The Hon. Edward C. “Ed” Chiasson


The Hon. Edward C. “Ed” Chiasson

The Hon. Edward C. “Ed” Chiasson, KC
Arbitrator, Mediator

Law office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)

VanIAC Panel(s) : Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Indigenous, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Maritime, Technology

Professional Experience

Ed Chiasson is a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia as of December 11, 2015.

He has thirty nine years of civil litigation experience, including twenty plus years in arbitration. He has appeared in all courts of British Columbia, Alberta, the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory, all divisions of the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Chiasson’s substantive experience is very broad, covering purely commercial matters, construction, employment, shipping, banking, corporate, constitution law, intellectual property, franchising etc. Details can be provided upon request.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Ed has appeared as counsel and acted as an arbitrator or mediator in domestic and international proceedings in Canada, France, England, United States, Hong Kong and Singapore involving parties from Eastern and Western Europe, North America, the Pacific Rim and India. The arbitrations have been both ad hoc and institutional, including proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules, the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) and the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Mediations include acting under the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre for the Americas (CAMCA).

He sat on FTA Chapter 19 bi-national panel – two as chair. He was also an Arbitrator in a NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration and was an administrative panellist in over 100 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy the STOP procedure as a sole panellist, presiding panellist and co-panellist.

He completed mediation training in a program sponsored by the Centre for Public Resources (CPR), over four days, including extensive role-playing.

Professional and Other Activities

Ed Chiasson has spoken at many conferences and had many publications on the topic of ADR.

He was the Hunter Professor of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, City University of Hong Kong 1995-1996 and taught an ADR seminar at UBC School of Law for 12 years.

Ed was an associate at Harper Grey Easton – 1967-1969; associate and partner Ladner Downs (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) -1969-2006.

He as been involved in a number of community activities including Chair of the Vancouver Symphony Society Board.

Academic Qualifications

B.A., Notre Dame College and University of British Columbia, 1963
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1966