30 November 2014

RWY Sports Law Conference 2014 | Speaker's Profile | Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes is a Barrister & Arbitrator and holds the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Queensland University of Technology and Master of Studies (MSt) from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Visiting Fellow in 2005 - 2006 (Faculty of Law, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law). He also holds a Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration (DiplCArb) from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Paul was called to the Bar in Australia (New South Wales) in 1990 and in England (Lincoln's Inn) in 2005. He is a member of 39 Essex Street (London, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore) and also practices in Australia as a member of Dever's List (Melbourne). Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Paul worked as a Lawyer in Sydney with Allens and Baker & McKenzie.

He practices predominantly in commercial & equity litigation/arbitration, sports law, defamation and international law (public and private) and has appeared in a wide variety of cases (ranging from large-scale complex commercial matters to defamation jury trials and sporting disputes) in multiple curial and arbitral jurisdictions.

Paul has published numerous journal articles and spoken at conferences throughout the world on a wide range of legal topics. He is also the Founding Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal (CCH Australia), the Chair of the International Law Committee of Commbar (the commercial law association of the Victorian Bar), a Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne and contributes Op-Ed articles from time to time to The Australian and The TImes in London on issues concerning the law and politics.

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