Pool of Arbitrators

Andrew Christie

Professor of Intellectual Property, formerly founding Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia

Andrew is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on copyright, trademark, media, and sports law. He is the foundation Chair of Intellectual Property at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, teaching graduate courses on copyright, design, patent, and trademark law. He has authored more than 120 publications, and delivered by invitation more than 180 public addresses in 20 countries, across all areas of intellectual property (IP) law.

Andrew’s law practice has included arbitration since 2000, and mediation since 2014. He has served as arbitrator and a mediator in a range of IP- and IT-related commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Graded Arbitrator and a Registered Expert Determiner (Resolution Institute), and an Accredited Mediator (NMAS). He has accepted appointments under the rules of a range of institutions, and is on the arbitrator and/or mediator panels of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Asian International Arbitration Centre, the ICC International Centre for ADR, the London Court of International Arbitration, the National Sports Tribunal (Australia), the Resolution Institute, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in November 2022.

Andrew’s educational background includes: University of Melbourne (B.Sc., LL.B.); University of London (LL.M.); University of Cambridge (Ph.D.).

Jurisdiction: Australia