Donald practises international law and international arbitration arising from commercial transactions. He specialises in international commercial contracts and transactions, and the mechanisms under international law for allocating country and sovereign risk in investments and cross-border transactions. He also has an emphasis on the public international law aspects of corporate social responsibility and human rights as they apply to businesses.
Donald holds numerous international fellowships and a Master of Laws from New York's Columbia University. He has written extensively for industry journals and publications, such as the Australian Journal of International Law, the Journal of Contract Law and the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal. He is an affiliate of the Sydney Centre for International Law, and a member of the Journal of Contract Law's editorial board. An Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Sydney Law School, Donald teaches international contract law and related subjects.