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Daar, Jeffery J. International Arbitration Los Angeles CAL (California) US (United States)

Forty years’ experience as a commercial litigator in both state and federal court as well as international and domestic arbitrations. For past 25 plus years have specialized in international disputes. Experience as a transactional lawyer in drafting complex cross-border agreements. Practice has included a broad range of industries and subject matters, including:

International cross-border disputes involving more than 20 countries including antitrust, technology and competition issues, investment disputes, distribution disputes, enforcement of international arbitration awards and foreign money judgments, and jurisdiction and venue disputes.

Contract disputes including formation, misrepresentation and fraud in the inducement.

Trade secrets and disputes over ownership rights to proprietary information and intellectual property.

Employment including discrimination and wages.

Employment including discrimination and wages.

Class actions including defense and prosecution of consumer, wage and hour, and securities.

Professional errors and omissions including lawyer and accountants.

Products liability.

Trademark and copyright infringement.

Shareholder disputes and divorces of businesses.

Aviation experience, nonlegal experience as a member of governing body for the Los Angeles World Airports. Was involved with overseeing all aspects of the operations of LAX and Van Nuys (general aviation) airports including approximately $15 billion of modernization projects, airport police, budget, and public private partnerships.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Panel Arbitrator with American Arbitration Association and has arbitrated many cases.  Has spoken all over the world on international arbitration.

Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the California Lawyers Association (2020- 2023); Founder and Vice President of California Arbitration, Inc. (2022- .)  Co-Chair of California International Arbitration Week (2022, 2023 and 2024); currently organizing the 2025 California International Arbitration Week.  Co-Chair of many international arbitration conferences since 2007.

Past Chair of the International Law Section of The State Bar of California and of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; Member of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section; Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar; Chair of the Los Angeles Advisory Board of Global Chamber; Chair of the International Trade Committee of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association; Past Chair of International Litigation and Arbitration Specialist Group of Consulegis; Elected Member of the Consulegis Advisor Board.

Appointed by three different Mayors of the City of Los Angeles as a City Commissioner and approved each time by the Los Angeles City Council.  Currently, President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission is required by law to administer City and state laws relating to campaign financing, governmental ethics, lobbying, and contracts.  Previously served on the Board of Airport Commissioners for the Los Angeles World Airports. The seven-member Board is the governing body for the airports.  LAX is currently the sixth busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States. Previously served as the Chairperson of the City of Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission, which is responsible for adopting policies, rules and regulations pertaining to the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance and is the Appeals Board for the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.  Served as a City Commissioner since 2003.  Commissioner, Los Angeles Municipal Election Reform Commission.

Selected for inclusion in the practice of international law by Super Lawyers® (a division of Thompson Reuters) (2015-) and is rated “AV® Preeminent™” by Martindale-Hubbell.

Regularly makes presentations on many different international issues, including recent programs on international arbitration and international litigation strategies, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitration awards, the Convention on the International Sale of Goods, structuring international transactions, avoiding cultural mishaps, family law across borders, and trade secret disputes, and international trade legal considerations.

Publications

 Executive Editor of the 560-page handbook International Intellectual Property Law Basics

  • Associate Editor of the handbook International Corporate Structures
  • “Go Global,” the cover featured article on international arbitration (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine April 2013)
  • “Emerging Topics in ADR: (Daily Journal September 2023)
  • “Obtaining Strategic Injunctions Against Infringers Of U.S. Patents”
  • Chapter “Licensing and Regulation of Insurance Adjusters” in the Matthew Bender treatise, California Insurance Law
  • “Cross-Border Litigation Issues To Consider When Structuring International Transactions,” (Financier Worldwide, December 2014).

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1982
– Member of Law Review and Moot Court Board
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, 1979

Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Government, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Labour, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Securities, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Akenroye, Dr. Ayodele Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Dr. Ayodele (“Ayo”) Akenroye, FCIArb is an independent commercial arbitrator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also an Immigration Judge with the Government of Canada where he adjudicates immigration matters. Before becoming an Arbitrator and an Immigration Judge, Ayo was an advocate, representing individuals and corporations in a wide range of industries and areas of law including corporate and commercial, banking, construction, energy, finance, infrastructure, insurance, mining, solar power plants, telecommunication, transportation, joint ventures, licensing, patents, sales of goods and shareholdings, ethics and anti-corruption, and criminal litigation (international and domestic).

Current – Independent Arbitrator (Toronto, London & Lagos)

Act as arbitrator in commercial arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, CPR, NAI and other sets of rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Presided as a sole decision maker over Immigration matters at a quasi-judicial Federal Tribunal with exclusive jurisdiction over immigration and refugee matters in Canada.

Appointed by the Government of Manitoba, Canada to adjudicate housing disputes, as a panel of one or three, between landlords and tenants at a quasi-judicial Tribunal with appellate jurisdiction over residential tenancy law in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.

Ayo brings this experience and knowledge to his work as an international and domestic arbitrator. He renders clear, well-reasoned and appropriately comprehensive decisions expeditiously. His ability to master complex facts and transaction documents provides the foundation for his effectiveness as an arbitrator.

One of Ayo’s strengths is that he is trained and has practised law in multiple common law jurisdictions. He holds a law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a master’s degree in law from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and a doctorate in public international law from McGill University, Canada. Having practised in Nigeria before qualifying in Canada in 2013, Ayo understands the practical and cultural differences presented in cross-border disputes.

Ayo takes great interest in the impact of technology on dispute resolution. He is currently conducting a multi-year study at the Center for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Toronto on the use of videoconferencing technology in Canadian courts and how this technology affects the image of a judge in dispute resolutions. Also, he has trained Nigerian judges and lawyers on the use of technology to conduct hearings.

  • Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ICC Canada Committee on Arbitration
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • The London Court of Arbitration Users Councils

Professional Associations

  • Director, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
  • Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County, Canada
  • Director, Elizabeth Fry Society, Simcoe Muskoka, Canada
  • Lectures and speeches at: numerous industry and governmental conferences; McGill University; University of Toronto; University of Manitoba; University of British Columbia, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada, Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria.
  • FCIArb 2021 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, U.K.
  • Ph.D. 2018 McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Canada
  • LL.M. 2011 University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Winnipeg, Canada
  • B.L. 2008 Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria
  • LL.B. 2007 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Commercial Lease
Allen, Graham Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Graham Allen has enjoyed three separate but intersecting professions. He started his career as a Chartered Valuation Surveyor, then enhanced his appraisal qualifications with a M.Sc. in Urban Land Appraisal. He later became a lawyer, practising from 1979 until his retirement from law in 2013. He holds LL.B., J.D. and LL.M. Degrees. Graham has a long relationship with the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia. He first became a professional member in 1972, and served as President from 1978 to 1982. He was honoured to receive the Institute’s 2017 Award of Excellence for “outstanding leadership and contribution within the real estate industry, the community and the broader society.” His sole practice today is as a Chartered Arbitrator, focusing on land valuation disputes, particularly rent reviews and lease renewals. He has worked as an arbitrator and mediator for over 30 years, being involved with over 160 arbitrations and a dozen mediations.

Graham Allen has served in all capacities in arbitration proceedings during the past 30 years, as counsel, sole arbitrator, nominee and Chairman of the panel. During this period, he has been involved in more than 160 arbitrations, 90% of which were concerned with rental or land valuation disputes. He has also been involved in more than a dozen mediations.

Sept. 1973 – Jul. 1978: President, Graham Allen Limited, Land Management Consultants

Jul. 1978 – Jul. 1979: Articled Law Student with Shrum, Liddle & Hebenton

Aug. 1979 – Mar. 1984: Sole practitioner as W. Graham Allen, Barrister and Solicitor

Apr. 1984 – Sept. 1986: Partner in the firm of Gardner, Snarch & Allen

Oct. 1986 – Feb. 2006: Partner in the firm of Snarch and Allen

Mar. 2006 -Dec. 2013: Associate Counsel, Boughton Law Corporation

Jan. 2014 – Current: Retired member of Law Society. Available for mediations and arbitrations.

Graham Allen is available for arbitrations and mediations through W. Graham Allen Management Corporation.

  • Awarded the Degree of LL.B. (Honours) by the University of London on September 25, 1970.
  • Accepted for Membership in the Professional Division of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (R.I.(B.C.)) on January 24, 1972.
  • Awarded the degree of M.Sc. in Urban Land Appraisal by the University of Reading on December 15, 1973.
  • Awarded the Degree of J.D. by the University of British Columbia in May, 1978.
  • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (F.R.I.C.S.) on January 22, 1980.
  • Accepted for Membership in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (M.C.I. Arb.) on October 1, 1984.
  • Accepted as a Chartered Arbitrator by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada (C.Arb.) on January 18, 1997.
  • Awarded the Degree of LL.M. by the University of British Columbia on May 26, 2011.
  • Resigned from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Commercial Lease
Allen, Charles William International Arbitration Hong Kong CN (China)

Charles Allen is the head of RPC’s Hong Kong office. His core expertise is commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is admitted in Hong Kong and England, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration 2022
  • Higher Rights of Audience (civil) 2019
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2018
  • HKMAAL General Mediator 2013
  • Accredited HKIAC General Mediator 2010

Charles is on the arbitrator panels of numerous institutions, including Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Law Society of Hong Kong, eBram (Hong Kong), Asian International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel) and the Mongolian International Arbitration Center.  He also sits on the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Hong Kong.

He is recognised by leading legal directories, such as Chambers and Asia Pacific Legal 500.  Recent accolades include:

  • Litigation Star (Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific & China 2022-2024)
  • Global Leader for Commercial Litigation 2021-2024 (Who’s Who Legal 2021-2024)
  • National Leader – Hong Kong SAR – Litigation (Who’s Who Legal 2021-2024)
  • Legal 500’s Hong Kong Arbitration Powerlist 2023
  • ALB Super 50 Disputes Lawyers 2022

Solicitor, Hong Kong 1995
Solicitor, England and Wales 1991
University College London, LLB (Hons) 1990

Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Technology, Transportation
Alvarez, KC, Henri C. International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Henri Alvarez is an internationally recognized Canadian arbitrator who practices as an independent neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC). Before establishing an independent arbitration practice (effective 1 December 2016), Henri was an associate and partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP for 32 years.

Henri has over 35 years of experience as arbitrator and counsel in the field of international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. From 1985 until 2012, Henri taught a course in this field at the Faculty of Law at The University of British Columbia. He has served as an arbitrator in a wide variety of international and domestic commercial arbitrations involving investments, trade, franchising, licensing, distributorship, construction, forestry, oil and gas, energy, banking, corporate and general commercial disputes. He has served as a sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and presiding arbitrator in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in many international commercial disputes and investment disputes.

  • Counsel to Metalclad in United Mexican States v. Metalclad Corp.– Judicial Review in the B.C. Supreme Court of the NAFTA Chapter 11 Award
  • Counsel to the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre before the B.C. Supreme Court in applications relating to its jurisdiction and rules
  • Adjunct Professor in International Commercial Arbitration, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (1985 to 2012)
  • Arbitrator in a broad range of international disputes including institutional (ICC, AAA, ICDR, ICSID, JCAA, LCIA, NIA, VIAC, and BCICAC) and ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Chairman of three-person arbitral tribunals in several international sales, construction, joint venture, intellectual property, energy and merger and acquisition disputes
  • Counsel and mediator in mediations dealing with a variety of disputes
  • Counsel in applications dealing with recourse against arbitral awards and recognizing and enforcing international and foreign arbitral awards in Canadian courts
  • Counsel in international commercial arbitrations dealing with distributorship and construction, long term supply and commercial agreements and arbitrations pursuant to the NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties
  • Design and drafting of arbitration and mediation clauses and dispute resolution systems
  • Mediator in an international construction dispute involving a large hydroelectric project in Latin America
  • Member of the ad hoc Panel of Arbitrators at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010
  • Member of the Court Arbitration for Sports and member of several CAS panels in anti-doping, discipline and eligibility cases
  • One of three jointly-selected arbitrators in large international licensing, intellectual property and merger and acquisition disputes
  • Party-appointed arbitrator in several ad hoc investment arbitrations
  • Party-appointed arbitrator in various investment disputes conducted under the auspices of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • President of two ICSID Tribunals
  • Former member, London Court of International Arbitration
  • Former Alternate Member (Canada), ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Former Co-Chair, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Former Council Member of the International Bar Association’s Legal Practice Division and Co-Chair of the LPD’s North American Forum
  • Former member Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Council
  • Former member Singapore International Arbitration Centre Users Council
  • Former Chapter 19 Panelist, North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS)
  • Doctoral Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, Graduate Institute of International Studies (1981-1984)
  • Special Workshop on State Contracts and International Commercial Arbitration, The Hague Academy of International Law (1987)
  • LLB, 1980, University of Ottawa
  • BA, 1976, University of British Columbia.
    Year of Call/Admission British Columbia, 1981

Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2008

Ranking and Awards

  • Global Arbitration Review 2014, GAR Awards, Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator
  • Who’s Who Legal 2014-2023 Most Highly Regarded Individuals for Arbitration
  • Canadian Legal Expert and Lexpert® Directory 2012-2023 for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Who’s Who Thought Leaders – Arbitration- 2018-2023
  • Chambers Global 2009-2023 for Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International): Most In Demand Arbitrators (Global-wide); Arbitration (Star Individuals) Canada: Latin America
Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Franchise, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Investor-State Disputes, Labour, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Sports
Ashford, Peter International Arbitration London UK (United Kingdom)

Peter Ashford is an independent arbitrator handling international cases. Until 2022 he was a partner with Fox Williams LLP in London, UK and was co-head of international arbitration. He remains a consultant to Fox Williams and co-head of international arbitration.

In nearly 40 years of experience as counsel and arbitrator, Peter has gained broad experience in complex, challenging and high stakes business disputes primarily around a variety of contracts including sales of goods and supply of services, M&A, transport and logistics, renewable energy, joint ventures, agency, distribution, construction, employment and insurance across a wide spectrum of industries.

As arbitrator he prides himself on his understanding of complex loss calculations (drawing on his degree in economics), the speed of his decision making and accuracy of costs estimates.

As arbitrator, Peter promotes an early assessment with the parties (and their counsel) of the issues, the process, costs options, the required directions and evidence on each issue. He draws on his own experience as counsel to understand the implications of each option.

Peter also draws on his considerable experience in acting and advising on complex domestic and international commercial arbitration with particular emphasis on arbitrations administered by the main institutional bodies across a broad range of sectors.

Peter prides himself on the speed of disseminating his decisions. He aims for all awards and substantive POs to be completed within 7 working days (in the case of awards to be delivered to the institution within that period and in the case of co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator, to colleagues).

Peter is the author of his first book on the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration and has also written a companion volume on the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration – both published by Cambridge University Press (2013 and 2016 respectively)

Peter is also the author of the Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration published by Juris Publications of New York in 2009 with a second edition in 2014.

Peter regularly publishes articles in Arbitration – the journal of the CIArb.

Soc. Sci (Law & Economics) 1983
Admitted as a Solicitor England & Wales 1986
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2010

Accounting, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Technology, Telecommunications
Barsukov, Artem Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Edmonton AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Artem Barsukov is a Swedish and Russian speaking lawyer who carries on a global arbitration practice out of Edmonton, leveraging a near-decade of experience in international dispute resolution.

Over the years, Artem has successfully represented clients all over the world in complex international and domestic arbitrations collectively worth over USD $2 Billion. He has acted as arbitration counsel under the leading international arbitration systems, including ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL, and appeared before multinational Arbitral Tribunals in Doha, Qatar; London, England; and Mexico City, Mexico; as well as virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having been involved in a number of matters from inception to conclusion, Artem has in-depth understanding of the arbitral procedure and how to conduct a fair and efficient dispute resolution process.

Artem has particular expertise in complex construction disputes, having acted for owners, authorities, contractors, and subcontractors in a wide variety of disputes arising from large-scale international construction projects in various locations around the world.

Prior to entering private practice, Artem worked at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, where he learned the inner workings of judicial decision-making and how to craft well-supported and reasoned decisions directly from justices of the Court.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, May-June 2021

Law Society of Alberta, 2012

Law Society of Ontario, 2014

ICC Canada Arbitration Committee

ADR Institute of Canada

ADR Institute of Alberta

The Advocates’ Society

Swedish Arbitration Association

Young Arbitrators Sweden

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

University of Alberta, BComm (International Business), 2008, with distinction

University of Alberta, LLB, 2012, with distinction

Uppsala University (Sweden), International Business Exchange Student, 2006

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Government, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder
Bauman, Robert J. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Over the course of a 27-year judicial career, Bob presided as both a trial judge and appellate judge, culminating in his tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia for four years, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon and Chief Justice of British Columbia for ten years. Bob served as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council from 2013 to 2016. He retired from his judicial career in October 2023.

In legal practice Bob specialized in municipal and administrative law, while over the course of his judicial career he dealt with all manner of cases, both civil and criminal.

Bob looks forward to developing his ADR practice both provincially and nationally. He will also continue to promote his major passion—access to justice—both locally, as a board member of Access Pro Bono BC, and internationally.

Mr. Bauman is currently doing arbitrations and anticipates expanding his practice to include mediations in the near future.

Pepperdine University: Mediating the Litigated Case

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Lawyer “Top 25 Most Influential “in the Canadian justice system, 2012 and 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal, 2012
  • TLABC Bench Award, 2013
  • Anthony P. Pantages, Q.C. Medal
  • BIV list of “Most Influential Business Leaders in British Columbia,” 2023
  • Chair, Lieutenant Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Order of British Columbia, 2014- 2023
  • Board of Directors, Access Pro Bono BC, 2024-present
  • Board of Directors and Vice Chair, BC Unclaimed Property Society, 2018-2024
  • Member National Council Canadian Civil Liberties Association 2024-

LLB University of Toronto,1974 (with high honours)

Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Energy, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Telecommunications, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Bekkering, Carla A. Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

I have been a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. I clerked for the Tax Court of Canada after my call to the BC Bar in 1992.  I am a partner in my law firm Bekkering York.  My practice includes personal injury, insurance, and, general litigation. I have also handled family law and construction law cases over my career. I am a seasoned trial counsel and have conducted many jury and judge alone trials during my career. I have also appeared as lead counsel at the B.C. Court of Appeal.

I am a Chartered Arbitrator with ADRBC.  I am on the ADRBC Roster for total damage arbitrators for various insurance companies. I am also an adjudicator on the Attorney General’s Municipal Bylaw Adjudication Roster and conduct hearings at municipalities throughout the province.

I am a qualified mediator with ADRBC. I have also completed a six-month mentored mediation program focusing on Worksafe matters.  Mediation is a current part of my practice both as counsel and as mediator. My mediation practice is in the area of general civil litigation matters.  I am on the Roster List for the Attorney General of BC as an approved mediator.  I have co mediated and solo mediated many cases including WCB, CRT facilitations and Insurance/Personal Injury Matters.  I have also mediated cases involving oil tank placement, commercial disputes, and, occupiers’ liability.

I am an active volunteer currently assisting with Amici Curiae. I am currently the Treasurer for the ADRBC Board of Directors.

I have taken 80 hours of mediation-based training over and above my qualifications for my law degree. I partake in continuing education in this area.  My firm is a long term sponsor of the ADRBC annual symposium.

I have taken the Arbitrators’ Training Course through ADRBC. Since then, I have conducted numerous arbitrations for Insurance Companies including Commercial Claims. As a result, I achieved the Chartered Arbitrator Designation through ADRBC. I also participate in arbitration files as counsel defending UMP claims and have extensive experience in that area.

  • Co-Author and Presenter Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Medicine Bootcamp for Lawyers Ethical Considerations in Retaining and Advising a Medical Expert
  • 2021 – Co-Presenter IIBC Fraud Investigation: Water Damages Claims Webinar
  • 2020 – Author and Presenter Headings of Damage Unique to Catastrophic Claims In House presentation to ICBC Head Office Claims
  • 2019 – Author and Presenter of Rule 7-5 Best Practices in-house presentation to ICBC Claims
  • 2017 – Present Member ADR Institute of British Columbia
  • 2006 – Present Member Vancouver Bar Association
  • 2022 – Present Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • 1992 – Present Canadian Bar Association Member
  • August 2022               Chartered Arbitrator ADR BC
  • December 2021          Qualified Mediator ADRBC
  • June 2017                   Qualified Arbitrator ADRBC
  • June 1991                   Bachelor of Laws University of Victoria
  • June 1987                   Bachelor of Arts Simon Fraser University
Accounting, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury
Bell, Glen W. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Glen W. Bell practised law for over 40 years in the fields of commercial litigation, administrative law and environmental law. He is an experienced arbitrator and med – arb practitioner in a wide variety of commercial disputes.

For more details of his experience, see www.gwbellarbitrator.com

Glen W. Bell’s commitment is to provide an economical, speedy and just approach to commercial dispute resolution.

Glen W. Bell is also an experienced ADR teacher. He is the director and chief lecturer in the Arbitrator Training Program of ADRBC. He trains arbitrators in contract law, arbitration procedure and award writing.

  • Past President of British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Board Member and Vice-President of ADR Institute of Canada
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) Panelist
  • Retired Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Called to the Bar in 5 Canadian provinces and territories (British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon)

Publications

Author, “An Arbitrator’s Practice Manual (British Columbia)” (2020)

Queen’s University, B.A., 1967
Queen’s University, LL.B., 1970

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Government, Indigenous, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Tax, Wills and Estates
Billiet, Philippe International Arbitration, Mediation Brussels Belgium

Philippe is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar, specialising in conflict resolution, arbitration and commercial law. He received his LL.M. in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick.

Philippe was one of the first mediators to obtain EMTPJ (European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice) certification and he often intervenes in cases with a diplomatic dimension. He is vice-president of the Chambre d’arbitrage d’experts, a member of the advisory board of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, and a registered arbitrator in numerous institutions around the world.

He lectures on tools and strategies for conflict resolution at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He works in Dutch, French and English. In addition, he can hold a conversation in German and understands Polish.

Listed as an arbitrator / mediator with approximately 15 institutes/centres.
Served as a (sole) mediator in approximately 50 mediation cases.
Served as a (sole/panel) arbitrator in approximately 200 arbitration cases.
Served as a lawyer in an arbitration / mediation procedure in approximately 60 cases

  • Philippe Billiet was one of the first European Cross Border mediators to be accredited under the EMTPJ accreditation program.
  • Philippe BiIIiet has been involved in reputed programs (e.g. IDRI project) to train African judges on settlement strategies.
  • Philippe Billiet was one of the persons behind the introduction of the first mediation law in Pakistan.
  • Philippe Billiet was chairman of the FMB-committee, a committee that was at the origin of a new mediation law in Belgium.
  • Philippe Billiet has been the COO of the Association for International Arbitration, helping to develop and improve ADR training programs and ADR practices internationally.
  • Philippe BiIIiet has been involved in several well-known arbitration cases (e.g. the Yukos case, Moldatsa case, etc.)

LL.M. International Economic Law (Cum laude) University of Warwick, England

Masters of Law (Cum laude) KU Leuven, Belgium

Bachelor of Law (Cum laude) Brussels University, Belgium

Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Booker, Arthur James Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Referee Victoria BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

James is the Director of JBCS International Ltd. with its office in Vancouver, Canada, and prior to his return to Vancouver in 2020, he was a resident of Indonesia for 29 years where, for the last 10 years, he was President Director of a boutique advisory firm, PT JBCS Indonesia.  He has extensive experience on the development, financing, construction and operation of major projects in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors in the UK, USA, Peru, Canada, Bolivia, Ecuador, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

His expertise covers technical, commercial and legal areas, and he is familiar with the FIDIC suite of contracts as well as bespoke construction contracts.  He has significant experience in drafting and negotiation of PPAs, EPC contracts, fuel supply contracts, O&M contracts and general commercial and corporate agreements. James also serves as mediator and arbitrator in disputes related to the construction,  energy and mining sectors, acts as advisor/counsel to clients in mediation or arbitration proceedings, and also  sits on various dispute adjudication boards.

James is a frequent speaker at international conferences on energy, mining, and dispute resolution, and conducts workshops on various topics, including structuring and negotiation of EPC contracts, power purchase agreements, fuel supply contracts and mining contracts.

  • DiplCArb leading to Fellowship of the CIArb and the SIArb.
  • MSc in Const’n Law & Arb’n at King’s College, London.
  • Accreditation as mediator by CEDR, London.
  • Arbitrator on construction disputes in the power, mining and oil & gas sectors, and on general commercial and corporate disputes.
  • Dispute board member for toll road, MRT and port projects.
  • Early neutral evaluations on power project disputes.
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
  • Fellow Singapore Institute of Arbitrators;
  • Member International Bar Association;
  • Member Inter-Pacific Bar Association;
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator;
  • Member Dispute Resolution Board Foundation;
  • Member Society of Construction Law;
  • Charted Civil Engineer;
  • Registered European Engineer;
  • Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers;
  • Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers;
  • Fellow Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
  • BSc (Struct. Eng) – London South Bank University
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • MBA (International Business) – National University of Singapore
  • MSc (Construction Law & Arbitration) – King’s College, London University
  • LLM (International Legal Practice) – University of Law, England
  • LLM (International Corporate and Commercial Law) – King’s College, London University

 

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Transportation
Boskovich, Joseph A. Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Joe has more than 30 years experience as a civil and criminal law litigator with a diverse range of experience in the Provincial, Supreme and Federal Courts. His practice has focussed in the area of personal injury, insurance law and commercial litigation. He also has extensive experience with fishing and maritime law, a natural outgrowth of his family’s long involvement with the British Columbia fishing industry.

In 1985 Joe qualified as a mediator, completing the Mediation Training course given by the B.C. Justice Institute and National Centre for Mediation Education in Washington, D.C. Since 1987, Joe has had an active practice as an Arbitrator and Mediator. He has mediated over of 3,500 cases involving personal injury, insurance disputes, commercial disputes, contracts, professional negligence, construction (“leaky condo”), family, partnership matters, estate matters, corporate shareholder disputes, and disputes involving Crown corporations and Ministries. He has acted as an Arbitrator and as Counsel in domestic commercial arbitrations involving insurance issues, franchising, construction, partnerships and general commercial disputes.

In 1993 Joe took part in a lengthy multi-party Mediation Institute seminar orientated towards the design of multi-party negotiation processes, aboriginal interests, cross-cultural dynamics and the structuring of the complex multi-party agreements. This training also included institutional and public conflict resolution. His training with multi-party mediation was extended in 1995 to include environmental disputes.

In 1995 Joe participated in a course, ADR & Negotiation for the Defence, given by the American Defence Research Institute (DRI) in San Francisco. In 1996 he attended Harvard Law School’s Advanced Mediation Course. In 1997 he participated in a Harvard Law School mediation workshop at Simon Fraser University, and in 1998 attended a Defence Practise Mediation and Arbitration Seminar given by DRI in Chicago, Illinois. In June 1999 he attended the Advanced Mediation Course at Osgood Law School, Toronto, Ontario.

  • Member and former director (2006 to 2010) of the B.C. Mediation Roster Society and alternative dispute resolution sub-sections of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Defence Research Institute and a past member of the Joint Committee on Dispute Resolution
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) Panelist
  • In January 2004 Joe spoke on the topic of mediation in Mexico at a Medical-Legal Conference presented by the B.C. Trial Lawyers and Department of Continuing Medical Education, Kelowna Hospital.
  • He gives regular lectures to PLTC students and for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on the topics of negotiating and mediation.

University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1969
University of British Columbia, B.A., 1965

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports, Wills and Estates
Brown, Hon. Neil A. International Arbitration, Mediation Melbourne Victoria AU (Australia)

The Hon Neil Brown KC is a Kings Counsel in Australia and has had a long and distinguished career in government and the law. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia in charge of portfolios in Attorney-General’s, Communications and Employment and Youth Affairs. In the law, he has appeared in every jurisdiction in Australia and has had experience in commercial, intellectual property, town planning and taxation matters. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator practicing in international and domestic matters in the commercial, communication, intellectual property and governmental fields. He is a leading arbitrator and adviser on internet domain name disputes. Representative cases include:

  • International arbitrations on the sale of goods.
  • A long series of arbitrations, advice, lecturing and tutoring on domain names.
  • Two arbitrations on GST (VAT) relating to small business.
  • Arbitration of a dispute on the international sale of goods between India and the United States.
  • Arbitration of a dispute on the sale of Australian wine to the USA.
  • Arbitration of a dispute between NSW /overseas principal and Victorian agent.
  • Alternative dispute resolution hearing on the price of electricity.
  • Mediation of a dispute on competing proposals for the development of a large tract of land in New South Wales.
  • Mediation of dispute on the provision of fringe benefits under a group of remuneration contracts relating to Fringe Benefits Tax.
  • Mediation on breach of service contract involving IP.
  • Mediation of large construction dispute over steel fixing.
  • Mediation of a dispute on restraint of trade on former employees and directors.
  • Mediation of dispute between lender and shareholders and directors of company.
  • Dispute on the terms of a consultancy agreement.
  • Numerous mediations on quality of work, claims for extras and delays in works.
  • Mediation of several disputes between a private health insurer and groups of private hospitals on the degree of reimbursement to be paid by the insurer to the hospitals.
  • Mediation of several disputes between universities/research institutions and investors on the commercialization of inventions.

Practiced in dispute resolution tribunals, arbitration and mediation since 1964
Qualified Arbitrator and Mediator of The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia since 2004
Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Intellectual property, Society of Australia and New Zealand

Maintaining website on domain name arbitration at www.domaintimes.info
Extensive writing and lecturing on arbitration and mediation, including domain name arbitration.

University of Melbourne, LLB 1963

Accounting, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Real Estate, Sports, Technology, Wills and Estates
Brown, Russell Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

I served for 10 1/2 years on the Canadian judiciary, including eight years on the Supreme Court of Canada, writing and participating in significant judgments in commercial law, insurance law, private law, energy law, public law, tax law, technology, aboriginal law, criminal law and constitutional law.

I previously served as a trial and appellate judge in Alberta, was professor and associate Dean of Law at the University of Alberta, the chair of the Health Law Institute, and litigation counsel at the Bars of Alberta and British Columbia, practicing in insurance, commercial law, construction, employment, trusts, medical negligence and major casualty.

As a trial judge, I also conducted dozens of judicial dispute resolutions, achieving a high rate of settlement.

I have participated as counsel in approximately 40 to 50 mediations, including complex cross-border mediations with jurisdictional disputes. I have participated in counsel in approximately 10 domestic arbitrations. As a member of the Canadian judiciary, I wrote over 175 judgments, approximately 100 of them at the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • 2008    Admitted to the Bar of Alberta (until 2013)
  • 1995    Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia (until 2004)

Publications

 Author, Pure Economic Loss in Canadian Negligence Law (LexisNexis, 2011)

  • Co-author, Government Liability (Canada Law Book, 2006)
  • Author or co-author of over 40 published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters on private law and civil justice.
  • 2006    Doctor of Juridical Science, University of Toronto
  • 2003    Master of Laws, University of Toronto
  • 1994    Bachelor of Laws (equivalent to J.D.), University of Victoria
  • 1987    Bachelor of Arts (First Class), University of British Columbia
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Energy, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Tax, Telecommunications, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Carbajal, Christian International Arbitration Curitiba Parana BR (Brazil)

Legal counsel in domestic arbitration (Peruvian and Brazilian Arbitration Centers) and in international arbitration (ICSID, ICC and GAFTA). Arbitrator in domestic arbitrator proceedings (in commercial, civil, energy, infrastructure and construction issues).

 Former Secretary of arbitration in commercial arbitration proceedings.

Director of Arbitration of CAMESC (Brazil) and former Secretary General of the International Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (Peru).

Law Professor of International Arbitration in Peruvian universities (ULIMA and UESAN) and Brazilian universities (PUCPR and UNIVALI).

Member of the Working Groups on Arbitration and Public Administration and Investment Arbitration of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).

Member of the Arbitration Committee of OAB/SC (Brazilian Bar Association), Brazil.

Speaker in Seminars on Conflict Resolution, National and International Arbitration, Foreign Investment and Free Trade Agreements.

Coach of the Arbitration Team of the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) • FDI International Arbitration Moot – University of Miami 2019 and Korea 2021. Arbitrator at Pre-Moots (Vis Moots ICC-Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, CAMARB-Brazil, CAM-CCBC and FDI Moot).

Member of the “FDI Moot College of Arbitrators – Center for International Legal Studies (CILS)”, Salzburg, Austria and President of the Committee No. I on Public and Private International Law of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), Washington DC.

Legal counsel in domestic (Peruvian and Brazilian Arbitration Centers) and in international arbitrations (ICSID, ICC and GAFTA).

Arbitrator in domestic arbitrator proceedings (in commercial, civil, energy, infrastructure and construction issues).

  • Favorable ICSID arbitration awards against the Republic of Peru and GAFTA arbitrations related to fishmeal sales agreements between Peruvian and Chinese companies.
  • British Chevening Scholarship to study LLM in International Economic Law, England.
  • Graduated with distinction at Warwick University, allowing internship in the Firm Mayer Brown, London.
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal Experts in Arbitration – Future Leaders – 2019 and 2020.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), London.
  • President of Committee on Public and Private International Law – Inter-American Bar Association (IAEA), Washington DC.

Professional Associations

Arbitration Institutions Enlisted as an Arbitrator:

  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre – (VIAC) – Austria;
  • London Court of International Arbitration – Arbitrator’s Database – (LCIA) – England;
  • Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Mexico (CAM) – Mexico;
  • Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Commercial Association of Parana – (ARBITAC) – Brazil;
  • Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of Santa Catarina (CAMESC), Brazil;
  • Chamber of Mediation and Business Arbitration (CBMAE) – Brazil;
  • Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of the Federation of Industries of Parana (CAMFIEP) – Brazil;
  • Chamber of Mediation and Specialized Arbitration (GAMES) – Brazil;
  • AMCHAM-Peru Arbitration Center- Peru;
  • Arbitration Center of the Arequipa and lca Chambers of Commerce, Peru;
  • Arbitration Center of the National Institute of Mining and Petroleum Law (INDEMIPE) – Peru;
  • University of Warwick, England – Master in International Economic Law. British Chevening scholarship. Thesis on International Investment Arbitration. Title obtained with distinction, 2002.
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Peru – Graduate Lawyer, 1997.
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures
Carroll, Michael P. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Throughout his career Michael’s practice has focused on commercial and corporate disputes. He has appeared in cases at all trial and appellate levels including the B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada, Superior Court and Court of Appeal of Québec, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Supreme Courts of the Northwest Territories and Yukon. He has also appeared before an international panel of arbitrators in Washington, D.C., in a dispute under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since January 2007, his practice has focused on domestic arbitration and mediation. Originally from Montréal, Michael began practicing in Québec in 1968 where he was a partner in the firm of Martineau Walker until 1980 when he moved to Vancouver. Michael was the managing partner of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP from 1986 through 1989.

Mediation Experience

Michael has acted as Mediator in over 100 disputes in a wide variety of commercial matters including claims involving multiple Plaintiffs and Defendants. Some examples are Real Estate ( REDMA, Strata Property Act claims) construction law, Professional Liability of accountants and lawyers, claims for breach of contract, fiduciary duties, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, Forestry Act disputes, and bankruptcy and insolvency priority claims.

Arbitration Experience

Michael has acted as a sole arbitrator and chaired arbitration panels in Alberta and British Columbia in numerous commercial disputes. Examples are claims for breach of contract or fiduciary duties, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation claims, Professional Partnership disputes, employment law matters, and disputes between doctors and Provincial Health Authorities.

Training

Has attended mediation training sessions conducted by CLE and Dispute Resolution Inc and Arbitration training sessions conducted by the Western Canadian Commercial Arbitration Society.

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1996
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2006-2017
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers, 2014
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • President, Golf Canada, 2013
  • Chair, Air Canada Championship (PGA Tour golf tournament), 2000-2002
  • Director, Physical Medical Research Foundation, 2000-2003
  • Director, Tantalus Management Inc., 2000-2005
  • Member, Advisory Board, Willis Canada Inc., 2002-2006
  • Member, Arbutus Club, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Member, Pt. Grey Golf Club, Vancouver, B.C.

LL.L., Laval University, 1967
B.A., McGill University, 1964

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Real Estate
Chaykhouni, Jamal International Arbitration Dubai Emirate of Dubai UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Jamal has over 35 years of success as a Civil Engineer in Transport, Land, Sea Ports & Airports expertise, a world proficient in Project Management, Feasibility studies projects, ADR & International Arbitration, Certified Contracts Experts , in Construction, Real Estate & Energy Expert Witness, Claim Preparation & delay dispute Analyst, Contract & Dispute Resolution, President founder of Canada Quality Experts CQE since 2005 and active member of ICCA , ICC and IBA the International Bar Association.

A Certified Adjudicator from Malaysian KLRCA, a Certified Construction & Real Estate Arbitrator & Expert at Dubai Courts & Ministry Of Justice Engineering Expert. A Certified Arbitrator from Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands in 2017. A Certified Mediator from School of Law International University of Business& Economy in Beijing-China, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Construction & Real Estate Valuer from the Dubai Real Estate Institute and an Engineer Expert in Dubai and UAE Federal Court in Construction and Real Estate Disputes with over 1600 cases since 2006, an Active Arbitrator and Member of DIAC-DIFC with over 60 cases as an Arbitrator since 2007.

Jamal has over 15 years of arbitral experience. He has worked with DIAC –DIFC as an active member and arbitrator from 2006 to present day.

He is an Expert in:

  • Dubai Court since 2006
  • Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Courts since 2013
  • UAE Federal Courts since 2013

He has arbitrated over 60 cases as an Arbitrator and over 1600 cases in Expert Witness Report in UAE Courts.

  • Certified International Property Specialist CIPS Expert & Real Estate Valuation Certified MENARES
  • Member of the International Commercial Arbitrator ICCA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Expert Consultant on Missions 2001-2015
  • Dubai Real Estate Institute Valuer

PHD in Construction & Energy Contract Law. (Online NY-USA) 2019
LLM Master of Law (Dispute Resolution) – Kings College University of Aberdeen-UK 2018
MBA Degree with Distinction (Dean List), City University – USA, (1998-2001)
MIS Degree (GPA 3.97/4) Dean List , Washington – USA (2000)
Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering (Airport Design), N.H – USA (1985).

Corporate Commercial, Maritime, Real Estate, Transportation
Chiasson, Craig R. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.

His international commercial arbitration experience (past and present) includes, representing:

  • A Canadian iron-ore project in relation to power issues in an ad hoc arbitration
  • A Canadian power company in relation to the sale and purchase of transformers from Chinese company under the VanIAC Rules
  • An Icelandic geothermal power producer in relation to a power purchase agreement with an Icelandic smelter project owner under the SCC Rules
  • A Canadian power company in relation to a site preparation for a transformer under the VanIAC Rules
  • A Barbados company in a dispute with a Canadian company relating to health products in an ad hoc arbitration
  • A Chinese company in a dispute with a Canadian company in relation to the manufacture and sale of raw materials for industrial building under VanIAC Rules
  • A Canadian design and construction joint venture in a dispute with an owner under the UNCITRAL Rules
  • A Canadian design and construction company in a dispute with a supplier relating to highway structure
  • A Canadian pharmaceutical development company in an ICC arbitration
  • An English marine equipment company in an ICC arbitration
  • A Canadian mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration
  • A Portuguese cement company in an ICC arbitration
  • A US satellite manufacturer in an ICC arbitration and ad hoc proceedings
  • A Korean shipbuilding company in an ICC arbitration
  • A French nuclear power plant contractor
  • A major international financial institution in an ICC arbitration
  • An Albanian mobile telephone company
  • A Russian energy company in an ICC arbitration
  • A Canadian software company in two international arbitrations under the VanIAC rules
  • A Greek financial institution in a dispute relating to the purchase of a foreign financial institution

His commercial arbitration experience (past and present) as arbitrator includes:

  • Sole arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration under the VanIAC Rules arising from a consultancy agreement
  • Sole arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration under the VanIAC Rules arising from a royalty agreement

His investment treaty experience includes advising:

  • An European State on issues arising out of an investor’s claims for breach of the Energy Charter Treaty relating to the revocation of power-generation concessions
  • An African State on issues arising out of an investor’s claims for breach of a bilateral investment treaty relating mining rights
  • An international energy company on issues arising out of its claims for breach of relevant bilateral investment treaties in relation to its assets in a South American State
  • An international energy company on issues arising out of its claims for breach of relevant bilateral investment treaties in relation to its assets in a CIS State

Craig has also acted as tribunal secretary to Jan Paulsson in Pantechniki S.A. Contractors & Engineers v. Republic of Albania (ICSID Case No ARB/07/21) and in an ICC case to Noah Rubins relating to the dismantling, transportation and reconstruction of a steel plant.

He has appeared as counsel in ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, VanIAC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and in the Appeal, Supreme, and Provincial Courts of British Columbia.

  • Member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada’s Arbitration Committee, including as a member of its list of arbitrators
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Arbitration Law Project of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member of the London Court of International Arbitration
  • Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Member of the International, Canadian and Vancouver Bar Associations
  • Contributor to International Law Office on issues of international arbitration

Qualified Solicitor of England and Wales, 2011
Qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of BC, 2002
University of Alberta, LLB, 2001
University of British Columbia, BEd, 1995
University of British Columbia, BA, 1992

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Technology
Chiasson, Edward C. “Ed” Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

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.

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.

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.

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

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Indigenous, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Maritime, Technology
Cicchetti, Tina Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Frisco TX (Texas) US (United States)

Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner, an independent Neutral with Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC) and a Member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place in Toronto. She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Before joining VAC, Tina was a partner of Fasken, a Global Arbitration Review top 100 firm (GAR 100) in 2016 and 2017. Tina has almost 20 years of experience in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. From the beginning of her career, her focus has been on arbitration as a means of commercial dispute resolution. She is regularly asked to speak on the topics of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and has authored several articles on the subject. Since 2019 Tina has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration.

From 2003 to 2011, Tina taught international commercial disputes as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. She has taught arbitrator training courses for ICDR Canada and presented at numerous CLEs, conferences and online seminars on various aspects of arbitration practice. Tina has been involved in more than 15 International arbitration matters and been appointed as sole arbitrator and chair in disputes under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules and ICDR/AAA Rules. She also has advised on matters under other arbitration rules including the, American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Swiss Rules, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC, formerly the BCICAC).

  • Chambers Global Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Canada, since 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Arbitration, 2019, 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers ® 2018 Vancouver International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers ® in Canada 2017-2019 for International Arbitration
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert ® Directory2014- 2020 consistently recommended for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers 2014 – 2020 for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 – 2018
  • Expert Guides Rising Star2015 – 2017
  • Lexpert®: Canada’s Leading Litigators 2014
  • Named as a “litigation star” for arbitration in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
  • Past Chair, International Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICC Canada), 2018-2020
  • ICDR/AAA Panel Member
  • CPR Panel Member
  • CUSMA (formerly NAFTA), Chapter 19 Panel Member
  • CIIDRC Panel Member
  • ITA Board of Reporters (Canada)
  • Board Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS) (formerly WCART)
  • Adjunct Professor, International Commercial Disputes, Faculty of Law, The University of British Columbia (2003 – 2011)
  • Advisory Board Member, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Advisory Board Member, Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration
  • Executive Committee Member, California International Arbitration Council (CIAC)
  • Program Co-Chair, USC Hollinger ADR Program
  • NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, International Congress on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member, ICC Canada
  • Member, ADRIC
  • Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Member, ArbitralWomen

Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School – 2018
LLB, University of British Columbia – 2000
BBA (Hons.), Simon Fraser University – 1996

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Franchise, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Transportation
Clemens, Murray A. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

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.

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.

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:

  • 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)

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

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Franchise, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Transportation
Coblin, Shane D. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Shane has extensive experience in all areas of commercial arbitration.  His practice is focused on complex commercial disputes, including commercial leasing, construction, and shareholder disputes.

Shane is a partner in the litigation department of Kornfeld LLP where he represents owners, investors and major developers in complex disputes with shareholders, vendors, contractors, builders, strata corporations and other parties. Shane also advises corporations and individuals in shareholder disputes and matters involving securities, contracts and partnerships, insolvency, fiduciary obligations, negligence and fraud.

Shane has received the recognition of his peers as a leader in his field. He has maintained an AV Preeminent rating in Martindale Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence and high ethical standing since 2017.  He has been named as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation since 2020, and he has been recognized by Best Lawyers for expertise in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Commercial Leasing Law since 2021.

Shane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He has acted as counsel on numerous commercial arbitration matters involving commercial leasing and other commercial disputes.

Law Society of British Columbia
Law Society of Ontario (inactive)
Canadian Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Faculty of Law, Queen’s University at Kingston, LLB
University of Western Ontario, BA, Psychology

Bar Admissions
British Columbia, 2006
Ontario, 2002

Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Financial Services, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Wills and Estates
Cohen, Tracey Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Tracey Cohen, KC is a leading commercial litigation and dispute resolution Partner in the Vancouver office of Fasken. Tracey has been recognized for expertise in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and International and Commercial Arbitration and has repeatedly been recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 female litigators.

Tracey was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2015 and was admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in March 2019, and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America in 2020.

Tracey has been noted for her ability to strategize the best approach for complex disputes. She is recognized as “very strong in developing relationships” and for understanding her clients’ business and objectives.

Tracey is currently a member of the Firm’s Partnership Board. She is also Co-Chair of Fasken’s Commercial Litigation Group in BC and Chair of Fasken’s National Arbitration Steering Committee.

Tracey acts as counsel on a range of matters, with a focus on corporate commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration matters, including class actions, oppression proceedings, derivative actions, pension litigation, professional negligence, mining, tax litigation, fraud, and securities matters, including hostile take-over bids, and shareholder disputes. She has worked with major international law firms in the United States to collaborate on cross-border litigation.

• Member, Law Society of British Columbia
• Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
• Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
• Member, Securities Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
• Member, Discipline Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia (January 2015 – December 2016)

• LLB, University of British Columbia, 1991
• BA (with Distinction), Political Science, University of Toronto, 1988

Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Entertainment, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, Technology
Comeau, Mary E. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mary was a senior commercial litigator, with over 25 year’s experience as arbitration counsel in complex commercial dispute resolution, focusing on oil and gas, electricity and mining matters. A graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law (Gold Medalist 1989) she started her career at Macleod Dixon, which merged with Norton Rose in 2011, now Norton Rose Fulbright, where she retired as Senior Partner and Litigation Practice Group Leader December 31, 2017. On January 1, 2018 she joined Western Arbitration Chambers as an independent neutral. In May, 2022 she moved to Vancouver and joined Vancouver Arbitration Chambers as an independent neutral.  She has enjoyed the transition from advocate to adjudicator and has sat as sole arbitrator and as a Tribunal member, including as Chair.

Mary has practiced in the arbitration field since the early 1990’s and has extensive experience as counsel in commercial arbitration.  As arbitrator she has decided matters ranging from pipeline development disputes to hard rock mining issues to construction matters.  She has sat as sole arbitrator as well as on three member panels, including as Chair.  She is appointed to numerous rosters and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England.  She is a sought-after speaker in the field and is co-chair of the ICDR Canada Advisory Committee.  She has numerous awards and recognitions, including being recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration in Vancouver.

  • ADR Institute of Alberta and Vancouver
  • ADR Institute of Canada (Director 2006-2017, President’s Award 2017)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow
  • ICDR Canada Advisory Committee
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (Director 2014 – present)
  • Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration; Editorial Advisory Board
  • Theatre Calgary (Director, Secretary 2015-2017)
  • St. Mary’s University (Board of Governors 2014 – present, President’s Search Committee 2022)
  • University of Calgary, B.S.W. 1986
  • University of Calgary, LL.B 1989 (Gold Medal)
  • Admitted to the Alberta Bar 1990
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Indigenous, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures
Cotie, Joan Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Cobble Hill BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Joan is committed to working with clients to create dynamic, healthy relationships for families and organizations. Joan’s work is multi-disciplinary. She is trained as a social worker, mediator and arbitrator with more than 35 years of experience. Joan is able to apply her skills and knowledge from these professions to build agreements that are unique and meet the needs of all clients. She believes that the parties self-determination and the creativity of people working together is the basis of conflict resolution. Her approach is respectful, facilitative and flexible to the parties needs while working collaboratively toward mutually beneficial solutions.

Joan’s experience with the not-for-profit sector, union and labour sector, and with children, youth and families gives her a multi-faceted perspective and knowledge.

Formally educated in Child Care Work (diploma), Social Work, (Bachelor and Masters degrees) Law, Women’s Studies (Bachelor’s level) and Conflict Resolution (certificate) (mediation, negotiation, parent coordination and arbitration).

  • Mediator 20 years; Arbitrator 12 years; Parent Coordinator 8 years
  • Conflict Resolution Certificate ICAM (308 hours)
  • JIBC Mediated Agreements/Court Orders; Substance Use Issues; Multi-Cultural Issues
  • CLEBC Parent Coord; Interviewing Children
  • Mediate BC Mediating Insurance/Personal Injury; Ethics/Standards for DR professionals
  • ADRIC Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
  • ADRBC Cyber Security Risk; Workplace Bullying; Arbitration Civil, Family, Strata
  • Family Mediation Canada Elder Mediation Committee member
  • Appointed Member of the B.C. Property Assessment Review Panel (6 yrs.)
  • Appointed Member of the Employment & Assistance Appeal Tribunal (6 yrs.- 2008 – 2014 – maximum appointment & reappointed 2018)
  • Ministry of Attorney General – Mediate B.C. Member – Civil & Family Mediation Rosters
  • BC Hear the Child Society Member
  • BC Parent Coordination Roster Society Member
  • Ministry of Education Student Appeals Board Mediator and Adjudicator Rosters
  • Association of Family & Conciliation Courts Member
  • South Island Dispute Resolution Centre Member & Contractor
  • ADRBC Roster, Member, Board & Committee Member, Chartered Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator & ICBC Arbitration Roster Member
  • Chair – ADR Canada Designations Marketing Sub-Committee
  • B.C. Association of Social Workers
  • B.C. Non Profit Housing Association – Certified Instructor
  • Family Mediation Canada

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Arbitrator (ADR Institute of Canada)
  • Chartered Mediator (ADR Institute of Canada)
  • Registered Social Worker (BC College of Social Workers)
  • University of Victoria, Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education Program
  • Justice Institute of BC, Section 211 Report Writing Course
  • BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute, Arbitration Training Certificates, Strata; Arbitration & Family
  • University of Victoria, Multi-Disciplinary Masters-Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree
  • Nanaimo Small Claims Court, Small Claims Court Mediation Practicum
  • Institute of Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Certificate and Management
  • University of Victoria, Bachelor of Social Work Degree (With Distinction)
  • American Correctional, Legal Issues for Probation & Parole Officers
  • Carleton University, Combined Majors – Law and Women’s Studies
  • Mohawk College A.A.T., Child Care Worker Diploma (Honours)
Corporate Commercial, Family, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Crow, Jessica International Arbitration London London UK (United Kingdom)

Jessica is an independent arbitrator who specialises in Energy and Natural Resources, Climate Change and the Environment, General Commercial Disputes and Public International Law. She has particular expertise in matters relating to the energy transition and the international climate change regime.

Jessica has more than a decade of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has served as Sole, Co-Arbitrator and Counsel in high value, complex disputes under most major arbitral institutions, numerous governing laws, and arbitral seats. She also has experience in the energy sector as in-house counsel to a prominent Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company and in the public sector as the Special Legislative Assistant to the Government House Leader in the Parliament of Ontario, Canada.

In the field of climate law and governance, she advises corporates, investors, and States in relation to international and domestic climate policy, energy transition regulations, and litigation risk. Jessica’s practice is also shaped by her role with leading research institutions. She is a doctoral researcher in climate law and litigation at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) where she collaborates with world-leading experts in climate science, economics, and law. She also works in close collaboration with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and teaches environmental law and economics at Cambridge.

Jessica sits on the Advisory Committee of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP), the North American regional sub-committee of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ADR & Sustainability Specialist Group Steering Committee.

She is admitted to practice in New York and as a Solicitor in England and Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Representative Experience as Arbitrator and Counsel

  • Co-Arbitrator under the LCIA Rules in a dispute seated in Doha under the laws of Qatar relating to the construction of a sustainable urban regeneration project.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration seated in London concerning a contract for the provision of commissioning services in the transportation sector.
  • Co-Arbitrator in a multimillion-dollar dispute seated in London under the LCIA rules concerning a debt restructuring agreement in the telecommunications sector.
  • Co-Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration seated in Calgary in relation to a multi-million dollar claim between Canadian and U.S. parties concerning a construction contract.
  • Co-Arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration seated in London, in relation to the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC administered arbitration between parties in relation to alleged breaches of a commercial agency agreement.
  • Sole Arbitrator in two separate commercial disputes, under the LCIA rules, between parties in relation to alleged breaches of a consumer credit agreement.
  • Acting as arbitrator in several arbitrations in the transport & tourism sector under the Arbitration Act 1996 (UK).
  • Counsel to a leading European EPC contractor in ICC arbitration in relation to a cancelled pipeline project. English law governed and the language of the arbitration was English. Over EUR 1 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of an oil and gas major in a dispute with a contractor arising out of political and social unrest in West Africa.
  • Counsel to a French-German consortium in ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company in relation to a dispute arising from an agreement for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland. Finnish law governed and the language of the proceedings was English. Over EUR 6.1 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of a prominent contractor in the Oil & Gas industry in an LCIA arbitration regarding variations and prolongation in relation to the supply of two vessels in the Kashagan Field.
  • Counsel to a multinational infrastructure firm in ICC arbitration in relation to one of the world’s largest urban rail projects.  The seat was in London and over US 900 million was at stake.
  • Counsel to 13 financial investment companies and two individuals as claimants in ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the revision and breach of a settlement agreement in relation to a substantial telecommunications operation in Brazil. The seat of the arbitration was Paris, Brazilian law applied, and language of the arbitration was English. Over EUR 15 billion was at stake.
  • Acted on behalf of three European chemical companies as respondents in ICC arbitration in Geneva against the European subsidiaries of a large North American chemical concern. Swiss law applied.
  • Advisory Board Member and immediate Past President, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Member, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ADR & Sustainability Specialist Group Steering Committee
  • Member, North American Sub-Committee Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
  • University of Cambridge, PhD, International Climate Law and Energy Transition Governance, 2022 –
  • Queen Mary, University of London, LLM International Dispute Resolution, Energy and Climate Change, 2021
  • University College London, LLB Hons, 2010
  • McGill University, BA Hons, 2005
  • New York State Bar, 2011
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2020

 

Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Telecommunications, Transportation
Cundari, Laura Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

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.

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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.

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

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Hospitality, Indigenous, Partnership and Shareholder
Day, Peter R. International Arbitration Mercer Island WA (Washington) US (United States)

Mr. Day’s wide-ranging experience as a business lawyer, trial lawyer, corporate executive and university educator make him well-suited to serve as a neutral in nearly any alternative dispute resolution setting. He has a broad background as a lawyer with over 35 years of practice, ranging from trial practice and litigation management to a wide-ranging corporate practice, with significant experience in intellectual property, international business, construction, aircraft finance, real estate, and asset sales.

After graduate studies in law in Germany and in business administration as a Fulbright scholar in France, he joined the legal department of The Boeing Company, where he enjoyed a 25-year career which included assignments as Chief Counsel for two division legal departments. In his role as Chief Counsel for two divisions of The Boeing Company, a substantial part of his responsibility was cost-effective and prompt dispute resolution, using negotiation, informal means of alternative dispute resolution, and formal mediation, arbitration or litigation when necessary. Concurrently, he set up and managed fully integrated in-house and outside counsel claims teams in the successful defense of over $100 million in construction claims at minimum cost, many of which were resolved through arbitration.

Mr. Day is reasonably fluent in both German and French and has negotiated business transactions in both languages.

After living and doing business on three continents, he has an understanding of the interplay of different legal systems and cultures in international business, a management perspective of business disputes and a very pragmatic approach to dispute resolution.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Day served as a Marine Corps trial lawyer in Vietnam and Japan, then as Chief Prosecutor and Court-martial judge at Camp Pendleton, California. Following release from active duty, he joined the Office of the District Attorney of San Mateo County, California, where he tried 22 jury trials.

  • Sole arbitrator in ICDR e-commerce case involving North American parties with claims of breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation.  Award issued.
  • Sole arbitrator in ICDR case involving Asian & North American parties with claims of breach of contract and fraud.  Pending.
  • Co-arbitrator in AAA case with claims of breach of contract.  Award issued.
  • Co-arbitrator in AAA case with claims of breach of contract and counterfeit goods.  Award issued.
  • Co-arbitrator in ICDR case involving Asian & North American parties with claims of breach of a patent license agreement.  Award issued.
  • Sole arbitrator in ICDR case involving Asian & North American parties with claims of breach of contract and fraud.  Award issued.
  • Co-arbitrator in FINRA securities arbitration with claims of breach of contract.  Award issued.
  • Co-arbitrator in FINRA securities arbitration with claims of violation of securities laws, fraud and unsuitable investments.  Award issued.
  • Sole arbitrator in two ICDR generic top-level domain name disputes.  Awards issued.
  • Sole arbitrator in investment dispute involving Forex (off-exchange foreign currency trading) investments.  Award issued.

He is the chair of the Seattle Chapter of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has taught International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Washington School of Law.  He has also taught both MBA and undergraduate courses in business law and international law at the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics.

He has co-sponsored workshops on cross-examination in international arbitration, hosted by the Beijing and Shanghai Arbitration Commissions in their respective cities, and in Vienna, co-sponsored by the ICC Austria and Dorda Brugger Jordis.

In 2016, he was an instructor for the “International Dispute Resolution Masterclass,” in Beijing, sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & UNCITRAL.

With the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, he has taught trial practice to lawyers for 15 years at the San Diego and Seattle programs, as well as in-house “Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration” training programs in London.

Arbitration Panels

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

Beijing Arbitration Commission

World Intellectual Property Organization

International Centre for Dispute Resolution

American Arbitration Association

Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

London Court of International Arbitration

  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, Four-week executive program (Programme Supérieur pour Dirigeants), 2005
  • B.A., University of Grenoble, France (Fulbright scholar) Graduate degree (Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées), 1976
  • University of the Saar, Germany Graduate studies at the Europa-Institut in European Union law, 1974-1975
  • J.D., University of San Francisco, 1969
  • B.A., Economics, Yale University, 1966
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Real Estate, Securities
Deane, Robert J. C. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Deane is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, based in Vancouver, Canada. He is the National Leader of the Firm’s International Trade and Arbitration Group, and an elected member of the Partnership Board, the Firm’s governing body. He also serves as the Co-National Leader of the Privacy and Data Security Group and as the Vancouver Regional Leader of the Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship Law Group. Robert practises international and domestic commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, privacy law, intellectual property litigation and advertising/competition law. He is ranked nationally and internationally as a leading lawyer in these areas.

Mr. Deane has experience in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and in numerous significant international commercial arbitration proceedings in North America, Asia and Europe under the LCIA Rules, the ICC Rules, the ICSID (Additional Facility) Rules, the American Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Rules, the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Domestic and International Arbitration Rules of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, and the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, among others.

Prior to joining BLG, Robert was a law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada (now the Rt. Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada).

Mr. Deane has been involved in numerous significant arbitration proceedings throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Deane represented the United Mexican States in NAFTA Chapter Eleven arbitral proceedings and related court proceedings before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada (Metalclad Corp. v. United Mexican StatesFeldman v. United Mexican States; Bayview Irrigation District v. United Mexican States; Corn Products International Inc. v. United Mexican States; Cargill Inc. v. United Mexican States). Mr. Deane also appeared for the United Mexican States in Waste Management Inc. v. United Mexican States, and has provided advice on numerous other NAFTA Chapter Eleven and other investment treaty arbitral proceedings.

Mr. Deane’s arbitration practice has also provided him with opportunities to work with the LCIA Rules, the ICSID (Additional Facility) Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the American Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Rules (ICDR), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Domestic and International Arbitration Rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, among others.

  • Recognized as the 2017 “Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition (and since 2011) of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution — British Columbia, Dispute Resolution — Arbitration).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016.
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers Canada — Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution: British Columbia, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Advertising and Marketing Law, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, and Privacy & Data Security Law).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of the Legal 500 Canada (International Trade).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Local Litigation Star: British Columbia” and a “Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Competition, Intellectual Property”.
  • Member, Executive Committee, ICC Canada, 2011-present
  • Past Regional Representative for North America (Canada), Young International Arbitration Group — London Court of International Arbitration
  • Member: Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, 2010-present; Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, 2010-present; Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society, 2010-present
  • Former Chair, Editorial Board, Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Discovery and Production in Canada (Sedona Canada)
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2009-present

LLB, University of Victoria, 1998 (Law Society of BC Gold Medallist)
BA, Simon Fraser University, 1995
British Columbia, 2000

Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing
Drymer, Stephen L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Montreal QC (Quebec) CA (Canada)

Stephen L. Drymer heads Woods LLP’s Arbitration practice. A litigator and advocate by background and experience, Stephen is a leading figure in domestic and international arbitration and dispute resolution. He acts as counsel and serves as mediator, arbitrator and tribunal president under the laws of jurisdictions throughout Canada and abroad, in ad hoc proceedings and in cases administered by the world’s most prominent arbitral institutions.

Stephen also advises parties on a broad range of issues associated with the design, negotiation, drafting and implementation of dispute resolution agreements and strategies. Within the practice areas noted above, Stephen has worked with clients and parties in a wide range of industries and businesses including manufacturing, infrastructure, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, oil and gas, mining, renewables, environment, outsourcing, aviation, aerospace and crop science.

Stephen is also very active in the resolution of sport-related disputes, among other, in cases before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. In addition to extensive work as counsel, he has served as arbitrator and or in numerous cases involving a wide range of issues and sports.

Listed in the world’s top legal directories as a leader in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and a frequent lecturer, Stephen is among the most sought-after arbitrators in Canada and internationally.

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Institutional panels of arbitrators and mediators, including: 

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) / International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC)
  • Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC)
  • ICC Canada (the Canadian National Committee of the ICC)

 Teaching and Professional Activities  

  • McGill University Faculty of Law, Guest Lecturer: International Dispute Resolution
  • McGill University Faculty of Law, Guest Lecturer: Sport Law and Arbitration
  • Former VP, Arbitration Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Former Director, Canada branch of the International Law Association ILA
  • Former President, Montreal Branch and Honorary Adviser to the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA Canada)
  • Canada Delegate to United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II, Revision of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2008-2010)
  • Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation

 Professional Associations 

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • ICC Canada
  • CAIL/ITA Center for American and International Law (Institute for Transnational Arbitration)
  • College of Commercial Arbitration (CCA)
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS)

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Common Law (LL.B.), 1990
Canadian Securities Institute, The Canadian Securities Course, 1983
Yale University, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science (B.A.), 1983

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Hospitality, Indigenous, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Duffy, James P. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

J.P. is a globally recognized arbitration practitioner who handles all aspects of the international arbitration life cycle, from strategic clause drafting, to lead merits and hearing counsel, through award enforcement and recovery. Recognized as a global leader and one of the ten “Most Highly Regarded” international arbitration partners in the Americas by Global Arbitration Review’s WWL, he has represented clients across a range of industries in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitral rules, including those of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, JAMS, ICSID and UNCITRAL in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

J.P. also routinely sits as an arbitrator in commercial disputes, and is listed on the arbitrator rosters of most major arbitral institutions, including specialized panels like the AAA-ICDR Life Sciences Arbitrator panel. Additionally,

J.P. conducts arbitration-related litigation around the globe, such as judicial interim relief applications and multi-jurisdictional award enforcement and recovery proceedings, and is qualified in New York, England & Wales, and the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.

J.P. has substantial emerging market dispute resolution experience, and previously practiced as a foreign legal consultant in the Dubai office of an international law firm. His international arbitration practice has a strong geographic focus on the MENA region, the Indian sub-continent, Sub-Saharan Africa, and East Asia, as well as a particular emphasis on the life sciences, defense, technology, and franchising sectors. Before entering private practice, J.P. served as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas C. Platt in the Eastern District of New York.

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• NYSBA (International Section)
• ABA (International Law & Practice Section)
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Fellow (FCIArb)
• ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR – Member (2013-2018)
• ICC Institute of World Business Law – Member
• New York International Arbitration Center – Board Member (2013-2016)
• Institute for Transnational Arbitration – Advisory Board Member (2014-2016)
• International Arbitration Club of New York – Member (2012)
• Casting for Recovery – Board Chair (2011-2017)

• St. John’s University School of Law, 2001, J.D., cum laude
• Colgate University, 1998, B.A.

Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Duguid , Bryan C. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

As counsel or as arbitrator, Bryan focuses exclusively on the resolution of corporate and commercial disputes.

As lead or sole counsel, he represents international and domestic corporations (commonly the largest and leading in their industries), but also privately-held start-ups and individuals.

In 2014, Bryan was appointed as Queen’s Counsel, and as a Fellow of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2018, he was inducted as one of the maximum of twelve Alberta Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. In 2019, Bryan was appointed for a five-year term as one of three members of the Dispute Resolution Panel for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator. In 2020 and 2021, he was shortlisted by Benchmark Litigation as the Alberta Litigator of the Year. Bryan is also a member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.

