ARBITRATION AS AN alternative MEANS OF deciding DISPUTES
Arbitration is a private means where parties appoint an independent arbitrator or a panel or arbitrators to determine their dispute in private. William is available to accept briefs as counsel or to be appointed as an arbitrator.
His current memberships are as follows:
on the Czech Arbitration Court panel of arbitrators for disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Disputes Resolution Policy (UDRP) established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
William’s time as a sessional member of the Football Federation of Victoria Tribunal and Appeals Board from 2012 to 2017 also provided him with valuable experience in conducting hearings with a panel of two other members of the Tribunal or Appeals Board, sometimes as the Chair and other times as a member.
His involvement with a diverse range of arbitration process have taught him about the decision-making process, and the importance of conducting a fair hearing; how to maintain a neutral and impartial approach; how to control the proceedings and be firm yet fair and just; how to listen to witnesses and evaluate the evidence presented; how to respectfully debate the evidence and the legal consequences with fellow members in order to arrive at a decision.
William is associated with The Association for International Arbitration, and works closely with a group of independent arbitrators in South East Asia engaged in ad-hoc domestic arbitration and international commercial arbitrations.
The areas that William is available to act as Arbitrator include:
Domain Name Disputes. William was a Demand Member of auDA for nearly 10 years and am currently an Associate Member of auDA, the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Computer Science from Monash University, and gained valuable experience in the computer and technology sector from a business (having owned and run a computer hardware/software business), and legal perspective (having acted for technology start-up companies). He has a working knowledge of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP), and an understanding of the workings of ICANN.
Trade, Investment, and Commercial disputes, including disputes involving shareholders’ rights, construction of contractual terms, termination clauses, and breach of essential contractual terms. William can also handle matters involving all aspects of intellectual property rights disputes. His experience extends to acting for clients who have commercial and intellectual property rights disputes in Malaysia, Singapore, and China.
Computer and Technology disputes, including technology licensing and manufacturing/distributorship agreement disputes. He has been a non-executive director of two publicly listed companies on the ASX, which includes manufacturing of thermistor technology in the USA. From a business perspective, William understands the drivers of any dispute involving technology rights. His experience extends to assisting clients in their start-up ventures in Silicon Valley, and provided legal advice regarding angel investment, seed capital, private equity, and venture capital raising.