Joel Richler, FCIArb.
Law office of Bay Street Chambers, Toronto, ON (Ontario), CA (Canada)
ADR Certified Designation : Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb)
VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration
Practice Areas : Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Maritime, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Technology
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
- 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
Civil and Common Law degrees at McGill Law School LL.B., 1977-78
Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1980