Lisa Toohey

Facilitating Mediation in the Asia Pacific Region

Professor Lisa Toohey teaches and researches in the fields of international trade law and dispute resolution at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where she serves as Deputy Dean (Academic) at Newcastle Law School.   Prior to joining the University of Newcastle in February 2017, she was Associate Dean (Education) at the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.  She is a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law, a member of the Asian WTO Research Network, and a founding member of the UNSW China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Initiative.  Lisa is a founder of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Network and a past President of that group. Prior to academia, Lisa practised commercial law in Australia at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and in Vietnam at Baker & McKenzie in litigation & dispute resolution and commercial law, which included intellectual property, trade and investment. She has worked across East, Southeast, and Central Asia on dispute resolution and WTO projects funded by the Australian, US and Canadian governments and with international donors such as the Asian Development Bank.  These projects have developed commercial and trade law capacity within the region, including in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and through work with visiting delegations from Thailand, China, and Iraq.