Name: Dr Rob Nicholls
Qualifications: PhD, MA, BSc(Hons)
Title: Mediator and Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator
Organisation: UNSW Sydney
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination
I am an accredited mediator and Australia’s Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator. In addition, I am also a member of the NBN arbitration pool. I am a senior lecturer in business law at the UNSW Business School and a member of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at UNSW Law. I am also a visiting professional fellow at UTS Sydney Law. My research interests focus on regulation of networked industries and the financial services sector. I have a special interest in regulatory interactions associated with competition and consumer law and policy with an emphasis on the effects of technology in that space. I have had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance. My first degree was in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Birmingham and I was awarded my PhD and MA by UNSW Sydney.
Before moving to academia, I worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin, including as a partner.
I am a practitioner member of the Dispute Resolution Institute, a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the International Telecommunications Society and an associate member of the American Bar Association. I am a director of the Regulatory Policy Institute (ANZ) and the director of the UNSW Business School Cybersecurity and Data Governance Research Network.
I joined Immediation’s Panel because access to professional dispute resolution should be accessible without undue complexity.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Corporate and commercial (ACCC, Competition Law)
Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Intellectual property, Information technology, Media and Entertainment, Telecommunications)