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.

Peter Megens


Arbitration | Mediation

Nationality: Australian, Dutch

Area of Expertise: Building and Construction, Energy, Insurance, Mining, Oil and Gas, Property and Property Planning

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law

Languages: English

BComm | LLB(Hons) | Grad Dip Finance Law | Chartered Arbitrator

Peter Megens was a Partner in the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques(now King and Wood Mallesons) where he specialized in construction, dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration and mediation, energy and natural resources, infrastructure and project structuring and in particular international and domestic arbitration. On retiring from that firm he joined the USA firm of King & Spalding as a partner in its Singapore office and, on returning to Australia, was a partner in Pinsent Masons. He now conducts his own practice in arbitration and dispute resolution. He is currently actively involved in arbitration and mediation throughout Australia and internationally. He is a former National Councillor and Chapter Chairman of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.

He is also a director and Vice President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Chartered Arbitrator and a Graded Arbitrator. Peter was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University.

He was a Guest Lecturer in the Graduate Diploma in Construction Law and Masters in Construction Law course at the University of Melbourne and also in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Arbitration Diploma course. Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Law (First Class Honors), University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Finance Law (University of Melbourne). Peter is a Fellow of IAMA, ACICA, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a panellist with HKIAC and AIAC (formerly KLRCA) and is active in various other bodies. Please see his detailed cv at for further information.