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Albert Dinelli

Described as a "Future Leader" in international arbitration in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal, Albert Dinelli’s practice in London and Singapore focuses on arbitral proceedings, acting both as Counsel and as an arbitrator, as well as appearing in related court proceedings.

Albert was educated in Melbourne, Australia, where he maintains chambers ( He completed his postgraduate study at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has a D.Phil in Private International Law and his specialist advice is often sought in relation to cross-border disputes which raise such issues.

Albert has also been involved in numerous international arbitrations in the Asia Pacific region, most notably in Singapore and Hong Kong.


  • Private International Law
  • Arbitration



Albert has had involvement in arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC and LMAA Rules. He has particular experience in mining disputes.. Some examples of Albert’s recent significant arbitral 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].

Education and Career: 

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

Sir Robert Menzies Scholar, University of Oxford

Barrister, Victoria, Australia, since May 2007

Barrister, England and Wales, since November 2014

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

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