Pool of Arbitrators

Max Bonnell

Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney; Executive Lawyer, Henry William Lawyers

Max is an attorney and arbitrator with a strong interest in art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, where he teaches graduate courses on international law and arbitration. He frequently speaks at conferences, and has published extensively on issues related to international law and arbitration.

His law practice has focused arbitration for more than twenty years, and he has served as Arbitrator disputes at both the domestic and international level, including appointments by the ICC and SIAC. He was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

He is a Fellow of both the Australian Centre for International Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2016, he was named Australian International Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year by the Australian Disputes Centre. He has consistently been ranked as a leading international arbitration practitioner by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Legal 500. His writing on the arts has been widely published, and in 2017 he published a biography of English judge, John Walpole Willis (I Like A Clamour).

He attended the University of Sydney (Australia), where he was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and the University of Warwick (U.K.), where he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in English and European Renaissance Drama.

Jurisdiction: Australia