Aaron de Jong, LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. (Berlin)

Solicitor (Australien), Foreign Associate

Aaron de Jong is a Solicitor admitted in Australia and regularly acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings as well as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals. The focus of his practice is international commercial and construction disputes as well as investor-State disputes.

Aaron received a Bachelor of Laws (Hons, 1st class) from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, and a Master of Laws in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He was previously a lawyer in the construction and engineering team of a major international law firm in Perth, Western Australia, working primarily on international arbitration, adjudication and litigation matters. Prior to this, he was a lawyer in the commercial litigation team of a well-reputed Australian mid-size law firm.

Aaron is a member of the Hanseatic Bar Association and is the current president of the Humboldt University IDR LL.M. Alumni Association. Aaron’s working language is English.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

As secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal
Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in international arbitration proceedings, including investor-State arbitrations

  • Arbitration and adjudication
  • Commercial and construction law
  • Investment law


  • English
  • Since 2017
    Solicitor (Australia), Foreign Associate with HANEFELD, Hamburg
  • 2016 - 2017
    Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Awarded Best Student 2016/2017)
  • 2014 - 2016
    Associate with Norton Rose Fulbright in Perth, Western Australia
  • 2011 - 2014
    Associate with Talbot Olivier in Perth, Western Australia
  • 2011 - 2011
    Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in Perth, Western Australia
  • 2007 - 2010
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons, 1st class) at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia and Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
2020Young ISDS ClubInvestment treaty disputes in the wake of COVID-19: Likely defences and the impact on the public policy argument./.Online event
2019IDR LL.M. - Humboldt Universität zu BerlinIntroduction to International Commercial ArbitrationBerlinGermany
2018IDR LL.M. - Humboldt Universität zu BerlinIntroduction to International Commercial ArbitrationBerlinGermany
2015Perth Construction Breakfast BriefingNo Notice of Dispute Necessary? Stays of Proceedings and Referral to ArbitrationPerthAustralia
2015Internal law firm trainingAn Introduction to the Construction Contracts Act 2004PerthAustralia
2015Seminar: Top 5 Construction Cases 2015Recourse to Performance Securities: Sugar Australia Pty Ltd v Lend Lease Services Pty LtdPerthAustralia
2018Inherent Powers to Streamline the ProceedingsF. Ferrari / F. Rosenfeld (eds.), Inherent Powers of Arbitrators
2018Arbitration in a Post-Truth-World: Perception v RealityIBA Dispute Resolution International 2018, pp. 165 et seq.
2018The "Right" Place of Arbitration: How Germany Might Profit from BrexitSchiedsVZ 2018, pp. 281 et seq.
2017Inherent Powers to Streamline the ProceedingsEuropean International Arbitration Review 2017, pp. 49 et seq.
2013Wasted time: the pitfalls of missing deadlines under the Construction Contracts Act 2004lexology.com
  • HU IDR LL.M. Alumni Association (President)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS40)
  • Young ICCA
  • Hanseatic Bar Association