Dr Cameron Ford is an independent arbitrator, counsel and mediator practising from Singapore. He holds a PhD on the topic Towards a Transnational Standard for Security for Costs in International Commercial Arbitration, and is a Specialist Mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
Cameron is on the arbitration panels of SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, CIETAC and BAC and has conducted numerous commercial and investor-state arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator under various institutional rules including SIAC, ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL.
Cameron was most recently a partner in the international dispute resolution group of Squire Patton Boggs, based in Singapore. He has spent about a decade as in-house counsel with National Australia Bank, Downer Group and Rio Tinto, managing large commercial and investor-state disputes. From that experience he gained a deeper appreciation of the commercial imperatives operating on businesses and their desire for efficient disposition of disputes.
His more notable recent cases are:
Before going in-house, Cameron was a barrister and had been a dispute resolution partner in a firm. He is a registered adjudicator under an Australian construction security of payment scheme, has written over a dozen determinations and has advised on numerous applications for and responses to adjudications.
Cameron is an assistant editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, Chair of the SIAC Users' Committee for Australia and New Zealand, Member of the SIAC Users' Council Executive Committee and an advisor to the Singapore Law Society Publications Committee. For a number of years he served on the Singapore Law Society ADR Committee and proposed and drafted the Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme.
He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Northern Territory Law Reports since 2004 and the Executive Editor of the Northern Territory Law Journal since its inception in 2009. He has had articles published on a range of topics including arbitration, security for costs, security of payment, the court's jurisdiction, constitutional law, civil procedure, and investigating construction disputes, as well as regularly writing case notes for Supreme Court decisions. Some of his published articles are:
[In]security of payment (2010) 1 Northern Territory Law Journal 165.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Laws (Qld 1987), Master of Laws (Melb. 2004), Master of Arts in Contemporary China (NTU 2017) a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration (NUS 2010), and a PhD (Monash 2022).