Max Bonnell is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration. His work involves all forms of dispute resolution and spans a variety of fields including resources, telecommunications, contractual disputes, trade practices, banking, professional negligence and Corporations Act disputes. Max is experienced in mediation and arbitration as well as litigation in each of the major Australian jurisdictions. Much of his recent work has involved disputes concerning complex technological problems.
Max is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of international arbitration. He regularly appears as an advocate before international tribunals and is often appointed to sit on international tribunals. He was named as a leading individual in international arbitration by Chambers Global 2015; as a leading individual in the 2015 Who's Who of International Commercial Arbitration; and as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution in Legal 500 2015. At the 2016 Australian ADR Awards, he was named International ADR Practitioner of the Year.
Max is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Sydney University, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration.