Dalton L. Larson

Professional Experience

Mr. Larson commenced his professional career as a full time member of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. After teaching law for five years, he went into practice as Counsel, becoming a partner in a major law firm in Vancouver, now McMillan. After ten years, he left practice to become a full time arbitrator and mediator dealing with disputes in the labour relations, civil and commercial areas. As Counsel, he represented clients dealing with
general civil matters, regulatory, environmental, utilities, transportation, general corporate, labour and employment disputes. He has appeared before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia, the Federal Court and many different tribunals and arbitration panels.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Larson is a recognized expert in alternate dispute resolution. He advises clients on structuring dispute resolution processes, including a system involving a proposed large pipeline project and several First Nations groups. He has conducted in excess of 1000 mediations and hundreds of arbitration hearings, of which well in excess of 100 awards have been published. Many have been high profile cases attracting significant media attention. He has published many articles and papers in academic journals and reviews and has lectured widely on many topics relating to dispute resolution.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of B.C.;
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association;
  • Member of the Arbitrators Association of B.C.;
  • Member of ADR Institute of Canada;
  • Member ADR Institute of BC;
  • Past President of the Arbitrators Association of B.C.;
  • Past Member of the Joint Advisory Committee, Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau.
Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Degree (History and Economics) -accelerated- University of Alberta, Edmonton
Bachelor of Laws Degree. University of Alberta. Edmonton
Master of Laws Degree. University of London. England (Viscount Bennett Scholar)

Mr. John Tackaberry

Professional Experience

During his career at the Bar, John Tackaberry, Q.C. has undertaken a wide range of work. In more recent years as an advocate he has had a substantial degree of experience in building and civil engineering work, adjudication and DRB work.

As well as work in the UK, he has a great deal of expertise in international disputes throughout Europe, the USA, the West Indies, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and South America. He is a member of, or has been admitted to the Bars of California, Ireland, Hong Kong (ad hoc), Trinidad & Tobago (ad hoc) and New South Wales and is heavily involved in ICC arbitrations.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Work at the UNCC involved five years of intensive dispute resolution on a paper only basis utilising a locally base legal team. 196 construction claims were addressed. The total value of the claims exceeded $3 billion.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Past President of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Vice President of the Arbitration Club
  • Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and first Chairman of its Executive Committee
  • Founding President of the Society of Construction Law
  • Recorder of the Crown Court: 1988-2005
  • Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission: 1998-2003
  • Past or present member of many international arbitration panels
  • Member of ADR Chambers
  • A Principal Editor of Bernstein’s “Handbook of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice”
Professional and Other Activities

B.A., University of Cambridge, 1962
LL.B., University of Cambridge, 1963
M.A., University of Cambridge, 1969
LL.M., University of Cambridge, 1988

 

Daniel Urbas

Professional Experience

Mr. Urbas has advised and represented clients in commercial arbitration and litigation across a variety of industries and disputes involving intellectual property (patent, trade-mark, copyright), information technologies (ownership, license, service contracts), energy (wind, bio), natural resources (mining, forestry, fishing), aboriginal law (land claim, treaty disputes), telecommunication, broadcasting, product liability and complex contractual disputes.

He has handled trial and appellate advocacy, urgent and extraordinary applications, appearing in the Provincial and Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before arbitration tribunals and various administrative tribunals.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Urbas sits as an arbitrator, both as a sole arbitrator and as a member of a three-member arbitration tribunal. He is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Up until June 2017, Daniel Urbas served as Regional Leader of the International Trade Litigation and Arbitration group and Regional Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group of a national law firm. Formerly, until 2013, Daniel was also that firm’s Regional Leader of the Commercial Litigation group and National Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) based in London, U.K. and formerly elected to the Executive of the CIArb’s North American branch, founding member of Canadian Branch, director and treasurer
  • Recognized as “Local Litigation Star- Quebec” in the 2013-2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation Canada
  • Recognized in the 2014-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
  • Recognized in the 2013-2017 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Computers IT Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™.
  • Recognized in the business section of La Presse, North America’s largest circulation French-language daily, for being “at the top of his game”
Academic Qualifications

  • BCL/LLB, McGill University. 1991
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 1984
  • Barreau du Quebec, 1992
  • LSUC Ontario, 1998
  • LSBC British Columbia, 2004
  • LSNL Newfoundland & Labrador, 2016

 

Joel Richler

Professional Experience

Mr. Richler has over 35 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution as a litigation counsel, arbitration counsel, mediation counsel, arbitrator (domestic & international) and mediator.

Before establishing his independent arbitration and mediation practice, Mr. Richler was a senior partner in Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and was, for a number of years, co-chair of that firm’s Toronto litigation group.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Richler has long been an advocate of the use of arbitration as an efficient means of resolving commercial disputes. He obtained a Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and he has been admitted as a Fellow of that organization. Amongst other accomplishments, Joel is on the Canadian and International Rosters of the ICDR, a member of the ICC International Arbitration Committee, a member of the ADRIC, a member of the North American Users’ Counsel of the LCIA, a founding member of TCAS and a founding Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

Mr. Richler has been counsel in numerous ad hoc and institutional domestic and arbitrations and he has acted as an arbitrator in several arbitrations, as chair of arbitral panels and as sole arbitrator. For several years he has been listed in several categories in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Who’s Who. Joel is currently listed in Lexpert’s Directory of Leading Litigation Lawyers, Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and its 2016 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

Mr. Richler firmly believes that arbitration and mediation are the best means through which commercial disputes can be resolved. He is committed to working with counsel and clients in order to “tailor make” processes designed to meet their cases and their interests.

Professional and Other Activities

Mr. Richler has been recognized for many years in several professional directories and publications, in litigation, arbitration and other categories, including:

  • Resident Arbitrator at Arbitration Place, Toronto
  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Canada
  • Lexpert
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration
  • International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Canada (Litigation)
  • Who’s Who Commercial Mediation
  • Benchmark Canada

Most recently, Mr. Richler was listed in:

  • Best Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2013)
  • Best Lawyers International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2015)
  • Best Lawyers Procurement Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2016)
  • Lexpert Directory of Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
Academic Qualifications

Civil and Common Law degrees at McGill Law School LL.B., 1977-78
Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1980

Mr. Eduardo Zuleta

 

Professional Experience

Eduardo Zuleta presently serves as Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and has been appointed to the ICSID panel of arbitrators by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council. Mr. Zuleta is past co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA and a member of the court of arbitration of the LCIA.

Eduardo has been chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL and ICDR Rules in matters involving private and State parties and related to construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, utilities, distribution, contracts for decontamination, commercial contracts in general and project finance. Venues of the arbitrations include Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, New York, Miami, Paris, London, and The Hague.

Mr. Zuleta has acted as advisor and arbitrator in investment arbitration under ICSID – including arbitrations and annulment committees- UNCITRAL and ICC Rules.

Eduardo is an attorney from Universidad del Rosario with post graduate degree in financial law, Diploma of Laws in Dispute Resolution from University of London.

Eduardo Zuleta has been in house counsel to the Colombian Banking Association, director of the International Department of Bancolombia, associate of and international partner of a US law firm and founding partner of Zuleta Abogados Asociados.

Eduardo is highly and consistently recommended by specialized publications and by international magazines, such as GAR 100, Who´s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners in the area of arbitration and dispute resolution.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Eduardo Zuleta is a listed arbitrator in the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the ICDR and the Center of Arbitration of British Columbia.

Chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitration under ICC, ICDR and UNCITRAL Rules in arbitrations on energy, infrastructure, construction, project finance, distribution laws, international corporate matters (SHA, SPA, JV) and international contracts.

Chair, co-arbitrator and counsel in investment cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.

  • Diploma in International Dispute Resolution University of London, Queen Mary.
  • Training courses at ICC and ICDR.

