Staff profile - Benjamin Hayward

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Dr Benjamin Hayward

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Law
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92443712 +61 3 92443712



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Law(s), Deakin University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011


Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration

ICDR Young & International

Moot Alumni Association

Copyright Agency Limited

Deakin University Alumni Community

Professional activities

Invited speaker at the 6th Annual MAA Peter Schlechtriem CISG Conference - 'Growing the CISG' (Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China, 31 March 2014)

Invited speaker at the Workshop on UNCITRAL Texts on E-Commerce and the Sale of Goods - 'Global and Regional Trends, and Perspectives for the Philippines' (Manila, the Philippines, 16 - 17 October 2013)

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Teaching Interests

International commercial law

Statutory interpretation

The doctrine of precedent


Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts (Trimester 2, 2015)

MLL336 International Commercial Law (Trimester 3, 2015)

Related Links

Tweeting on private international law @LawGuyPI here.

Blogging on private international law at Deakin Speaking here.


Research interests

International commercial arbitration

The international sale of goods

Private international law

Public law




Benjamin Hayward, Kelsey Ippolito, Ozgur Celik, Nicola Morris and Ella Vines, 'Mock Partial Award in Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) Case No. 20120107 - Mediterraneo Exquisite Supply Co v Equatoriana Clothing Manufacturing Ltd' (2013) 17 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 229

Benjamin Hayward, 'Pro-Arbitration Policy in the Australian Courts - The End of Eisenwerk?' (2013) 41 Federal Law Review 299

Benjamin Hayward, 'Tort, Cinema and Violent Crime - An Australian Perspective' (2013) 38 Alternative Law Journal 255

Benjamin Hayward and William KQ Ho, 'Balancing the Scales: The Standard of Reasons Required in Commercial Arbitration and Litigation in Australia' (2012) 78 Arbitration 314

Benjamin Hayward and Patricia Perlen, 'The CISG in Australia - The Jigsaw Puzzle That Doesn't Quite Fit' (2011) 15 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 119

Benjamin Hayward, 'The CISG in Australia - The Jigsaw Puzzle Missing a Piece' (2010) 14 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 193

Oscar Roos, Benjamin Hayward and John Morss, 'Beyond the Separation of Powers: Judicial Review and the Regulatory Proscription of Terrorist Organisations' (2010) 35 University of Western Australia Law Review 81

Troy Keily and Benjamin Hayward, 'Good News for Japanese Trade' (2010) 84(6) Law Institute Journal 48

Benjamin Hayward, 'Eisenwerk Reconsidered (Twice) - A Case Note on Cargill International SA v Peabody Australia Mining Ltd and Wagners Nouvelle Caledonie SARL v Vale Inco Nouvelle Caledonie SAS' (2010) 15 Deakin Law Review 223

Benjamin Hayward, 'New Dog, Old Tricks: Solving a Conflict of Laws Problem in CISG Arbitrations' (2009) 26 Journal of International Arbitration 405

Oscar Roos and Benjamin Hayward, 'Criminal Priors and the Right to be Elected - The Salutary Tale of Ronald "Bunna" Walsh' (2009) 34 Alternative Law Journal 36


Benjamin Hayward, 'Prospect, Benefits and Dangers of Expansion of the CISG - The Case Study of Prescription' in Ingeborg Schwenzer and Lisa Spagnolo (eds), Growing the CISG - The 6th Annual MAA Schlechtriem CISG Conference (Eleven International Publishers, 2015) (forthcoming)


Benjamin Hayward, 'Book Review - The Complete (But Unofficial) Guide to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot - 2nd Edition' (2014) 19 Deakin Law Review 373

Benjamin Hayward, 'Book Review - The Danubia Files: Award Writing Lessons from the Vis Moot' (2013) 18 Deakin Law Review 429

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