Timothy Stringer Hughes


Timothy Stringer Hughes

Timothy Stringer Hughes

Law office of Timothy Hughes Arbitration, Calgary, AB (Alberta), CA (Canada)

VanIAC Panel(s) : Expedited Procedures Arbitrator

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Tax

Professional Experience

Timothy Hughes is an independent lawyer and arbitrator based in Calgary, Alberta. He has broad experience in complex disputes, including commercial and investor-State arbitration, and is licensed to practice law in Alberta and the US States of California and New York.

In a decade of practice with leading international law firms in Washington D.C., Hong Kong, and New York City, Tim worked with clients to resolve complex cross-border disputes in a range of industries. His sector experience includes power generation, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure projects, pharmaceuticals, aviation, hospitality, and manufacturing. Within these commercial sectors, Tim’s experience includes disputes involving complex multi-party/multi-contract scenarios, IP licensing, M&A transactions, joint ventures, commercial fraud, shareholder claims, and tax.

Tim regularly publishes on Canadian and international arbitration jurisprudence and has been a guest lecturer on international arbitration at the McGill University Faculty of Law. He regularly mentors rising arbitration professionals. He is active in the Calgary community, including service on the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and as a volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Tim has counseled clients in matters governed by the national laws of civil and common law jurisdictions, including England & Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, California, Nevada, Washington, Alberta, Ghana, Ethiopia, France, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Albania, and the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in matters seated in, among others, London, New York City, Paris, The Hague, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has also advised on matters arising under public international law, including inter-State and investor-State arbitrations involving sovereigns from five continents. He is on the list of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

In addition to extensive professional engagements with clients around the world, he has lived and worked in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and Canada. He is a participant in the 2023-2024 ICC’s Advanced Academy course for arbitrators and has taken the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals advanced decision writing course.

Professional and Other Activities

Contributor, Arbitration Matters (www.arbitrationmatters.com)

Young ICCA, ICCYAAF, HK45, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, Young ICCA Mentoring Programme (Group Advisor)

Academic Qualifications

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2022

Admitted to the New York State Bar – 2018

Admitted to the California Bar-2010

J.D., Certificate of Specialization in International Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law-2010

B.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego-2007