King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) Partner Alex Baykitch has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his significant service to the law in the field of international commercial arbitration, and to professional legal organisations.
Alex is a leader in KWM's prominent Dispute Resolution team, offering over 26 years' experience in the area of cross border litigation and international arbitration.
In service to the legal profession, Alex acts as President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) – Australia's leading international dispute resolution body. Alex was appointed as President in March 2014, following almost 10 years on the ACICA board.
Alex is also a member of the arbitration panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, China International Arbitration Commission, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and the Australian Government's Delegation to UNCITRAL's Working Group on Arbitration. He is also an Australian Delegate to the ICC Arbitration Commission and served on the Commission's Task Force on the New York Convention.
Alex is consistently listed as a leading individual in legal directories and has particular experience of dispute in major construction, engineering and infrastructure.
Commenting on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia, Mr BayKitch said; "I am honored to receive this prestigious national recognition and look forward to continuing to give back to Australia's legal profession."
"I will continue to advocate the benefits of Australia's international arbitration regime and will work closely with government and judicial departments to ensure Australia's arbitration infrastructure is competitive with international benchmarks to draw international arbitration business to Australia."