monash University, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a Grad Dip Intell Prop Law from the University of Melbourne.

He is a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (‘ACICA’), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (‘CIArb’), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Resolution Institute (formerly, the Institute) of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (‘IAMA’). He is graded by IAMA as a Grade 1 arbitrator. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (‘FINSIA’).

He is the Immediate Past President of the Australian branch of CIArb: 2014-2017.