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Dennis Wilson

LLM (International Law); LLM (Business Law); CIArb Fellow; Adjunct Professor Notre Dame University Sydney. Regulatory, Environmental and Land Debvelopment disputes specialist.

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Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates
Mediation Profile

Adjunct Professor of Law (Administrative Law and ADR) Notre Dame University, Sydney Australia. I am a Barrister at Law, admitted to practice in 1978. I practice law in Australia. I am empanelled as mediator and arbitrator including at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Arbitrator and Mediator), Asian International Arbitration Centre, Dubai Mediation Centre panel the Florence Mediation Centre panel. I have mediated matters in South East Asia and Australia. I lecture on mediation theory, skills and practise. In October 2016 I gave a memorable seminar to 120 lawyers at the Mongolian Bar Association. My areas of practice are litigation, mediation and arbitration with a professional and academic background in environmental law, international law, international and domestic arbitration, commercial disputes and land law disputes. My specialties at the Bar are Environmental Law and Dispute Resolution through Mediation, Arbitration in environmental and land law issues including compensation for land resumption. I am well attuned to the benefits of dispute resolution through effective mediation. I have mediated disputes involving numerous parties and many nationalities. I am well familiar with the complexities of cultural issues and multi-party issues which may arise in mediation from time to time. My motivation as a mediator is that a resolution arrived at by parties in mediation is more effective and more economical than litigation and offers the opportunity for ongoing commercial and personal relationships. I have attended and completed mediation theory and practise units at Sydney University, IAMA (Canberra ACT), Harvard University, Bond University, EMTPJ Brussels. I am an IMI and CEDR accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I am the Chairman and Managing Director of the International Alliance of Mediators and Arbitrators Pte Limited (Singapore). My web page is

I have mediated many disputes in my practice areas, most often where the parties are legally represented. I have mediated over 250 matters since 2013 and I have represented parties in mediation on many occasions. The subject matter has included: environmental law; urban and regional planning; water rights; commercial disputes; personal injury insurance claims; land law including easements and rights of way, leases and disputes on the exercise of options and relief against forfeiture, mortgages and securities on land; corporate assets, boardroom disputes; Further details will be willingly provided if required.

Facilitative. I have evaluated issues only where the parties specifically agree. By facilitative I mean encouraging an understanding of the issues and interests of all parties to ensure an effective resolution of the matters in dispute by the parties to the mediation. My approach is to understand the matter and the positions of the parties. Preparation for mediation in my view is crucial for many reasons including an ability to approach a matter as mediator with understanding and empathy. I ensure that any agreement reached at mediation will work. I generally achieve that by reality testing and detailing the workability of the agreement.

Environmental, Urban and Regional Planning, Building and Construction, Commercial and Boardroom disputes, Land Resumption Compensation, Multi-party and multi-cultural disputes and issues including cross-border disputes at social, commercial and political levels

Negotiated according to the matter

New South Wales Bar Association, Australian Bar Association, Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow of Asian International Arbitration Centre and Asian Institute of ADR, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors, Empanelled mediator in New South Wales (Supreme, District and Local Courts) and Australian Capital Territory, EMTPJ (European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice) I am empanelled with the Dubai Mediation Centre and the Florence Mediation Centre. I am an IMI and a CEDR certified and accredited mediator.

Provided willingly on request

Training and Education

My academic background is an indicator of my broad interests: Master of Laws LLM - Sydney University Law School - International Law including alternate dispute resolution and international law. Master of Laws - Sydney University Law School - Business Law including Business in China, Malaysia and Indonesia. World Trade Organisation and Energy Charter Treaty dispute resolution Diploma in Criminology - Sydney University Law School Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb) Post Graduate Certificate in Building and Construction Law - Murdoch University Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) Harvard University - mediation and negotiation Bond University - Family Law mediation Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia - Certificate in Mediation Association for International Arbitration - EMTPJ (European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice - Brussels) IMI Certified Mediator Cedr Certified Mediator I teach, lecture in and give seminars in Mediation practise. I recently coached the mediation team from Notre Dame University for the ICC Mediation Negotiation Competition in Paris in January/February 2017 and 2018.

Adjunct Professor of Law (Administrative Law and ADR) Notre Dame University, Sydney Australia. I am the past Chair of the ACT Chapter of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia. I give regular lectures and seminars. I have given occasional lectures at Sydney University Law School and the University of Technology, Sydney. I have mentored and encouraged numerous of persons to pursue ADR as a profession. I recently coached the Notre Dame mediation and negotiation team for the ICC Paris Competition.


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Dennis Wilson
Barrister and Director of International Alliance of Mediators and Arbitrators Pte Limited (Singapore)
Wardell Chambers, St James Centre,
L10, 111 Elizabeth Street
New South Wales
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