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Albert Dinelli

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Albert Dinelli practises in a wide range of commercial and multi-jurisdictional disputes across the spectrum of Chambers practice areas.

In addition to appearing in the English domestic courts, Albert is available to appear in arbitrations in London and abroad. He has a busy arbitral practice, having been recognised in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal as a "Future Leader" in international arbitration. He has been involved in international arbitrations, predominantly as counsel, in the Asia Pacific region, most notably in Singapore and Hong Kong.  Albert also accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

He was educated in England at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College), and has a D.Phil in Private International Law.  

Albert teaches in Private International Law and maintains a specialist advice practice advising on such questions, both on instructions from solicitors and directly from individuals and corporations.


  • Private International Law
  • Arbitration
  • Shipping & International Trade
  • Banking & Finance



Albert has had involvement in arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC and LMAA Rules. His experience is broad, ranging from disputes in relation to mining projects and large public infrastructure projects in South East Asia, to disputes over international investments between individuals and State actors and, in London, to various shipping disputes. Some examples of Albert’s significant matters are:

  • A dispute regarding a franchise agreement for pharmaceutical products. [Seat: Montreal, Canada; Rules: UNCITRAL Rules; Value of claims and counterclaims: approx. US$240,000,000].
  • A breach of contract claim in respect of an iron ore shipment [Seat: London; Rules: UNCITRAL Rules; Value of claims: approx. US$3,000,000].
  • A dispute regarding an IT procurement contract [Seat: Melbourne Australia; Rules: UNCITRAL Rules; Value of claims: approx. AU$54,000,000].
  • A dispute regarding a life of mine coal contract in Eastern Indonesia [Seat: Singapore; Rules: UNCITRAL Rules; Value of claims and counterclaims: approx. US$20,000,000].

He is also presently Tribunal Assistant in a very significant ICSID dispute, namely Hydro SRL & Ors v Republic of Albania (ICSID Case No ARB/15/28).

Education and Career: 

D.Phil, BCL (Oxon), LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)

Sir Robert Menzies Scholar, University of Oxford

Barrister, Victoria, Australia, since May 2007

Formerly, Judicial Associate, Chief Justice of Australia; Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Melbourne; Foreign Qualified Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Rome.