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20092019
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Hayward is a legal academic working in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School, Monash University. Dr. Hayward completed his PhD studies relating to private international law in international commercial arbitration in the Faculty of Law at Monash University - with his research now published by Oxford University Press (in the Oxford Private International Law Series) as 'Conflict of Laws and Arbitral Discretion: The Closest Connection Test'. Dr. Hayward is admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Dr. Hayward has published on a range of private law and public law topics in Australian and international journals, and has presented his research at conferences in Australia and beyond. Dr. Hayward has also given guest lectures on topics relating to his teaching and research interests at Australian universities, and was recognised with a Commendation in the Monash Business School's 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher.

Research interests

Dr. Hayward's research interests lie in private international law, the international sale of goods, international commercial arbitration, and Australian contract, commercial, sales, and consumer law. His teaching interests lie in Australian contract, commercial, sales, and consumer law, international commercial law, statutory interpretation, the doctrine of precedent, and mooting (and other legal skills). Dr. Hayward is a co-director of the International Trade and International Commercial Law research group, and is a member of the Corporate Law, Organisation and Litigation research group, in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

Supervision interests

Dr. Hayward is interested in supervising HDR students in areas relating to private international law, the international sale of goods, and international commercial arbitration.

Research area keywords

  • private international law
  • commercial law
  • consumer law
  • contract law
  • sales law
  • international sale of goods
  • arbitration law
  • international commercial arbitration
  • domestic commercial arbitration
  • commercial arbitration

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Research Output 2009 2019

CISG as the applicable law: the curious case of Australia

Hayward, B., 2019, Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Sooksripaisarnkit, P. & Garimella, S. R. (eds.). 1st ed. Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, p. 167-187 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Paying attention to choice of law in international commercial arbitration - or - why the conflict of laws always matters

Hayward, B., 2019, Commercial Issues in Private International Law: A Common Law Perspective. Douglas, M., Bath, V., Keyes, M. & Dickinson, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Oxford UK: Hart Publishing, p. 151-174 24 p. (Studies in Private International Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Review of The Foundation of Choice of Law: Choice and Equality

Hayward, B., 2019, In : Deakin Law Review. 24, 1, p. 231-240 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOtherpeer-review

Open Access
File

The CISG and the United Kingdom-exploring coherency and private international law

Hayward, B., Zeller, B. & Andersen, C. B., 1 Jul 2018, In : International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 67, 3, p. 607-641 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Conflict of Laws and Arbitral Discretion: The Closest Connection Test

Hayward, B., 2017, 1st ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. 319 p. (Oxford Private International Law Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher

Ben Hayward (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2018

  • 5 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Contribution to conference

Commercial Issues in Private International Law

Ben Hayward (Invited speaker)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Corrs Chambers Westgarth 'International Arbitration Interest Group' meeting

Ben Hayward (Invited speaker)
15 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Submission to the Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules

Ben Hayward (Fellow)
27 Sep 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Submission to the Inquiry into Impacts on Local Businesses in Australia from Global Internet-Based Competition

Ben Hayward (Fellow)
16 Nov 2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

K&L Gates 'Breakfast Club' CPD seminar program, 'Arbitration' seminar

Ben Hayward (Invited speaker)
9 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

The Arbitration Station, Season 2 Episode 13 - The Fourth from ICCA

Ben Hayward

14/05/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Faults in eBooks Not Covered by Consumer Law

Ben Hayward

23/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Australia's Consumer Laws Still Don't Cover E-Books and Many Other Digital Products

Ben Hayward

21/02/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Case for Less Flexibility in International Commercial Arbitration

Ben Hayward

19/12/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs