David E. Gruber, FCIArb.
Law office of Bennett Jones, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, BC, CA (Canada)
ADR Certified Designation : FCIArb
VanIAC Panel(s) : Expedited Procedures Arbitrator
Practice Areas : Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Financial Services, Government, Indigenous, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Wills and Estates
David Gruber practices in the areas of corporate/commercial litigation, arbitration, restructuring and insolvency, and class actions. As well as his court experience, David has significant experience as counsel in both international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes, and in negotiating and advising on dispute settlements. He has acted for corporations of all sizes, professional firms, governments, public and quasi-public institutions and for private individuals.
David has presented and written on arbitration topics in several forums, and is an adjunct professor at the Allard School of Law at UBC, where he has taught administrative law and the law of damages.
David completed an undergraduate degree in architecture and worked for a time on the editorial staff of an architectural magazine before entering law school. Following graduation, he articled and practiced with a prominent litigation boutique in Victoria, British Columbia. He did a master’s degree in law at the University of Cambridge in 1998. Since then, he has practiced with prominent firms in Vancouver and Toronto. In 2010 David was awarded a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
David has significant experience as counsel in both international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes, and in negotiating and advising on dispute settlements. He has acted for corporations of all, sizes, professional firms, governments, public and quasi-public institutions and for private individuals. He completed the Charter Institute of Arbitrators Diploma course in 2010.Professional and Other Activities
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial – B.C., Chambers Canada
Recognized as a leading lawyer in litigation, Lexpert Special Edition
Ranked for Alternative Dispute Resolution Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation Law; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Best Lawyers in Canada
Member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada
McGill University, B.Sc. (Arch.), 1992
University of Victoria, JD, 1996
University of Cambridge, LL.M. 1998
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, DiplCArb, 2010