Jonathon has almost 25 years’ experience in legal practice. He maintains a broad national practice encompassing advice and appearance work in: (i) high value commercial disputes and class actions, (ii) international arbitration and private international law, and (iii) public law, regulatory matters and commissions of inquiry.
He is regularly retained by leading law firms and corporate clients to conduct cases throughout Australia at first instance and on appeal, and internationally, including in arbitrations seated in Singapore, London and New York. He is the current Vice President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the peak arbitral body in Australia. His arbitration expertise is also recognised in the leading international directory Who’s Who Legal, in which he is described as a “energetic practitioner who pays close attention to detail" with "an incredibly strong practice." He is also a member of Twenty Essex in Singapore and London.
Some of his previous and ongoing clients include BHP Billiton, Caterpillar, CSR, James Hardie, AGL, ATCO, Allianz, McGrath Nicol, Korda Mentha, Chubb, Marsh, Vestas, Samsung, Kimberley Clarke, IOOF, NAB, KPMG, Patersons Securities, and Yara International. He also does a substantial amount of pro bono work for the Human Rights Law Centre.
Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific (2023)—Band 4 in Dispute Resolution.
Legal 500 (2022-2023)—ranked as Leading Silk in “Commercial Disputes” (Tier 2)
Who’s Who Legal (2021- 2022)— Arbitration — Australia & New Zealand
AFR Best Lawyers (2021-2022)—ranked as leading lawyer in “Class Actions” and “International Arbitration”