Dr Benjamin Hayward is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, at Monash Business School. His research interests span international commercial arbitration, the international sale of goods, private international law, and Australian contract, commercial, sales, and consumer law.

Dr Hayward has a particular interest in how the applicable law is identified in international commercial arbitration, and the implications of this for arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism. He is the author of Conflict of Laws and Arbitral Discretion – The Closest Connection Test (Oxford University Press, 2017).