Philip Argy

Name: Philip Argy

Qualifications: B.Com.; LL.B., FACS, FIAMA, MAICD

Title: Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert

Organisation: ArgyStar

State: NSW

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination


I am an experienced commercial mediator,   arbitrator and expert determiner, having successfully resolved many   thousands of disputes. I specialise in intellectual property, science,   technology, consumer, franchising and competition issues and have an Australian   Government Negative Vetting 2 security clearance enabling me to assist in   cases involving classified information. I have also been a computer buff for   nearly 50 years as well as being an experienced programmer.

I was a member of the Federal   Attorney-General's Electronic Commerce Expert Group and a member of the   first auDA Names Panel that prepared the domain name eligibility and   allocation policy for the .au space. I was also a member of the first auDA   Competition Panel and drafted the auDRP - Australia's domain name dispute   resolution policy.

●         Consulting Principal, Keypoint   Law

●         Past President, Australian   Computer Society

●         Past Director/Treasurer, Mediator   Standards Board

●         Deputy Chairman, Australian   Computer Society Foundation

●         Chairman and Foundation Fellow,   Technology Dispute Centre

●         Non-executive Chairman, One   Education Foundation Limited

●         Inaugural Chairman, auDA   Registrants' Review Panel

●         Past President/Founding Vice   President, NSW Society for Computers and The Law

●         Past Chairman,   Legal Technology Committee & member, Dispute Resolution Committees, Law   Society of New South Wales

●         Law Council of Australia -   Member, Business Law Section Executive, Past Chairman of eCommerce   Committee, Chairman of National Electronic Conveyancing System Committee,   member of Competition and Consumer Committee

●         BLS Executive liaison with IP and   Media & Communications Committee

●         Australian Corporate Lawyers'   Association

●         Resolution Institute - Advanced   Mediators' Panel; domain name dispute resolution panelist

●         MAICD

Personal Comment

I joined Immediation’s panel because online   dispute resolution is a most efficient procedure and the Immediation   platform is second to none for ease of use and practicality.

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

●       Corporate & Commercial (ACCC,   Advertising, Agency, Automotive, Competition law, Consumer credit, Consumer   protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Franchising, Health,   Misleading advertising, Misleading and deceptove conduct/fraud, Partnership,   Product liability, Unsconscionable conduct)

●       Government and Administrative law (Civil   liberties, Freedom of Information, Judicial review and merits review,   Privacy, Probity, Public administration and governance, Statutory   interpretation)

●       Intellectual property, Information technology   and media (Copyright, Designs, Information Technology, Intellectual   property, Media and entertainment, Moral rights, Patents, Plant Breeders’   rights, Procurement, Telecommunications)

●       Property (Building & construction, Commercial   leasing, Franchising, Property,    Restrictive covenants, Retail leasing, Security of payments)

●       Wills Estates & Charities (Charities,   Equity, Family provisions, Trusts, Wills, estates, probate and   administration)