18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


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Albert Monichino QC

B.Ec | LLB (Hons) | LLM | Grad Dip Intell Prop | C.Arb | FACICA | FSIArb

Service: Arbitration, Arb-Med, Expert Determination, Early Neutral Evaluation

Area of Expertise: Residential Construction, Commercial and Industrial Construction, Infrastructure and Civil Works, Engineering

Albert practices as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator, and is based in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years experience. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and is accredited as an advanced mediator. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2010.

Areas of Practice

He has a general commercial litigation practice in the superior Court of Australia, and also in commercial arbitrations (domestic and international). Types of matters handled include:
• construction and engineering disputes (e.g. acting as senior junior counsel for Fluor in the Fluor v Anaconda arbitration, 2001 – 2003, involving claims exceeding $A1billion);
• financial services and investment disputes;
• contractual disputes;
• minority shareholder and joint venture disputes; and
• intellectual property disputes.


He holds the degrees of B.Ec, LLB (Hons) from Monash University, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and a Grad Dip Intell Prop Law from the University of Melbourne.
He is a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (‘ACICA’), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (‘CIArb’), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Resolution Institute (formerly, the Institute) of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (‘IAMA’). He is graded by IAMA as a Grade 1 arbitrator. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (‘FINSIA’).
He is the Immediate Past President of the Australian branch of CIArb: 2014-2017.