Bryan is recognized by Who’s Who Legal for “exceptional work in international arbitration proceedings” and as having “outstanding expertise in national and international commercial and civil litigation”. He has been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and for construction, corporate-commercial, and energy disputes. Benchmark recognizes Bryan as a Litigation Star in arbitral, commercial and energy disputes. Chambers Canada and Lexpert have identified Bryan as a leading lawyer who is repeatedly recommended for corporate-commercial disputes.

Bryan started his legal career by articling with a major international law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.  He was an associate for 5-½ years, and a partner for 10 years.

Bryan then joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP in 2009, serving as its Managing Partner from 2013 to 2014, and Firm Chairperson from 2015 to 2019.

For more than 25 years Bryan has been focused on the resolution of business disputes. Over that time, the arbitral portion of his practice has increased progressively, such that it now comprises a high majority, involving complex matters typically with at least tens of millions of dollars at stake.

Bryan has obtained full-ranging experience as lead or sole counsel in arbitration proceedings and hearings in various industries, including Power Purchase Arrangement arbitrations in the Alberta electricity industry, construction disputes, and commercial disputes.

In 2005, he obtained a Certificate in Arbitration from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (now the ADR Institute of Alberta) (ADRIA), based on 11 different relevant courses including 62 hours in attendance and additional preparatory reading and other work.

In 2014, Bryan was admitted as a Fellow (FCIArb) of the worldwide London, UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Article 31.22 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Chair of Sub-Group and member of Steering Committee of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (ULCC), Domestic Arbitration Legislation Group, that prepared a new uniform Arbitration Act for all of the provinces and territories in Canada, approved by the ULCC in November 2016.
  • Founding Co-Editor of ADR Perspectives, a newsletter published by the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
  • Appointed in 2021 to the Experienced Arbitrators panel to train, develop, and mentor recently-qualified Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, under the New Arbitrator Program.
  • Arbitrator Rosters and Panels:
    • Ontario IESO Dispute Resolution Panel
    • International Centre for Dispute Resolution Canada
    • ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. (including the Commercial Arbitrations Roster)
    • ADR Institute of Alberta
    • American Dispute Resolution Center
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
  • ADR Institute of Alberta
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

1992 – Osgoode Hall Law School, Bachelor of Laws
1991 – University of Regina, Bachelor of Administration with Distinction

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Transportation
Ferris, Craig Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Ferris has practiced with Lawson Lundell LLP for over 30 years. He has been involved in many (in excess of 20) international and domestic arbitrations as counsel. These arbitrations have covered a wide range of legal issues including most recently (last 2 years) mining, charitable giving, construction, and shareholders rights. For the past 3 years he has been Chair of the Law Society Tribunal and is currently President of the Law Society.

  • 2017 – Present Law Society of BC, Tribunal Chair
  • 2016 – Present Law Society of BC, Chamber Bencher
  • 2013 – Present Law Society of BC, Panel Member
  • 2018 – Present Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member (achieved CIArb. Designation)
  • 2013 – BC Council of Arbitrators Tribunals – Completed Tribunal Member training
  • 2014 – Appointed Queen’s Counsel
  • Best Lawyer in Canada 2010 – 2020
  • Chambers Canada: recommended in Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation 2020: listed as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in
    Canada
  • Chambers Global: recognized in Dispute Resolution
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Litigation – Corporate Commercial
  • L’expert Zenith Awards 2018
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

British Columba (1991)
Queen’s Counsel, British Columbia (2014)
University of British Columbia (B.A., 1986)
University of British Columbia
(LL.B., 1989)

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance, Partnership and Shareholder, Pension, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Freeman, Claude Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Fluently bilingual, Claude’s academic background includes studies in both Business Administration and Aviation Sciences (Commercial Pilot) and Dispute Resolution Law.

Combined with over 30 years of solid business experience, he is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator, with 20 years of full-time civil/commercial mediation, arbitration and fact-finding practice, including matters of employment/workplace, finance, accounting, intellectual property, code of conduct reviews, mergers and acquisitions, contract issues, insurance, and transportation. Claude has been appointed to several prominent mediation and arbitration rosters, and one of his arbitration decisions has been published in the 2007 Canadian Patent Reporter. His practice has included review/adjudication/appeals of several hundred disability/injury/insurance matters and is approved as a workplace specialist for the Federal Government. He is also an approved arbitrator by the Province of Québec to conduct arbitrations under the New Home Warranty Plan. He is also very familiar with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

Claude leads a Quebec-based full-service Conflict Resolution firm, capable of helping maximize the post-COVID19 business recovery, in a financially viable way. Visit Claude’s website here.

Claude has authored and published close to 30 papers, articles, and media events on Dispute Resolution, and has taught/co-taught a number of courses and seminars, and has mentored several new mediators to the profession.

Claude initially trained as a Mediator and Arbitrator with the Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre and has earned a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution Law, and his designations as Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator.

Mediation Rosters

  • Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto/Ottawa/Windsor
  • Member of Walkerton Mediator Roster
  • Federal Department of Justice – Resolution Neutral
  • General Insurance Ombudservice
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD)
  • Ombudservice Life & Health Insurance (OLHI)

Arbitration Rosters

  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • KPMG – Ontario/Quebec Workplace Arbitrator Panel
  • Financial Services Company Dispute Roster
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Major Insurance Company Misrepresentation Dispute Arbitrator
  • American Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre
  • ADR Chambers
  • Tribunal Appointment: Appointment by Governor-in-Council/Privy Council as member of the Federal Transportation Appeals Tribunal, 9/03
  • CRA – Independent Third Party Reviewer (Workplace).
  • ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada
  • ADR Institute Chartered Arbitrator/Mediator Designations Approval Committee
  • Ontario French Lawyers Association (A.J.E.F.O.)
  • Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre (Q.N.I.C.A.C.)
  • American Arbitration Association (A.A.A.)
  • Quebec Mediation and Arbitration Institute (I.M.A.Q.)
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
Corporate Commercial, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Personal Injury
Gershony, Yarden D. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Kelowna BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

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.

Yarden has significant experience acting as arbitrator in commercial domestic cases. 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.

  • Four years as arbitrator in domestic commercial cases (seven appointments, five written awards).
  • 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.
  • Eleven 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.
  • Eleven 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 others
  • Director: Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • Director and past President: Downtown Kelowna Association
  • Director: Kelowna General Hospital Foundation
  • 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 others

B.A., University of Victoria (2005)

J.D., University of British Columbia (2008)

Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate
Ghikas, Gerald W. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Gerry Ghikas has over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, appellate advocate, arbitration counsel and commercial arbitrator. He has appeared as an advocate in numerous complex cases before Canadian courts, before administrative and regulatory tribunals and before international and domestic commercial arbitration tribunals seated in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Gerry Ghikas has also served as an arbitrator in approximately 100 international and domestic cases. His experience spans a broad range of business and legal subject matters including, but not limited to, mining, oil and gas, electrical energy, forestry, banking, corporations and shareholders, securities regulation, officers and directors liability, intellectual property, technology, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, competition and anti-trust, partnerships, joint ventures and other contractual arrangements.

Gerry spent the first three years of his legal career as a solicitor, drafting leases, joint venture agreements, limited partnership agreements, financing and other documents. He is former managing partner of the Vancouver law firm Ladner Downs, and for many years chaired its Compensation Committee.

  • 35 years of experience as counsel and commercial arbitrator, and occasionally as mediator
  • Advocate in numerous complex cases
  • Completed the Fellowship Accreditation course in International Arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) to be qualified as a Fellow
  • Completed accreditation course of BCAMI/ADRIC to be accredited as a Chartered Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator (sole arbitrator, chair or co-arbitrator) in over 100 international and domestic cases, either ad hoc or administered by VanIAC, ADRIC, ICC, ICDR etc.
  • Completed Commercial Mediation training offered by the CLE Society of British Columbia and served as mediator of complex commercial and partnership cases.

 

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb.)
  • Chartered Arbitrator (CArb.)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (FACTL)
  • Recipient of National Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution
  • Chair, Canadian National Arbitration Committee of International Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Delegate to UNCITRAL Working Group (Arbitration Rules Revision)
  • Member, CBA, ABA, IBA, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ADRIC
  • Author of numerous articles on dispute resolution
  • Chambers Global, World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, 1970
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws, 1973

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Real Estate, Technology
Ghikas, Matthew T. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Ghikas FCIArb. is a litigator who has practiced law across western Canada for over 23 years. Although he has a commercial litigation background, for the past 20 years his primary focus has been on the energy industry (electricity, oil and gas, alternative energy, LNG), utilities, rate regulation and transportation regulation. His expertise in various areas has been recognized by organizations including Chambers, Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Litigation, Lexpert, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters Stand Out Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Ghikas has been peer-recognized as Lawyer of the Year in British Columbia in three of the past five years in energy law categories.

His representative experience includes:

-lead counsel to a proponent of an $800 million LNG facility

-lead counsel to BC Hydro, one of Canada’s largest electric utilities, in an inquiry to determine whether to construct the $15 billion Site C dam project

-lead counsel to the owner of an oil refinery and large gas station chain in a gasoline pricing inquiry

-lead counsel for large electric and gas utilities on rate setting

-co-counsel in final offer rail arbitrations.

Mr. Ghikas is a roster arbitrator for the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Mr. Ghikas is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His experience as arbitrator includes:

-party appointed arbitrator in a dispute over carbon credits and force majeure relating to the failure of electricity generation;

-sole arbitrator in a shareholder dispute about entitlement to distributions and oppression;

-sole arbitrator in a franchising dispute; and

-sole arbitrator in a commercial breach of services contract dispute.

He has acted as counsel in a number of arbitrations and mediations, including:

– counsel to an electric utility in an arbitration regarding allocation of transmission capacity;

– counsel for public utilities in mediation processes; and

– advising on a dispute regarding an international LNG supply agreement.

Best Lawyers

-“Lawyer of the Year – Oil and Gas” British Columbia 2023

-“Lawyer of the Year – Energy Regulatory Law” British Columbia 2018, 2021

-International Arbitration (Vancouver) 2021-2023

-Administrative and Public Law Vancouver 2020-2023

-Energy Regulatory Law 2012-present

Chambers

-Energy: Power (Regulatory) Canada 2021-2023

-Energy: Regulatory and Litigation (British Columbia) 2018

Lexpert

-Leading Individual in Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas 2020-2023

-Lexpert -Regulatory and Public Law 2022-2023

-Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers 2014

-Leading 500 in Canada Oil and Gas 2017

Benchmark Litigation

-“Litigation Star” energy and natural resources, 2013 to present

Thomson Reuters

-Standout Lawyer 2019, 2021-2022

Legal 500

-Leading Individual in Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas 2020-2024

Who’s Who Legal

-Recommended in Energy 2023

Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of British Columbia 1995

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) University of Toronto 1998

Law Society of British Columbia 1999

Law Society of Alberta 2013

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2018

Corporate Commercial, Energy, Transportation
Gluck, George International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1994-2001); International Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (1990-1994).

More than twenty years of broad corporate, commercial, finance and international legal experience in common law and civil law jurisdictions in the United States, Canada and Europe. Extensive experience in a number of industries including airline, energy, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, media and telecommunications, retail, and utilities. Transactional experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions — private and public companies, including privatization of incumbent industries (airline, electric & gas utilities, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications).

Energy — development, acquisition and financing of energy projects (including electrical generating facilities and independent power plants), negotiation of electrical power purchase agreements, and oil & gas concession, exploration and joint operating agreements.

Telecommunications — acquisition and spin-off of regional and national telecommunication entities, including negotiations with governmental bodies; served as outside general counsel to an NYSE-listed telecommunications company.

Significant corporate/finance experience, including negotiation and drafting of partnership, joint venture, and shareholder agreements; concession and project finance agreements; complex international syndicated loan agreements; executive employment agreements; licensing, copyright and distribution agreements. Extensive experience with securities and capital markets (public and private offerings of debt/equity); private equity (represented both fund sponsors and investors).

Full-time independent ADR neutral since 2001. Appointed in more than 100 international and domestic cases of varying size and complexity (up to 9 figures), covering a broad legal spectrum, including: telecommunications, energy, mergers & acquisitions, business associations (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures), finance (commercial/investment banking), accounting, intellectual property, franchise, licensing, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, employment, technology, sale of goods, real property, accounting, appraisal rights, corporate governance, class actions, construction, communication, information technology, maritime, valuations, insurance. Served as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator in cases under AAA, ICDR, ICC, CPR, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc arbitrations. Certified IMI Mediator.

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee)
American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
International Arbitration Club of New York
New York State Bar Association (Mediation and Arbitration Committees)

Bar Admissions – New York and Ontario
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (J.D., Law Review-1977)
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (A.M., International Affairs-1974)
York University (B.A., Honors, first class-1973)
Recipient of the ITT International Fellowship, representing Canada (1973).

Corporate Commercial, Employment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Technology, Wills and Estates
Goepel, Richard B.T. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

The Honourable Richard B.T. Goepel is Senior Counsel in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group where he focuses on arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution and providing strategic advice in litigation matters. Rick returned to Watson Goepel following his retirement from the BC Court of Appeal in August 2022.

Rick was admitted to the BC Bar in 1974. In 1984 he co-founded Watson Goepel Maledy, now Watson Goepel. During his career as a lawyer, he practiced mainly in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance law. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was recognized as a leading litigator and appeared in all courts of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. In September 2001, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In 2013, after 12 years on the trial court, he was appointed to the BC Court of Appeal. During his 21-year judicial career, he presided over all manner of cases, including criminal, civil and family claims. He is highly regarded as an effective and respected decision-maker.

Rick is actively involved in arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. With his wealth of experience and knowledge gained from serving on the bench for over 20 years,

Rick brings unique insight, objectivity and thoughtful guidance to all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He also provides strategic counsel and assistance to lawyers on a wide range of litigation issues including court applications, potential appeals and the conduct of mock hearings as part of the preparation for court appearances at all levels of court.

In his free time, Mr. Goepel is an avid runner and a voracious reader. For the last 15 years he has been on a quixotic quest to run faster than his age in the annual Sun Run.

Rick has participated as counsel or mediator in more than 50 mediations. Rick has attended Mediation and Arbitration CLE courses. As a Supreme Court judge Rick has rendered decisions in over 1,000 matters and also conducted numerous settlement conferences. He has also sat on approximately 450 appeals and written over 135 appeal decisions.

Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Domestic, Mediation and Appeal Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre

Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 1969
Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1973

Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports, Wills and Estates
Goldstein, Marc J. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

New York based international arbitrator annually ranked by Chambers Global and Chambers USA among top 25 US international arbitrators (in Band 1/Band 2), and recognized annually as a leading arbitrator by Who’s Who Legal. Creator and author of the widely-read Arbitration Commentaries blog. Friend to Canada’s arbitration community since 2004. 40-year career as advocate in complex litigation and arbitration.

Accomplished as an arbitrator and mediator in high value/high complexity disputes involving sophisticated parties and counsel. Essays published on Arbitration Commentaries (2009-present) are praised for insights and creativity. Has taught in the international arbitration professional development course at Osgoode Hall Law School for 15 years, and in the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard course since the course was established. Certified as a Mediator by the International Mediation Institute. More information on CV.

Member of New York International Arbitration Club, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, ICC US Arbitration Committee, American Law Institute, College of Commercial Arbitrators, other organizations in arbitration community. List of scholarly articles on website and in CV. Essays published on Arbitration Commentaries are retrievable on the site (www.arbblog.lexmarc.us). More information on CV.

Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Pennsylvania

Juris Doctor Degree, University of Virginia School of Law

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications
Gruber, David E. Domestic Arbitration, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

David Gruber is Co-Head of Bennett Jones’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He practices in the areas of corporate/commercial litigation, arbitration, restructuring and insolvency, and class actions. As well as his court experience, David has significant experience as counsel in both international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes, and in negotiating and advising on dispute settlements.  He has acted for corporations of all sizes, professional firms, governments, public and quasi-public institutions and for private individuals.

David has presented and written on arbitration topics in several forums, and is an adjunct professor at the Allard School of Law at UBC, where he has taught administrative law and the law of damages.

David completed an undergraduate degree in architecture and worked for a time on the editorial staff of an architectural magazine before entering law school. Following graduation, he articled and practiced with a prominent litigation boutique in Victoria, British Columbia.  He did a master’s degree in law at the University of Cambridge in 1998. Since then, he has practiced with prominent firms in Vancouver and Toronto. In 2010 David was awarded a diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is also a member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.

David has significant experience as counsel in both international and domestic arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes, and in negotiating and advising on dispute settlements. He has acted for corporations of all, sizes, professional firms, governments, public and quasi-public institutions and for private individuals. He completed the Charter Institute of Arbitrators Diploma course in 2010.

Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial – B.C., Chambers Canada
Recognized as a leading lawyer in litigation, Lexpert Special Edition
Ranked for Alternative Dispute Resolution Law; Corporate and Commercial Litigation Law; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Best Lawyers in Canada
Member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
Member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada

McGill University, B.Sc. (Arch.), 1992

University of Victoria, JD, 1996

University of Cambridge, LL.M. 1998

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, DiplCArb, 2010

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Financial Services, Government, Indigenous, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Wills and Estates
Gunn, Angus M. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Angus Gunn is a partner at Eyford Partners. His practice emphasizes commercial dispute resolution. He has supplemented extensive arbitral training and education with a range of dispute resolution experience:

  • Appointments as sole arbitrator in various domestic commercial disputes
  • Retainer as co-counsel in domestic commercial arbitration disputes
  • Retainer as counsel and co-counsel in litigation arising out of domestic and international arbitration disputes
  • Frequent appearances as counsel in Canadian courts including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for Alberta, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Litigation experience extends to such substantive areas as administrative law, appellate practice and procedure, commercial law, constitutional law, construction law, employment law, expropriation, freedom of information, insurance law, local government and municipal matters, media law, negligence, personal injury, and damages law, real property, securities litigation, and workers’ compensation
  • Appointment as mediator in commercial matters
  • Arbitrator since 2002
  • Appointments as sole arbitrator in domestic commercial disputes
  • Retainer as counsel and co-counsel in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, and related litigation
  • Arbitration training through such organizations as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (CIArb), the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Speaker at arbitration conferences and symposia organized by such organizations as the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) and the ICC Canadian Arbitration Committee
  • Appointment as mediator in domestic commercial dispute
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London: associate since 1999 and Fellow (FCIArb) since 2006
  • ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. (ADRIC): member since 1999, Director from 2006 to 2009, and current member of its Rules Committee
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP): member from 2004, and Director since 2007
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA): member from 2002
  • ICC Canadian Arbitration Committee: member from 2011
  • Rapporteur on “New York Convention Workshop” at IBA Annual Conference on 03-08 October 2010, Vancouver
  • Author of various arbitration-related articles in International Law Office web-based newsletter

University of British Columbia, BA, 1990
University of Toronto, LLB, 1993
University of Cambridge, LLM, 1998

Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Haigh, David R. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

While David practices in Commercial, Construction & Energy Litigation, his primary focus is in Domestic and International Arbitration both as arbitrator and counsel. David is associated with arbitration centers in Canada and internationally and is regularly involved in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

David has served as an advocate and arbitrator in the field of international commercial arbitration with extensive experience as an arbitrator on international commercial arbitration and investor-state panels. He has acted as counsel on a wide variety of arbitration claims, including ad hoc, institutional, private and investor-state disputes. David served as the national chairman of the Canadian ICC Committee for 6 years, is a director of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for many years and is a Chartered Arbitrator as well as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a shareholder of the LCIA and an ongoing member of the ICC Commission.

David is a panellist with numerous well recognized international arbitration centres. Arbitrations in recent years have taken him to Sweden, Bermuda, Singapore, Holland, Switzerland, Dubai, Florida, Texas, New York and California involving parties from the U.S., U.K., Czech Republic, Turkey, Iran, Taiwan, Ukraine, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, Germany, Yemen and China.

David has represented both claimants and states in various investor state matters.

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Calgary Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (1999). (F.C. Arb.)
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2006
  • International Chamber of Commerce – Commercial Arbitration Panelist (Canada) and Chairman since 1995 of the Canadian National Committee for the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Panelist, London Court of International Arbitration (1992)
  • Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (Domestic and International)
  • Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Commercial

University of Toronto, LL.B., 1964
University of Alberta, B.A., 1961

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Intellectual Property and Licensing
Happ, Richard International Arbitration Hamburg State of Hamburg DE (Germany)

Dr Richard Happ is partner of Luther, based in the Hamburg office and co-head of the firm’s arbitration practice Group. He has as counsel or arbitrator in cases under the DIS, ICC, SCC, Uncitral, ad hoc and ICSID rules. Among those cases were disputes arising out of international sales contracts, oil and gas joint ventures, service and marketing contracts, commercial production agreements, power plant construction and foreign investments. His practice focuses on national and international arbitration in general and investment arbitration in particular. Dr Happ speaks German and English and has conducted arbitral proceedings in each of these languages. Dr Happ is co-chair of the DIS40, the German Institution of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Initiative, and co-founder of the Hamburg Arbitration Circle. He is ranked/listed for arbitration and dispute resolution in Chambers GlobalChambers Europe and Legal500.

  • Chairman 3 cases (DIS): post M&A, Gas price adaption, 2 x national, 1 x international (US/German)
  • Party-appointed 5 cases (DIS, SCC, HK Hamburg, ZPO ad-hoc): 3x international, 2x national; Sale of Goods, Hydro-carbon Joint Ventures, Gas price adaption, post M&A
  • Counsel in numerous cases under DIS, ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, ZPO ad-hoc, UK ad-hoc, ICSID arbitration rules. Since 2008 counsel in four ICSID cases
  • Counsel in proceedings regarding the challenge /enforcement of awards and challenge of arbitrators

 

  • 2013: listed in “Who’s Who Legal: Germany 2013”, category Arbitration
  • 2011-2013: ranked in Chambers Europe in the category „Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel”
  • 2011 & 2012: listed in “The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration”
  • JUVE Guide 2010/2011: frequently recommended lawyer (competitor: “very committed”, “hard working”, “excellent development”) in the category “Dispute Resolution”
  • PLC 2011: listed in the category “Germany – Dispute resolution: arbitration”
  • 2011: listed in “The Legal 500” in the category “Dispute Resolution”

1st State Exam, University of Kiel, 1996
Dr, iur., University of Kiel, 1999
2nd State Exam (=Bar Exam), Hamburg, 2001

Corporate Commercial
Henriques, Duarte G. International Arbitration Lisboa Estremadura PT (Portugal)

Duarte Henriques is a lawyer and arbitrator based in Lisbon – Portugal. Since 1990, he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in a number of litigation and arbitration cases related to investment disputes, banking & finance, corporate, commercial, distribution and construction disputes. Duarte Henriques has a strong experience in advising and securing “third-party funding” for clients.

Duarte Henriques advises major banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, companies in the energy sector, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and technology / software solution providers in litigation and arbitration disputes.

Duarte Henriques has also a solid experience in the transactional practice. He regularly advises clients in matters related to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions / joint ventures, construction, commercial law (including distribution, franchising, and licensing), labour law, procurement, and real estate (see list of relevant matters attached).

He is ranked as Thought Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and recommended by “WWL” Arbitration 2019 as a “go-to lawyer in Portugal, standing out for his extensive knowledge of commercial and investment treaty disputes.”

Member of the following Arbitral Institution:

  • Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre
  • International Distribution Institute
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) – Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • WIPO List of Arbitrators
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • Arbitral Tribunal of the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA)
  • Arbitrare Arbitration Centre for trademarks, patents, .pt domain names, corporate names, generic drugs (Lisbon, Portugal).

Advanced PIDA Training – International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Paris (Oct. 2013)

Advanced Training PIDA – Advanced Training in International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Paris 2013

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Como, Italy 2014

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Badenweiler, Germany, 2015

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Frankfurt, Germany, 2018

Graduate in International Trade Law (Contracts and International Arbitration) – 2004-2005

Graduate in Accounting, Financial Analysis and Business Assessment at “Universidade Nova de Lisboa” – 1998

Law degree at Faculty of Law of University of Lisbon, 1988

Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Technology
Henry, Arlene H. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Lawyer:

  • General solicitor’s practice in the areas of corporate/commercial, real estate, not-for-profit organizations and wills and estates, with an emphasis on providing legal services to First Nations, specifically involving treaty negotiations, self-government Laws, land management legislation & regulations, land codes, custom land policies, community bylaws, and including corporate organization, commercial leasing, property taxation, locate leasing, joint ventures, acquisition of lands, preservation of natural resources and other commercial ventures.

Mediator (October 1998 to present):

  • General mediation practice, including the restructuring of families (divorce, estate litigation, eldercare, child protection), business related disputes and personal injury.
  • Extensive experience as a mediation instructor and coach at courses presented by and for the Continuing Legal Education Society, Provincial agencies, Department of Justice and the National Judicial Institute.
  • Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC)
  • Chartered Mediator (C.Med): ADR Institute of Canada

Arbitrator (August 2002 to present)

  • General Arbitration practice, including strata, business, real estate, personal injury and family related disputes
  • Current experience as an arbitration instructor for ADRBC and CLEBC

Certifications/Training

  • Arbitration Training: ADRBC and CLEBC

Current Rosters:

  • Mediate BC Roster Society (Civil, Family & Med-Arb Roster Mediator)
  • BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society (Roster Member)
  • ADR Institute of Canada (Roster Mediator)
  • ADRBC (Roster Mediator)
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

Former Rosters:

  • Employment Assistance Appeal Tribunal (Panel Chair and Member)
  • The Law Society of BC (Fee Mediation Roster Member)
  • ADRnet: National EAP Roster (Roster Mediator)
  • Provincial Court Civil Mediator Roster (Ministry of AG)
  • City of Vancouver Building Permit Appeal Board (Law Society appointee)
  • CBA Member Dispute Resolution Committee (Member & Volunteer)
  • Insurance Dispute Resolution Services of BC (Roster Mediator)

Affiliations:

  • Family Mediation Canada
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • ADR Institute of Canada Inc.
  • ABA ADR Section
  • BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute – ADRBC
  • Mediate BC Roster Society
  • Conflict Resolution Network Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

University of British Columbia, B. Comm., 1982
University of Victoria, LLB, 1985
Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Justice Institute of British Columbia, 1997
Harvard Negotiation Institute, Advanced Mediation – Mediating Complex Disputes, 2018

Corporate Commercial, Indigenous, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Holmes, Robert D. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

 Mr. Holmes is a commercial and civil litigation and arbitration lawyer in private practice with over 41 years’ experience at the B.C. Bar in complex legal disputes, including business disputes, claims involving the government and its agencies (including constitutional and administrative law reviews), shareholder actions, securities litigation, real estate, insolvency and reorganization, commercial tenancies, partnerships, professional liability, and construction disputes.

He has appeared at all levels of courts in British Columbia, as well as Canada, including several appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court, as well as numerous tribunals, including the Securities Commission, the Vancouver Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, the IDA, IIROC, municipal councils and various professional organizations. He has conducted Arbitration and Mediation proceedings and appeared as counsel for parties in the same.  He has also served both as a panel member and as Chair of tribunals to which he has been appointed.

Mr. Holmes is formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at UBC (Creditors Remedies) and has lectured and published widely on Commercial Law, Shareholder’s Disputes, Professional Liability, Commercial Tenancy Disputes, Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure, Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties.

  • 2016-2018 Chair, Real Estate Council of BC
  • 2015 Completed Examinations and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2008 – 2019 Appointed member of the Patient Care Quality Review Board for the Fraser Burrard, Vancouver Coastal and BC Provincial Health Authority regions, Chair 2016 – 2019
  • Former Member of the BCICAC Securities Disputes Panel
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) Panelist
  • 1996 – Associate Membership Examination of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 1996 – Completed Advanced Commercial Mediation course, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.
  • 1991 – Attended Commercial Arbitration – Advanced Practice course, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.
  • 1989 – Completed International Commercial Arbitration course offered by the University Of San Diego School of Law in London, England taught by Professor Clive Schmitthof.
  • 1984 – Completed Public International Law course offered by the University of San Diego School of Law in Paris, France taught by Professor Michael Reisman of the Yale Law School.
  • Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2010
  • Formerly President of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC (2008-2010)
  • Formerly President of the BC Civil Liberties Association (2008-2012)
  • Formerly Chair of the Vancouver Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Formerly Elected Member of Provincial Council, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Bar Association, and Advocates’ Society
  • Former Member of American Trial Lawyers Association/American Association for Justice and National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives

LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1981
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1978
LL.M., Yale Law School 1984
Associate, Trinity College of Music, 1976

Accounting, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Labour, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Hopkins, Julie Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Julie Hopkins is an independent commercial arbitrator based in Calgary and is a member of Western Arbitration Chambers.

Prior to sitting full time as an arbitrator, Julie was counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where she practiced commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law for more than 26 years.

She has experience across a variety of industries including electricity generation and transmission, oil and gas, (including oilsands, pipelines and LNG), construction, aviation, trucking, real-estate development, cannabis and health care as well as franchise disputes.

Julie is experienced with multi-party disputes and has been appointed to domestic and international arbitrations. She is on the rosters of a number of arbitral institutions, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”) as is the current Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Canada Branch.

  • Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014
  • Panel Training, ICDR, 2018
  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, 2021
  • Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
  • Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Member, Global Panel, CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member, Canada Panel, ICDR Canada
  • Member, Roster, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Roster for Dispute Settlement Panels under Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) of the North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Member, Article 31.22 Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes under Canada – United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory Commercial Arbitration (2022)
  • Global Arbitration Review Legal Who’s Who, Arbitrator (2022 Canada and Global; 2021 Canada)
  • Refer to HerTM Arbitrators and Mediators List
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014
  • Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 1994
  • Articled at Howard, Mackie (a predecessor firm to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) including a rotation at the Crown Prosecutors’ Office in Calgary, 1993-1994.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), University of Calgary, 1990
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Government, Healthcare, Insurance and Reinsurance, Labour, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Hornstein, Val D. International Arbitration San Francisco CAL (California) US (United States)

Hornstein Law: Founder & Managing Attorney, San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA; 7/92 – Present. AV-Preeminent® and SuperLawyer® ranked. Firm provides business, commercial and technology law advice and counsel to a variety of clients. Specific areas of expertise include intellectual property, healthcare, licensing, strategic alliances, marketing and distribution, real estate; litigation and dispute resolution. Arbitrator and mediator.

  • Mediator and Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court, NDCA (2007-present)
  • Mediator, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Judge Pro Tem, Discovery Facilitator & Settlement Conf. Panelist, Marin County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco County Superior Court
  • American Judicature Society, Board of Directors (former)
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, commercial arbitrator
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Chair Qualified
  • Arbitrator, National Futures Association
  • Arbitrator, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Arbitrator, State Bar of California
  • Arbitrator, Kaiser Permanente Office of Independent Administration
  • Arbitrator, California Association of Realtors (former) Arbitrator & Mediator, CourtCall ODR certified
  • State Bars of California (1988), District of Columbia (1986), New York (1985) and various Federal Courts including United States Supreme Court California Lawyers Association, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section (2018-21); officer (2019-20) Business Law Section, Business Litigation Committee (co-chair 2017-18); Internet & Privacy Law (2002-07)
  • Mediator and Neutral Evaluator, U.S. District Court, NDCA (2007-present)
  • Mediator, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Judge Pro Tem, Discovery Facilitator & Settlement Conf. Panelist, Marin County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco County Superior Court
  • American Judicature Society, Board of Directors (former)
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, commercial arbitrator
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Chair Qualified
  • Arbitrator, National Futures Association
  • Arbitrator, National Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Arbitrator, State Bar of California
  • Arbitrator, Kaiser Permanente Office of Independent Administration
  • Arbitrator, California Association of Realtors (former) Arbitrator & Mediator, CourtCall ODR certified
  • Bay Area General Counsel Association (former) Bay Area Multimedia Partnership, Steering Committee and Legal & Policy Committee Co-chair (former)
  • North Bay Software and Information Technology Association, Founder, Board of Directors, Secretary and General Counsel (former)
  • Marin Economic Forum, Founding Board member) (former)
  • Computer Law Association (former) Licensing Executives Society (former)
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • The Mediation Society
  • California Lawyers for the Arts; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of NYC (former)

George Washington university law school J.D., 1985

Colgate university, A.B. English, 1978 dean’s List; Varsity Baseball, Freshman Football, Rugby teams; Writer, Colgate News; London Study Grp.

