Dr Luke Nottage is Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law at Sydney Law School, specialising in arbitration, contract law, consumer product safety law and corporate governance, with a particular interest in Japan and the Asia-Pacific. He is founding Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney. He is also Managing Director of Japanese Law Links Pty Ltd.
Luke has or had executive roles in the Australia-Japan Society (NSW), the Law Council of Australia, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration. He has contributed to several looseleaf commentaries and made numerous media appearances and public Submissions to the Australian government especially regarding arbitration and consumer law reform. Luke was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1994 and in NSW in 2001. He has consulted for law firms world-wide as well as ASEAN, the European Commission, OECD, UNCTAD, UNDP and the Japanese Government. Luke is also a Rules committee member of ACICA; on the Panel of Arbitrators for the AIAC (KLRCA), BIAC, CAAI, JCAA, KCAB, NZIAC, SCIA and TAI. Luke was invited to become a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, was elected in 2019 as a titular (full) member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and is a member of the Heterodox Academy. He supervises postgraduate students mostly in international investment law and/or arbitration, and was awarded SUPRA Supervisor of the Year in 2019.
Luke studied at Kyoto University (LLM) and Victoria University of Wellington (BCA, LLB, PhD), and first taught at the latter and then Kyushu University Law Faculty, before arriving at the University of Sydney in 2001. He has held fellowships at other leading institutions in Japan and Australia as well as Germany, Italy, Canada and Thailand. Luke’s publications include Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan (Routledge, 2004), Corporate Governance in the 21st Century: Japan’s Gradual Transformation (eds, Elgar 2008),International Arbitration in Australia (eds, Federation Press 2010), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia (eds, Routledge 2011), Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and New Zealand (eds, Federation Press 2013), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management (eds, Springer 2014), Who Rules Japan? Popular Participation in the Japanese Legal Process (eds, Elgar 2015), ASEAN Product Liablity and Consumer Product Safety Law (eds, Winyuchon 2016; in English and Thai); Independent Directors in Asia (eds, Cambridge UP 2017), International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia (eds, Brill 2018), Contract Law in Japan (Kluwer 2019, with Hiroo Sono et al) and ASEAN Consumer Law Harmonisation and Cooperation (Cambridge UP, 2019, with Justin Malbon et al). Luke has also published over two hundred chapters and refereed or other academic articles, mainly in English and Japanese.