Prof. Praveen Sandhu


Prof. Praveen Sandhu

Prof. Praveen Sandhu, FCIArb, C.Arb
Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

Law Offices of Ekaas Resolve, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

ADR Certified Designation : Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb), FCIArb

Additional Language(s) : French, Hindi, Punjabi

VanIAC Panel(s) : Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP)

Practice Areas : Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports

Professional Experience

Prof. Praveen Sandhu, FCIArb is the Founder and Principal of Ekaas Resolve – a law firm focused on providing dispute resolution advisory for clients across Canada and in the United States.  Prof. Sandhu practices extensively as a Mediator and Arbitrator and is listed on various rosters of mediators and arbitrators and has a number of affiliations in Canada and globally.  She is also an adjunct professor teaching Business Law to post-graduate students in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Presided as arbitrator in various matters with parties across Canada and in California, decided various applications brought during proceedings, no written Awards were appealed

Mediated various types of disputes as a mediator on the roster with the California Superior Court, California Lawyers for the Arts and as a Civil Roster Mediator in British Columbia

British Columbia Court of Appeal
Handled two matters as sole lead counsel in the British Columbia Court of Appeal

British Columbia Supreme Court
Conducted several conventional trials as sole lead counsel, co-counsel in two trials, numerous summary trials as sole lead counsel and hundreds of litigation files from initial pleadings to conclusion as sole lead counsel

Professional and Other Activities
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb
  • Superior Court of California, Mediator
  • California Lawyers for the Arts (mediator & arbitrator)
  • Fellow, Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Qualified Arbitrator and Qualified Mediator
  • Civil Roster Mediator, ADRBC
  • Civil Roster Mediator, MediateBC
  • “Financing Development & Dispute Resolution”, Jamaican International Arbitration Centre
  • “Know Your Blindspots”, with reference to mediation, Beyond Law LLC, Delhi, India
  • “Arbitrator Spotlight”, The Law Alert, LexisNexis Middle East
  • “Concrete Block, Creative Spaces”, ADRBC annual symposium (Canada)
  • “How to Grow a Dispute Resolution Practice”, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • “ADR and the Vanishing Trial: The Growth and Impact of ADR”, World Law Alliance
Academic Qualifications
  • The University of British Columbia, B.A. & J.D.
  • The University of California, Berkeley, Advanced Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Qualified Mediator (ADRIC),
  • Qualified Arbitrator (ADRIC)