Dennis Wilson is a practicing Barrister in Australia and travels regularly and willingly to work as an arbitrator or mediator. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law in Administrative Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at O.P. Jindal Global University India where he delivers courses in ADR. He holds two Masters of Laws degrees from Sydney University where he studied International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation. He has studied mediation at Harvard University, Belgium, Singapore and Australia. Dennis is accredited with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Bar Association of New South Wales. Dennis holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIADR). Dennis is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is an educator and a practitioner in mediation and arbitration including international commercial arbitration. He has conducted arbitrations and mediations in commercial, land, development, water resources and regulatory issues and has and continues to conduct arbitrations and mediations in family law and sports issues.


 Dennis Paul Wilson:

Practising Barrister at NSW Bar.

Independent Mediator and Arbitrator.

Adjunct Professor (Administrative Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution) Notre Dame University Sydney Australia.

Adjunct Professor O.P. Jindal Global University India.

Dip Law (Sydney University)

LLM, (International Law) Sydney University

LLM (Business Law) Sydney University

Dip. Criminology. Sydney University

Post Graduate Cert. in Building and Construction Law Murdoch University

Master of Business Administration – corporate strategy, legal fundamentals, international negotiation,

Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London

Fellow Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR) Malaysia.

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) Accredited Mediator

IMI (International Mediation Institute) Accredited Mediator

Proprietor: https://www.newsouthwalesmediation.com.au

Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/dennispaulwilson 

Areas of Expertise

Mediation including cross-border mediation under the Singapore Convention.

Arbitration including International Commercial Arbitration

Regulatory and compliance law.

Policy development and formulation including legislative review, license, permit and approval processes in the mining and resources industry.

Environmental Law, International Environmental Law

Urban and Regional Planning and Development

Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance,

Land Law

Minerals and Resources and Oil and Gas Law.

Family Law arbitration and mediation.


Past President ACT Chapter of Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators

Mediation theory and skills program

National Mediation Accreditation (NMAS)

Accredited Mediator through the NSW Bar Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom).

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Dip.Int Comm Arb)

Fellow (FCIArb)

Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR)

Empanelled Mediator

Empanelled Arbitrator

Asian International Arbitration Centre


International Mediation Institute (IMI)

Certified Mediator obtained in Brussels 2014 recognising expertise in Multi- cultural and cross-border mediation.

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Certified Mediator obtained in Singapore recognizing expertise in Multi-cultural and cross-border mediation.

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Graduate (GAICD).

International Company Directors Program Abu Dhabi.


New South Wales Bar Association


Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Expert Determiner – empanelled – Supreme, District and Local Courts in New South Wales, Australia.

Dubai Mediation Centre – empanelled mediator


Supreme Court of New South Wales


District Court of New South Wales.



Local Court of New South Wales



Dubai Mediation Centre


Gulf Co-operation Council Bahrain


Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia)

Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution

Arbitrator and Mediator

Florence International Mediation Centre


Reviewed legislation in Mongolia in the extractive and resources sector, and the development of policy and policy recommendations for contract transparency and disclosure based on the public interest in that sector.

I was appointed as a judge in the CDRC mediation and negotiation competition in Vienna in June/July 2016.

Judge VIS Moot Arbitration Kuala Lumpur Malaysia March 2017 and March 2018.

Judge VIS Moot Arbitration Hong Kong, March 2017 and March 2018

Coach of the Notre Dame ICC Mediation and Negotiation competition Paris, February 2017 and February 2018

My area of interest the Bar is advocacy, arbitration, mediation.

I have engaged in mediation and arbitration both as mediator, arbitrator or as advocate for parties engaged in those processes since my admission to the Bar in 1978.

My experience in mediation ranges over a wide variety of matters including commercial, environmental, compulsory land acquisition and compensation, building and construction, tort claims, wills and estate administration, family law property issues and similar.

I was the appointed arbitrator in a number of commercial arbitrations under the New South Wales and the Victorian Commercial Arbitration Acts, where my aim was to ensure that the parties engaged in a process to achieve just, quick, efficient and cost effective resolution of disputes

The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales successfully implements its statutory conciliation, arbitration and mediation scheme and I have participated in numerous matters under s34 of its legislation in the mediation of development and environmental, and mining/resources disputes..

My interests in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) flow from the recognition that CSR should be understood, known to and implemented as an important and lawful consideration by corporations and by States whose policies should include principles of CSR as an important consideration in granting consents, leases, licenses, permits or property rights for the exploitation of resources and in respect of other commercial/ industrial undertakings. A firm understanding of domestic and international environmental law and issues is crucial for the purpose of a responsible and meaningful recognition of corporate social responsibility and the potential impingement on recognized human rights.

My interest in Corporate Governance flows from the requirement of corporate good governance for the purpose of the implementation of responsible corporate policy and strategy.

I was retained for the purpose of reporting and advising on corporate governance and oversight of 2 governmental and semi-governmental authorities in New South Wales Australia in respect of New South Wales’ water resources, their assessment under legislation, exploitation, protection and distribution.

I waa a member of the team of Risk Edge Pty Limited giving legal oversight in the preparation of a Basin Plan Template for water resources for implementation of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

I am presently retained to advise foreign investors and appear in respect of land and water access rights under the Mining Act 1992 for of a gold mine in far west New South Wales.

I have been an advocate in hundreds of cases concerning planning, development and environmental law, particularly in the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, including the judicial review of administrative decisions. I am familiar with the formulation, implementation and application of environmental law and policy, both domestically and internationally.

I recognize and understand principles of environmentally sustainable development.

I am an occasional lecturer in Australia and overseas in mediation skills and theory and arbitration, including international commercial arbitration.