The one that got away

January 27, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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We missed one member of Australia’s community when reporting the Australia Day Awards. He has been added and we offer our apologies for the omission.

Dr Michael Charles PRYLES AM, Toorak Vic 3142 received an AO.
MichaelPrylesFor distinguished service to the law in the area of arbitration, at the national and international level, and to legal education as an academic and author.

Foundation President, Court of Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, 2013-2015 and Member, since 2015 and Chairman, 2009-2013.

Member, International Advisory Board, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, current.

Governing Board Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, since 2007 and Member, Congress Committee, since 2012.

International Advisory Board, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Austria), current.

Member, Board of Trustees, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (United Arab Emirates), 2008-2012.

Court Member, London Court of International Arbitration (UK), 2003-2008.

Co-Chair, ICC Asia Arbitration Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), 2015 and Chair, ICC Australian Committee, 2002-2007 and former Member, International Court of Arbitration (France).

Commissioner, United Nations Compensation Commission, 1996-2004 and Chairman, Special Panel for Palestinian Late Claims, 2002-2004.

Member, Arbitral Panel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank, USA), since 1995.

Member, External Advisory Board, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, current.

Foundation President, Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group, 2004-2006.

President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, 1996-2008 and Director, 1996-2012.

Director, Australian Commercial Dispute Centre, circa 2003-2008.

Past President, Australian Product Liability Association.

Chairman, Transport Ticketing Authority, Victorian Department of Transport, 2004-2009 and Deputy Chair/Director, Transport Accident Commission, 1994-2003 and Chairman, Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Director, WorkCover Victoria, 1998-2003 and Chair, Investment Committee.

Partner, Minter Ellison, 1989-2003.

Academic service has included:

Henry Bournes Higgins Professor of Law, Monash University, 1986-1988.

Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Western Australia, ‘no dates’.

Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, ‘no dates’.

Professorial Associate, University of Melbourne, ‘no dates’.

Adjunct Professor, Bond University, Queensland, ‘no dates’.

Author and/or co-author of a range of publications including 10 books, book chapters and over 150 articles.

Past General Editor, Asian International Arbitration Journal.

Past Editorial Board Member, Commercial Dispute Resolution Journal.

Past Co-Editor, Journal of International Arbitration, ‘no dates’.

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.

Fellow, Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand.

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Chartered Arbitrator (UK); Grade 1 Arbitrator, Australia.

Awards and recognition include:

Recipient, Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal), Singapore, 2013.

Michael Pryles was the legal adviser to Alan Stockdale, treasurer in the Victorian government headed by Jeff Kennett. He continues to works in high-level international arbitration.

He told J-Wire: “I am delighted to be recognised for the work I have done. It makes me think what a fortunate person I am.”


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