Data Processing Systems Education, 1979 – 1984 programming languages: Cobol, Fortran, Algol and various others; Systems Design & Analysis: Network Design & Performance Analysis; Network Architecture; Local Area Networks; Telecommunications Systems; Database Design & Analysis; On-Line Transaction Processing

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Entertainment, Financial Services, Franchise, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications
Howie, Rachel Domestic Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Rachel Howie is the deputy lead of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in Canada and co-leader for the national ADR and Arbitration group. Her practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration and litigation, primarily in the energy, mining and natural resources industries. Rachel has experience advising clients at all stages of a project or transaction to help them navigate how to protect and operate their business from a disputes perspective. She frequently advises domestic and international clients on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in transactional documents, works with clients on ADR mechanisms to resolve or prevent disputes, and advocates on her clients’ behalf in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

In her arbitration practice, Rachel has acted on matters involving issues across Canada and in South America, Central Asia and South-East Asia. She has experience under several institutional rules, along with ad hoc proceedings. She is highly regarded for her attention to detail and ability to also take a “big-picture” view. Her clients appreciate her practical advice, and solutions on which they can act that work for their commercial goals. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the NextGen Roster of Arbitrators at Arbitration Place and is a listed arbitrator at other institutions. Rachel is a frequent speaker and author on matters of international and domestic arbitration, and is a contributor to the Arbitration Matters newsletter. In her commercial litigation practice, Rachel has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta.

Rachel has experience with disputes across a range of energy, mining and natural resource matters, including renewables. This has involved industry relationships and agreements including joint venture agreements, supply agreements, farmout agreements, ownership and operating agreements, electricity purchase and sale agreements, oil and gas asset purchase and sale agreements, royalty agreements, services agreements, seismic licensing agreements, and confidentiality agreements. She also acts in matters involving environmental issues, such as claims for contribution to remediation and issues relating to water and soil contamination, along with matters of  accounting and audit rights, purchase price adjustment disputes, claims of force majeure, disputes arising from production on aboriginal lands, shareholder disputes, product liability claims and distribution agreements.

Accelerated route to Fellowship, (International Arbitration) Course, Charter Institute of Arbitrators, 2020.

Panel Training, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, 2018

Acted as Counsel in several domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and under institutional rules.

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Co-Chair Canadian Advisory Board, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (2020-present), and former Canada Advisory Board member (2017-2020)

Former Global Advisory Board member, ICDR Young & International, (2017-2020)

Former Co-Chair, ABA Section of International Law, International Investment and Development Committee (2015-2017) and former Vice-Chair (2013-2015)

Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society

Member, International Bar Association

Member, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee

Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Member, ADR Institute of Canada

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Law Society of Ontario

University of Calgary, 2012, LL.M.

University of Ottawa, 2006, LL.B.

University of Calgary, 2003, BA (History) and BA (International Relations), 2006

Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Transportation
Huberman, Marvin J. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Marvin is a mediator, municipal ombudsman, and arbitrator, and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation. He is a former administrative law judge, and adjunct law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught legal ethics and trial advocacy.

Marvin has expertise in corporate/commercial litigation and administrative and public law, including cases involving banking, contracts, labour, corporate and shareholder remedies, securities, tax, insurance, fiduciary duties, torts, transportation law, professional liability and ethics, and constitutional/human rights. He has extensive experience with administrative/regulatory matters and constitutional/human rights disputes. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal. Marvin was appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Civil Rules Committee (Comité des règles en matière civile), pursuant to the Courts of Justice Act (Ont.).

For over 30 years, Mr. Huberman has litigated, mediated, adjudicated as a former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal, and/or arbitrated hundreds of disputes involving various forms of construction and building contracts, new home warranty and Tarion issues, owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects and engineers, federal, provincial, and municipal contracts, quantum meruit, damages, concurrent liability in contract and tort, tendering, surety bonds, insurance, liens, holdbacks, change orders, setoff, non-payment, trusts, and alternative dispute resolution.

Marvin holds a Master of Laws Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he served as a negotiation and mediation coach. He has also served as a civil litigation and advocacy instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) in 2015.

Mr. Huberman has also taught, spoken about, and published in these areas throughout his professional career, including as a columnist for the trade magazines Purchasing B2B and Materials, Management and Distribution – MM&D.

Marvin has served as litigation counsel, mediator, and arbitrator in cases involving farm debts, livestock, advertising, marketing, and sales of goods, including farm products, and in the interpretation and application of relevant statutory provisions. Marvin was recently appointed as an arbitrator by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.

Marvin has been appointed to the FINRA roster of arbitrators, which is the largest securities and business dispute resolution forum in the United States among investors, brokerage firms and individual brokers.

Marvin co-authored a book entitled “A Puisne Judges’ Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Handbook for Canadian Judges on ADR in the Courts,” and published several articles, including “Pre-Trial Conferences and Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques: Maximizing Settlement Potential,” and “ADR in the United States Federal Administrative Justice System – The Administrative Conference of the United States.” His Master of Laws thesis, “Integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution Into Administrative Justice Systems: Improving Society and Justice” was written in consultation with the Deputy Attorney General of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada.

Marvin has recently published through Irwin Law, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration”, which offers clear and practical advice and guidance on how to conduct arbitrations fairly, impartially, efficiently and effectively, in domestic and international forums.

Marvin is also a founding member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Committee on Professionalism in the Legal Profession (2001).

He was awarded The Lawyer International – Global Award- 2017- Law Firm of the Year- Commercial Arbitration – Canada.

Marvin was the recipient of the 2017 Corporate International Magazine Global Award: Partnership Disputes Mediator of the Year in Canada.

Marvin served as an acclaimed member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. He is the current President of the ADR Institute of Ontario, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (FAIADR).

Visit Marvin’s website at www.marvinhuberman.com

  • Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.: Former Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the IP/Technology Section
  • ADR Chambers, Inc.: Mediation/Arbitration panel member
  • B’nai Brith Canada: National legal counsel and member of National Administrative Board, and Financial Management Cabinet
  • Chief Justice of Ontario′s Advisory Committee on Professionalism: Founding Member
  • Canadian Bar Association: Former Chair, National and Ontario Civil Litigation Sections
  • Civil Rules Committee: Member
  • Competition Law and Policy Task Force of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Former Member
  • Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, LL.M., Alternative Dispute Resolution (1997)
  • University of Toronto (Arbitration Certification 1996)
  • Harvard Law School (Mediation Certification 1994)
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, LL.B. (1982)
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Jeanniot, Michel A. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Montreal QC (Quebec) CA (Canada)

Michel Jeanniot is a member of the Quebec and Canadian Bar association (1985), and New-York bar association (2003) always in private practice with a focus and expertise primarily in the areas of commercial, civil, banking and insurance law.

Michel is called upon to offer numerous services to banks, trust companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions, and to the business community at large. He also provides legal counsel in commercial and real estate law through the referral service of the Bar of Montreal. He acts as legal counsel for several offshore business corporations (Jersey Island & Bahamas), US constituted entities, primarily Delaware and Florida, as well as European business corporations (SARLs).

Michel has pleaded before the courts of all Quebec jurisdictions as well as the Federal and the Supreme Court of Canada. A seasoned litigator, negotiation remains his preferred approach to problem solving. During the summer of 2005, Me Jeanniot was qualified as Mediator & Arbitrator and since, accepted the presidency of the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Center(www.ccac-adr.org), the largest such organization in Québec which specializes in alternate dispute resolution programs. Simultaneously, he was a founding partner of Jeanniot & Associates LLP (www.jeanniot.ca), a boutique law firm servicing the general business community including chartered banks, trusts, financial institutions, private investment banks, insurance companies.

Mr. Jeanniot is an accredited arbitrator for:

  • International arbitration;
  • General commercial arbitration;
  • Arbitrations (Civil & Commercial) under the national agreement with the private resource’s negotiating committee of the health sector (Quebec) (the “CPNSSS”);
  • Securities matters under the Arbitration program established under the aegis of IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) in compliance with the Specialized Arbitration procedure
  • Québec Government Regulatory Arbitration Plan under the (Quebec) Building Act (B.Q. );
  • Independent specialist (for Canada) under the aegis of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP);
  • Franchising matters.
  • “«Intervenants-experts»”, pursuant to the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (RLRQ c C-65.1) and by Ministerial Order No. 2018-1 of the President of the Treasury Board [as part of the implementation of a project to facilitate payment to businesses involved in public construction contracts and related public sub-contracts].(for the province of Québec)
  • Adjudicator under the authority of the Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act (Canada Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts «CanDACC»)
  • Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute since 2011. (International think tank launched by Canadian and American Bar Associations with primary mission to promote access to the judicial system).
  • Lecturer Magespic Program / Polytechnique Montréal School of Engineering (Graduate civil engineering management program, Department of Civil, Geology and Mineral Engineering) addressing the fundamentals of alternative dispute resolution, focused on major engineering project.
  • Certifying trainer and speaker under the Québec Chamber of Notaries continuous education program (86th session) a compendium for Barrister’s having prior business and corporate background.
  • Publishes newsletters for certain privileged clients.
  • Contributor to the ‘Global Arbitration Review’.
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Government, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Real Estate, Sports, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Jensen, Carsten Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Carsten is a partner at JSS Barristers, a Calgary based dispute resolution boutique law firm. Carsten has specific arbitration experience in matters involving contractual purchase price adjustments, construction, environmental reclamation, insurance coverage, shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate disputes, intellectual property and international commercial agreements.

Carsten has served as arbitrator in both ad hoc and administered proceedings, including under the ICC Rules, the ADRIC Rules, the CCDC 40 Rules, and the VanIAC Domestic Arbitration Rules. Carsten was a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta from 2006 to 2013 and was President in 2013. Between 1998 and 2000 Carsten was senior legal counsel with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, tasked with awarding compensation as a result of Iraq’s illegal invasion and occupation of Kuwait.

Carsten is a Fellow of the worldwide London, UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Carsten is also the Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Institute, which is concerned with the regulation and discipline of its members.

Achieved Fellow status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2013.

Completed Law Society of Alberta training for adjudicators (to serve on its roster of adjudicators in disciplinary and other matters), including training on conducting hearings and writing decisions.

  • 2019 to present – Federation of Law Societies of Canada – representative of the Law Society of Alberta
  • 2021 to present – Chair of the Standing Committee on the Model Code of Conduct, Federation of Law Societies of Canada
  • 2020 to present – Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Achieved full Fellow status in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in 2013
  • 2018 to present – member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – the PCC receives and reviews complaints of misconduct involving members worldwide
  • Appointed King’s Counsel in 2006
  • Law Society of Alberta – served as an elected Bencher from 2006 to February of 2014, and President in 2013. In that capacity Carsten promoted various diversity initiatives, including the Justicia Project, which promotes the retention and advancement of women in the practice of law. Continues to serve as a Law Society adjudicator
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (past Vice-President – Seminars)
  • Canadian and Calgary Bar Associations – member
  • Numerous publications, seminars presented and papers, all as per CV

1990 Bachelor of Laws Degree University of Alberta (Dean’s List 1990)

1987 Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours University of Alberta Political Science Major

Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Technology, Transportation
Jones, Doug International Arbitration Sydney New South Wales AT (Austria)

Doug Jones AO, is a leading independent international commercial and investor-state arbitrator. Doug has an office in Sydney and Toronto, and is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers in London. He is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

He has been involved in over 140 arbitrations which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), CRCICA, SIAC, VIAC, SCC, DIAC, ACICA, Resolution Institute, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions $US.

Doug has had over 40 years prior experience in project work, as an international transactional and disputes project lawyer. As an Arbitrator, Doug has been involved in over 140 arbitrations as Chair, party-appointed and sole. Doug is the Australian government nominee on the ICSID panel of arbitrators. He sits regularly as arbitrator in many jurisdictions, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UAE, Qatar, India, UK, Austria, France, and Korea.

Recent arbitral appointments include (Please refer to https://dougjones.info/ for complete listing)

Position – Seat – Rules – Dispute
Chairman – New York – ICC – Civil engineering and construction dispute
Chairman – Singapore – UNCITRAL – Power station construction dispute
Member 3 Person Tribunal – London – LCIA – Supply of goods dispute
Chairman – Singapore – SIAC – Thermal power plant dispute
Member 3 Person Tribunal – Washington – ICSID – Mining dispute

Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University Law School. Some of the highlights of Professor Jones’ professional career include (Please refer to https://dougjones.info/ for complete listing)

  • President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) (2011)
  • Immediate Past President, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Honorary Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • President, Dispute Resolution Board Australasia (2009 – 2014)
  • President, International Academy of Construction Lawyers
  • Honorary Bencher, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Doug was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his distinguished service to the law and leadership in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, policy reform, and national and international professional organisations. In 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally.

Doug’s expertise in International Arbitration and Construction has regularly been recognized by his peers.

  • In 2020 Doug received the GAR Award for Best and Most Responsive Arbitrator
  • Who’s Who Legal 2021 Arbitration recognised that Doug has “great depth of experience and significant analytical skills” and “the ability to crystallise complex issues in a way that is comprehensible to even those less experienced in the arbitration sphere”. Further, Doug was identified as “very focused, very experienced and very collegial” as well as “energetic, passionate about arbitration and an articulate proponent of the need for adoption of international best practice to enhance procedural efficiencies”.
  • In Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020, Doug retained his Band 1 ranking in the “Arbitration (International): Most In Demand Arbitrators – Asia-Pacific Region” category, and was recognised as a “superb chairman – very decisive and authoritative” who commands a “worldwide reputation” as an arbitrator of construction-related disputes.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2020 Thought Leaders Global Elite identified Doug as “an absolute star among construction arbitrators”, with an exceptional international reputation. Doug was lauded as “one of the best arbitrators there is” when it comes to construction matters.

B.L., University of Queensland, 1972
B.A., University of Queensland, 1974
M.L., University of Queensland, 1977

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Government, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Securities, Transportation
Kahn, Lawrence A Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Larry Kahn graduated from UBC Law School in 1971 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in May 1972.
Larry Kahn formed his own firm and has been practicing in Richmond since 1974. He is a founding partner at Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP.

Mr. Kahn has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law for the past 39 years, including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, property division, complex financial matters, business valuations, corporate reorganizations and pension division issues, separation, cohabitation and marriage agreements. As part of his family law practice, Mr. Kahn has substantial experience in adoption and reproductive technology law.

He has provided expert opinions to other family law lawyers and the bar.

Mr. Kahn has extensive appellate court experience and has provided expert testimony in complex fee disputes.

He has chaired and is a frequent contributor to CLE programs, including the introduction to the Family Relations Act in 1980 and was a founding editor of the Family Law Agreement Manual.

  • Mediator for over 27 years
  • January 25, 2008 – Justice of the Peace- Adjudicator (Small Claims Pilot Project)
  • November 2007-Arbitrator-Supreme Court Order-Custody and Access
  • Spring 2001-Special Referee-Supreme Court Order-Custody and Access

Mr. Kahn has been listed in the Canadian edition of the Best Lawyers in America since 2007. This publication is regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in North America, with lawyers appearing in it having been recommended by their professional peers.
Law Society of British Columbia

  • Canadian Bar Association – Family Law Subsection
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association – Genetics and Reproduction Technology Committee
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Association of Family Conciliation Courts
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Family Mediation Canada
  • B.C. Mediation Roster Society (Family Roster)

Queen’s Counsel, 2008
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1971
Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 1972

Family
Kantor, Mark International Arbitration Washington DC (District Of Columbia) US (United States)

Mark Kantor currently serves as an arbitrator in international investment and commercial disputes. Until he retired from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, he was a partner in the Project Finance Group of the Firm. He teaches courses in both international arbitration and international business transactions as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment (a joint undertaking of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University). Additionally, Mr. Kantor is Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Transnational Dispute Management.

Mr. Kantor is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association, Chair of the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review, the Board of Editors of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, and the ADR Advisory Board of the International Law Institute. Among other publications, Mr. Kantor is the author of Valuation for Arbitration: Compensation Standards, Valuation Methods and Expert Evidence (Kluwer 2008).

Arbitrator in over 50 commercial and investment arbitrations. Member, Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association. Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chair, Washington, D.C. Chapter (2008-2010). Chair,D.C. Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee. Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators. Member, ADR Advisory Board, International Law Institute, Washington, D.C. Member of the AAA Large Complex Disputes, Commercial and International Panels, the ICC database of arbitrators, the AAA/ICDR Energy Arbitrators’ List, the SIAC panel of arbitrators, the HKIAC panel of arbitrators, the LCIA list of arbitrators, the KL Regional Centre for Arbitration, the National Futures Association roster of arbitrators and CPR Panels for Banking and Finance and International Neutrals.

Until he retired from the Firm at the age of 44, Mark Kantor was a partner in the Corporate and Project Finance Group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, acting as the lead partner in Milbank’s involvement in a number of prominent domestic and international project financings, including several “Deals of the Year” named by trade periodicals throughout the 1990s. His practice combined Wall Street expertise with Washington experience. Kantor has represented investment banks, commercial banks, sponsors, institutional investors and government authorities in complex financing and investment transactions, and he has considerable experience in the energy, power, telecommunications, aircarrier, satellite, financial services and leasing industries. Kantor also has represented financial institutions and users in connection with numerous complex credit, interest rate and foreign exchange structured finance and derivatives transactions. During the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990’s, he was the U.S. head of Milbank’s Asian Crisis Team, and has represented public sector and private sector parties in numerous transactions, workouts and bankruptcies, both domestic and international. In addition, he has represented U.S., Japanese and Canadian government agencies and multilateral financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions, workouts, bankruptcies and international reschedulings. In 1990, Kantor served as the first outside General Counsel of the RTC Oversight Board, the U.S. Federal agency with policy oversight responsibility for the savings & loan crisis.

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1979 with honors
Research & Development Editor, University of Michigan
Journal of Law Reform
Louis Honigman Award

University of Michigan, Institute for Public Policy Studies
Masters of Public Policy, 1979
University of Southern California, A.B. 1975 with honors (International Relations and Political Science)

Phi Beta Kappa
Blackstonians Honor Society
Undergraduate Year Abroad Honors Program, 1973-74, University College, University of London

Accounting, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Financial Services, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation
Kaplan, Neil International Arbitration Central Hong Kong HK (Hong Kong)

Neil Kaplan was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1965 and he practised in London until 1980 when he joined the Attorney General’s Chambers in Hong Kong. In 1983 he commenced practice at the Hong Kong Bar having become a Queen’s Counsel in 1982. Mr. Kaplan has also been admitted to the Victorian Bar in Australia and the New York Bar.

Neil Kaplan was Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre from 1991 – 2004 and was President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from May 1999 until May 2000.

Mr. Kaplan is a full-time practising arbitrator with Chambers in both England and Hong Kong. From March 1990 until the end of 1994 he was a judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. He was the judge in charge of the Construction and Arbitration list. From 1994 until the end of 1999 he was the Convenor of the Dispute Review Group for Hong Kong’s new airport.

Mr. Kaplan was the Chairman of Hong Kong’s WTO Review Body on Bid Challenges from 2000 – 2004 and is currently Chairman of Hong Kong’s Telecommunications (Competition Provision) Appeal Board.

As of November 2009 Mr. Kaplan became an International Arbitration Advisor to the Australian Firm Malleson Stephen Jaques in their Hong Kong Office.

Neil Kaplan is a Council member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).

In addition to being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mr. Kaplan is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a panelist at many arbitration centres including CIETAC and a member of the LCIA.

Since 1995 Mr. Kaplan has been in full time practice as an arbitrator and has administered several hundred cases as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman of an arbitral tribunal. He has conducted a wide range of commercial, infrastructural and investment treaty disputes. These have been under the rules of ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SIAC, SCC, ICSID and CIETAC. Mr. Kaplan has conducted ad hoc cases as well as cases administered by the PCA and other institutions.

He has conducted numerous ICC arbitrations. In all, Mr. Kaplan has conducted arbitrations in at least 15 different jurisdictions in, England and Hong Kong, he has also conducted arbitrations in USA, Germany, Croatia, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Korea, Laos, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Dubai, Australia, Indonesia and China.

In June 2001 Mr. Kaplan was awarded a CBE for services to international arbitration.

In 2007 he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.

Mr. Kaplan has co-authored two books on arbitration in Hong Kong and China, published by Sweet & Maxwell, and has recently co-authored Model Law Decisions (published by Kluwer), a book on cases which apply the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. He has also published many articles.

Mr. Kaplan was General Editor of Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide to Arbitration in 2003, published by Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell Asia.

St. Paul’s School, London, 1956-1961
King’s College, London University (Law), 1961-1964
B.L., 1964

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance
Kaplan, William C. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Bill now focuses his practice on arbitration and mediation work as a neutral. He has been engaged on a variety of matters reflecting his experience in corporate/commercial matters, restructuring, securities legislation, real estate and development, and a broad range of business-related issues. Bill has appeared before all levels of the Court system in British Columbia, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as appearing before numerous administrative tribunals, private arbitration panels, and mediations. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Bill provides legal services through WCK Law Corporation.

  • Appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and the Supreme Court of Canada, on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.
  • Acted as counsel for many arbitration hearings over the last 30+ years and engaged as counsel for labour relations arbitration hearings earlier in career.
  • Attained FCIArb in 2016 and continue to hold FCIArb designation.
  • Counsel for many mediations and have acted as mediator on 7 matters in the last 6 months.
  • Bill is a member of Insolvency Institute of Canada, and a past chairman and a member of the board of directors of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. He was a founding member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee to the National Centre for Business Law at the University of British Columbia.
  • Bill was an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia for over 25 years, where he instructed a negotiations course.
  • Bill was appointed Queen’s Counsel (British Columbia) in 2001. Admitted to FCIArb: 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: 2008, 2010 – 2019 (Appellant Practice, Construction Law and Insolvency)
  • Legal 500 Canada: 2014 – 2019
  • Chambers Global: 2009 – 2018
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: 2008 – 2018
  • I FLR1000: 2014 – 2018 (Leading Lawyer)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada: 2013 – 2015, 2017
  • Benchmark Canada: 2013 – 2018

Admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – 2016
LL.M., Harvard University – 1981
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 1980
LL.B., University of British Columbia – 1979
B.A., University of British Columbia – 1975

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Real Estate, Sports
Keith, Rose Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Rose is Associate Counsel with Harper Grey and brings over 25 years of experience to her broad civil litigation practice.

Her focus on Workplace Law has provided her with extensive experience advising both employers and employees on employment related matters including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and human rights.

Her general civil litigation practice has included plaintiff’ s personal injury matters relating to sexual abuse claims, UMP claims, defamation, misappropriation, contractual breaches and sales of businesses. Her commercial litigation experience has exposed her to a broad spectrum of maters including real estate disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, injunctions, fraud and product liability litigation.

Rose is a member of the Mediate BC roster and has experience adjudicating claims through being a member of the CRT. Rose also has experience arbitrating claims both as counsel and as an arbitrator.

  • Roster member of Mediate BC
  • Extensive experience acting as a mediator in a diverse range of claims including personal injury, contractual breach, workplace matters and estate claims
  • Experience in mediating multi party claims
  • Extensive experience as counsel representing clients in mediations and arbitrations
  • Past member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal with experience adjudicating strata claims and other small claims

Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
Member, CBA Government Relations Committee
Roster Member, Mediate BC
Admitted to the Bar, 1993
Board Member, Trial Lawyers Association of BC
Chair, CBA Auto Insurance Committee
Editorial Board Member, CIVJI
Past Part Time Member, Civil Resolution Tribunal
Vice Chair, CBA Women’s Lawyer Forum
Past President, Trial Lawyers Association of BC
Member, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources
Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Canadian Bar Association

Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2019
Justice Institute of BC, Separate Meetings – Pre-mediation and Caucusing, 2018
Justice Institute of BC, The Art of Reframing, 2018
Continuing Legal Education of BC, Med-Arb Training for the DR Professional, 2018
Continuing Legal Education of BC, Advanced Skills for Non-Family Mediators, 2017
Justice Institute of BC, Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution, 2017
Continuing Legal Education of BC, Fundamentals of Mediation, 2016
University of Saskatchewan, J.D., 1992
University of Saskatchewan, B.A., 1989

Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Indigenous, Personal Injury, Sports, Wills and Estates
Kent, Simon Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

I have been a practicing lawyer since 1997 and began an employment law focused law firm, Kent Employment Law, in 2003. For the past 20 years I have participated in mediations with both my employee and employer clients and have been conducting my own mediations since 2018.

I mediate all workplace / employment law matters, disability insurance claims, human rights claims, and statutory disputes under employment-related statutes such as the Employment Standards Act of BC or the Canada Labour Code.

Mediate BC’s Court Mediation Program which included 10 Small Claims Court Mediation Sessions;

Fundamentals of Mediation Course (Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (“CLE”)

Advanced Civil Mediation Course (CLE)

Advanced Mediator Clinic (CLE)

Advanced Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers (CLE)

Asserting Yourself in Conflict Situations (JIBC)

Carleton University – Honours B.A (Legal Studies) completed 1993

University of Saskatchewan (LL.B) completed 1996

British Columbia Institute of Technology (Financial Management Diploma) completed 1997

PLTC completed in 1997 (May 1997 call date)

Employment
Knutson, William E. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

A Partner at Clyde & Co., Bill is a highly regarded civil litigator who has conducted many trials and appeals at all levels of British Columbia courts. These cases have involved personal injury, defamation, Family Compensation Act, domestic matters, real estate litigation, professional negligence, insider trading issues, partnership and agency disputes, shareholder disputes, products liability, fire insurance, sale of goods, landlord and tenant, estate litigation, wills variation, builders’ lien and construction disputes.

William Knutson, K.C. has conducted many appeals in the B.C. Court of Appeal involving a broad variety of civil litigation issues.

He represented clients in proceedings before the B.C. Securities Commission and at environmental tribunals as well as at professional disciplinary hearings before the Law Society of British Columbia, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

As an arbitrator, William Knutson, KC is a member of the B.C. Panel for Domestic Commercial Arbitrations with the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre

  • Served as Arbitrator in dozens of commercials disputes involving issues of insurance, contract interpretation and construction law
  • Appeared as counsel in numerous arbitrations and hearings before many administrative tribunals
  • Member of Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Vancouver Bar Association

William Knutson was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

Bill has authored articles for university law journals, continuing legal education publications and trade journals. He is a frequent lecturer and a member of several committees and associations including the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Vancouver Bar Association.

LL.M., London School of Economics, 1978
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1977

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance
Kohm, Joel B. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Joel is a retired member of the bars of British Columbia and Ontario with over 35 years of experience in civil dispute matters primarily concerning commercial contract, non-union employment matters and insurance claims. As counsel, Joel has represented plaintiffs/claimants and defendant/respondents at hearings, trials and on appeals, before administrative tribunals, and in ADR proceedings.

Joel has long been active in legal education. He was Deputy Director of Education for the Law Society of Upper Canada (now, Ontario). He has created and led numerous litigation- and ADRC related workshops for law societies and bar associations across Canada. He has taught at the Bar Admission Course in Ontario and the Professional Legal Training Course in British Columbia. Joel has been recognized by The Advocates’ Society (Ontario) with its Distinction in Teaching Award.

Joel holds a certificate in mediation training from the Dispute Resolution Center of King County (Seattle, WA) and a Q.Arb designation in arbitration from the ADR Institute of Canada (Vancouver, BC). He was co-chair of the arbitration track of workshops at the 2019 Annual Symposium of the ADR Institute of BC. More recently, he has acted as sole arbitrator in auto valuation and government contract payment disputes. He as also acted as chair of a 3-person discipline panel concerning an amateur sport matter. As counsel, he has appeared in over 200 mediations.

Associations

ADR Institute of Canada

ADR Institute of British Columbia

Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution

The Advocates’ Society

The Legal Writing Institute

Law Society of British Columbia (2008)

Law Society of Ontario (1973)

Awards

The Advocates’ Society (2005) – Excellence in Teaching

 Publications

 Created 100+ workshop manuals including mock cases and litigation skills instruction for civil litigation workshops.

University of Toronto – BSc (1968)

University of Windsor – JD (1971)

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Financial Services, Insurance and Reinsurance
Konrad, Christian W. International Arbitration Vienna Osterreich AU (Australia)

Christian W. Konrad has represented international organizations and businesses in a broad range of arbitration and litigation disputes. The disputes involved long-term energy contracts, complex construction contracts, concession agreements, entitlement to natural resources, immunity from jurisdiction, infrastructure projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises clients on the protection of their investments and on the enforcement of arbitral awards and court judgments. Furthermore, he serves as Sole and Co-Arbitrator as well as Chairman to the Arbitral Tribunal in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of numerous arbitration institutions. He regularly publishes and lectures about his field of expertise.

Prior to founding Konrad & Partners, Christian W. Konrad worked as Counsel in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Arbitration Group in London and Vienna. He also acted as Senior Associate in the International Dispute Resolution team of the Austrian Advocates Alliance, and was General Counsel in a Real Estate Development and Construction Company for many years.

  • Practicing Arbitrator since 2002 (as Sole & Co-Arbitrator and as Chairman)
  • Appointed to the Panels of following Arbitration Bodies:
    • British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (International Panel of Experts)
    • International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
    • Czech Arbitration Court (Arbitrators for International Disputes)
    • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (Fellow)
    • Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Foreign Arbitrator)
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC Panel of Arbitrators and Emergency Arbitrators)
    • Public Institution of Vilnius International and National Arbitration (Arbitrator)
    • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (Panel of Arbitrators)
    • Lithuanian Arbitration Association (Recommended Arbitrator)
    • Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS List of Arbitrators)
    • Court of Arbitration of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce (List of Arbitrators)
    • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (List of Arbitrators)
    • The Indonesia National Board Of Arbitration (List of Arbitrators of BANI)
    • New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre and New Zealand International Arbitration Centre
    • Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (Recommended Arbitrator)
    • Permanent Court of Arbitration attached to the German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    • Court of Arbitration at Lewiatan- Polish Confederation of Private Employers
    • Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Selected Publications (for full list, please see Konrad & Partners): ‘The Vienna Rules – A Commentary on International Arbitration in Austria’ (Kluwer Law International 2009), ‘Costs in International Arbitration, A Central and Southern Eastern European Perspective’ (Linde Verlag 2008), ‘Costs in International Commercial Arbitration – a comparative overview of civil and common law doctrines’ (Austrian Arbitration Yearbook, Manz 2008)
  • Selected Professional Memberships (for full list, please see Konrad & Partners): Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (Freeman), London Court of International Arbitration, London Arbitration Club, Austrian Arbitration Association, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)

Qualified Lawyer Transfer Test (Solicitor)
Bar examination (with distinction), Vienna Bar Association
Master of Laws (International Business Law), University of London – King’s College
PhD in Law (Doctor Iuris), University of Vienna – Law School
Master of Jurisprudence (Magister Iuris), University of Vienna – Law School

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Krouse III, Allen J. International Arbitration New Orleans LA (Louisiana) US (United States)

A.J. Krouse is a founding member of Frilot LLC. Mr. Krouse was selected for the 2011, 2017 and 2020 City Business’ “Leadership in Law” Award, recognizing the Top 50 lawyers in New Orleans. He has been recognized as a Louisiana Super lawyer and has been designated The Best Lawyers in America award for 2019. Frilot LLC has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms in Louisiana First-Tier Rankings” in 2016 – U.S. News & World Report. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, including health care, construction, commercial, employment, class actions/mass torts, environmental and maritime law. Mr. Krouse has been appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana since 2006. He also represents clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution and has been selected to arbitrate and mediate disputes for other litigants. He has been selected as a court appointed special master. He was designated as a “Master Mediator” by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in 2015.

In 2020, Mr. Krouse was named to the panel at FedArb Inc. (FedArb) (www.fedarb.com). For over a decade, FedArb’s group of 50+ former federal judges and distinguished Neutrals have successfully mediated and arbitrated complex civil cases typically achieving results more efficiently and cost-effectively than through litigation.

He is a frequent speaker on electronic discovery, mediation and arbitration issues. He is a trainer of mediators and arbitrators and on the faculty of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) University and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Dispute Resolution Service. He serves as Chair of AHLA’s Program Planning Committee.

Mr. Krouse served in the United States Army, Military Police Corps, from 1977 to 1981 as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Battalion Adjutant. He was Honorably Discharged as a Captain in the United States Army in September 1981. He served as a federal judicial extern, and federal judicial law clerk from 1983 to 1985 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has been selected by the United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania to the eDiscovery Special Masters’ Panel. He is a co-author of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitrations (4th Ed. 2017)

  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA) – Austin, Texas
  • Fellow – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Arbitration & Mediation Center – London, England
  • (FCIArb Designation No 022054)
  • Fellow – Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM) – Rockville, MD
  • Arbitrator – CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, New York, NY
    • eDiscovery Panel
    • Insurance-Policyholder Coverage Panel
    • Franchise Southern Panel
    • Environmental CPR Panel
    • Employment Disputes Panel-South
    • New Orleans ADR Panel
  • Member – Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association (AAA) – Class Action, Large, Complex
  • Case (LCC), Commercial, Energy and Employment, Master Mediator Panels – New York, NY
  • Louisiana, American, New Orleans and Federal Bar Associations
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The Maritime Law Association, Proctor
  • Thomas More Inn of Court
  • LSBA Assistant Bar Examiner (Constitutional Law)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • LSBA CLE Committee
  • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1984, J.D. Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1977, B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Energy, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Personal Injury, Sports, Technology, Transportation
Lahlou, Yasmine International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

Fluent in English, French and Italian, Yasmine Lahlou has over 20 years of experience in international arbitration and litigation and has been with Chaffetz Lindsey since 2009. Initially trained in Paris and admitted in New York, Yasmine is experienced in civil and common law systems. Yasmine has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules. She has acted as a presiding, sole and co‐arbitrator in ICC, SCC, CRCICA (in Cairo) and LCIA arbitrations.

