Laura Cundari, FCIArb.


Laura Cundari, FCIArb.

Laura Cundari, FCIArb.

Law office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

ADR Certified Designation : FCIArb

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Hospitality, Indigenous, Partnership and Shareholder

Professional Experience

Laura is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an Arbitration Place NexGen Arbitrator with particular expertise in the arbitration of complex domestic and international disputes. She was appointed in 2021 by the Government of British Columbia to serve a five-year term as a roster member for BC’s Bid Protest Mechanism and Dispute Resolution panels, which were established under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Laura has extensive arbitration experience as counsel and has served as an independent neutral.

Laura regularly speaks and writes on matters related to dispute resolution. A full list of recent publications and professional appearances can be found on her Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP firm profile.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

See above

Professional and Other Activities

Laura is a director of the Canada Branch of the CIArb as well as the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre. She is an invited member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society, a director of the board of CanArbWeek and a member of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. Laura is also a member of the Advocates’ Society’s British Columbia Regional Advisory Committee.

Laura volunteers her time with a number of charitable organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of Ballet BC. She sat on the board of directors of Touchstone Theatre Society for several years, including as President of the board. She was also a member of Executive Leadership Team (BC – Yukon Region) for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of BC from 2019-2021.

Academic Qualifications

• Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2008
• J.D., University of Victoria – 2007
• B.A. (Class 1 Distinction), University of British Columbia – 2004