Dr Luke Nottage specialises in comparative and transnational business law (especially arbitration and product safety law), with a particular interest in Japan and the Asia-Pacific. He is Professor at Sydney Law School, founding Co-Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law, Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney, and Comparative and Global Law Program coordinator for the Sydney Centre for International Law.
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 and Canada. Luke’s publications include Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan (Routledge, 2004), International Arbitration in Australia (Federation Press, 2010; lead-edited with Richard Garnett), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution in Asia (Routledge, 2011; edited with Vivienne Bath), Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and NZ (Federation Press, 2013, co-edited with Justin Malbon), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management (Springer, 2014, co-edited with Simon Butt and Hitoshi Nasu), ASEAN Product Liability and Consumer Product Safety Law (Winyuchon 2016, co-edited with Sakda Thanitcul), eight other books and over a hundred chapters and refereed or other articles, mainly in English and Japanese. He has/held executive roles in the Australia-Japan Society (NSW), the Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration. Luke contributes to several looseleaf commentaries; has consulted for law firms world-wide, ASEAN, the EC, the OECD, UNCTAD, the UNDP and the Japanese government; and has made numerous public Submissions to the Australian government on arbitration and consumer law reform.