Yasmine practiced in Paris for over four years at Castaldi Mourre & Partners, before joining Clifford Chance in New York in 2005.

Yasmine has been named one of 17 “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America & the Caribbean— a title reserved for the top 2.5% of ranked practitioners considered the “very best by peers and clients, achieving the highest number of recommendations in the research”— by Who’s Who Legal 2023 Arbitration report.

Additionally, she has been named number one on the Who’s Who Legal 2019: Future Leaders – Arbitration list for the Americas, and has been recognized in Chambers, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. Yasmine is a co-editor-in-chief of the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Bulletin Editorial Board. Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, member of the Advisory Council of Africa Arbitration, and retiring member of the board of directors of ArbitralWomen, she is also a Peer Review Board member of the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA) at Columbia Law School.

Yasmine has been involved in dozens of arbitrations as counsel representing clients in the broadest range of disputes including energy, mining, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, fashion, retail, or hospitality disputes, conducted under the rules of all major institutions, including in particular the ICC, the LCIA, the AAA/ICDR, the SCC, the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), the Swiss Rules, and UNCITRAL.

She has taught in various arbitration seminars and presented at various CLEs, and is a member of the Faculty of the Roma Tra International Arbitration Certificate.

  • Chambers Global – Band 5 for International Arbitration
  • Chambers USA – Band 4 for International Arbitration
  • Chambers Latin America- Band 4 for International Arbitration
  • Legal 500 USA – “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration
  • Legal 500 Latin America – “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration
  • Latinvex – One of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal –
  • Named one of 17 “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in North America & the Caribbean by the 2023 Who’s Who Legal Arbitration report
  • Global Leader (Partner) in Arbitration; Ranked number 1 on the Who’s Who Legal 2018 and 2019: Most Highly Regarded Future Leaders (Partners) – Arbitration list for the Americas. Based on feedback from international general counsel and attorneys, the publication highlighted her “exceptional ability to read a situation and understand her client’s needs” and described her as “intelligent, skilled and client-friendly

Graduate Legal Studies, University of Texas Austin Law School
Maîtrise en Droit, Paris X – Nanterre University

Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Franchise, Government, Hospitality, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Telecommunications, Transportation
Legler, Thomas International Arbitration Geneva GE Switzerland

Thomas Legler is a partner and Head of Arbitration in Geneva. His practice focuses on representing clients in international arbitration and acting as arbitrator. In addition, he advises clients in the field of intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright), IT and data protection. Swiss Parliament elected him as deputy judge of the Federal Patent Court.

Experience as Counsel in more than 60 ICC, ad hoc or Swiss arbitration cases; disputes involving intellectual property (in particular pharmaceuticals) and IT, construction projects, sales, distributorship and license agreements, manufacturing contracts, joint ventures, ground handling/aviation agreements.

Experience as Arbitrator: in more than 45 ICC, WIPO, DIS, SIAC and Swiss arbitration cases, as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator.

Listed as Panelist on the WTO Indicative List, WIPO List of Neutrals, ICC Arbitrators List (Swiss National Committee), Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC, Tech List) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC, IP Panelists list)

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and admission as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), 2014

Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration and admission as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), 2013

Course on international arbitration with the Oxford Study Group, U.K., 1995

Attendance to several conferences on arbitration, notably in the framework of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), as well as the Geneva and Bern Group of the Swiss Arbitration Association.

  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), member of Tech List
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)
  • The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) member of the list of neutrals
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC); member of the Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes
  • International Bar Association (IBA), former vice-chair of the Intellectual property and entertainment law committee
  • MARQUES, member of Team Litigation
  • Swiss Bar Association (FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)
  • Association romande de propriété intellectuelle (AROPI)
  • Doctorate in Law (“Dr.iur.”), University of Geneva, 1996
  • E.S. in law (“Diplôme Etudes Supérieures en droit”), University of Geneva,1993
  • Admitted to Bar of Geneva, 1991
  • Admitted to Bar of Berne, 1988
  • Law Degree(“Fürsprecher”), University of Berne, 1988
Construction, Entertainment, Franchise, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Sports, Technology, Telecommunications
Leon, Barry A. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Road Town Tortola BVI (Britsh Virgn Isls)

The Honourable Barry Leon is the former Commercial Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in the Territory of the Virgin Islands, from 2015 to 2018. He is a Member Arbitrator and Mediator who is experienced with matters in corporate and commercial, contract, shareholder and business breakup, intellectual property and technology, natural resources, and construction disputes. He is past Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, ICC Canada.

The Honourable Barry Leon, independent arbitrator and mediator, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator..

Barry was Presiding Judge, BVI Commercial Court (2015 – 2018), hearing international commercial disputes involving parties from around the world, including shareholder, corporate and contract disputes, insolvency, fraud and asset recovery proceedings, judgment and award enforcement, and arbitration assistance.

From 2009 – 2015, Barry was a Partner and Head, International Arbitration Group, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP (Ottawa), and was an arbitrator and mediator.

Until 2009 he was Partner, Torys LLP, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice (Toronto), and for many years, Practice Coordinator. A Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Barry has 35+ years’ experience as litigation, arbitration, and mediation counsel, on many complex and significant cases involving many industries including financial services, natural resources, energy, technology, intellectual property, manufacturing, and construction.

He is past Chair, Arbitration Committee, ICC Canada.

Barry is a non-practising member of the Ontario Bar.

2022, shortlisted, GAR’s ‘best prepared’ arbitrator.

2013, CPR “Award – Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR”.

Past Chair, Arbitration Committee, ICC Canada.

Currently Executive Committee, CanArbWeek; Member, TCAS Arbitration Act Review Committee; Co-Chair, ITA’s Caribbean Task Force; Member; Co-Chairs, Canadian Arbitration Survey; Advisory Board Member, International Trust Arbitration Organisation; Director, International Law Association – Canada; Vice Chair and Branch Committee Member, Caribbean Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR;ILA International Commercial Arbitration Committee, North America Committee, Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, CBA International Law Section, BVI Arbitration Group, International Arbitration Club of New York, LCIA, ASIL, and New York International Arbitration Center.

Publications and ‘directory’ listings on web-bios. See: https://www.arbitrationplace.com/barry-leon   and The Honourable Barry Leon (33bedfordrow.co.uk)

  • B. (University of Toronto)
  • MBA (Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University)
  • BA (political science and economics) (University of Alberta)
Accounting, Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Entertainment, Franchise, Government, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications
Levin, Richard C. International Arbitration Dallas TX (Texas) US (United States)

Richard’s practice is directed to international arbitration disputes. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous disputes under the AAA, ICC, ICDR, and ICSID rules. His primary areas of expertise are antitrust, competition, IP, joint ventures, and construction, with industry expertise in energy, chemical, retail, real estate, arts, and sports. He has also handled in the competition area major M&A deals, having led the negotiations and antitrust analyses of international joint ventures and acquisitions, and antitrust compliance issues as well.

Richard is a member of the International Arbitration Institute, the Association Suisse De L’Arbitrage, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and other organizations relating to international arbitration, as well as the Arbitration Commission of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), and a member of the former Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Law Issues and the Task Force on Reducing Time and Expense in Complex Arbitrations.

He has been awarded as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as “Chartered “status and is on the Presidential Panel of Arbitrators of the CIArb. He has been named to the Panel of International Arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, AAA, and ICC. He is also a member of the Center for American and International Law’s List of Energy Arbitrators and a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, as well as the LCIA database of arbitrators in London and several other institutions throughout the world, including the HKIAC (Hong Kong), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization),KLRCA/AIAC (Kuala Lumpur),CRCICA (Cairo),VIAC (Vienna) and the Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow). He has been selected as an arbitrator to Court of Arbitration for Art in the Netherlands. Richard has also been named to the Tech List at the SVAMC (Silicon Valley), a peer vetted selection of “the world’s leading technology neutrals,” and is profiled on the Global Arbitration Review Arbitrator Research Tool (GAR ART).

Richard has been a member of three person tribunals and acted as sole arbitrator in a number of disputes at the ICDR, ICC, and AAA. He has arbitrated several cases under US and foreign antitrust and competition regimes. He has extensive training through courses sponsored by the AAA, ICDR, ICC and other institutions. As counsel, he has been at the cutting edge in many cases he has handled, including one of the first Chapter 11 NAFTA disputes under ICSID rules and one of the first arbitrations of antitrust/competition issues under ICC rules.
He has substantial pro bono experience representing children with learning disabilities in their legal issues with their schools. He is a member of COPAA (Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates).

International Bar Association and other organizations.

Richard received his B.A. from Tulane University in 1967 and his J.D. in 1970 from Georgetown University, where he was a member of the law journal Law and Policy in International Business. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. After his clerkship, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City where he practiced in the Litigation Section. He is a member of the Texas Bar and the Dallas Bar Association.

Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Sports, Technology, Transportation
Lindsay, Richard B. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Prior to joining CMB in February 2021, Richard practiced as litigation counsel for more than 40 years, obtaining his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1977. Prior to law, Richard earned a degree in civil engineering and worked as a project engineer with private and government organizations. He remains registered as a Professional Engineer, providing him with insight and expertise in areas such as professional liability of architects and engineers, construction, and property disputes.

Throughout his legal career, Richard practiced insurance law and has chaired the preeminent insurance law conference held in BC since its inception over 20 years ago. He has been consistently ranked highly in insurance law by his peers. His practice was centered primarily on complex claims litigation, often in different jurisdictions, covering a wide variety of property, casualty, energy, insurance coverage, products liability, fire losses, engineering and construction matters and all manner of professional liability disputes. He has vast experience in resolution of complex multiparty disputes and has represented clients at all levels of Canadian Courts and all manner of professional liability disputes.

Early in his career Richard developed an interest in alternative dispute resolution and became a strong advocate of the benefits of all forms of ADR. As an experienced trial lawyer, he became aware of the pitfalls, risks, and short comings of resorting to trial as the primary vehicle to resolve disagreements. As a result, he completed his training as both a mediator
and an arbitrator and has acted as both counsel and mediator/arbitrator in a wide variety of matters.

On a personal note, Richard remains involved as a lawyer in instructing magistrates, lawyers and investigators involved in wildlife trafficking on advocacy skills with Lawyers Without Borders in Kenya and Tanzania.

• Counsel for parties at numerous mediations
• CLEBC mediation training courses
• Harvard Law School of Negotiations Mediation Training Program
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellowship Training
• ADRIC Arbitrators Training Course
• Law Society Adjudication Training for Disciplinary Hearing Panel Members including judgment writing
• Numerous CLEs on Arbitration Advocacy

• Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2003
• AV Preeminent Rating Martindale-Hubbell
• Insurance Lawyer of the Year, Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, 2012
• Leading Practitioner, Commercial Insurance Litigation, Canadian Lexpert Directory
• Listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” for Insurance and Legal Malpractice Law
• Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – Vancouver – Legal Malpractice 2015
• Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year – Vancouver – Insurance Defence 2015
• Recipient, Lee Samis Award of Excellence, Canadian Defence Lawyers
• Listed in the International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance
• Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers since 2009
• Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
• Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2017
• Richard B. Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Lawyer Award created by Canadian Defence Lawyers

• Harvard Law School – Mediating Disputes, 2012
• University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1977
• Carleton University, B.Eng., 1971
• BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute, Arbitration Training Course, 2017

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Transportation
Logan, John Scott Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

John is one of the founding partners of Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP and is the managing partner. John restricts his practice to the areas of construction and commercial litigation and alternate dispute resolution.

Over the last 29 years, John has been counsel on a multitude of complex construction and commercial cases in British Columbia. He is frequently asked to act as a mediator, arbitrator or referee in construction and commercial disputes.

John is a member of a variety of construction, development and legal associations and is a frequent lecturer at conferences organized by those associations, including the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and the British Columbia Professional Legal Training Program. He is the author of numerous commercial and construction law articles and other publications.

John is committed to the use of alternative dispute resolution and pragmatic, business oriented approaches to the resolution of disputes.

John is included in the 2012 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, has an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell in construction and commercial litigation, and is rated as one of British Columbia’s top construction lawyers in Best Lawyers.

  • In one of British Columbia’s first high-rise “leaky condo” claims, acted for Vancouver’s largest high-rise residential developer against the designers and constructors of twin high-rise towers in Vancouver.
  • Acting for a large group of unpaid contractors and material suppliers, successfully advanced a claim against a national surety company all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Acted successfully for the general contractor against the owner and a sub-contractor in a multi-million dollar dispute involving the refit of Vancouver Grain Terminal.
  • Successfully defended British Columbia’s largest privately owned forest products company against a multi-million dollar claim brought by a private land owner.
  • Acted as a referee in a multi-million dollar dispute between a Crown corporation and a private contractor on an infrastructure project.
  • Acted as counsel for the successful parties in several construction tendering cases, including three leading cases, Fred Welsh v. B.G.M. ConstructionStanco Projects v. Her Majesty the Queen, and Hub Excavating v. Orca Estates.
  • On a well known downtown Vancouver twin high-rise tower project, successfully acted for the developer against the general contractor and the strata corporation in relation to very significant claims for construction deficiencies and delays. Successfully represented one of the two shareholders of a large British Columbia construction company in a multi-year string of disputes arising from the dissolution of the company.
  • Acted successfully for two of the first strata corporations to advance and resolve “leaky condo” claims involving large, multi-unit wood frame construction projects in British Columbia.
  • Regularly acts for lawyers, their clients and insurers in resolving claims arising from errors and omissions.
  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association
  • Member of the British Columbia Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
  • Member of the British Columbia Construction Association
  • Member of the British Columbia Urban Development Institute

LL.B.: Dalhousie University, 1982
Called to the Bar in British Columbia, 1983
Called to the Bar in Nova Scotia, 1986

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports
Logerwell, Donald L International Arbitration Seattle WA (Washington) US (United States)

Donald Logerwell was a trial lawyer in Seattle for more than thirty years until 2000 when his practice focused on arbitration, mediation and training lawyers to be effective representatives of their clients in both forms of alternative dispute resolution.

As a trial lawyer, he tried jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts and acted as counsel in arbitrations and mediations in construction disputes, intellectual property, products liability, legal malpractice and a wide range of business disputes including partnerships, limited liability companies and corporate dissolutions.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in Reno and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. where he graduated #1 in the evening division and was an editor on the law review. After law school he clerked for The Honorable Eugene A. Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before entering private practice in Seattle.

Donald Logerwell was recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine under Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation as one of King County’s Top Lawyers 2010. His peers have given him the highest possible rating, AV Preeminent, in a recent survey by the nation’s leading lawyer rating organization, Martindale Hubbell.

Donald L. Logerwell serves as an arbitrator/mediator, educator and ADR neutral in a wide range of domestic and international disputes. His ADR practice covers the entire gamut of disputes, small and large, with a focus on efficient and cost effective methods of resolving disputes consistent with the amount at risk for the parties. Don sees himself as a partner with the party representatives and strives to work with them to fashion a process that meets their needs and the needs of their clients.

Thirty years (1979-present) of experience serving as a sole arbitrator of a wide variety of commercial disputes in the U.S. and western Canada from various administrative agencies (AAA, CPR, VanIAC, Arbitration Works) and in non-administered arbitrations. First trained in mediation in 1979 by the American Arbitration Association and service since in mediations (both administered and non-administered) of disputes ranging from several million dollars to smaller, home owner-contractor disputes as low as $25,000.

Donald Logerwell has attended and taught countless arbitration and mediation courses including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) Fellowship course.

ADR Affiliations:

  • American Arbitration Association: construction, commercial, intellectual property and large complex case arbitration and mediation panels.
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (Vancouver, B.C., Canada): arbitrator and mediator.
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR): Seattle, construction and intellectual property panels.
  • Certified mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
  • Fellow (ret.), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).
  • Member, ADR Roundtable, Seattle WA.

Mr. Logerwell is a frequent speaker on ADR related topics for the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the American Arbitration Association, the Office of the Attorney General of Washington and the University of Washington among others. He was selected as a member of the National Faculty of the American Arbitration Association and conducted more than fifty AAA sponsored training programs for construction arbitrators in the western United States including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California.

Donald Logerwell selected as one of the Top Lawyers in 2010 by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in the field of alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

University of Nevada, B.S. in Mathematics, 1962
Georgetown Law Center, Washington, J.D., 1970

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Real Estate, Sports
Love, Paul E. Domestic Arbitration Campbell River BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Paul Love was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1985. He had a litigation practice up until approximately 2003; started to work as a mediator in 1993 and an arbitrator in 1995. His practice essentially has been as a full time arbitrator/adjudicator since 2003.

Paul Love works as a labour arbitrator, commercial arbitrator and has held a number of different part-time positions adjudicating for administrative tribunals. He has issued decisions or awards in over 500 matters in a wide variety of areas including employment and labour matters, forestry, shareholder and partnership disputes, family property disputes, environmental matters, surface rights disputes, auto collision liability, sexual and physical abuse claims arising from the operation of Indian Residential Schools. He travels extensively for work in Canada.

  • Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb) designation from the BCAMI, Fellow (FC .Arb),
  • Panel Member and Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb) and Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (DipIC. Arb) with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
  • Was selected and trained by the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau for labour arbitration and admission to the CAAB list. All these designations involved course work and examinations.

Paul Love has been arbitrating commercial and labour matters since 1995. He is currently a listed arbitrator with the B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau and a part-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations Board (for federal public sector grievances and labour practice complaints) and an adjudicator since 2003 with the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat. He has accepted adjudication/arbitration referrals from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 1997 for adjudicating labour and employment matters under the Canada Labour Code.

Paul Love has extensive training in mediation. I have been mediating disputes since 1993.

Paul Love is a member of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, Arbitrators Association of British Columbia, Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

He is a past member of the Environmental Appeal Board, Forest Appeals Commission, Employment Standards Tribunal and past Chair of the B.C. Mediation and Arbitration Board (surface rights disputes oil & gas and mining).

BSc, Honours, University of Victoria, 1980
LL.B. University of Victoria, 1984
C. Arb. Issued by BC Arbitration and mediation Institute, 1996
FCI. Arb, 1997
DIPIC Arb., 1998
C. Arb., issued by the Chartered Institute in UK, 1999

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Government, Insurance and Reinsurance, Labour, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury
Luu, Joanne Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Joanne Luu has a decade of experience in commercial and corporate dispute resolution. Her practice focuses on complex and high stakes disputes, and is broad in subject matter, including commercial, corporate and shareholder, securities, energy and natural resources, joint venture, construction, telecommunications, licensing agreements, manufacturing and distribution matters.

Joanne has experience in numerous arbitration hearings seated in Canada and abroad. She has also appeared in court proceedings, including at the trial and appellate level, and before the Alberta Securities Commission. She sees real value, and has demonstrated experience, in running efficient and fair proceedings.

To complement her dispute resolution practice, Joanne regularly works with her corporate solicitor colleagues to draft arbitration clauses and advise on transactions, corporate governance and other commercial issues to pre-empt disputes.

Joanne is recognized as a leader in her field by Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Best Lawyers in Canada. Prior to joining BD&P, she clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal under the Honourable Mr. Justice F.F. Slatter. She also worked at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade dealing with trade policy.

Joanne is qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators based in London. She has been invited to speak at various conferences and panels related to arbitration, contracts, insider trading and blockchain.

She has co-authored book chapters in arbitration textbooks:
• “Provisional Remedies and Interim Relief in Oil & Gas Arbitrations” in The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to Oil & Gas Arbitrations, edited by James M. Gaitis (Huntington, NY: Juris Publishing, Inc., 2015).
• “Canada” in Arbitration World, edited by Karyl Nairn Q.C. & Patrick Heneghan (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2015 & 2018)

Joanne is a recognized as a leader in her field, named by:

• Legal 500 Canada as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution, 2020 and 2021
• Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration as a Future Leader, 2021
• Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2021

She is a member of the following arbitral organizations:
• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow
• ICC Canada – Committee Member, Co-Chair of national conferences for 2019 and 2020
• Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) – Advisory Board Member, Co-Chair of Policy and Advocacy Committee, Executive and Board Member for 2016-2020
• ICC Young Arbitrators Forum North American Representative

JD, University of Calgary, 2011, with an exchange to the University of Copenhagen focusing on European and international law

BASc (honours with distinction), double major in biology and political science, University of Lethbridge, 2011

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Government, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology
Maalouf, John J. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

Dr. John J. Maalouf, Senior Partner of the Firm, is one of Wall Street’s top lawyers and is a globally recognized expert in the areas of International Trade & Finance Law, International Arbitration, Corporate & Business Law, Banking Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas Law, Pharmaceuticals Law, Telecommunications Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Under John’s leadership, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot has been honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in the United States, Dubai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, and Brazil for 2018 in 54 different categoriesIn addition, John has been ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States for the past 14 consecutive years by the United States Lawyer Rankings – 2019 Edition, 2018 Edition, 2017 Edition, 2016 Edition, 2015 Edition, 2014 Edition, 2013 Edition, 2012 Edition, 2011 Edition, 2010 Edition, 2009 Edition, 2008 Edition, 2007 Edition and 2006 Edition.

Dr. Maalouf regularly counsels clients on matters involving international business transactions, international arbitrations & mediations, mergers & acquisitions, oil & gas transactions, compliance issues, international banking, and foreign investment in the Middle-East. In addition, John specializes in representing multinational companies in connection with intellectual property law matters, pharmaceutical law matters, and technology, media and telecommunications law matters.

In addition to being one of the world’s leading lawyers, Dr. Maalouf is also an International Arbitrator with the following Courts of International Arbitration and International Arbitration Centers:

  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA – The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA – United States of America)
  • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) and
  • GCC Arbitration Centre (Bahrain)

As an International Arbitrator, Dr. Maalouf has over 12 years of experience deciding large international commercial disputes between multinational companies around the world.

Dr. Maalouf has been ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the United States for the past 13 consecutive years by the United States Lawyer Rankings – 2006 to 2018 Editions. In addition, under his leadership, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot has been honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in the United States, Dubai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, and Brazil for 2018 in 54 different categories

Bachelors of Science (Economics), Boston University, 1990
Juris Doctor, Suffolk University School of Law, 1993
LL.M. (International Banking and Financial Services Law), Boston University School of Law, 1994

While in law school, John received the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence and was on the Dean’s List.

Corporate Commercial, Government, Maritime, Real Estate, Tax, Technology
Macintosh, George K. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Referee Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

From January 2014 to April 30, 2023 George Macintosh was a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Previously, George led the litigation group at Farris, where he practised from his call in 1973 to December of 2013.

He was appointed King’s Counsel in 1987, elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1991, and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers in 2001.

George practised as general counsel, at trial and on appeal, appearing before many provincial and federal tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appeared before tribunals outside Canadian jurisdiction, including the International Court of Arbitration for Sport and the American Arbitration Association, and sat as an arbitration chair in a wide variety of disputes. His practice as counsel was diverse but always included civil litigation at trial and appeal.

He served as special prosecutor appointed by the Attorney General of British Columbia, as commission counsel for the government of British Columbia, and as counsel to committees of the Canadian Judicial Council in their hearing of complaints against federally-appointed judges. He arbitrated, as counsel for British Columbia, compensation for Provincial Court judges, and compensation for medical doctors practicing in the province.

He has served as amicus curiae to the B.C. Supreme Court on a constitutional reference. He is a former co-chair of the Allan McEachern Course on Trial Advocacy at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, and a founding member of the British Columbia Inns of Court project, which is devoted to fostering professionalism in young lawyers. He also served on various committees addressing legislative reform in matters of evidence and civil procedure. George is a past chair of the civil litigation section of the Canadian Bar Association and is a past chair and a director of the Sopinka Cup Society, which hosts the national finals of the Canadian law school trial moot competition.

In 2002, George was a member of the six-person Canadian delegation to Taiwan to advise the Taiwanese government with respect to the adversarial system of law. He served as a member of the federal Minister of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments in British Columbia and was a Canadian Representative at the 2007 Canada-US Legal Exchange, held every ten years, hosted by the Supreme Court of the United States and the Supreme Court of Canada, and sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.

See above

  • Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, since 2001
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, since 1991
  • Member, Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy Institute for the British Columbia region
  • Founding Member, British Columbia Inns of Court program
  • Past President, Canadian Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)

Dalhousie Law L.L.B. 1972

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Energy, Family, Financial Services, Franchise, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Labour, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Tax, Telecommunications, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Maerov, Leslie E. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Maerov has been in private practice in Vancouver for 28 years, initially as a commercial litigator and then as a corporate and commercial solicitor. Between 2001 and 2014, Mr. Maerov was Chief Executive Officer and President of a public-listed telecom company.  Between 2014-2018 he was Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of the company, until the business was sold.  As CEO he leveraged his commercial law expertise and business mindset to develop and implement the company’s strategic growth plans, and was responsible for financing the company’s operations, mergers and acquisitions, all contractual negotiations and regulatory compliance.  As CFO for several years, he was responsible for all financial reporting and public management and financial analysis.  Since July 2018, he has resumed full time practice primarily as an independent commercial arbitrator, and as a commercial solicitor.

In his private practice and as a telecom executive Mr. Maerov has developed broad expertise to deal with any commercial dispute, and has substantial expertise in contract remedies, securities, derivatives, agency, franchising, regulatory and governance issues and in shareholder disputes.

Mr. Maerov understands what businesses want and need and applies that to dispute resolution.

Mr. Maerov is a member and panelist for ADRBC, the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, a panelist for VanIAC, ICDR, FINRA (U.S. Financial Industry Regulation Authority) and NFA (U.S. National Futures Association), and is the immediate past Chair of VanIAC.  He has been a presenter at numerous arbitration symposia on topics ranging from institutional rules to arbitration ethics.

Leslie E. Maerov has conducted numerous domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as member of three-person panels under VanIAC, ICDR, and FINRA (U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Rules and ad hoc rules.

Fellowship training by CIArb. (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), U.K., Dispute Resolution Board training with past membership in the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, robust continuing education program annually on various topics.

  • 2012 to 2021 – Director, formerly Governing Director & Chair, VanIAC
  • 2004 to Present – Director & Past Chair, Childhood Cancer Family Support Society
  • 2004 to Present – Director, Treasurer, Pacific Coast Baseball Umpires Association
  • 2018 to Present – Director and Secretary, British Columbia Baseball Umpires Association
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • ​Panelist, International Centre for Dispute Resolution Canada (ICDR Canada)
  • ​Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada Arbitration Committee
  • ​Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of BC (ADRBC)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of B.C. (1975)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (1991)
  • Lecturer, Law Society of British Columbia, Bar Admission Course: Company Law
  • Lecturer, UBC Faculty of Commerce, Certified General Accountants program: Commercial Law
  • B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • A., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb.), U.K. (2011)
  • Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb.) – ADR Institute of Canada (2019)
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Franchise, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Wills and Estates
Malas, Kamal Adnan International Arbitration Dubai Sharjah UAE (United Arab Emirates)

FIDIC: Friendly reviewer for 2017 FIDIC Yellow Book.

ICC:  MENA Region Arab Arbitrators Group member.

UAE Ministry of Justice: Listed Engineering Expert.

Dubai Courts: Listed Engineering Expert.

Arab Union for Investments and Real Estate: Head of Arbitration and Legal Affairs.

Dr. Malas participated as an arbitrator in 96 arbitration cases appointed by the following bodies: ICC, DIFC-LCIA, UAE Courts, Abu Dhabi Arbitration Center, Dubai International Arbitration Center, and many other International Arbitration Centers, besides; Arbitration cases between Private Parties (Ad-Hoc Arbitrations) in the Arab Gulf.

The type of arbitration cases and No. of cases are: 1- Construction & Engineering   68  cases, 2- Real Estate 23 Cases, 3- Courier services 1 case,  4- Media Services 1 case, 5- Maritime services  1 case, 6- Insurance services 1 case, 7- Inheritance 1 Case.

Dr. Malas rendered Final Award in Muscat -Saltant of Oman as a sole arbitrator appointed by both Parties in a big ad-hoc important arbitration case handled at the same time in Arabic and English languages; please find below the links who mentioned the AWARD, and stated that the Award has decided in all disputed matters, and caused increase %17.1 of stock market shares value of the winner company.

Oman- Galfar wins RO23mn arbitration against Haya Water, sha… | MENAFN.COM

http://www.omanobserver.om/arbitration-favour-galfar-seeb-sewage-project/ http://bit.ly/2EFpQGE

Dr. Kamal Malas has 40+ years of practical experiences; spent half of them in the Arab Gulf countries.  And worked on Big arbitration cases in UAE, Qatar Saltant of Oman, Kingdom of Arabi Saudi. He has multiple Experiences in (LAW + ENGINEERING) and benefit from combined them in finding speedily the solution of the disputes.

He is accredited as a structural designer in Dubai Municipality; also, he is accredited in Many International Arbitration Centers as an arbitrator.

Dr. Malas is specialized in Engineering and Real Estate Disputes; he has participated in resolving More than 1000 engineering and Real Estate Cases handled by him as neutral expert appointed by the courts in UAE, and in Dubai Courts. (The disputes are about construction, engineering, and real estate and are amounting more than USA $ 1 Billion).

Dr. Malas is acting as International Arbitrator having certificates in (International Arbitration from DIAC + King’s College of London, Master class for arbitrators (ICC), Maritime Arbitration Certificate (Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center + GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre) and he is speaker in many arbitration centers’ events and training courses.

Participated in more than 50 conferences, seminars, training courses, speaker and attendee in many international conferences.

The combination of his study (Civ. Eng. + LAW), beside his PhD Economic (Dispute Resolution), and deep knowledge in FIDIC contracts, adding 40+ years of experience in the engineering field granted him the ability to be ranked as (Distinguished Advisor for Big Projects).

He is professional in both Ad Hoc, the Institutional Arbitration, and provides his services through applying the International Rules of Arbitration (ICC, UNCITRAL, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA… etc.)

Total amounts of disputes that he participated in resolving them as an arbitrator are more than USA $ 2 Billion).

He published the Book “The Arbitration Award” in two languages Arabic and English, writing vignettes in the book “Construction Law” the Author: Lukas Klee – two editions, also He has many writings in Arbitrations, Intellectual property of Drawings, and Engineering disputes. Besides He makes presentation in the conferences and seminars among them: Real Estate Arbitrations in the UAE, Construction Law, Construction Contracts Contemporary Problems, The Art of Drafting Arbitration Award, Types of Arbitration Awards, Risk of Court Interference in the Arbitration Proceedings, Risk in terminating contracts, Construction contracts policy, Enforcement and Nullifying the Arbitration AWARD, Risk in signing Bespoke FIDIC Contracts, Negotiating Robust Construction Contracts under Qatari Law, Modern Dispute Boards (my own invented method in my PhD), Analysis of Delay and Time in Construction, Dispute Resolution Methods, Revoking Arbitrators under UAE law, Lessons learned in arbitration, Variations and Adjustments in Red Book 1999, Some Wrong Applications of FIDIC Red Book 1987 clauses, and many others.

Award od Excellence: Outstanding Arbitrator of the Year Award- 2018 – Granted to him in the conference: International Arbitrators and Experts in Engineering Sector, the participant are  (ICC, American University (AUD), SELEM, Arab Federation for Engineers, Project Management Institute, Engineering Association of Mediterranean Countries, Contractors association).

Recent Appreciation Awards: UAE Ministry of Public Works (UAE) -2015 – Sharjah Municipality 2018+2019, American University in Dubai (AUD) 2019, Arab Union for Investment and Real Estate Development – 2018- Second Conference for International Arbitrators and Experts in Engineering Sectors 2019, Dubai Judicial Institute 2021, and many others.

Civil Engineering, Damascus University, B.Sc., 1976

Beirut Arab University, B.A. Law, 1992

PhD from Armenian Government in Economic (Dispute Resolution)

Construction, Real Estate
Manson, Thomas Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Thomas Manson KC is a Vancouver-based arbitrator. Currently, he is a member of the Faculty of Law of Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He teaches (online during the Covid pandemic) Legal Writing at BFSU and also Academic Writing at Peking University. He has extensive experience as a panelist on internet domain name disputes, both individually and as a co-panelist.

Mr. Manson was called to the Bar in 1981. His law practice includes dispute resolution in connection with commercial, corporate, and environmental disputes.