Major Transactions

  • Chair in an investment arbitration involving a Latin American State.
  • Proxy in an international arbitration related with the construction of a hydroelectric.
  • Chair in an international arbitral tribunal related to the construction of a thermoelectric.
  • Co-arbitrator in an international arbitration related to technological product.
  • Proxy in arbitration proceedings related to the claim of payments in telecommunications Joint Venture Agreements.
  • Sole arbitrator in an international arbitration related to the construction of a tunnel in a hydroelectric project.
Professional and Other Activities

  • Vice-Chair, Arbitration Committee IBA
  • Chair, Americas Initiative Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Member Latin American Group ICC
  • Member, Task Force for the Review of the ICC Rules
  • Co-Editor of a collective publication on the New York Convention
  • Author of several papers on international commercial and investment arbitration
Academic Qualifications

J.D., Universidad Del Rosario (honors)
M.L., Financial Law, Universidad Del Rosario
Diploma with merits, International Dispute Resolution, University of London, Queen Mary
Professor, International Dispute Resolution

Mr. Jerry-Yulin Zhang

Professional Experience

Jerry Yulin Zhang has many years of experience in international intellectual property law, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution, particularly in Chinese law and its application in cross border investment and economic activities. In the area of intellectual property, Mr Zhang has advised clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. In dispute resolution, Mr Zhang has acted as counsel in prosecuting complaints, claims or acting on the defense/counterclaim in various foreign related cases.

As arbitrator, he has accepted many appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator or panelist in handling international arbitration or domain name matters with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) or Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In investment law area, Mr Zhang is familiar with direct investment, project financing, construction contracts, corporate mergers and acquisition and general corporate and commercial law, including general commercial project contract review, risk control, compliance and international taxation avoidance matters etc.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Jerry Yulin Zhang has acted as arbitrator in nearly one hundred arbitration cases either as a co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. The arbitration cases include many types of disputes, including sale of goods, joint venture disputes, disputes arising from real estate development contracts, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, construction turnkey agreements, advertising agency agreements, hotel management contracts, equity transfer agreements, etc. Most of the disputes involve Chinese companies and other foreign multinational companies. He received mediation training in Stockholm, Sweden and is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Arbitrator, CIETAC
  • MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Listed arbitrator, HKIAC
  • Listed arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, HKIAC
  • Listed Panelist, Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre of CIETAC and HKIAC
  • Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Chongqing Arbitration Commission
Academic Qualifications

PhD, UBC Law, Canada, 2017
LLM, UBC Law, Canada, 1994
Post-Graduate Certificate, Beijing University, Law School, 1989
Lawyer’s Qualification Certificate, 1989
LL.B., Beijing University, Law School, 1987
B.A., Beijing University English Language and Literature Department, 1987

 

Dr. Herfried Wöss

 

Professional Experience

2013 – Wöss & Partners, PLLC (Arbitration & Trade), partner, Washington DC (Special Legal Consultant pending)
2012-2013 Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, USA
2002 Wöss & Partners, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico
1998-2002 Obregon, Quintana y Wöss, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico
1992-1998 Bremer, Quintana, Obregón y Mancera, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), Mexico
1998 Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Mexico Counsel to the General Directorate for International Affairs and preparation of a manual about dispute settlement under the NAFTA parallel agreement on labour co-operation
1991-1992 Auritec Asesores, S.A., Mexico Consultant in firm of a former World Bank/IFC official
1991 Legal Service of the EU-Commission, Brussels Stagiaire in the “Equipe” for External Relations with Prof. Pieter Jan Kuijper
1989/1990 GATT-Secretariat, Geneva Research work
1990-1991 Civil and Criminal Court Linz, Austria, Trainee
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

More than 20 arbitrations as president, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or party counsel in commercial and investment arbitration with respect to infrastructure projects, gas and oil pipelines, power plants and energy distribution, oil platforms, industrial joint ventures, Public-Private Partnerships, EPC turnkey contracts, including FIDIC contracts, M&A, franchise agreements, international sales agreements, the banking, financial, telecommunications, automotive and construction industries. International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Member of the Executive Board of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ICC Arbitration Commission (Austria and Mexico Sections)
  • Founder of the Investment Arbitration Forum
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCIArb.)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Country Representative and member of multilateral development banks committee)
  • “Rapporteur” of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the panel of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ARBAut)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Spanish Arbitration Club
  • Arbitration Section of the Mexican Bar Association
  • Advisory Board of the Mexican Arbitration Centre
  • Board of Directors of the German-Mexican Chamber of Trade and Industry (2002-2006, 2006-2008)
Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Jurisprudence (with distinction), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (International and European Economic Law), 1995
Licenciado en Derecho (Attorney at Law), National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1999
Master of Laws in International Business Legal Studies (LL.M.), University of Exeter, England, 1990
Diploma in Export Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Federal Economic Chamber, Austria, 1989
Magister iuris, 1988, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Mr. Vincent R. Orchard

Professional Experience

Vincent Orchard was a litigation partner at Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver office. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1976. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba. Vincent started his career at the Federal Department of Justice in Vancouver before joining Ladner Downs. He is a former Supreme Court of Canada law clerk.

