18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


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Prof John Sharkey AM


Arbitration | Mediation

Nationality: Australian

Area of Expertise: Building and Construction, Commercial

Legal System of Expertise: Common Law, International Law

Languages: English

John Sharkey is an independent arbitrator and mediator both domestically and internationally.

He is a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne and is the state editor for Victoria and Tasmania of the journal Building and Construction Law.

He is a former chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Construction Law Committee.

John was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2006. In 2010 John was the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Lawyers’ Weekly.

John is a panel arbitrator with ACICA, SIAC, KLRCA and Africa ADR.

John has sat as an arbitrator and mediator within Australia and internationally on over 60 occasions.

He is co-author of “Commercial Arbitration” (Law Book Company 1986) and “Building and Construction Contracts” (2nd ed. Law Book Company 1990).

John’s primary practice is in the field of major commercial disputes in the construction, engineering and energy sectors.