Dalma Demeter CV

Fields of expertise: International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade Law, Sales Law, Contracts in both civil law and common law jurisdictions

Working languages: English, Hungarian, Romanian


  • Australasian Dispute Resolution Centre – Director (06.2013 – current)
  • University of Canberra, Faculty of Business, Government & Law Canberra – Assistant Professor of Law (06.2010 – current)
  • Swiss International Law School – Course leader (06.2014 – current)
  • Central European University, Legal Studies Department – Research assistant (08.2004 – 05.2010)
  • Mihály Andor & Co Law Office, Cluj (Romania) – Lawyer /Solicitor & Barrister (10.1997 – 03.2003)


  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education – University of Canberra, Teaching and Learning Centre (2012 – 2014)
  • SJD in International Business Law – Central European University (2006-2011)
  • LLM in International Business Law – Central European University (2003-2004)
  • 6th Cologne Summer Academy on International Commercial Arbitration – University of Cologne, Germany, Center for Transnational Law & the German Institution of Arbitration (2008)
  • 5th Garnet PhD Seminar on Global Governance & Regionalism – Garnet PhD School, FP6 Network of Excellence, Geneva (2007)
  • Total Law Diploma in Advanced European and Global Legal Practice – Central European University Summer Academy (2007)
  • Emory World Law Institute Certificate (2004)
  • LLB Joint Degree – “Babes-Bolyai” University & Christian University “Dimitrie Cantemir” Romania (1993-1997)


  • UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia
  • Law Council of Australia, International Law Section
  • ACT Law Society, International Lawyers Committee
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Australia, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • International Network of Women in Dispute Resolution (ArbitralWomen)
  • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Institute for Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA)
  • Australasian Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA)
  • North-South Arbitration Forum (NSAF)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum (ICCYAF)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Young arbitration professionals at the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS 40)
  • International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
  • Romanian Bar Association


  • The Arbitrators. Appointment. Challenge. Liability. in Arbitration in Romania eds. Flaviu-Antoniu Baias, Crenguta Leaua (Kluwer International – under publication)
  • Gender and International Commercial Arbitrators: Contributions to Sex Discrimination in Appointments, Dalma Demeter, Patricia Easteal, Noni Nelson (Women’s Studies International Forum – under review)
  • A Balancing Act: Retaining Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions in Investment Agreements and Balancing Stakeholder Interests, Thilini Perera & Dalma Demeter – Australian Year Book of International Law Vol.31
  • Religious influences over arbitral proceedings – personalizing or jeopardizing justice?, Dalma Demeter & Thilini Perera in Justice Connections, ed P. Easteal (Cambridge Scholar Press, 2013)
  • International Commercial Arbitration – Ad Hoc versus Institutional (VDM Verlag, 2008)
  • The role of courts in arbitration (Annual meeting of the International Section of the New York Bar Association, Hanoi, 2013)
  • Role-play in teaching and assessing substantive subject matters (Association of Law Teachers 47th Annual Conference, Oxford, 2012)
  • The role of role-play in teaching and assessing substantive knowledge and oral advocacy skills in ADR subjects, with special focus on international commercial arbitration (ADR in Legal Education Forum, RMIT Melbourne, 2012)
  • Conflicts and Hierarchy of Regulations Governing Procedure in International Commercial Arbitration (The International Conference on Access to Non-Judicial Justice, Hong Kong, 2011)
  • The background and context of the West Tankers case in light of the relationship between international arbitration law and the Brussels regulation (Private International Law Teachers’ National Conference, Szolnok, 2009)
  • Shifting from Student to Coach (ArbitralWomen Newsletter, Special issue on the Vis Moot, May 2011)