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Robert Hunt

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1965 - 1967 N.S.W. Public Works Department - Cadet Engineer. 1968 - 1980 Various supervisory and management positions in the construction industry in NSW, ACT and Queensland, ranging from Foreman to Managing Director. 1980 - 1983 Building Consultancy / Paralegal 1983 to date Professional practice as a barrister in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory of Australia, in building, engineering design and construction, marine engineering, professional liability, property damage, intellectual property and general commercial and contractual disputes ranging in value up to approx Aus$100 million. 1985 to date Arbitrator, Court-appointed Referee, Expert Determiner/Appraiser, Mediator or Adjudicator in various building, engineering, shipbuilding, intellectual property and commercial disputes in Australasia and Asia, ranging in value up to approx. Aus$75 million. 2000 - 2002 IAMA National President 1999 - 2004 IAMA National Executive 1997 - 2005 IAMA National Council, including Chairman of the Education & Professional Development Committee from 2000 to 2003, Chairman of the Journal Committee from 2000 to 2005, and Member of the Practice Notes Rules & By-laws Committee (to 2003) and the Professional Affairs Committee 1999 - 2005 Director - Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Ltd Robert Hunt is a Grade 1 Arbitrator and accredited as a Mediator and Adjudicator by IAMA. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator on the London Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of numerous other dispute resolution panels in Australia and overseas. He has been particularly active in promoting prompt and cost-effective resolution of technical and commercial disputes, and has spoken on this topic at various Conferences in Australia and overseas. He drafted the IAMA Rules for the Conduct of Commercial Arbitrations (incorporating the Expedited Arbitration Rules) 1999, the IAMA Expert Determination Rules 2001, the IAMA Mediation and Conciliation Rules 2001, the IAMA Industry and Consumer Scheme Rules 2001 and the IAMA / Australian Seed Federation Dispute Resolution Scheme (for the Domestic Trade in Seed for Sowing Purposes and for the Management of Intellectual Property) 2005. In addition to writing various IAMA Practice Notes, he is the author of 'Establishing the Basis for Arbitration and ADR' and 'The Trade Practices Act and Associated Legislation" chapters in 'A Guide to Arbitration Practice in Australia' (University of Adelaide), as well as a number of published articles on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance in various professional journals in Australia and overseas. His areas of Dispute Resolution Practice Expertise are as follows: Agricultural business / Products / Livestock Construction - Major Commercial and Industrial Construction - Design / Architecture / Documentation Construction - Civil Engineering and Mining Business to Business Sales / Contracts / Performance Insurance / Actuarial / Loss Adjustment Intellectual Property / Brands / Trademarks Legal Services Maritime Industry Mining Industry

Experience and qualifications

Post Nominals

LLM, DipLaws, BSc(Eng), MIEAust, LFIAMA, FCIArb, CPEng, Chartered Arbitrator, FACICA

Other ADR Experience

As above

Cases Handled

As above

Publications

"Referees' Reports" - Institute of Arbitrators Australia N.S.W. Chapter - September 1996. "Pro-active Arbitration" - Institute of Arbitrators Australia Master Class - May 1997 - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 16 No. 3 November 1997). "The Uniform Commercial Arbitration Acts - Time for a Change?" - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 17 No. 3 February 1999). "The Arbitrator or Mediator as Dispute Manager - A Multi-faceted Approach to Dispute Resolution" - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 19 No. 1 July 2000). "Cost-effective Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry - Myth or Emerging Reality?" - different versions published in 'International Construction' (International Bar Association Committee T (No 37 - June 2001), 'Arbitration & ADR' (International Bar Association Committee D (Vol 6 No 1 - June 2001) and 'Asian Dispute Review' (June 2001). "Enforcing Security Bonds, Guarantees &Injunctions" - published in Building & Construction Law Journal - Vol 17 No 6. "The Use of Dispute Review Boards and Similar Processes as Dispute Avoidance Tools for Dams and Related Projects in the Asia Pacific Region" - (with Norman Reich) - published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 21 No. 1 May 2002). "The Law relating to Expert Determination" - published in Building & Construction Law Journal - Vol 18 No 1. "The View" - published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 22 No. 2 August 2003). "Dispute Resolution Boards" - NADRAC Conference September 2003, published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 23 No. 2 August 2004). "Re-inventing the Wheel - Cost-effective Dispute Management in Arbitration and ADR" - IAMA Conference May 2004, published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 23 No. 3 December 2004).

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LLM, DipLaws, BSc(Eng), MIEAust, LFIAMA, FCIArb, CPEng, Chartered Arbitrator, FACICA Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator , Adjudicator 1965 - 1967 N.S.W. Public Works Department - Cadet Engineer. 1968 - 1980 Various supervisory and management positions in the construction industry in NSW, ACT and Queensland, ranging from Foreman to Managing Director. 1980 - 1983 Building Consultancy / Paralegal 1983 to date Professional practice as a barrister in New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory of Australia, in building, engineering design and construction, marine engineering, professional liability, property damage, intellectual property and general commercial and contractual disputes ranging in value up to approx Aus$100 million. 1985 to date Arbitrator, Court-appointed Referee, Expert Determiner/Appraiser, Mediator or Adjudicator in various building, engineering, shipbuilding, intellectual property and commercial disputes in Australasia and Asia, ranging in value up to approx. Aus$75 million. 2000 - 2002 IAMA National President 1999 - 2004 IAMA National Executive 1997 - 2005 IAMA National Council, including Chairman of the Education & Professional Development Committee from 2000 to 2003, Chairman of the Journal Committee from 2000 to 2005, and Member of the Practice Notes Rules & By-laws Committee (to 2003) and the Professional Affairs Committee 1999 - 2005 Director - Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Ltd Robert Hunt is a Grade 1 Arbitrator and accredited as a Mediator and Adjudicator by IAMA. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator on the London Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of numerous other dispute resolution panels in Australia and overseas. He has been particularly active in promoting prompt and cost-effective resolution of technical and commercial disputes, and has spoken on this topic at various Conferences in Australia and overseas. He drafted the IAMA Rules for the Conduct of Commercial Arbitrations (incorporating the Expedited Arbitration Rules) 1999, the IAMA Expert Determination Rules 2001, the IAMA Mediation and Conciliation Rules 2001, the IAMA Industry and Consumer Scheme Rules 2001 and the IAMA / Australian Seed Federation Dispute Resolution Scheme (for the Domestic Trade in Seed for Sowing Purposes and for the Management of Intellectual Property) 2005. In addition to writing various IAMA Practice Notes, he is the author of 'Establishing the Basis for Arbitration and ADR' and 'The Trade Practices Act and Associated Legislation" chapters in 'A Guide to Arbitration Practice in Australia' (University of Adelaide), as well as a number of published articles on dispute resolution and dispute avoidance in various professional journals in Australia and overseas. His areas of Dispute Resolution Practice Expertise are as follows: Agricultural business / Products / Livestock Construction - Major Commercial and Industrial Construction - Design / Architecture / Documentation Construction - Civil Engineering and Mining Business to Business Sales / Contracts / Performance Insurance / Actuarial / Loss Adjustment Intellectual Property / Brands / Trademarks Legal Services Maritime Industry Mining Industry As above As above "Referees' Reports" - Institute of Arbitrators Australia N.S.W. Chapter - September 1996. "Pro-active Arbitration" - Institute of Arbitrators Australia Master Class - May 1997 - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 16 No. 3 November 1997). "The Uniform Commercial Arbitration Acts - Time for a Change?" - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 17 No. 3 February 1999). "The Arbitrator or Mediator as Dispute Manager - A Multi-faceted Approach to Dispute Resolution" - published in 'The Arbitrator' (Vol. 19 No. 1 July 2000). "Cost-effective Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry - Myth or Emerging Reality?" - different versions published in 'International Construction' (International Bar Association Committee T (No 37 - June 2001), 'Arbitration & ADR' (International Bar Association Committee D (Vol 6 No 1 - June 2001) and 'Asian Dispute Review' (June 2001). "Enforcing Security Bonds, Guarantees &Injunctions" - published in Building & Construction Law Journal - Vol 17 No 6. "The Use of Dispute Review Boards and Similar Processes as Dispute Avoidance Tools for Dams and Related Projects in the Asia Pacific Region" - (with Norman Reich) - published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 21 No. 1 May 2002). "The Law relating to Expert Determination" - published in Building & Construction Law Journal - Vol 18 No 1. "The View" - published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 22 No. 2 August 2003). "Dispute Resolution Boards" - NADRAC Conference September 2003, published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 23 No. 2 August 2004). "Re-inventing the Wheel - Cost-effective Dispute Management in Arbitration and ADR" - IAMA Conference May 2004, published in 'The Arbitrator & Mediator' (Vol. 23 No. 3 December 2004).

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