Murray A. Clemens


Murray A. Clemens

Murray A. Clemens, KC, FCIArb
Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

Law office of Nathanson Schachter & Thompson, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, Mediation

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Franchise, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Transportation

Professional Experience

Mr. Clemens has practised as counsel in the field of civil litigation and administrative law since being called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1976. His practice has included appearances in all of the Superior Courts of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada and before arbitration panels involving shareholders and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, real estate, employment, securities, banking, insurance and maritime litigation.

Mr. Clemens is experienced in administrative hearings including proceedings before the Securities Commission and Disciplinary and Credential Committees of self-governing professional associations both as counsel and as legal advisor to the decision maker.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Clemens is a recognized leader in a field of alternate dispute resolution, accepting appointments as arbitrator or mediator in commercial disputes. He has conducted multi-party interest arbitrations as well as complex commercial arbitrations. He has assisted parties in refining their dispute resolution processes to meet the specific requirements presented in particular disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

Murray Clemens, KC held the following positions:

  • Listed Arbitrator, Canada Transportation Agency pursuant to Section 56 of the Canada Transportation Act, 1987 to present
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Vancouver Bar Association, 1985-1986
  • Member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association, 1987 – 1990
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, December 22, 1993
  • Member American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, 1995 to present
  • Director, Vancouver Bach Choir 1995 to 1999
  • Trustee, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, 1996 to 2002
  • Senior Litigation Partner, Campney & Murphy, 1980–1999
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2003 Member of American Academy of Attorney-Mediators, 1995

Mr. Clemens was appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1993. Recognized by Lexpert 2010 as a “consistently recommended leading Practitioner” in Corporate-Commercial Litigation.


  • Author – “The Lawyer – Expert Relationship From Initial Consultation Through Post Trial” paper presented to the Continuing Education Association of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, 1991 Canadian Correspondent for the International Insurance Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1993 to 1999
  • Editorial Board, Credit and Banking Litigation, Federated Press, Montreal, 1994 to 1999
  • Co-author of materials for International Commercial Arbitration Training Course presented by the American Arbitration Association and the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Vancouver, B.C., May 1996
  • Author – The Advocate – “Jurisdiction to Grant Relief From Forfeiture in Commercial Arbitration”, September, 1999
  • Contributor – “The British Columbia Trial Handbook” (CLE 2003)
Academic Qualifications

University of Toronto, B.A. (Political Economy), 1972
Queen’s University, LL.B., 1975
Called to British Columbia Bar, 1976