John J. McIntyre


John J. McIntyre

John J. McIntyre, B.Sc, LL.B., FCIArb

Law office of MW Law, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med

Additional Language(s) : French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

VanIAC Panel(s) : Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP)

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports, Transportation

Professional Experience

J.J. McIntyre has more than 40 years experience as a trial lawyer, appellate counsel, arbitration counsel, commercial arbitrator and mediator in international and domestic disputes. He has served as party appointed arbitrator and chair of triumvirate panels as well as sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.  He authored the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (“VMAA”) 2016 Arbitration Rules.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Over 40 years of experience as counsel, arbitrator and mediator

  • Completed the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course
  • Arbitrator (Sole, Chair and co-arbitrator) in international and domestic disputes concerning contracts for purchase and supply of goods, services, construction and repair of vessels
  • Adjudicator (Sole, Panel member, Chair) in national and provincial sports federation hearings and appeals under their bylaws; reviewing officer athlete appeals for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (“CCES”)
  • Counsel for parties in disputes before Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and the Sport Dispute and Resolution Centre of Canada (“SDRCC”)
Professional and Other Activities
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) (FCIArb)
  • Member of CBA, Law Societies of British Columbia and Yukon
  • Past Chairman CBA National Sections Council, National Civil Liberties Section, BC Civil Liberties Section
  • Director and Chair of Rules Revision Committee of VMAA
  • Arbitrating Member of the VMAA, International Commercial Court (“ICC”) Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), China Maritime Arbitration Commission (“CMAC”) and the SDRCC.
  • Author of papers and speaker at conferences and seminars for BCAMI, International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators and the VMAA in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Ningbo, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Vancouver.
Academic Qualifications

University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, 1980
University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Science (High Honours Chemistry), 1977