Yarden D. Gershony
Yarden D. Gershony
Law office of Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, Kelowna, BC (British Columbia), CA (Canada)
VanIAC Panel(s) : Expedited Procedures Arbitrator
Practice Areas : Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate
Yarden Gershony’s practice is devoted to complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
He began his career with Shearman & Sterling, a top international arbitration firm based in New York, where he acted as arbitration counsel in numerous significant disputes, including representing the successful party in winning the then-largest arbitration award in history. He then joined McCarthy Tetrault in Vancouver, where he continued practicing commercial litigation and arbitration at a high level. Yarden is now a partner at Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP, the leading dispute resolution boutique in the BC Interior. Yarden is based in Kelowna and travels regularly to Vancouver in the course of his practice.
In addition to his counsel experience, Yarden also has experience serving as arbitrator in commercial disputes. As arbitrator, his goals are to provide the highest level of professional service to the parties and to craft a dispute resolution process that is as efficient as possible in each case.Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Three years as counsel in large international arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation, with hundreds of millions or billions of dollars at stake.
Four years as commercial litigation counsel in New York’s state and federal courts.
Ten years as counsel in corporate-commercial litigation based in BC (trials, appeals, judicial reviews) with amounts at issue ranging from ~$100,000 to ~$50 million.
Pro bono includes writ of certiorari before the US Supreme Court in a death row appeal.
Ten years as counsel in arbitrations under the BC Arbitration Act and BCICAC rules (now VanIAC).
Litigation and arbitration-related professional presentations for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, the Canadian Bar Association, the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, VanlAC, TRU Law School and othersProfessional and Other Activities
Member of BC and New York bars
CBA – member
Kelowna Bar Association – member
Young Commercial Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) – member
Presenter for CLEBC, CBABC, YCAP, TRU Law School; VanlAC and othersAcademic Qualifications
B.A., University of Victoria (2005)
J.D., University of British Columbia (2008)