Vincent was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

  • Senior Counsel managing major litigations files for international and national corporations and public bodies
  • Has appeared as counsel at all levels of courts and tribunals in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court, Trial Division and Federal Court of Appeal
  • Practice focused in the area of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation of civil disputes including personal injury, insurance, product liability, class actions, professional negligence, media law including defamation and aspects of Aboriginal law and commercial disputes
  • Acted for a broad range of insurers, corporations and individuals. Involved in insurance coverage disputes, casualty claims, contract disputes, property claims, life and disability, product liability and class actions
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Orchard is certified as a Chartered Arbitrator. Mr. Orchard is a civil mediator on the Mediate B.C. Civil Roster. Mr. Orchard has participated in hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of civil disputes. Mr. Orchard is also Chair of the panel of Arbitrators and Referees for the Hepatitis C Class Action litigation in British Columbia resulting in many published decisions. Mr. Orchard has forty years of experience in resolving disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Appeared regularly as a speaker at CLE seminars
  • Author of published papers and articles
  • BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ British Columbia Branch
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Liaison Committee
  • Member ADR Institute of Canada
  • ADR WEB arbitrator/mediator
Academic Qualifications

Dartmouth College, BA
University of Manitoba, LLB

Murray L. Smith

Professional Experience

With forty years experience as a lawyer Mr. Smith has had conduct of numerous commercial cases both as counsel and arbitrator. He collaborated with Martin Hunter and Alan Redfern in writing the second edition of the leading text “Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration” and is a frequent lecturer on the subject of international arbitration practice. Mr. Smith is also an English Barrister. As an arbitrator in complex commercial cases, Mr. Smith recognizes the fundamental importance of due process and equal treatment of the parties while maintaining rigorous procedural oversight and strict confidentiality. When serving as Chairman of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he actively promoted the highest professional and ethical standards for arbitrators in international cases.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Selected Experience (for full list please visit: Smith Barristers):

  • Chairman of three-person panel in royalty payment dispute involving First Nation association and a mining company arising out of iron ore project in Nunavut Canada
  • Chairman of three-person panel under AAA Rules in oil well drilling dispute, seated in Houston
  • Chairman of three-person panel in arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules involving disputes over distribution of Kazakhstan oil field production profits, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Chairman of three-person tribunal in an arbitration between North American parties and off-shore registered corporations related to royalty payments and rights to intellectual property
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under Bermuda Law and UNCITRAL Rules in contract dispute relating to satellite telecommunications, seated in Bermuda
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under ADR Institute Rules in a contract dispute involving transportation and storage of petroleum products, seated in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Chairman of a three-person panel in a dispute involving insurance coverage issues, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under ICDR Rules in ship repair dispute, seated in Honolulu
  • President of Tribunal in case under the ICC Rules involving supply of construction materials for energy project, seated in San Francisco
  • Member of three-person tribunal in proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules involving Liquefied Natural Gas Sales and Supply Contracts, seated in New York City
  • Member of three-person panel under ICC Rules in oil refinery construction dispute, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Member of three-person tribunal under ICDR Rules involving dispute between Canadian and U.S. corporations in respect of agreements for proprietary technology for voice traffic over an Ethernet area network
  • Member of three-person panel in a dispute over obligations arising under mining exploration concession agreements for properties located in Central America
  • Member of three-person panel in a commercial arbitration involving international parties relating to alleged breach of a contract for computer software use and licensing
  • Member of a three-person panel in proceedings under ICC Rules involving dispute between North American and Japanese manufacturers in contracts for intellectual property and technology transfer involving electronic components in the automobile parts industry, seated in New York City
  • Member of three-person panel in commercial dispute under JAMS Rules involving Latin American supply contracts, seated in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration to a three-person panel in dispute between a California internet service provider and a Turkish telecommunications entity involving agency agreements and issues of government regulation, seated in Los Angeles
  • Sole arbitrator under the Commercial Arbitration Act of British Columbia in a dispute relating to earn out payments under a share purchase agreement
  • Sole arbitrator in dispute between First Nations association and technology company relating to delivery of internet services to Northern Canada
  • Sole arbitrator in disputes over rate adjustments and rail transportation contracts under Canada Transportation Act
  • Sole arbitrator under UNCITRAL Rules in contract dispute involving mining concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seated in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sole arbitrator in international maritime law dispute under ICDR Rules
  • Sole arbitrator under British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre Rules in a contract dispute involving computer software development
  • Sole Arbitrator in dispute between U.S. party and Indian party regarding supply of construction materials
  • Sole Arbitrator in commercial dispute under BCICAC Rules relating to supply of goods and services
  • Sole arbitrator in franchise dispute under AAA Rules
  • Sole arbitrator under BCICAC Rules in dispute involving ship building contracts
  • Expert Panellist for the resolution of disputes in various cases involving objections to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) generic Top-Level Domain Names
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Final Offer Arbitration involving interpretation of a commercial contract.
  • Sole Arbitrator in ad hoc commercial arbitration involving Inuit First Nation Association and international mining company regarding interpretation of resource development contract.
Professional and Other Activities