He has acted as sole arbitrator and as a member of an arbitration panel in commercial, environmental, and other disputes.

Arbitrator (2000-present), Mediator (2002-present)

Member/Panelist of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) (1997 – present),

Member/Panelist of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2007 – present),

Panelist of the CIETAC, Xi’an Arbitration Commission, Chongqing Arbitration Commission (2012- present)

Arbitrator of the Fourth Committee of the Chongqing (China) Arbitration Commission (2013- present)

Director of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2010 – 2013)

Vice President of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2011 – 2013)

Chair – “Securities Litigation” Courses, 2000 and 2005, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.

Course Lecturer – CLE, Canadian Securities Institute, BC Compliance Officers’ Forum, Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals, Canadian Institute, Insight, BCAMI, and Client Seminars

Author/Contributor – Numerous papers for CLEBC; CLE’s Supreme Court Chambers Orders, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 (in progress) Updates; CSA Insider Trading Task Force Report, 2003

Tom has travelled extensively and given lectures in China on Canadian legal and regulatory matters at Shandong University (Weihai), Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai), Heilongjiang University (Haerbin), Nanjing University School of Law (Nanjing), China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), HIT School of Law (Haerbin), the Law School of Shandong University (Jinan), University of International Business & Economics (Beijing), Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC, Beijing),  the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Law of Sun Yat-Sen University (Guǎngzhōu), and Law School of Central University of Finance and Economics (Běijīng).

LLB., University of Victoria, 1980
M.A. University of London (School of Oriental & African Studies), 1977
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1976

Corporate Commercial, Government
Margolis, Simon B. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Simon is a senior and skilled mediator and arbitrator. Following his call to the bar in 1983, he developed a broad commercial and insurance based practice, representing clients at all levels of court. Simon also earned a reputation for fairness and for providing practical and cost effective advice in assisting clients to resolve many disputes without the necessity of trial.

Recognizing a need, Simon launched his mediation and arbitration practice in 2004 while a senior partner at Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP).  In the ensuing years, he has mediated a wide range of cases in a variety of sectors, including claims involving property damage, shareholder disputes, professional liability, construction, environmental contamination, real estate, bodily injury, employment and First Nations, among others.  Simon is also regularly retained to arbitrate a variety of commercial matters and UMP claims.

As managing partner at Bull Housser & Tupper LLP from 2011 to 2016, Simon also enhanced his business acumen, demonstrating his natural ability to lead, work cooperatively and collaboratively with others and, when required, make the difficult decisions- skills he employs regularly in his mediation and arbitration practice.

Since March 2017, Simon has focused exclusively on mediation and arbitration as part of Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration.

Simon has been active in alternate dispute resolution throughout his career and has acted as a mediator since 2004 and as an arbitrator since 2015.  He has focused exclusively on mediation and arbitration since 2017.  He has also served as a panelist in arbitration and mediation with the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Simon attended the Program of Instruction for Lawyers in mediation at Harvard University in 2004 and regularly attends professional development programs of the International Academy of Mediators, in which he has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow.

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2012.
  • Distinguished Fellow in International Academy of Mediators.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Alternate Dispute Resolution.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized since 2011 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Aboriginal Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate + Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law.
  • Distinguished Fellow- International Academy of Mediators.
  • Member of ADRBC.
  • Member, Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

LLB, University of British Columbia, 1982
A.B. degree Dartmouth College, 1979
Called to the B.C. bar, 1983

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury, Sports
Marrow, Paul Bennett International Arbitration Chappaqua NY (New York) US (United States)

Paul Bennett Marrow has practiced law since 1969. Paul Bennett Marrow is Chairman of the Grievance Committee of the Westchester Bar Association. He is an Adjunct Professor, New York Law School teaching Domestic Arbitration. He is also lecturer at the Graduate Faculty of the New School in New York, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

Over forty-four years of experience. Alternate Dispute Resolution includes service as sole arbitrator, panel member and panel chair, resolving cases that involve a broad range of business issues including business dissolution, consumer contracts, construction contracts, computer technology, insurance contracts, credit and loan agreements, employment contracts and disputes involving securities with an emphasis on claims against securities brokers and underwriters. Since 1999 to the present, serving as an Adjunct Member of the Regents Review Committee, an administrative law appellate panel that primarily hears appeals from professional misconduct decisions by state boards for professional groups licensed and regulate by the New York State Department of Education. Currently the Chairman of the Grievance Committee for the Westchester County Bar Association. Fellow (FCIarb) The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England. Chair, Examinations Committee, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, Board of Managers, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

  • American Bar Association (Member Dispute Resolution Section)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Arbitration Committee)
  • Westchester County Bar Association (Member Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • Fellow (FCIArb)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England (Member Assessment and Examinations Board)

Case Western Reserve University, B.A.
New York Law School, J.D.
Fellow, The Charter Institute of Arbitrators

Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Real Estate
Marrs, Scott D. International Arbitration Houston TX (Texas) US (United States)

Scott Marrs has over 30 years of experience as an advocate and as an arbitrator before domestic and international tribunals including AAA, ICDR, ICC, UNCITRAL and CPR. Arbitrator or advocate in a wide variety of international and domestic complex business disputes, commercial, and energy related disputes.

  • Examples: (1) Chairperson (3 person panel) in complex intellectual property case involving inventorship, licensing, royalties, medical device products, engineering, contract interpretation (15 hearing days, multiple technical witnesses); (2) Chairperson (3 person panel) in multi-million dollar natural gas pipeline matter involving tariffs, joint venture, contract interpretation, midstream, gas gathering, partnership, fraud, regulatory, and transportation issues; (3) Sole Arbitrator in oil, gas and chemicals products supplier, distributorship case involving tort, franchise, partnership, indemnity, insurance, real estate and contract disputes; (4) Sole Arbitrator in complex commercial contract matter involving architect, engineer, design, construction, and project management issues in mining and energy industries; (5) Sole Arbitrator in multi-million dollar matter regarding downstream natural gas recycling, extraction, green energy business and contract, fraud, carbon credits, acquisition, divesture, purchasing, tortious interference, construction, trade secrets and premises issues; (6) Arbitrator (3 person panel) in multi-million dollar action involving contract and financial issues relating to acquisition and divestiture of numerous oil and gas properties and other commercial real estate; (7) Arbitrated 9-figure international disputes involving complex contractual, governmental, royalty, license, regulatory, investment, partnership, shipping, and M&A issues regarding acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas interests in South America; (8) Arbitrator (3 person panel) in action involving contract, stock, fraud, insurance, business valuation, technology, trade secret, and intellectual property issues; (9) Arbitrated claims by independent oil and gas producers in multi-million dollar upstream action against drilling companies in commercial disputes involving contract specifications, construction, products and indemnity issues; (10) Arbitrator (3 person panel) in case involving allegations of fraud, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duties in joint venture and corporate stock transfer case; (11) Arbitrated multi-million dollar intellectual property disputes between international medical device products company and inventor/surgeon involving patent, licensing, contract, and tort matters; (12) Arbitrator (3 person panel) in multi-million dollar real estate and private equity investment matter related to operating agreements, stock transfers, capital costs, design and construction of oil and gas refining plants with associated contract, fraud, misrepresentation, insurance, and negligence claims; (13) Arbitrated multi-million dollar commercial matter between international financial institution and group of investors involving tort, securities, fraud, employment, and unjust enrichment claims; (14) Arbitrated matter between international brokerage house and manager of division involving employment, fraud, covenant not to compete, slander and defamation, trade secrets and breach of contract issues; (15) IP consultant in arbitration of business disputes involving copyright and trademark claims between two international manufacturers; (16) Arbitrated international case involving intellectual property, franchise, trademark, covenant not to compete, fraud, anti-trust, partnership, unfair competition, public policy, regulatory, restraint of trade and partnership issues; (17) International arbitration re: intellectual property, franchise, trademark, covenant not to compete, fraud, anti-trust, partnership, unfair competition, public policy, regulatory, restraint of trade, partnership issues; (18) Chairperson: various solar projects, contract, fraud, fiduciary, bad faith claims; (19) Sole arbitrator: promissory notes, sworn accounts, industrial equipment, acquisition; (20) Sole arbitrator: trade secrets, contract and fraud claims re: assets, chemical inventions, licenses, joint venture.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (Fellow)

Arbitrator with: VanIAC, AAA, ICDR, ICC, CPR, and LCIA

International Institute for Energy Law – Advisory Board

International Association of Defense Counsel – ADR Committee (Co-Chair)

American, Texas and Houston Bar Foundations – Fellow

Speaker: “Harness the Power of Arbitration to Obtain A Successful Award,” 2013 ALM Course, High Stakes Litigation (NYC)

Speaker: “Comparing and Contrasting Major European and American Arbitral Forums,” 2013 IADC Annual Meeting (Hawaii)

Speaker: “Getting Your Mojo Back Regarding Arbitration,” 2012 Trial Network Litigation Mgmt Supercourse (NYC)

Legal Publications:– Texas Lawyer, Co-author, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Primer for Energy Executives,” August 2015

– Practical Law, Co-author, “Enforcing Arbitration Awards in Texas,” June 2015

– Texas Lawyer, Co-Author, “How Oil Oversupply Shapes the Litigation Market,” May 2015

– Texas Lawyer, Co-Author, “Why is Mexico Talking about Importing Oil from Others?,” December 2014

Practical Law Journal, Co-Author, “AAA, JAMS and CPR Comparison Chart, A Practical Comparison of Major Arbitration Forums in the United States,” February/March 2014

– Texas Bar Journal, Co-Author, “Arbitration Confidentiality, What You Thought You Knew Can Hurt You – A Comparison of Confidentiality (Or Lack Thereof) in Major Domestic and International Arbitration Forums,” February 2014

– International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Annual Meeting, Speaker, “Comparing and Contrasting the Major European and American Arbitral Forums,” 2013

Honors, Awards:

Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Best Lawyers in America 2020

2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, American Lawyer Media

Texas’ “Top Rated Lawyer,” Martindale, 2012, 2014

“Texas Super Lawyer,” 2004, 2006-2014

“Houston’s Top Lawyers,” H Texas Magazine, 2007-2012, 2014

“Top 40 Texas Lawyers Under 40,” Texas Lawyer, 2001

Houston Lawyer Award, Outstanding Legal Article of the Year, 1993

Hirsch, Glover, Robinson & Sheiness Award, Excellence in Insurance Law, 1989

 

JD, Cum Laude – South Texas College of Law – 1989 – Houston, Texas (Board of Advocates, Order of the Lytae, South Texas Law Review)

Intern, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Honorable Edith H. Jones)

University of Texas – Austin, Texas (BBA, Business, Petroleum Land Management-1983)

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Entertainment, Government, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Sports, Technology, Transportation
McArthur, Joe Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Joe practises commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented both public and private companies in a range of industries, including mining, infrastructure, utilities, financial services, and technology.

Joe is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and has argued before all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is National co-leader of the Firm’s Arbitration Group. He regularly advises on domestic and international arbitrations as counsel and is available for appointment as arbitrator. He is a member of the ICC Canadian Arbitration Committee, the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Arbitrators and the Domestic and International Arbitration Panels of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC).

  • Appointed to three member panel under ICC Arbitration Rules involving a dispute over a breached settlement agreement between Canadian and American companies
  • Appointed to three member panel under ICC Arbitration Rules involving a $70 million claim for energy infrastructure between Spanish and American parties
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in international arbitration involving an intellectual property dispute between Chinese and North American parties
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in VanIAC involving a dispute over mining interests in Ecuador
  • Appointed to three member arbitration panel regarding agency dispute
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration involving a franchise dispute
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in VanIAC share valuation dispute
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in a number of ICDR commercial contract disputes
  • Appointed to three member arbitration panel regarding dispute over South American mining concession

Counsel Work

  • Counsel in lengthy arbitration involving the construction of significant energy infrastructure
  • Counsel in arbitration regarding dispute over operation of municipal infrastructure
  • Counsel in arbitration regarding public-private-partnership infrastructure financial arrangements
  • Counsel in arbitration involving the operation of energy infrastructure
  • Counsel to Aon Hewitt in dispute regarding funding of public sector long term disability trust
  • Counsel to Suncor Energy Marketing Inc. in a dispute with Suncor’s terminal operator
  • Counsel to CHC Helicopters in an arbitration over the purported termination of Hibernia helicopter contract
  • Counsel to FinancialCAD Corporation in a dispute regarding the inadvertent triggering of shareholder dissent rights in FinancialCAD as a result of an error by FinancialCAD’s corporate solicitors
  • Counsel to NovaGold Resources Inc. in the appraisal of dissenting shareholder’s shares in the first reported case to consider B.C. Business Corporation Act dissent provisions
  • Counsel to Ermineskin Cree Nation in a lengthy Federal Court trial and before the Supreme Court of Canada alleging breach of a trustee’s duty to prudently invest over C$1-billion in trust funds and to prudently manage oil and gas resources
  • Member of Bar of British Columbia, 1995 to date
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, ICDR Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member, LCIA North America Users Council
  • Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society

B.A. (Political Science), Carleton University – 1991
LL.B., University of Toronto – 1994

Corporate Commercial, Indigenous, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Wills and Estates
McCluskey, Edward C. International Arbitration East Kilbride Glasgow UK (United Kingdom)

Edward is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Arbitrator who has worked on some of the world’s largest construction projects during his 28-year career in both the UK and Middle East. Edward was the youngest Arbitrator to be appointed by Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) in 2007. Since his first DIAC appointment, Edward has received over 40 appointments. Edward is also involved in the development of surveyors throughout the UK in his role as teacher and assessor for the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

  • LLM in Arbitration & Construction law.
  • Chartered Arbitrator.
  • CEDR Accredited mediator
  • RICS Accredited mediator
  • CIArb approved tutor
  • RICS mediation tutor
  • RICS president panel interviewer for mediators and expert witnesses.
  • Oman Arbitration Centre Arbitration Panel
  • London Court of International Arbitration Panel Member
  • Qatar International Center for Conciliation & Arbitration Listed Arbitrator
  • Indian Dispute Resolution Council Arbitration Panel Member
  • BSc Surveying
  • MSc Construction Management
  • LLB (Scots Law)
  • PDip Law (England & Wales)
  • LLM Construction Law & Arbitration
Commercial Lease, Construction, Energy, Healthcare, Hospitality, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Real Estate, Transportation
McDonald, Dan Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Mediation Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Dan McDonald is an independent commercial arbitrator and mediator based in Calgary, Alberta and associated with Western Arbitration Chambers.

Called to the bars of British Columbia and Alberta, Dan’s practice for over 45 years has focused on resolution of commercial, energy and securities disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Since retiring as a senior partner and Vice-Chair of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP in 2021, Dan continues his practice as an independent arbitrator, mediator and counsel.  He serves as a sole arbitrator, co‑arbitrator and tribunal chair in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional.  In addition, he acts as a mediator in all types of commercial disputes.

Dan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the President of Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – completed the required training and qualified as fellow 2006

Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop 2006

ICDR Canada Arbitrator Training 2015

Over 45 years of dispute resolution experience as commercial litigation counsel, arbitrator and mediator.

Appointed King’s (formerly Queen’s) Counsel 1996

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

President and Director, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society

Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Member, ADR Institute of Alberta and ADR Institute of Canada

Member, Canada Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association, International Center for Dispute Resolution

Member, List of Arbitrators, Canada Transportation Agency

Bachelor of Science with distinction, University of Alberta, 1971

Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University, 1975

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Franchise, Healthcare, Labour, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Pension, Real Estate, Securities, Transportation, Wills and Estates
McEachern, Sarah K. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Sarah McEachern has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial arbitration. She focuses her practice on resolving complex disputes in the commercial, construction, mining, health, and energy sectors. She has expertise in both domestic and international disputes and has acted or advised on proceedings under the rules of the ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, ADRIC, AAA, SCC, HKIAC, and VanIAC.

Sarah is a partner based out of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP’s Vancouver office where she is the regional manager of commercial and construction disputes. She is one of 12 inaugural arbitrators on Arbitration Place’s NextGen arbitrator roster and was appointed by the British Columbian government as a roster member for BC’s Dispute Resolution and Bid Protest Mechanism under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

She has received national and international recognition by clients and peers as a leading practitioner in dispute resolution and arbitration in particular. She is recognized as a National Leader in Arbitration in Canada, 2020 (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration) and since 2018 as a Future Leader. She is recognized as a Star (and previously a Rising Star) in the Lexpert Guides. In 2020 she was the recipient of a Lexpert Rising Star (previously known as Top 40 under 40). She has also been recognized in 2020 (and since 2017) by Benchmark Canada.

She writes and presents frequently on topics related to arbitration and co-authored the guide Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners on the IBA’s website. She has a particular interest in running arbitrators efficiently and using technology to move towards greener arbitration practices.

Sarah recently (2019/2020) acted as sole arbitrator in a dispute between Chinese and American parties seated in California under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules. She is an inaugural arbitrator on Arbitration Place’s NextGen Arbitration Roster (2021) and a director of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC). In 2021, she was appointed 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 established under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement.

She has a working knowledge of French and Spanish and has studied international arbitration in Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong) as well as Singapore (Singapore International Arbitration Academy). She has also completed arbitrator training with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

  • Director, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Advisory Board Member, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Steering Committee, IBA Arb40
  • Vice-Chair, North American Sub-committee, Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
  • Steering Committee, Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR, CPR) (until 2020)
  • Regional Co-Representative for North America, Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG/LCIA) (until 2019)
  • Editorial Board, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review

JD, University of Toronto, 2007
BA, (Hons., with Distinction) University of Victoria, 2003
International Baccalaureate, Lester B. Pearson United World College, 1999
Licensed to Practice Law in British Columbia, 2008

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Healthcare, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder
McFetridge, William (Bill) Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Bill has over 40 years of experience as a professional providing advice to clients in a range of industries. Bill’s practice is focused on acquisitions and divestitures of large and small businesses, shareholder agreements and disputes, joint ventures and limited partnerships.

Prior to entering the field of law, Bill trained and practiced as a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA), a background that he draws on to deal with a variety of corporate and commercial matters.

He has considerable experience structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements and long term supply agreements. Bill has developed special knowledge and expertise in advising clients on the process of buying and selling businesses.

Industry Experience

Bill has carried out arbitrations and has worked with clients in a wide range of industries including:

trucking
retail operations
logging contractors
shipbuilding
marine transport
high technology
mining
restaurants
real estate development
construction
pulp & paper
functional mushrooms
marine construction
metal fabricating
food importers
educational institutions
parts manufacturing and distribution
food processing and distribution
lumber manufacturing and sales
cannabis growing and distribution
oil & gas services
telecommunication installation services
construction materials supply
agricultural feed supply

  • Bill is a Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) and is recognized as a domestic arbitrator by the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre and has been involved with numerous large and small arbitrations, including acting as the court-appointed arbitrator.
  • Acted as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous disputes:
  • Partnership and ownership disputes
    • Business acquisition disputes
    • Working capital adjustment disputes
    • Accounting principles disputes
    • Breach of contract disputes
    • Fee disputes
  • Past Chair – Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council (Canada)
  • Former Member – Accounting Standards Oversight Council (Canada)
  • Chair – Legal Strategies for Business Acquisitions – Continuing Legal Ed
  • Contributor – Buying and Selling Business – Earnouts – Continuing Legal Ed
  • Editorial Board – Advising B.C. Business
  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (13 years)
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2017-2024
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, (2016-2024): recommended in Corporate Commercial Law and Corporate Mid-Market
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate Law, Transportation Law, Mergers + Acquisitions Law and Natural Resources Law (2017-2024)
  • CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers (1996 to 2016): Recognized as prolific contributor
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of Transportation: Shipping (2015)
  • LexisNexis – Martindale-Hubbell: AV Peer Review Rated

LL.B, University of British Columbia, 1977
B.Comm., University of British Columbia, 1972
Chartered Accountant, Manitoba and British Columbia, 1974
Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada, 2005

Accounting, Corporate Commercial, Maritime, Partnership and Shareholder, Tax
McGowan, Gary V. International Arbitration Houston TX (Texas) US (United States)

For 25 years, Gary McGowan has served as an arbitrator and mediator in national and international disputes, often complex, high-stakes matters. He has arbitrated over 145 disputes, serving as chair or solo in 108.

An attorney for 40 years, McGowan litigated business cases for 16 years, most notably as a founding partner of Susman, Godfrey & McGowan, a prominent boutique law firm. As a neutral, he has established a reputation for effectiveness, thorough preparation, and quick discernment.

Arbitrated over 145 matters (AAA, CPR, AHLA, and Ad Hoc).
Arbitrated 23 international disputes (ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL).
Chair of panel or solo arbitrator in 108 matters.

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators.
  • American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Panel, Large Case Panel, and Oil & Gas Panel.
  • International Panel of Arbitrators, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (New York).
  • Energy Arbitrators List, a global panel of energy arbitrators vetted by ICDR.
  • Directory of Energy Arbitrators, Institute for Energy Law.
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
  • National Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Dispute Resolution (“CPR”).
  • CPR’s Energy, Oil and Gas Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.
  • Roster of Arbitrators, American Health Lawyers Association.
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Vienna International Arbitral Centre.
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
  • 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in Arbitration.
  • Best Lawyers’ 2017 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Houston.
  • Acquisition International – Best in International Arbitration 2016 – Texas.
  • Corp America’s 2016 Legal Elite Award for Best International Disputes Arbitrator – Texas.
  • Corporate LiveWire 2016 Global Awards — Arbitration in the Energy Sector.
  • Finance Monthly Global’s 2016 Award—Arbitration and Mediation Law Firm of the Year–USA.
  • Charter Member and Executive Committee, Texas Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
  • Board of Directors, Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Texas.
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly) for each of last ten years.
  • Among the five “Top Notch” neutrals in Texas, Texas Lawyer.
  • 20th Edition, The Best Lawyers in America, and 2014 Houston Mediation “Lawyer of the Year”.
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2013 (WHO’S WHO LEGAL, London).
  • Fellow and Board Member, American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
  • Lawdragon 500 — among the 500 best judges (public and private) in U.S.
  • 1983-1984 Chairman, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, State Bar of Texas.
  • 1990-present: speaker at CLE programs on arbitration and mediation –over 25 presentations.
  • 1978-1989: speaker at CLE programs on business litigation, antitrust law, and lender liability–over 20 presentations.
  • Moderated Panel discussion at CIArb Energy Arbitration 2017 Conference in Houston. Topic–Arbitrating the Mega Energy Case.
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2017.

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Texas, Austin (1970)
J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1973)

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing
McIntyre, John J. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

J.J. McIntyre has more than 40 years experience as a trial lawyer, appellate counsel, arbitration counsel, commercial arbitrator and mediator in international and domestic disputes. He has served as party appointed arbitrator and chair of triumvirate panels as well as sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.  He authored the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (“VMAA”) 2016 Arbitration Rules.

Over 40 years of experience as counsel, arbitrator and mediator

  • Completed the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course
  • Arbitrator (Sole, Chair and co-arbitrator) in international and domestic disputes concerning contracts for purchase and supply of goods, services, construction and repair of vessels
  • Adjudicator (Sole, Panel member, Chair) in national and provincial sports federation hearings and appeals under their bylaws; reviewing officer athlete appeals for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (“CCES”)
  • Counsel for parties in disputes before Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and the Sport Dispute and Resolution Centre of Canada (“SDRCC”)
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) (FCIArb)
  • Member of CBA, Law Societies of British Columbia and Yukon
  • Past Chairman CBA National Sections Council, National Civil Liberties Section, BC Civil Liberties Section
  • Director and Chair of Rules Revision Committee of VMAA
  • Arbitrating Member of the VMAA, International Commercial Court (“ICC”) Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”), China Maritime Arbitration Commission (“CMAC”) and the SDRCC.
  • Author of papers and speaker at conferences and seminars for BCAMI, International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators and the VMAA in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiamen, Ningbo, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Vancouver.

University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Laws, 1980
University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Science (High Honours Chemistry), 1977

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Insurance and Reinsurance, Maritime, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports, Transportation
McLaren, Richard H. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration London ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

McLaren and Innovative Dispute Resolution Ltd. have been in business for over thirty years offering clients arbitration, mediation, facilitation, consulting and investigative services. For over thirty years, McLaren has been involved in labour arbitrations involving both federal and provincial matters.

McLaren has significant experience and expertise in anti-doping including cases involving nandrolone, anabolic agents, identical urine samples, r-EPO, equine growth hormones, blood transfusions, and various illicit substances.

Richard H. McLaren was a consultant to Senator Mitchell’s inquiry into doping problems and relationship to professional baseball (2007). Arbitrator more than 100 cases in anti-doping and sports disputes; 10 cases in international commercial and 25 cases in domestic commercial disputes.

Through the Ad Hoc Panel of the Court of Arbitration of Sport, McLaren has proudly participated in four Olympic Games during which he resolved disputes pertaining to, amongst other things, anti-doping cases, athlete eligibility, and intellectual property rights. Specifically, he acted as Arbitrator for the following summer and winter Olympic Games.

McLaren’s mediation practice evolved as a natural extension to his arbitration experience. Parties to disputes often comment on McLaren’s creativity, ability to encourage discussion and identify areas of commonality and, ultimately, to facilitate the resolution of their dispute.

  • Former co-chief arbitrator for Sports Dispute Resolution Centre for Canada 2001 – 2006
  • Acted as Chairman, President and sole arbitrator for CAS
  • Arbitrator for: United States anti-doping agency
  • AAA Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • ICC and Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Mediator for: Federation Equestre Internationale Commission
  • Acted as a mediator in both professional and elite sports disputes and international and commercial disputes
  • Arbitrator for International commission for Holocaust era insurance claims (2001-2007)
  • 30 years of Domestic labour and Commercial Arbitration experience.
  • C. Arb. – Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada
    Barrister & Solicitor, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member Strauss Institute council of distinguished advisors in dispute resolution (Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA)
  • Vice-Chair of Sports Law Institute (Marquette University)
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator’s Institute of Canada
  • Publication include: Innovative dispute resolution; The Alternative!; Commercial Arbitration Law
  • Awards: Lionel J. McGowan award for excellence in ADR in Canada (2010)

LL.M., London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, 1972
LL.B., The University of Western Ontario, 1971
HB.A., Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, 1968

Corporate Commercial, Employment, Energy, Partnership and Shareholder, Pension, Sports, Transportation
Michealson, Peter L. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

Principal ADR Experience — 1991 to present

Arbitrated international and domestic:

(1) intellectual property (IP) disputes (including patent disputes spanning a wide range of technologies; trademark, domain name and trade secret disputes);

(2) information technology (IT) disputes; and

(3) technical and technology-related disputes across many industries and industrial sectors, including, e.g., aviation, biotech, defense contracting, energy, general manufacturing, infrastructure (including investment), electronics (hardware and software), lighting, major appliances, medical devices, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals; and

(4) commercial disputes across a wide range of other substantive areas including, e.g.: antitrust (merger), breach of contract, consumer credit, consumer fraud, consulting, joint ventures and partnerships, licensing (including university technology transfer), mergers & acquisitions, securities and financial, and telecommunications (including reciprocal compensation).

Mediated and served as a Court-appointed expert in patent law in numerous patent litigations in the U.S. District Courts involving complex technology across various industries. Mediated, on a Court-annexed basis, Hatch-Waxman based pharmaceutical disputes. Also mediated trademark litigations in the U.S. District Courts.

Also mediated disputes across a wide range of other substantive areas including, e.g.: breach of contract, credit and financial, employment discrimination, franchises, healthcare, insurance coverage and liability, intellectual property (including validity, infringement and misappropriation), licensing (including university technology transfer), professional malpractice and fee disputes, real property (including leases), technology and warranties.

Collectively, arbitrated and mediated over 700 disputes with amounts in contention ranging from a few thousand dollars to between US $ 400‑800 Million dollars.

Non-ADR Experience — 1979 to 2012

Served as General Counsel (on a virtual basis) for Direct Grid Technologies, LLC handling wide variety of general corporate issues, including intellectual property.

Conducted intellectual property and unfair competition litigation in the U.S. Courts; and inter-parte and ex-parte proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office involving patents and trademarks, including, e.g. patent appeals, patent reissues, patent interferences and trademark oppositions; and (with foreign counsel) overseas patent and trademark oppositions.

Specifically, my experience includes having:

(a) acted as counsel in patent infringement cases involving, e.g., software-based systems, electronic hand­held calculators, video equipment, electronic instruments, and electronic point‑of‑sale terminals and computer systems utilizing these terminals;

(b) prepared patent validity and infringement opinions involving complex electronic technology; prepared trademark validity and infringement opinions;

(c) counseled in intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and privacy law;

(d) prepared/prosecuted several hundred patent applications, both U.S. and foreign, covering a wide range of electronic and mechanical technologies, e.g.; microprocessor and computer hardware and software including massively parallel processing systems; operating systems; cryptography (including blockchains); business methods; decision-theoretic processing; complex electronic systems (both computer and non-computer based) in the technical areas of, e.g., industrial process control and measurement, digital data transmission, communications including radio, wireline and mobile wireless, digital transmission and ISDN, VoIP, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and general packet and circuit switching, networking, high definition television (HDTV), video and image processing including image compression and enhancement, video cameras, avionics, speech recognition and processing, radar and medical electronics; semiconductors and semiconductor fabrication; fiber optics; photographic apparatus; displays, including liquid crystal displays (LCDs); electronic circuitry; and mechanical devices and metallurgy; and

(e) prosecuted many U.S. and foreign trademark applications.

Experienced in patent and trademark licensing, including F/RAND licensing.

Between July 1984 – April 2012 (approximately 28 years), I owned and successfully operated my law firm, Michaelson and Associates (and its predecessor firms).  In so doing, I was responsible for: marketing, finance, purchasing (including capital asset acquisition and long-term leasing of office space and certain equipment), IT and office automation, personnel (both professional and administrative, including hiring, termination, supervision, benefits, employment policies, and compensation), billing and all other functions attendant to running a small business. During that time, I had complete and sole “bottom line” profit/loss responsibility.

Positions Held

Arbitrator, Mediator and Attorney — Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC (2011-present), Principal and Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Michaelson & Associates (1984-2012), and General Counsel (virtual), Direct Grid Technologies LLC (2010-2012); Associate Attorney, Pennie & Edmonds (1982-1984); Corporate Patent Attorney (Member of Legal and Patent Staff), Bell Telephone Laboratories (1979-1982); Electronics Development Engineer, Rockwell International Corporation (1977-1979) and Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) (1976-1977); Electronics Project Engineer, Control Systems Research, Inc. (1975-1976)

Managing the Process with E-Discovery 2.0 (10/2018) and Arbitrating in a Digital World — Fair, Expeditious Management of e-Discovery (10/2017), American Collee of e-Neutrals; e-Discovery Negotiation Training (2/2018), The Sedona Conference; International Symposia on Advanced Case Management Issues (12/2017, 9/2016, 2/2009), ICDR; 2015 Joint Columbia Law School — Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Course on International Commercial Arbitration (05/2015); Advanced Mediator Training (10/2004), CPR; Advanced Mediator Skills, Mediation and Training Alternatives in association with CEDR/London (05/2004); AAA Arbitrator II-Adv. Case Management (10/2002); AAA Arbitrator 1-Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process (12/2001); 6th Annual Int’l Summer School, Mediator Skills Training, CEDR/London, (8/2001-9/2001); Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers: The Lawyer as Negotiator, (06/1999), Adv. Mediation, (11/1997), and Mediation (06/1996), and Program on Negotiation: negotiation workshops (06/1993); WIPO – Workshop for Arbitrators (11/1996) and Mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes training (05/1995).

Chair Emeritus and Co-Founder – New York Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)

Member — “Tech List”, Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) (US)

Fellow — College of Commercial Arbitrators (US)

Member — American Bar Association (US)

Fellow — American College of e-Neutrals (US)

Member — International Arbitration Club of New York (US)

Member — National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (US)

Member — New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) (US)

Member — Alaska and New Jersey State Bar Associations (US)

Peter Michaelson conducted considerable number of seminars, extensively served as speaker and provided numerous presentations concerning various aspects of IP law and IP-related ADR to various legal groups, and organizations; and authored many articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP Law. See Peter Michaelson’s CV for detailed lists of his seminars, speaking engagements, presentations and publications.

Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated attorney with Peer Review Rating of 5.0 of 5 (“Preeminent”) Avvo Rating 10.0 out of 10 (“Superb”)

 

New York University School of Law, LLM (Trade Regulation), 1985
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1979
(Senior Staff Member — Duquesne Law Review)
Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, MSc., Electrical Engineering, 1975 and Electrical Engineering and Economics, CMU, BSc., 1974

Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Technology, Telecommunications
Morgan, Eric Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Eric helps businesses resolve their complex legal disputes. He practices corporate commercial litigation and arbitration. He has acted in complex, multi-party disputes involving contractual issues, torts including professional negligence, class actions, corporate governance matters, shareholder disputes, and commercial and investor-state arbitrations.

