professional profile

William holds office as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the State of Victoria, and is admitted to legal practice in all States and Territories of Australia.

His areas of legal practice includes general commercial law, corporations and securities, property law, intellectual property (trademarks and copyright), technology, computer and internet related matters, domain name disputes, cross-border disputes, and alternative dispute resolution.

William is an accredited mediator with LEADR (now Resolution Institute) and an appointed arbitrator on the Foreign Arbitrators panel of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center for disputes involving Technology and Manufacture (Computer and Electronic), Trademark, Contract, Cross-border Dispute Resolution.

He is also on the Czech Arbitration Court UDRP panel of arbitrators for UDRP disputes. In this role, he adjudicates on domain name disputes.

William also engages in mediation practice in any area of legal disputes.

He practises out of Owen Dixon Chambers West in Melbourne, and William Forster Chambers in Darwin.

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William Lye OAM QC
Barrister at Law