Selected Professional Activities (for full list please visit Smith Barristers):

  • LondonSchool of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law with Focus on International Commercial Arbitration Law
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1990
  • Course Director for numerous arbitrator training programs with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Past Chairman of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator

Publications

  • The New “Real Danger” Test for Arbitrator Bias in British Columbia (2019), 77 The Advocate 831
  • Collaborated with Alan Redfern and Martin Hunter of Freshfields, London in writing “The Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (2nd edition, 1991) (Sweet and Maxwell)
  • Contractual Obligations Owed by and to Arbitrators: Model Terms of Appointment”, (1992) 8 Arbitration International17.
  • “Harper v. Kvaener Fjellstrand Shipping A.S. Arbitration Case Comment, [May 1992] Harbour & Shipping.
  • “How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in the Conduct of a Complex Arbitration” in Advanced Practice in Commercial Arbitration (Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: Vancouver 1991).
  • “Impartiality of the Party-Appointed Arbitrator”, (1990) 6 Arbitration International 320.
  • Costs in International Commercial Arbitration, (2001) AAA Dispute Resolution Journal 30.
  • Charlesworth’s Business Law (15th edition, (1991) Sweet and Maxwell) specialist editor on arbitration law.
  • Serving as the Chairperson in International Commercial Oil & Gas Arbitrations; The Leading Practitioner’s Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration; Juris Publishing Inc. 2015.
  • Reliance Document Management; International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series No. 18; Kluwer; 2014.
Academic Qualifications

University of Windsor, Bachelor of Science (1973)
University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws (1976)
London School of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law (1989)

John H. Shevchuk

Professional Experience

John spent the early years of his career as an associate and then a partner in two corporate commercial law firms located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Between 1990 and 1994, he was a partner in one of Canada’s national firms at its Vancouver office. In 1994, he began his own litigation boutique adopting the name Lex Pacifica Law Corporation in 2002.

John’s professional experience includes arbitrator services, counsel before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and numerous Administrative Tribunals including the Property Assessment Appeal Board, the Environmental Appeal Board, and rent review, construction and expropriation arbitration panels.

While having broad experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution, John’s practice focus is in real property assessment and valuation, construction and environmental law, expropriation, and other real property related dispute resolution.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

John has been a Chartered Arbitrator since 1989 and, in addition to his experience as an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, has taught courses at the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute.

Professional and Other Activities

  • BCICAC – Domestic Arbitration Panelist
  • ADR Institute of Canada – Chartered Arbitrator
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada – AACI (Hon.)
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada – Associate Member/Appeals Committee Member
  • Appraisal Institute (U.S.) – Member
  • British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute – Member
  • British Columbia Expropriation Association – Member
  • Canadian Property Tax Association – Member
  • International Association of Assessment Officers – Associate Member
  • Real Estate Institute of British Columbia – Professional Member
Academic Qualifications

  • 1983 – University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Laws
  • 1982 – University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Commerce Degree