Eric has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, courts at all levels in Ontario, courts in BC, Alberta and New Brunswick, and in arbitrations and mediations. He has also made submissions to the Ontario Legislature regarding arbitration legislation and advised clients on anti-corruption and risk management matters. Eric is the author of a book on professional negligence, a book chapter on dispute resolution in Canada and numerous articles.

Eric sits on the advisory board of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, where he co-chaired the Policy and Advocacy Committee. He was previously a North American representative for the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.

Eric previously practiced in the litigation department of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and was a partner at a boutique firm in Toronto. Before joining Osler, Eric worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London, during which time he was seconded to the Bank of England and the litigation and special investigations team of Barclays Bank plc. He also taught criminal law at Oxford University.

Eric also has experience in Directors’ and Officers’ liability, corporate governance, mining, post-retirement benefits, contracts, professional negligence and class actions.

Eric is a Qualified Arbitrator and has completed the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society’s Gold Standard Course in Arbitration, where he has subsequently been a guest lecturer. Eric has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, courts at all levels in Ontario, courts in BC, Alberta and New Brunswick, and in arbitrations (commercial and investment treaty) and mediations. He has also made submissions to the Ontario Legislature regarding arbitration legislation and advised clients on anti-corruption and risk.

  • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada, 2021
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Gold Standard Course in Arbitration, 2018
  • Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2015
  • Advocates’ Society, Do A Trial, 2014
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario (2010 to present) -Act as amicus curiae in over 20 motions before the Ontario Court of Appeal with self-represented litigants, and act as pro bono counsel before the Divisional Court.
  • Acted for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Charter litigation (S. v. Ontario, 2014 ONCA900).
  • Co-Chair, Policy and Advocacy Committee, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) (2017 to 2021) – Made submissions to the Ontario Legislature regarding arbitration legislation and acted as counsel to YCAP in an arbitration-related appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (Uber Technologies Inc., et al. v. Heller).
  • Director, YCAP (2013 to 2017).
  • Regional representative for the International Chamber of Commerce Canada Young Arbitrators Forum, North America Chapter (2017 to 2019).
  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2010
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with distinction), BPP Law School, London, 2008
  • BA in Jurisprudence (first class), Oxford University, 2007
  • Honours BA in Economics (with high distinction), University of Toronto, 2005
Accounting, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder
Morrison, Andrew Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Morrison is an experienced commercial litigator who has provided candid and effective advice to clients of all sizes for more than twenty years. He has achieved a high rate of success in chambers, trial and appellate decisions.

Mr. Morrison has a varied practice. He regularly acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings and appears in many courts and tribunals including the B.C. Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is well-known for litigating disputes concerning real estate and commercial contracts, and has substantial experience handling matters involving shareholder rights, partnerships, commercial leases, employment relationships, the collection of judgment debts, conflicts of interest, fee disputes between lawyers and clients, and civil procedure.

Mr. Morrison is a sought-after speaker who is regularly asked to speak at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) and Canadian Bar Association (CBA) events. He is the co-chair of several CLEBC litigation courses. He has also been a guest speaker to law students at the Allard School of Law at UBC.

Mr. Morrison has acted as sole arbitrator and as an arbitration tribunal member in a variety of disputes.

Mr. Morrison has acted as mediator in dozens of disputes, most involving the breakdown of the relationship between partners or shareholders or the purchase or development of real estate.

Mr. Morrison has acted as counsel in countless mediations and dozens of arbitrations.

Mr. Morrison is a member of the Law Society of BC. He is recognized as leading commercial litigation counsel by Chambers Partners.

Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, 1995-1999
Bachelor of Arts, McGill University Montreal, 1992-1995

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Franchise, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate
Morton, Robert B. International Arbitration Dallas TX (Texas) US (United States)

35+ Years of Litigation experience in Trial and Appeals Court Practice in state and federal courts, and 25+ years as a highly accredited Arbitrator and Hearing Office/Administrative Law Judge.

Attorney-at-Law (Retired) formerly engaged in complex civil litigation and Trial and Appeals Court Practice, on behalf of both plaintiffs/claimants and defendants/respondents. Admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Illinois (1982-2008); and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, (1983-2008).  Formerly, served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, and in Law Enforcement as a part-time sworn Police Officer in northern Illinois.

Robert B. Morton is a highly experienced commercial Arbitrator, presided in more than 100+ Arbitration hearings, and has been accredited by these national & international ADR Organizations (past and present):

  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) – International Arbitrator panelist
  • National Arbitration Forum (“The Forum”), U.S.A. – Arbitrator Panelist
  • United States Council for International Business (USCIB) — List of approved Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association – National Roster of Arbitrators (past)
  • Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) – International Arbitrator panelist
  • World International Property Organization (WIPO) – approved List IP Arbitrators
  • Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) – International Arbitrator Register
  • China International Economic & Trade Arb. Commission (CIETAC) – Int’l Arbitrator Panelist
  • Indonesia’s BANI Arbitration Center (BANI) – International Arbitrator Panelist
  • Malaysia’s Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) – International Arbitrator Panelist
  • Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) – International Arbitrator Panelist
  • Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre (PDRC) – International Arbitrator Panelist
  • Arbitration Court for Economic Chamber of Czech Republic (Prague) – Int’l Arbitrator Panelist
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre of Austrian Fed. Econ. Chamber (VIAC) – Arbitrator
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arb. (CRCICA) – Int’l Arbitrator Panelist
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) – International Arbitrator Panelist
  • Venice Chamber of Arbitrators (Camera Arbitrale di Venezia) – Register of Arbitrators
  • Beijing International Arbitration Center (BIAC) – Foreign Arbitrator Panelist
  • Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) – Foreign Arbitrator Panelist
  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) – Foreign Arbitrator Panelist
  • International Commercial Arbitration Court of Ukraine (ICAC) – Int’l Arbitrator Panelist
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) (a/k/a FINRA) – certified public Arbitrator (past) —and- Former invited Speaker at National Arbitrator Skills Training Conference re: Interim Injunctions
  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – certified (public) Arbitrator  (past)
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange- certified (public) Arbitrator (past)
  • National Future’s Association- certified public Arbitrator (past)
  • State of Illinois Board of Education – Administrative Law Judge (Hearing Officer) for appeals of tenured Teachers employment disciplinary actions (terminations & suspensions) (past)
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, State of Illinois – certified Arbitrator & Chairman (past)

Representative Arbitration Cases:

  • Chair/Sole-Arbitrator in 1st-ever nationwide NASD emergency injunction case involving claims of broker employer raiding, interference with contract, and non-compete agreement
  • Chair/Sole-Arbitrator in $20 Million partnership dissolution of real estate developers
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel in case of corporate executive claim for wrongful termination, breach of employment agreement, and counterclaim for trade secret & non-compete violations
  • Chair/Sole Hearing Officer in public school tenured teacher employment dismissal appeals
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel in case of securities brokerage Vice-President’s multi-million dollar severance compensation dispute, and counter-claim of non-compete violations
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel – wrongful employment termination & discrimination
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panels in numerous multi-million dollar securities disputes
  • Litigated $10 Million+ claim for wrongful franchise termination – counterclaim for breach of agreement
  • Litigated $15 Million claim for breach of officers’ fiduciary duty and claims for dissolution of LLC
  • Litigated $5 Million claim for breach of purchase and sale of business and security agreement
  • Litigated $1 Million claim for Architectural Malpractice and Construction Design Defect

Honours and Licensure

  • Judicial Candidate for Election for State of Illinois Circuit Court Judge. Rated “Well-Qualified” for State Judge by Supreme Court Blue-Ribbon Judicial Screening Committee.
  • Licensed as Attorney-at-Law in State of Illinois (1982-2008), U.S. District Court for N.D. IL. (Trial Bar), U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit, and admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Law Enforcement experience – former part-time sworn Police Officer – northern Illinois suburbs
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in State of Illinois (1997 – 2008)

B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1978- Summa Cum Laude and Pho Beta Kappa
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1982

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Securities
Munro, Lisa Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Lisa Munro is a partner of Lerners LLP and an arbitrator on the Arbitration Place roster. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and has achieved the Qualified Arbitrator designation (Q. Arb.) from the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC).  She is also an arbitrator listed on the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC), Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Canada (CIArb), ADRIC, ICC Canada, and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) rosters.

Lisa brings to her role as arbitrator over 25 years of experience as litigation counsel with a broad range of expertise in commercial disputes.  She has experience in both domestic and international arbitrations (both ad hoc and under institutional rules) in disputes arising from contracts in a variety of sectors. Lisa is also a member of the Board of Directors of CIArb and ADRIC and is the former co-Chair of the TCAS Executive Committee.

Lisa has consistently demonstrated her strengths in decision making, business judgment, and conflict resolution in her executive leadership roles within her firm.  She is a former member of Lerners LLP’s Executive Committee (2007 to 2019) and served as the Toronto Office co-Managing Partner (2008 to 2017) and Managing Partner (2018 to 2019).

Lisa is one of four course instructors of the 2023/2024 TCAS Gold Standard Course in Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration in Canada, the successful completion of which satisfies the requirements for the ADRIC Q.Arb. designation. She is the editor of Arbitration Matters (www.arbitrationmatters.com), which provides regular summaries of key decisions on arbitration released by courts across Canada. A newsletter with the most recent summaries is sent to subscribers (for free) on a regular basis. She is also the host of “Arbitration Boot Camp”, a series of webinars (both live and posted on You Tube) that covers key arbitration concepts and explains how they work in practice.

Lisa Munro received formal education in arbitral proceedings (domestic and international) including:

  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course in Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration in Canada (2017 to 2018), a comprehensive and intensive 40-hour course.
  • CIArb Canada Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program in International Commercial Arbitration (2020)
  • Frequent speaker on both international and domestic commercial arbitration topics for TCAS, CIArb Canada, Osgoode Professional Development, TCAS Gold Standard Course, and Ontario Bar Association. For details see her profile on the Lerners LLP website at www.lerners.ca.

Professional Associations

  • Director, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
  • Director, ADR Institute of Canada
  • Member, ADR Institute of Canada/Ontario
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Member, Advocates’ Society
  • Law Society of Ontario member in good standing

Selected Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada (Litigation Star), and Canadian Legal
  • Lexpert Directory for: alternative dispute resolution; corporate and commercial, appellate; and
  • class action litigation; and professional malpractice law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year, Alternative Dispute Resolution – Toronto (2022)
  • Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award (2017)
  • Lexpert Zenith Award for Diversity and Inclusion (2016)
  • “Diversity Journal” Women Worth Watching Award (2015)
  • Scouts Canada Medal for Good Service (2006)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada (Q.Arb)
  • L.L.B. University of Western Ontario, 1992
Corporate Commercial
Murphy, Timothy W. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Murphy practices in the areas of business law and has a broad range of experience dealing with corporate commercial and technology law matters, as well as resolution of business disputes. He acts for clients in all manner of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, financings, corporate governance and contract negotiations.

He began his career with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Calgary, Alberta, practiced internationally with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Europe, and served as in-house legal counsel with a multinational software company based in Paris, France.

Mr. Murphy sits as a director and advisor on several public and private company boards and enjoys mentoring start-ups and founders.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Murphy has successfully:

– served as counsel in connection with commercial arbitrations;
– been appointed as a mediator by parties to complex business disputes; and
– been engaged as legal counsel in numerous business disputes and settlements.

The Law Society of British Columbia
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Law Society of Alberta (non-practising)

Master of Laws (LL.M), McGill University, 2006
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Saskatchewan, 2004
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Magna Cum Laude, University of Saskatchewan, 2001

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Franchise, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Sports, Technology
Nadeau-Sequin, Sara Expedited International Arbitration Paris Ile-de-France FR (France)

Sara Nadeau-Seguin is an arbitration specialist, advising in international disputes, in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the main arbitration centres and in application of various substantive laws. She also assists her clients in arbitration-related Court proceedings, including for the setting aside of international arbitral awards. She also acts as an arbitrator and advises on other forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation. Her experience spans across a variety of sectors and includes shareholders disputes, energy, telecoms, aerospace and engineering.

Sara is also regularly involved in the negotiation and drafting of dispute resolution clauses, and has handled judicial proceedings, particularly before Canadian courts.

Chair in proceedings conducted under the rules of the Association Française d’Arbitrage.

Sole arbitrator in ICC proceedings involving two European companies relating to the unpaid invoices and the alleged non-performance of a services agreement (French law; Paris seat; English language)

Sole arbitrator in ICC expedited proceedings involving two European companies relating to a loan agreement (French law; Paris seat; English language)

 Experience as Counsel
• Representing an Eastern European state in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal.
• Representing a major French construction group in an ICC arbitration arising out of an energy performance contract for the expansion of a thermal power plant in Cape Verde.
• Representing a major aerospace group in a pre-arbitral mediation and in an ICC arbitration relating to contracts for the design and production of a constellation of low earth orbit telecommunications satellites.
• Representing a Ukrainian company specialising in the production and distribution of electricity, in a dispute with the Republic of Moldova before the French Courts and the CJEU concerning the annulment of an ad hoc arbitration award made pursuant to the Energy Charter Treaty.
• Representing a Lebanese private client in revision proceedings of an ICC award.
• Representing a consortium of three major French contractors against two American project owners in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of an industrial plant in France.
• Representing a major French industrial engineering group in an ICC arbitration initiated by a glass manufacturing company based in Turkey for alleged breaches of a contract for the supply of equipment for a float glass line in Turkey.
• Representing a luxury car distributor in DIFC-LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement.
• Representing a major Turkish-based investor in a potential arbitration against the Republic of Sudan under the auspices of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Charter.
• Representing a group of Australian pharmaceutical companies specialising in the distribution of dietary supplements in Australia and New Zealand in UNCITRAL proceedings relating to the lack of performance of a distribution agreement.
• Representing foreign investors in ICSID arbitration proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty in relation to the alleged failure to provide fair and equitable treatment to investments in the renewable energy sector.
• Representing a sovereign State in arbitration proceedings brought under the Energy Charter Treaty in relation to the alleged expropriation of an oil company.
• Representing a South African energy company in LCIA proceedings arising out of the exploitation of an offshore drilling barge.

I am recognized by the leading directories, such as WWL Arbitration (2022), as “brilliant, thorough and hard working”; “She always puts the client first, is easy to work with and stands up for what she thinks is right for the case”; “Her written arguments are brilliant”; “Sara has excellent communication and project management skills.”

Legal 500 EMEA 2021 also reports: “Sara Nadeau- Seguin is smart, thorough and hardworking. Nothing was ever too hard and she always put the client first. Her written arguments are brilliant, absolutely worldclass. Her legal arguments at hearing were powerful and convincing.

2009: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London (UK), Masters of Law (LL.M)

2007: McGill University, Montreal (Canada), B.C.L./LL.B: Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws Admitted to practice in Quebec (2008), England and Wales (2012) and France (2016)

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Franchise, Hospitality, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Technology, Telecommunications
Neuhaus, Joseph E. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

I joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in 1987 and became a partner in 1992. My practice as a partner was focused on international commercial litigation in both arbitral and court settings. I was the coordinator of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s arbitration practice and served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings, including ad hoc proceedings, arbitrations administered under the rules of most international arbitral institutions and arbitrations involving sovereign entities. I also served as counsel in a variety of arbitration-related disputes in court, as well as other commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. I retired from the partnership and full-time work as counsel on December 31, 2021 in order to devote my time to sitting as arbitrator and teaching.

I have served as arbitrator in over 20 cases, including 12 as chair or sole arbitrator, under the ICC, AAA, ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as in other ad hoc arbitrations. I have served as counsel in dozens of arbitrations over 30 years.

I have served as chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (now serving on the Executive Committee); member of the Board of Directors of the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; member of the Board of Directors and Council of the American Arbitration Association; member of the Executive Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center; Chair (and now member) of the International Commercial Disputes Committee of the New York City Bar Association; and Private Sector Advisor on the U.S. delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration.

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  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1979

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
Accounting, Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Financial Services, Franchise, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation
Ngai, David S. C. Domestic Arbitration Richmond BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

David Ngai has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in North America, Asia and Europe. David also has over 30 years experience in Building and Civil Engineering Projects.

  • ICBC Arbitrator, 2003
  • Arbitrator since 2000
  • BCAMI – Part 1, 2000, Part 2, 2001, Part 3, 2002
  • Instructor at BCIT since 1999 – Excellence Award 2009
  • Professional Fellowship – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (U.K.)
  • Professional Member of Quantity Surveyor of British Columbia
  • Professional Member of Canadian Institution of Quantity Surveyors
  • Member of American Association of Cost Engineers (U.S.)
  • Gold Seal Certified of Canadian Construction Association
  • Chartered Member of British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Chartered Member of Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • Chartered Member of ADR Institute of Canada

Bachelor of Law – Honors 1995

Commercial Lease, Construction
Nilsen, Carl Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Carl Nilsen founded the firm of Nilsen Realty Research Ltd. (which subsequently became part of Altus Group) after gaining real estate qualifications and experience in London (England) and Toronto. Mr. Nilsen came to Vancouver in 1973 since when his professional practice has involved the preparation of specialized studies and appraisals for both the public and private sector.

Mr. Nilsen was retained on a regular basis to provide expert evidence before courts and arbitration boards concerned with the establishment of rental value or market value under expropriation, property assessment and other proceedings. He has given evidence before the BC Assessment Appeal Board, the BC Supreme Court, the BC Expropriation Compensation Board and the Federal Court (Trial Division).

He has been appointed as a Valuator under the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority Act. He also frequently sits as a single arbitrator or as the member of arbitration panels.

Mr Nilsen has been engaged on many occasions to speak to professional organizations on real estate valuation matters. His presentations have included topics relating to the role of the professional as expert witness and as arbitrator.

Examples of experience as single arbitrator determining market or rental value include:

  • Determination of compensation for expropriations in Saskatchewan
  • Commercial premises in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island
  • Restaurant premises in Chinatown
  • Commercial premises on Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Telecommunication facilities in Richmond
  • Industrial lands leased by First Nation on Vancouver Island
  • Bank premises in Vancouver
  • Land in the BC Interior subject to expropriation proceedings

Experience as member or chair of arbitration panels in connection with the following matters:

  • Determination of market value of commercial property involved in partnership dispute
  • Rental value of restaurant premises in Kelowna
  • Rental value of restaurant premises in Burnaby
  • Rental value of commercial premises in Kitsilano
  • Member of Lambda Alpha International.
  • Member and past director – B.C. Expropriation Association.
  • Presentations of Professional organization include:
    • Rail Corridor Valuation (BC Expropriation Association 2018)
    • Arbitration in Commercial Leasing (ADR Institute of BC 2020)
    • Lease Dispute Arbitration – The Appraiser as Expert and Arbitrator (Appraisal Institute of Canada National Conference 2002)
    • Commercial Leasing Disputes – 2001 Update (Continuing Legal Education Society of BC)
    • Valuations for IFRS (Washington State Appraisal Institute Conference, 2010)
    • Arbitrating Commercial Lease Disputes – A Valuation Perspective (ADR Institute of Canada, 2004)
    • Contaminated Lands – Valuation and Current Legal Issues (Canadian Property Tax Association Conference 2008)
    • Volumetric Parcels – Valuation Issues (BC Expropriation Association Conference 2010)
  • BSc (Estate Management) London University
  • Accredited Appraiser of the Canadian Institute (AACI)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Real Estate
Norton, John W. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Norton has practiced business law for over 30 years and during the last 10 years has also acted as counsel and chair in various arbitrations relating to major business issues and real estate matters.

He is known for his practical and strategic approach to legal and business problems. Mr. Norton practices law in the area of mergers & acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and commercial law.

Mr. Norton has extensive experience in real estate development law and venture capital law.

He also acted Counsel on behalf of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, Department of Justice, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and United Van Lines. He was finance Chairman for Doug Mowatt, and he is Chairman of Universal Packaging Inc.

Mr. Norton is a member of a number of Canadian and International Associations, and is an International Associate of the American Bar Association;

  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

Mr. Norton has been a director of numerous companies and advisory boards, including B.C. Housing Management Commission, Downtown Vancouver Association, Yaletown Housing Society, Vancouver Neurological Centre, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, St. George’s School Foundation, Shawnigan Lake School Board of Governors, Thunderbird Golf Society, Pacific Parkinson Research Institute, Air Canada Championship, Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation, as well as many closely held corporations.

B. Comm., University of British Columbia, 1968
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1969
Chartered Arbitrator, 1990

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Real Estate, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Wills and Estates
O’Connor, Christopher J Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Nanoose BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)
  • Christopher O’Connor, KC is a former Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Has extensive experience in advising owners and contractors with respect to construction disputes, delay claims and all forms of construction disputes.
  • Advised sureties with respect to contractor defaults and L&M bond claims.
  • Advised fidelity insurers with respect to coverage issues under brokers’ blanket bonds, bankers blanket bonds, and subrogation claims arising from such disputes.
  • Acted for various parties in the leaky condo crisis in British Columbia including the Ministry of Education with respect to leaky schools.
  • Has experience in major matters such as the Capilano Twin Tunnel Project, the Lions gate Bridge Re-Decking, The Millennium Line, the Save-on Foods roof collapse, design and construction of a Potash Plant, design and construction of transmission lines, construction of manufacturing plants, construction of the Expo 86 ALRT guideway, the failure of posttension cables in buildings, claim arising out of the construction of hydro facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and bridges, highways and recreation centres.

Christopher O’Connor, KC has extensive experience in arbitrations and mediations, including acting as an arbitrator in a dispute relating to the construction of mine, a dispute relating of a co-generation plant, a dispute with respect to the construction of a transmission line, the annual price under a long term gas supply agreement, a dispute relating to the construction of a school, a dispute relating to the construction of a pipe line, a dispute relating to the construction of a highways bridge, a highways maintenance contract, a hospital, a golf course club house and a hotel, disputes relating to a purchase and sale agreement of shares in number of companies in the food industry, a commission agreement for a loan, the amount of rent payable under a lease, and a real estate partnership dispute, and a law firm’s departure dispute.

  • Lectured at University of British Columbia Law School in ADR Course
  • Participated in seminars conducted by Insight, the Canadian Institute, and The British Columbia Continuing Legal Education with respect to arbitration issues and mediation issues
  • Participated as a lecturer at Forbes Conference on the Americas in Miami, Florida: The Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards in Canada and Association of Professional Engineers Annual Conference: Arbitration
  • Accredited the designation Chartered Arbitrator by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England
  • Accredited mediator and arbitrator at the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • Osgood Hall lecturer in Dispute Resolution
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2011 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2015 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Chambers Canada (construction law) and Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law; director and officer liability; insurance law)
  • Recognized in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (local litigation star – British Columbia)
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (construction law)
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (construction law; international commercial arbitration; litigation – commercial insurance)
  • Featured in Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, as well as the construction chapter in the compendium edition of Who’s Who Legal
  • One of the top 500 lawyers in Canada
  • Accredited AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Past Governor of the College of Canadian Construction Lawyers

Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, 1976
BA with Distinction from Carleton University, 1973

 

Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance, Partnership and Shareholder
O’Neill Jr., Philip D. International Arbitration Boston MA (Massachusetts) US (United States)

Philip O’Neill’s international practice ranged from general corporate work to dispute resolution. Primarily, Philip O’Neill was engaged in litigation/arbitration as a trial attorney and arbitrator for over 30 years, with approximately equal experience in international and domestic arbitration and litigation involving complex business disputes (70%). He acted as outside general counsel to a number of American and foreign clients in connection with projects in the U.S. and around the world, including joint ventures and private equity investments. Phil’s international general counsel practice involved matters/issues in as many as 45-50 countries per year. He also represented both U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic arbitration as well as litigation matters in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. His experience as advocate or arbitrator included international commercial disputes involving energy supply, joint ventures, distribution, health care, life sciences, telecom, valuation and transfer pricing, as well as patent royalty and other intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing matters.

Notable Experience

Guidance/Transactional:

  • Phil provided post 9/11 guidance to the Chairman of the largest Arab bank on anti-terrorist finance issues.
  • He served as International Special Counsel to a NYSE listed company on joint ventures.
  • He acted as International General Counsel on joint ventures and related industrial projects for Middle Eastern strategic financial partners and American technology partners.
  • He served as International General Counsel to a Middle Eastern-financed offshore collective investment fund through special purpose corporations for U.S., European, North African and Middle Eastern investments.

Phil O’Neill is a very experienced international arbitrator and is on panels or listed by arbitral institutions globally, including the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, WIPO, the London Court of International Arbitration, CIETAC and the Singapore, SHIAC, SIAC, AIAC and Hong Kong Arbitration Centers. Phil is a chartered arbitrator and a fellow in both the College of Commercial Arbitrators and in England’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was previously on the American Panel of Arbitrators to resolve trade disputes under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Phil has been listed repeatedly in the International Arbitration section of The Best Lawyers in America. He is on the short list of the World’s top technology arbitrators of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

  • Phil authored a panel decision relating to a ten-figure patent/licensing royalty claim between an Asian pharmaceutical and an American biotech company.
  • He was an advocate in a ten-figure energy long-term supply contract breach claim between American and African companies.
  • He served as a panel chair in a nine-figure patent royalty claim between an American company and an Asian company in the telecom industry.
  • Phil was a member of the panel for a nine-figure patent license dispute between American and Canadian companies over European and Latin American technology transfer.
  • He served as a sole arbitrator in a $US eight figure fiber optic network dispute between Canadian company and State quasi public instrumentality.
  • For additional representative cases see: http://pdoneill.com/bn/experience/arbitator-experience.

Training

  • AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 2006
  • AAA International Arbitration Symposium, 2005
  • AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in arbitration (ACE004), 2005

In 2007 Phil O’Neill taught international business transactions at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Phil served as Nomura lecturer in law at Harvard Law School on International Arbitration in 2005. His professorial career began at Boston College Law School in 1988, where he initially taught a seminar on “National Security Law” and he continues to teach an “International Arbitration” course. He also taught for many years at Boston University School of Law, including an LLM seminar on “International Arbitration” from 2011-2020, “National Security Law” seminar from 2001-2009, and a L.L.M. level course entitled “American Foreign Policy and International Banking” 1992. Phil previously guest-lectured at the Harvard Law School on “International Arbitration” in the mid to late 1990s as well as 2006, and before that at Harvard Business School on venture capital.

Hamilton College, B.A., 1973
Boston College, J.D., 1977

Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Technology, Transportation
Oppal, Wally Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Wally is an experienced counsel and strategic advisor. His practice focuses on alternative and traditional dispute resolution as well as Aboriginal law.

After graduation from the University of British Columbia Law School, Wally went into private practice for a number of years. During this time he was appointed as a Special Prosecutor on many high profile criminal and commercial cases.

In 2005, he was appointed as Attorney General of British Columbia and served as Minister Responsible for Multiculturism until 2009. Wally was involved in many significant reforms of the justice system, including the establishment of Canada’s first community court to deal with chronic offenders, developing new Rules of Court in order to promote quicker resolution of disputes and developing new initiatives in dealing with violence against women.

A lifetime resident of British Columbia, Wally has dedicated his entire working life to the pursuit of social justice and community safety. His landmark report on policing in British Columbia led to many policing reforms after its publication in 1994. Wally’s service to the public of this province, most recently as Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, is of special significance.

Trial and Appellant Judge for 23 years. As a Supreme Court Judge mandatory to attend Dispute Resolution Workshops.

Wally has been recognized with several awards, including the Georges A. Goyer, QC, Distinguished Service Award (2000), the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C., Lawyer Helping Lawyer Award (2007) the Anthony P. Pantages, QC, Medal for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Public Safety (2005) the RBC Mehfil Magazine, Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), and with an Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of the Fraser Valley (2010).

Wally has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. He is Chairman of the Simon Fraser University India Advisory Council and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He was appointed Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry in September 2010 and as Chancellor of Thompson River University in February 2011.

University of British Columbia, LL.B. 1967
Year of Call: 1967 (B.C.)

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Indigenous
Orchard, Vincent R. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Burnaby BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Vincent Orchard was a litigation partner at Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver office. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1976. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba. Vincent started his career at the Federal Department of Justice in Vancouver before joining Ladner Downs. He is a former Supreme Court of Canada law clerk.

Vincent was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

  • Senior Counsel managing major litigations files for international and national corporations and public bodies
  • Has appeared as counsel at all levels of courts and tribunals in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court, Trial Division and Federal Court of Appeal
  • Practice focused in the area of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation of civil disputes including personal injury, insurance, product liability, class actions, professional negligence, media law including defamation and aspects of Aboriginal law and commercial disputes
  • Acted for a broad range of insurers, corporations and individuals. Involved in insurance coverage disputes, casualty claims, contract disputes, property claims, life and disability, product liability and class actions

Mr. Orchard is certified as a Chartered Arbitrator. Mr. Orchard is a civil mediator on the Mediate B.C. Civil Roster. Mr. Orchard has participated in hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of civil disputes. Mr. Orchard is also Chair of the panel of Arbitrators and Referees for the Hepatitis C Class Action litigation in British Columbia resulting in many published decisions. Mr. Orchard has forty years of experience in resolving disputes.

  • Appeared regularly as a speaker at CLE seminars
  • Author of published papers and articles
  • BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ British Columbia Branch
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Liaison Committee
  • Member ADR Institute of Canada
  • ADR WEB arbitrator/mediator

Dartmouth College, BA
University of Manitoba, LLB

Corporate Commercial, Healthcare, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury
Pappas, Vasilis F.L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Vasilis Pappas is Head of Bennett Jones’ International Arbitration Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Construction Group. He is a recognized leader in the fields of domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and construction litigation and arbitration. He has been recognized by clients and market commentators as “a prominent figure in the arbitration world” who “gives expert advice”, “wins considerable support for his articulacy, responsiveness and quality of service”, and “is well regarded for his experienced work on international disputes related to the energy and mining sectors” (Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business).

Vasilis has represented companies all over the world in complex commercial disputes worth many billions of dollars in a diverse range of sectors, including energy, mining, banking, insurance, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. He has particular expertise in construction disputes, acting for owners, contractors, subcontractors, and engineers in a wide range of disputes arising from large construction projects.

Vasilis has acted as arbitration counsel under the world’s leading international arbitration rule systems including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, and AAA, and as litigation counsel before the courts of the United States and Canada. Vasilis also represents sovereign states and multinational companies in investor-state disputes under NAFTA Chapter Eleven, the ICSID Convention, and other bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Vasilis practiced for eight years in New York City with a leading international law firm. He also practiced with the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), representing Canada in investor-state arbitrations and investment treaty negotiations.

Vasilis now works out of Bennett Jones’ Vancouver and Calgary offices. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law in the field of international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, is on the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He also publishes and speaks regularly on topics pertaining to international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration.

Vasilis has practiced commercial and investor-state arbitration exclusively for nearly 20 years. He has acted as arbitration counsel in dozens of international and domestic arbitration proceedings seated in jurisdictions all over the world, including in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. He is also an Adjunct Professor and teaches Commercial Arbitration at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and frequently appears as guest lecturer at other universities in the field of arbitration.

Chambers Global – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Band 2

Chambers Canada – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Canada – Band 3

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Repeatedly Recommended: Commercial Arbitration

The Legal 500 Canada – Recommended, International Expertise

Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

Member, ICC Canada

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

University of British Columbia, BA, 1999

McGill University, LLB, 2002

McGill University, BCL, 2002

FCIArb. – Charter Institute of Arbitrators

Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Energy, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Technology, Transportation
Parthasarathy, Srikanth International Arbitration Bengaluru Karnataka IN (India)

Dr. Parthasarathy holds a Ph.D in Finance from the United States of America, Chartered Accountant from India  and Chartered Management Accountant (Pending Membership) from United Kingdom.

He has over 13 (thirteen) years of experience in the area of Finance and have been part of 6 (six) Wealthy Family’s (Net Worth- 2000 Cr/USD 500 Million upwards) external counsel for settling Company dispute & Real Estate matters.

He has overseen divestment of the assets of companies in which the families have interest and thereby acted as counsel for 60 (sixty) transactions/memorandums/agreements focusing on resolving real estate disputes and internal audit matters including forensics.

He is also an empaneled arbitrator with the several High Courts in India and the Indian Dispute Resolution Council, Permanent Member- Indian Council of Arbitration and a distinguished member of the Gujarat Maritime Cluster (Government of India Initiative), Mentor, Niti Aayog (Policy Arm) Government of India.

