Arbitrator & Mediator
Nationality: Australian & American
Peter Mason is an independent arbitrator and mediator with over 30 years industry experience.
Peter brings to his arbitration and mediation practice a long and successful track record as a senior corporate leader at a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, as a leading international lawyer, and as a disputes lawyer in private practice in both Australia and the United States.
Before his Arbitrator career, Peter spent more than 20 years as Global General Counsel at UNICEF, a highly respected, multi-billion dollar, mission-driven international enterprise, with operations in over 152 countries, where he oversaw the legal support and advice to all business units and offices around the world, leading and in-house team and managing outside counsel in numerous jurisdictions. While at UNICEF, Peter was responsible for managing organisational risk and ensuring compliance. He designed and negotiated complex international financing for development and public private partnerships. He was a trusted and confidential advisor to four successive UNICEF global chief executives.
At UNICEF, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles as Global General Counsel. He was a member of the Global Management Team, Security Management Team and various AdHoc project boards overseeing significant corporate shifts.
Peter was also the Chair of the Investment Committee overseeing two outside managers of a billion-plus dollar sustainable investment fund for UN retiree health benefits and was a member of the UNICEF Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Innovative Finance Board.
Peter has significant experience negotiating major international commercial transactions such as high-value contracts for vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, logistics, insurance, and related finance agreements.
He also has extensive experience leading successful negotiations of complex and sensitive agreements with governments and non-state entities. Peter was counsel of record in arbitrations involving Unicef, and appeared before various international courts.
In private practice, both in New York and Sydney, Australia, Peter litigated complex, high-value, international commercial disputes — both lawsuits and arbitrations — involving courts, tribunals, or parties in, among other places, the US, the UK, Australia, Malaysia, the Nordic countries, Columbia, Brazil, and Singapore.
Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and has completed numerous training in mediation since 2012. Born in Papua New Guinea, Peter is a national of Australia and America.
Peter has over thirty years of experience resolving commercial and other disputes through mediation, negotiation, litigation, or arbitration. Representative matters include:
"Peter's understanding and dynamics achieved the best position possible and added value to the process"- Tier One Law Firm, USA