Peter Megens is an arbitrator and contruction lawyer based in Melbourne, Australia who is admitted as a barrister and solicitor and Chartered arbitrator with extensive experience in Asia, Australia and the South Pacific. He has consistently rated in publications in construction law and arbitration, both domestic and international, as one of the most highly regarded individuals in these disciplines in the region. He has practised extensively throughout the region as well as in the USA and Europe.
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Peter has sat as sole arbitrator, chair and party appointed arbitrator in arbitrations under various institutional and adhoc rules and regulatory regimes, both domestically and internationally.
Peter is a practitioner with over 37 years experience and has worked as a partner in leading Australian, UK and American law firms. He is familiar with legal requirements and practices in domestic and international arbitration in the region, has lived and practised extensively in the region and is a member of many of the leading arbitration bodies. He has been involved in arbitral law reform in Australia and in institutional rule reforms in the region.
He has practised extensively as both arbitrator and counsel in domestic and international arbitration matters having been involved in over 300 arbitrations at all levels and under the auspices of most of the major professional bodies in the area.
His particular expertise is in construction, infrastructure, mining and resources, energy, real property, insurance, and general commercial disputes.
Peter has also published and lectured extensively, both in Australia and throughout the region, on areas to do with construction and infrastructure, resources, energy, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) and general commercial matters and is a former adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University. He is a former lecturer in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration, has lectured in the Masters in Construction Law at Melbourne University and has a very extensive general commercial and construction practice.
Peter is fluent in English and has conversational Dutch.
Kimberley is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taiwanese.