  • Certified Arbitrator – IIAM
  • Acted as Sole Arbitrator in 6 matters of minimum value of 10 Million in the areas of Commercial and Contractual Disputes
  • Acted as Co-arbitrator in 8 matters off minimum value of 15 Million in areas of Commercial, Contractual and ISDS matters
  • Appointee in 2 ISDS matters
  • Counsel in 50 + matters pertaining to tax, contractual, venture capital, treaty obligations
  • Empaneled Arbitrator: Indian Dispute Resolution Council
  • Member:
    • Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)
    • Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India
    • Member, National Productivity Council, Government of India
    • Mentor, Niti Aayog (Government of India)
  • Empaneled Mentor:
    • High Court of Jammu & Kashmir International,
    • HC of Madhya Pradesh, International Arbitral Institutions
    • Maldives International Arbitration Centre
    • Member, Association of Swiss Arbitrators
    • List of Practitioners, Vienna International Arbitration Centre
    • Panel, Pacific International Arbitration Centre
    • Member, European Court of Arbitrage
    • Panel, International Arbitration Court
    • Panel, Mauritius International Arbitration Center
    • Panel, Qatar Arbitration Court
    • Supporting Member, HKPAG
    • Supporting Member (Inclusion in Panel)- LMAA (London)
  • Certified Arbitrator- Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation
  • Certified Independent Director – Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (Ministry of Corporate  Affairs/ Government of India) – Membership Number IDDB-NR-202008-030913
  • Visiting Professor of Finance & Valuation – Top Business Schools -Indian Institute of Management (SM), SP Jain School of Management etc. (India & Abroad)
  • PG Diploma in Arbitration from National Law University, India
  • PG Diploma in Maritime Law (Feb 2021)
  • PG Diploma in International Affairs & Diplomacy (2021)

 

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Family, Government, Hospitality, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Securities, Sports, Tax, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Plotkin, James Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Ottawa ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

James Plotkin is a bilingual litigation and disputes lawyer in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising in the Advocacy and Intellectual Property groups. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration (international and domestic), intellectual property litigation and administrative law.

Mr. Plotkin has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court, as well as all levels of court in Ontario. He also regularly acts in international and domestic arbitrations. He is certified as a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) by the ADR Institute of Canada.

In addition to his litigation and arbitration practice, Mr. Plotkin is involved in domain name dispute resolution, both as counsel and adjudicator. He is on the rosters of the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) and Resolution Canada. Mr. Plotkin is also available to arbitrate commercial and intellectual property-related disputes.

Mr. Plotkin has been published broadly on international and domestic commercial arbitration, copyright, trademarks and domain name disputes. He has contributed commentary on copyright and related issues on television, radio, podcasts and various national and regional English and French print media. Additionally, he co-authored a commentary on British Columbia’s international arbitration legislation and is co-authoring the next edition of Ontario’s arbitration legislation commentary.

Mr. Plotkin has acted as counsel in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations and arbitration-related court proceedings (arbitrator appointment, award enforcement, appeals, applications to set aside etc.). He has adjudicated several domain name disputes as a sole panelist and as a member of tripartite panels.

  • Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) – ADR Institute of Canada
  • Editor-in-Chief – Canadian Intellectual Property Review
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Donald F. Sim Memorial Writing Competition
  • Edward F. Langs IT Legal Writing Competition (Michigan State Bar) – 2nd place, July 2012
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law and Technology – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014 – 2015
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Cum Laude – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2012 – 2013
  • Legum Licentiatus (LL.L.), Cum Laude – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2009 – 2012
  • D.E.C. – Music (Jazz guitar with specialization in Composition/Arranging) – Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec, 2005 – 2009
Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing
Pryles, Michael C. International Arbitration Melbourne Victoria AU (Australia)

Michael Pryles is one of the leading arbitrators in the Asia/Pacific Region. A recent survey by Cross-border Quarterly (July-September 2006) ranked him in the top 20 arbitration specialists in the world.

He has sat as an arbitrator in over 200 cases in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Michael has experience of both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations under the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, SCC, JCAA, KLRCA and Swiss rules, and investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID rules, the ICSID Additional Facility Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules (BITs, NAFTA and state investor protection laws).

These have involved investment, construction, energy, commercial, technology-transfer and joint venture disputes with sums claimed up to US $5 billion.

Michael has published extensively. Previously he was a partner in a major Australian law firm and before that he held a named chair in Australia’s largest law school. He has also held numerous international appointments.

Michael Pryles has extensive experience in International Arbitration. Selected appointments are: Chairman in a dispute between a US corporation and Chinese individual concerning the office supply industry. UNCITRAL Rules. Place of arbitration: Hong Kong. Amount in dispute: US$100 million, Party appointed arbitrator in a dispute between a US corporation and various Indonesian entities concerning the mining industry. SIAC Rules. Place of arbitration: Singapore. Amount in dispute: US$310 million. For full list, please see Michel Pryles web page.

Michael Pryles has gained invaluable skills and knowledge through his domestic arbitration experience as well as mediation experience during his career (please see Michael Pryles web page).

  • Who’s Who Legal 2006 considered Michael to be “a level above the rest“.
  • The Practical Law Company Yearbook 2006 ranked Michael as one of the leading lawyers in Australia in dispute resolution.
  • Cross-Border Quarterly 2006 ranked Michael in the top 20 arbitration specialists in the world.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2007 described Michael as “the top dog on international arbitration in Australia” and stated that he is seen as being “head and shoulders above everyone else“.
  • Chambers Global 2007 described Michael as “experienced and extremely sound“.
  • The Practical Law Company Yearbook 2007 rated Michael as a leading individual in dispute resolution in Australia and described him as a “well-known international corporate arbitrator“.
  • Chambers Asia 2008 stated that Michael ‘“works hard, thinks smart and always focuses upon what is important”. He was the founding President of the APRAG, and few have contributed as much to the growth of the regional arbitration community as he has. Commentators champion his “independence, diligence and speed in procedural issues” while also lauding his “swift responsiveness in dealing with parties’ requests. Win or lose Counsel will never leave with any complaints of Pryles”‘.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2008 described Michael as having ‘“an international standing and exposure on commercial arbitration” that makes him the most highly-regarded Australian in the book‘.
  • Chambers Global 2008 described Michael as a ‘world-renowned arbitrator‘ who is ‘[a] strong contributor to the development of arbitration within the Asia-Pacific region‘ and ‘was the founding president of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group‘.
  • Michael was recognised as one of Australia’s top lawyers, as judged by their peers, Australian Financial Review, 7 March 2008, and 6 March 2009.
  • Michael was ranked as one of the 5 leading individuals in dispute resolution in Australia by PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008 and 2009.
  • Chambers Asia 2009 described “Full-time arbitrator Pryles” as “perhaps Australia’s most successful export in this field”.
  • Who’s Who Legal, Commercial Arbitration 2010, described Michael Pryles as a “star”.
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Doctor of the Science of Law
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Laws
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Fellow, Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chartered Arbitrator (UK)
  • Grade 1 Arbitrator, Australia
Construction, Corporate Commercial
Rau, Alan Scott International Arbitration Austin TX (Texas) US (United States)
  • 1968-1971: Practicing Attorney, Coudert Frères, Paris, France
  • 1971-1974: Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • 1975-Present: Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • 1974-1975: Visiting Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto
  • 1985-1986: Fulbright Professor, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • Spring 1992: Fred Paulus Chair in Public Policy and Visiting Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
  • Spring 1996, Spring 2000- 2006, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
  • Spring 2004: Visiting Professor, Université de Paris-I (Sorbonne) and Université de Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas)
  • Fall 2007 : Visiting Professor, Université de Paris-I (Sorbonne) and Université de Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas)
  • 2010 – Present: Mark G. & Judy G. Yudof Chair of Law, University Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • Board of Directors, Dispute Resolution Center of Austin-Travis County, 1987-1991
  • (Mediator training, DRC 1985; Advanced Mediator Training, Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, 1999)
  • Board of Advisors, The Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, 1993- present (Under contract with the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution designed a dispute resolution system and drafted dispute resolution clauses for construction contracts entered into by Texas General Services Commission, Summer 1993)
  • Member, Commercial Panel, American Arbitration Association (AAA Advanced Arbitrator Training, March 1991; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, October 1998; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, December 2001; AAA Arbitrator Continuing Education: Chairing a Panel, December 2005)
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Member, Commission on Settlement in Arbitration, CEDR
  • Member, Editorial Committee, Stockholm International Arbitration Review
  • Member, Advisory Board, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (The Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and Geneva University Law School)
  • Member, Academic Council, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Member, Advisory Council, American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration

Harvard College, B.A., 1963, Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1967, Magna Cum Laude

Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Employment
Richler, Joel Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Mr. Richler has over 35 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution as a litigation counsel, arbitration counsel, mediation counsel, arbitrator (domestic & international) and mediator.

Before establishing his independent arbitration and mediation practice, Mr. Richler was a senior partner in Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and was, for a number of years, co-chair of that firm’s Toronto litigation group.

Mr. Richler has long been an advocate of the use of arbitration as an efficient means of resolving commercial disputes. He obtained a Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and he has been admitted as a Fellow of that organization. Amongst other accomplishments, Joel is on the Canadian and International Rosters of the ICDR, a member of the ICC International Arbitration Committee, a member of the ADRIC, a member of the North American Users’ Counsel of the LCIA, a founding member of TCAS and a founding Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

Mr. Richler has been counsel in numerous ad hoc and institutional domestic and arbitrations and he has acted as an arbitrator in several arbitrations, as chair of arbitral panels and as sole arbitrator. For several years he has been listed in several categories in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Who’s Who. Joel is currently listed in Lexpert’s Directory of Leading Litigation Lawyers, Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and its 2016 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

Mr. Richler firmly believes that arbitration and mediation are the best means through which commercial disputes can be resolved. He is committed to working with counsel and clients in order to “tailor make” processes designed to meet their cases and their interests.

Mr. Richler has been recognized for many years in several professional directories and publications, in litigation, arbitration and other categories, including:

  • Resident Arbitrator at Arbitration Place, Toronto
  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Canada
  • Lexpert
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration
  • International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Canada (Litigation)
  • Who’s Who Commercial Mediation
  • Benchmark Canada

Most recently, Mr. Richler was listed in:

  • Best Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2013)
  • Best Lawyers International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2015)
  • Best Lawyers Procurement Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)(2016)
  • Lexpert Directory of Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Civil and Common Law degrees at McGill Law School LL.B., 1977-78
Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1980

Accounting, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Maritime, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Technology
Roberts, Carol L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Experienced dispute resolution professional with a strong track record of providing competent and efficient mediation and arbitration services in a variety of areas, including: sports, employment, human rights, workers’ compensation, and real property assessment.  Skilled communicator and negotiator with the ability to navigate different legal cultures and agreements when dealing with international arbitration cases.  Recognized for degree of professionalism, respect, and compassion shown to tribunal participants.  Accrued experience in the area of conflict of interest/ethics, fairness, & conducting harassment investigations.

  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Ad-Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang
  • Member, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal
  • Member, British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal
  • Grievance Arbitrator, Unjust Dismissal Adjudicator & Wage Recovery Referee under Canada Labour Code
  • Adjudicator, University of Victoria Discrimination and Harassment Policy Roster
  • Member, Yukon and Nunatsiavut Dispute Resolution Boards
  • Mediator, Canadian Human Rights Commission Roster of ADR Specialists with Experience in Aboriginal Communities
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Fee Mediator

Past Professional Engagements Include:

    • Adjudicator, Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat
    • Member, Musqueam Indian Band Board of Review
    • Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T.
    • Ethics Advisor, Rapid Transit Project 2000 Ltd. & Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre Expansion Project
    • Vice-Chair, BC Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
    • Member, Property Assessment Appeal Board and British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

Professional and Other Activities

    • Northwest Territories Law Reform Committee
    • Northwest Territories Law Society
    • W.T. Law Reports Editorial Board, Discipline Committee (Non – Resident)
    • Co‑Chair, Northwest Territories Branch, Canadian Bar Association, Native Law Subsection
    • Law Society of British Columbia, Discipline and Credentials Hearing Panel
    • National Steering Committee, National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Trustee, NAWL Trust
    • British Columbia Branch, Canadian Bar Association: Administrative Law and ADR Subsections
    • Equality Committee, Advisory Committee to Judicial Council of B.C.
    • Member, Mediate B.C.
    • Judicial Justice, Provincial Court of British Columbia
    • BVI International Panel of Arbitrators
    • Member, Ethics Committee, International Floorball Federation
    • Inquiry Committee, College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
    • Member, Judicial Board, World Sailing

B.A. Political Science Major, University of Calgary

LL.B., University of Calgary

Cornell University Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law, LL.M. credit courses, Paris, France

Summer Seminar of International Law (International Economic Law), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Investor-State Mediation Training, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Indigenous, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sports
Robin A. Dodokin, Robin A. Dodokin Domestic Arbitration, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Robin Dodokin is a conflict resolution expert who is committed to assisting parties repair and preserve relationships, where possible. Her conflict resolution expertise includes effectively representing creditors, financial institutions, debtors, court officers, shareholders, companies, trustees, and individuals in business and insolvency matters and resolving disputes between parties as a mediator or arbitrator.

Robin brings her unique skills as a commercial litigator, insolvency lawyer, qualified mediator, and qualified arbitrator to her engagements. Robin is a persuasive and effective advocate. She is also creative and pragmatic. Robin has over 30 years of broad experience as a commercial litigation and insolvency lawyer to her work as an arbitrator and mediator. She has been appointed sole arbitrator in ad hoc arbitrations involving commercial, business, and contractual disputes and written orders and arbitral awards.

Robin is a director of the CIArb Canada Branch and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS). In these roles her focus has as editor of the CIArb Canada Newsletter and organising the annual review of key arbitration cases and planning educational sessions for TCAS events including “Ask an Arbitrator” sessions.

As an arbitrator, Robin has a deep understanding that parties require a fair and efficient process and reasoned decision on the issues subject to arbitration. She is committed to ensuring that the parties and their lawyers have confidence in the process. Robin has been appointed to arbitrate commercial, business, financial and contractual disputes.

As a mediator, Robin appreciates that parties prefer to reach practical agreements rather than be involved in time consuming litigation. Robin’s conflict resolution processes are designed to fit the circumstances of the parties considering their business, legal and personal objectives and in doing so she uses her mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills. She is a good listener with an inquisitive mind who is very able to reframe positions, test the stories and assist parties find creative agreements that meet the parties needs whenever possible.

Robin has experience in managing both virtual and in person arbitrations.

Robin is a co-founder and editor of Arbitration and Business Cases (https://arbitrationandbusinesscases.ca) which summarises important arbitration and business cases

 Dispute Resolution Training

 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Canada – Accelerated Route to Fellowship – Fellow (FCIArb)

  • Arbitration Training (Gold Standard Course (Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society)
  • Mediation Training (Harvard Negotiation Institute)
  • Advanced Mediation Training (Center for Dispute Settlement)
  • Coach Training (Coaches Training Institute)
  • Ombuds Training (International Ombudsman Association)
  • Trust Law Course (STEP)
  • Navigating Family Systems Theory
  • Family Business Advisor Certification (Family Firm Institute)
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-Director of Canadian Branch
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society – Director
  • ADR Institute of Canada – Member • The Advocates Society – Member \
  • Law Society of Ontario – member in good standing
  • WBE Canada – certified

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute (Q. Arb)

Qualified Mediator, ADR Institute (Q. Med)

LL.M. Alternate Dispute Resolution (Osgoode Hall Law School)

LL.B. (University of Windsor)

BA (University of Toronto) (Economics & Political Science

Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Franchise, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports
Rogers, R. John Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Rogers is a Senior Professional with a unique combination of over 45 years of entrepreneurial, financial, legal and operational experience in the high technology, financial and legal industries. Special expertise in commercializing technology and in acquiring, financing, and building technology businesses.

In the approximately 18 years prior to restricting his practice to third party administrative law, Mr. Rogers’ legal practice consisted of an extremely active M&A and corporate finance practice, acting for clients acquiring and financing businesses, and acting for underwriters and issuers working in jurisdictions throughout North America, Mexico, South America and Europe.

Mr. Rogers founded and is the senior partner of R. John Rogers & Associates, a firm focused on providing mediation and arbitration services in the areas of securities and corporate finance, information technology, and biotechnology.

With over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and chair of administrative hearings, Mr. Rogers has acted as both panel chair and as sole arbitrator in matters ranging from the interpretation of joint venture agreements among public mining companies, to the resolution of disputes among shareholders in private companies, to the application of intellectual property agreements.

His training includes:

  • The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings course of the BC 1995
    Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation certificate from the Continuing Legal 1996
    Education Society of BC

As Chair of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada disciplinary panels, Mr. Rogers has written numerous decisions on behalf of the panels on which he has served. These decisions are published at IIROC.

Mr. Rogers has served on both three member panels and acted as a single panelist both reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program. These decisions are published at CIRA.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as a Hearing Delegate by the General Manager of the British Columbia Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch pursuant to section 5 of the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Act for the purpose of hearing on behalf of the General Manager enforcement matters referred to him by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. These decisions are published at Enforcement hearing process – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

Mr. Rogers is appointed as the Administrator’s Delegate on behalf of the British Columbia Ministry of Health for hearings pursuant to section 5(1) of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 451. These hearing decisions are published on the Ministry of Health’s website at: Enforcement – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Mr. Rogers is appointed as an arbitrator under the Canada-British Columbia Production Insurance Program administered by the Business Risk Management Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture pursuant to the Insurance for Crops Act of British Columbia. These decisions are not published.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as an Administrator’s Delegate for the British Columbia Healthy Living and Health Promotion Branch, 2019-Present.

As a Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) former Trustee, Mr. Rogers actively participated in the drafting of the VanIAC Domestic Commercial Arbitration Rules.

  • Accredited as a Chartered Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Canada;
  • Accredited for both arbitration and mediation on the National Commercial Panel of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc.;
  • Accredited for the panel of arbitrators and mediators by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Rogers has published articles and engaged in numerous presentations in his areas of expertise relating to the investment and technology industries. His articles have appeared in the Advocate, the magazine published by the Law Society of British Columbia, in the Monitor, the magazine published by the British Columbia Technology Industries Association, and in Retail Connections, the magazine published by Shelf space, the organization representing retail entrepreneurs in British Columbia and Alberta.

University of British Columbia, B.A., 1965
University of Toronto, LL.B., 1968
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, Course on Valuation I, Valuation II and Taxation in Business Valuation, 1987-1989

Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Partnership and Shareholder, Technology
Rojas, Romeo Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

After graduating from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 2000, Romeo served as a Trade Commissioner in the Canadian Foreign Service, where his postings included the Consulate of Canada in Dubai and the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi. Romeo completed his articles with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Trade Law Bureau in Ottawa, with a focus on international investment law.

Romeo subsequently moved to Calgary to join Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BDP) as an associate in 2007.  While at BDP, Romeo completed a LLM at the University of Calgary.  He subsequently joined Bennett Jones LLP’s international arbitration group as an associate in 2016 and was elevated to partner in 2019. As counsel, Romeo’s practice was focused on arbitration in the energy and construction sectors. He has represented companies and states in domestic, international, and investor-state arbitrations under the world’s leading international rule systems, including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ICSID.

Romeo is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches arbitration law. He also publishes and speaks regularly on arbitration-related matters.

  • Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution Panel Training
  • University of Ottawa, Executive Short Program of the Certificate in Arbitration and International Arbitration (2012)
  • Law Society of Alberta (2008-present); Law Society of British Columbia (2010-2021); Law Society of Upper Canada (2007-2016)
  • Who’s Who Legal – Future Leader, Arbitration (2021)
  • Chambers and Partners – Canada – Arbitration, Up and Coming (2021)
  • ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Co-author, “When Consolidation Fails: Challenges of Parallel Arbitral Proceedings” in Energy Arbitration, 4th Ed. (Global Arbitration Review, 2020)
  • Co-author, “Canada” in International Comparative Legal Guide on International Arbitration (London: Global Legal Group, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Canada” in Arbitration World, 5th ed., (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2015)
  • Master of Laws (LLM), University of Calgary (2015)
  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of British Columbia (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA (Hons.)), University of Alberta (1996)
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder
Ruby, Peter Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Peter Ruby is a partner in Goodmans’ Dispute Resolution Group. He has a national and international practice focused on the litigation and arbitration of a wide variety of business disputes, including related to technology, energy, corporate, commercial, and restructuring matters.

Peter Ruby acts as a sole and panel-member arbitrator and mediator with a focus on the technology and energy sectors, as well as corporate/commercial domestic and international disputes. He has adjudicated and mediated disputes between a wide variety of contracting parties in these sectors. Bringing together his expertise about energy and technology, he recently acted as a co-arbitrator with respect to a failed green energy project.

His technology dispute resolution work includes software, cloud services, hardware, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, telecommunications, film, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, ecommerce and internet litigation, cryptocurrency and Canadian and cross-border arbitration and mediation.  Peter has a balanced practice, representing multinational and entrepreneurial vendors of technology and services, along with many end-users of information technology.

With respect to the energy sector, Peter has handled matters related to electricity generation (including renewable power), transmission, mergers and acquisitions, rates adjudication, access matters, joint venture disputes, leases, real estate development and distribution issues, and regulatory issues.

With respect to privacy and data protection, Peter has handled business-related privacy disputes and regulatory matters and has considerable experience assisting clients with data breach incidents and cybersecurity.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he has completed the arbitration “Gold Standard” course of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, spoken at the annual conference of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society and taught for many years at the University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Law Society of Ontario

President, International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

Arbitrator/Mediator, Arbitration Place

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) International Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, and roster member of ICDR Canada

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow

Co-Lead of North America Committee, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center

Former Director and Member, Canadian Technology Law Association

Member, The Advocates’ Society

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M., 2000

Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 1994

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Services, Government, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Technology, Telecommunications
Sandhu, Praveen Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

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.

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

Mediation
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

  • 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
  • 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)
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Sports
Schaner, Lawrence S. International Arbitration Chicago IL (Illinois) US (United States)

Lawrence S. Schaner is an independent arbitrator, handling both international and domestic cases. He formed his own firm in 2017. Previously, he was a partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office, where he was the co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration practice and a member of its Litigation Department. He has served since 2010 as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, teaching international arbitration.

In his more than 30 years of practice as counsel and arbitrator, Mr. Schaner has amassed broad experience with complex, challenging, high-stakes business disputes. His experience includes matters relating to contract, tort, intellectual property, antitrust, securities, bankruptcy, tax, employment and insurance disputes. He has dealt with matters in fields ranging from aerospace and defense, government contracts, and hospitality to telecommunications, construction, manufacturing, technology, and energy. Mr. Schaner has often been called upon to provide cross-border legal assistance, such as the enforcement of arbitration awards and obtaining discovery for use in foreign legal proceedings.

Mr. Schaner is a member of various panels of arbitrators, including the AAA, AIAC, BVI IAC, CIDRA, CIICA, CPR, ICDR, FedArb, HKIAC, KCAB, SIAC, VIAC, and VanIAC. He serves as an arbitrator in cases administered by the ICC, which does not maintain a panel of arbitrators.

He has been widely recognized for his work in commercial and international arbitration by numerous publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal, and Legal Media Group Guides.  Chambers USA has described him as “a very experienced commercial arbitration expert who is a sophisticated and fair person to deal with,” “excellent,” “tremendously knowledgeable,” and “highly respected.” The National Law Journal recognized him as an “ADR Champion,” in 2016.  Best Lawyers in America awarded him “Chicago International Arbitration – Commercial Lawyer of the Year,” in 2014.

Mr. Schaner has extensive experience as arbitrator and counsel in international and domestic arbitration matters. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 60 cases. His matters as an arbitrator have ranged in value from less than $1 million to more than $1 billion. His recent matters have been under the rules of the AAA, CPR, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA, SCC, and UNCITRAL. More in-depth information about his experience is at https://schanerlegal.com/, reflecting his appointment in many high value and complex disputes, across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Mr. Schaner’s training includes: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellowship Program, 2003; ICDR International Symposium in Advanced Case Management, 2008; and AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2015. He has spoken at approximately 100 conferences and other events throughout the world on topics pertaining to international arbitration and cross-border and domestic dispute resolution.

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, received President’s Prize for achieving the highest mark on the Award Writing Examination (2003)

Founder, Chicago Chapter of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration

Member, ICC USA Nominations Commission

Member, International Bar Association (former Vice Chair, Secretary, and Publications Officer of the Arbitration Committee)

Editor, Dispute Resolution International (IBA) (2012-2018)

Member, LCIA North American Users Council (former Councilor)

Co-Editor, International Arbitration in the United States (Kluwer 2018)

William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot – Arbitrator at 10 moots; Northwestern University team coach (2010-2016)

J.D. 1986, Stanford Law School
A.B. 1982, Duke University

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Hospitality, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Tax, Telecommunications
Shevchuk, John H Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

John spent the early years of his career as an associate and then a partner in two corporate commercial law firms located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Between 1990 and 1994, he was a partner in one of Canada’s national firms at its Vancouver office. In 1994, he began his own litigation boutique adopting the name Lex Pacifica Law Corporation in 2002.

John’s professional experience includes arbitrator services, counsel before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and numerous Administrative Tribunals including the Property Assessment Appeal Board, the Environmental Appeal Board, and rent review, construction and expropriation arbitration panels.

While having broad experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution, John’s practice focus is real property assessment and valuation, construction and environmental law, expropriation, and other real property related dispute resolution.

John has been a Chartered Arbitrator since 1989 and, in addition to his experience as an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, has taught courses at the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute.

  • VanIAC– Domestic Arbitration Panelist
  • ADR Institute of Canada – Chartered Arbitrator
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada – AACI (Hon.)
  • Appraisal Institute of Canada – Associate Member/Appeals Committee Member
  • Appraisal Institute (U.S.) – Member
  • British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute – Member
  • British Columbia Expropriation Association – Member
  • Canadian Property Tax Association – Member
  • International Association of Assessment Officers – Associate Member
  • Real Estate Institute of British Columbia – Professional Member
  • 1983 – University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Laws
  • 1982 – University of British Columbia – Bachelor of Commerce Degree
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Real Estate
Ship, Adam Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Adam Ship is a mediator/arbitrator, commercial litigator and franchise lawyer with over 15 years’ experience gained at national law firm McCarthy Tétrault, where he was a litigation partner and led the firm’s franchise practice. In 2023, Adam decided to start his own law firm, where he could continue his commercial litigation and franchise practice, while also offering mediation and arbitration services.

Adam’s experience spans all aspects of commercial litigation and franchise law. Adam is also an accomplished legal writer and scholar. He served as an Adjunct Professor of franchise law at the University of Toronto law school for four years and his legal writing on private law has been cited by courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the BC Court of Appeal.

Adam helps parties resolve disputes, whether through mediation or arbitration, across Canada and is listed as a mediator and arbitrator on the roster at ADR Chambers in Toronto. When it comes to mediation, Adam draws from his extensive experience mediating cases to help identify if there is an opportunity to bridge the gap between parties. Adam understands the nuances and complexities of resolving disputes and is committed to finding solutions wherever possible. When it comes to arbitration, Adam has extensive experience arbitrating cases as counsel and his legal writing has been cited by courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the BC Court of Appeal.

Adam has wide experience as litigation counsel, representing franchisors, franchisees and other private and public companies in complex commercial disputes, including contract claims, rescission cases, bad faith allegations, fraud cases, class actions, and competition litigation.

  • Chambers Canada Leading Lawyer: Franchising – Nationwide Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Leading Lawyer: Franchise Law – Franchisor
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 2015 Rising Star
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation Leading Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 Franchise Lawyer of the Year
  • Who’s Who Canada: Franchising
  • Acritas Stars “Stand-out-Lawyer” – OBA Franchise Law Award – 2012 and 2013

Hons. BA (High Distinction) – University of Toronto (2004)
Juris Doctor (Honour’s Standing) – University of Toronto (2007)
Adjunct Professor (Franchise Law) – University of Toronto (2013-2017)

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Franchise, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Technology, Telecommunications
Short, Kerry Alan Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Kerry Short has practiced over thirty years as an insurance defence lawyer and has conducted many trials and appeals. Kerry has been appointed as a mediator and arbitrator on a range of disputes, from two-party personal injury, construction and insurance coverage cases to more complex multi-party litigation.

Kerry has acted as sole arbitrator on a number of matters over the past 15 years. He has acted as mediator over the past 10 years on a wide range of cases. His training has included all civil CLE mediation courses and a one week mediation training course at Pepperdine University in 2017.

Kerry is a former fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, is recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in professional liability with Lexpert, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in construction law since 2008, and has been named as a leading lawyer in insurance law since 2012.

University of Victoria, B.A. (History) 1979
University of British Columbia LLB 1982

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Maritime, Personal Injury, Sports, Technology
Silber, Herbert S Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Herb Silber was the senior litigation partner with Kornfeld Mackoff Silber and is now Associate Counsel at Kornfeld LLP. Herb’s career in litigation has primarily focused on real estate and contract litigation, lease arbitration and employment law. He co-counselled one of the largest commercial fraud cases in Canadian history, which included precedent-setting decisions on directors’ liability. Herb’s securities and corporate litigation experience includes shareholder oppression actions, proxy fights, and fraud claims. His successes in this area have resulted in decisions that have influenced corporate law and damage recovery principles. Herb’s employment law practice includes appearances as counsel in many wrongful dismissal trials and appeals, negotiations for severance packages and advising on group terminations. Herb has regularly appeared in both the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Herb has increasingly taken on the role of arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. He is a graduate of an intense five-day mediation workshop organized by the Harvard University, School of Negotiation. Herb brings to an arbitration or mediation a strong combination of experience, knowledge and understanding of the goals to be achieved.

Herb was a member of the Board of Governors of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) from 2013 to July 31, 2018. He has been a long time member of the Audit and Finance Committee and a representative of the Board on the BCIT Foundation, which both manages assets for BCIT and raises private donations. In 2014, on the recommendation of the Justice Minister for the Government of British Columbia, Herb was appointed Queen’s Counsel in recognition of his distinguished legal career. From 2012 to 2018, Herb was a member of the BC Health Professions Review Board, appointed by the Province of B.C. The Review Board is an Administrative Tribunal established to provide independent reviews of certain decisions of self-governing health professional colleges.

Herb has also served for many years on the boards and as an executive of a variety of non-profit organizations.

  • Counsel on many Arbitration cases involving Real Estate and Contract law in particular.
  • Has also been either the sole Arbitrator or part of a panel on many cases in those practice areas as well as a Mediator.
  • Graduate of Harvard Negotiation Institute on Mediation.
  • As a member of the Health Profession Review Board was Chair and member of a panel on both written and oral hearings,  he wrote many decisions, and participated in successful mediations.
  • Admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb.
  • Rated by peers as BV by Martindale and Hubbell for many years.
  • Designated Queen’s Counsel in 2014.
  • Lectured at CLE program on Directors Liability.
  • Edited several articles published in the Advocate and other Publications.
  • A long time member of the Canadian Bar Association.
  • Organized and appeared as panel participant at BCMAI Symposium on arbitration-related topics.
  • Written a Blog for several years for clients and lawyers on Dispute Resolution issues.
  • Organized seminars with law firms to present on benefits of arbitration.
  • Written articles on Arbitration for VanIAC (formerly BCICAC) published in the “Advocate”.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb.

Graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Institute on Mediation

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LLB

University of British Columbia, BA

Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Defamation, Employment, Entertainment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Simburg, Melvyn J. International Arbitration Seattle WA (Washington) US (United States)

Mel has served as an arbitrator for over 30 years and a mediator for over 20 years. He now devotes most of his time to mediating and arbitrating disputes as Simburg Dispute Resolution. He has advised clients and provided dispute resolution assistance for business, real estate, intellectual property (IP), web contracts, technology and rights licenses, and international transactions. He also facilitates partnerships and organizations with formation, dissolution, change and conflict resolution issues. Related to his areas of practice, he has served on Washington State and ABA committees, chaired seminars and written several articles. He has presented on mediation and arbitration matters numerous times.

Mr. Simburg sits on national panels for the American Arbitration Association (Mediation; Large Complex Cases; Intellectual Property; Commercial Disputes), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Upwork (online freelancer-client disputes), FINRA (securities disputes), VanIAC, CIIDRC for domain name disputes, the Rule 39.1 panel for the U.S.D.C. W.D. WA and the Mediation Panel for the Bankruptcy Court, King County Superior Court Arbitration, and KCBA LRS ADR Panel. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He serves as arbitrator or mediator in a variety of business-related disputes, many of which involve cross-border, multi-cultural and/or intellectual property matters. He has resolved a significant number of franchise, licensing and distribution disputes. He has served as a neutral in computer system installations involving up to several million dollars. Internet-related disputes have involved such matters as banking, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress issues, domain names. He is familiar with conducting and participating in remote hearings and online dispute resolution. He has resolved over 180 ODR arbitrations addressing copyright infringement and illegal download of entertainment media.

Mr. Simburg has participated in over thirty ADR training sessions in the last 10 years.

Mr. Simburg is the 2020-2022 Chair of the ADR Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He serves on State and ABA committees and chairs seminars and symposia here and abroad. He has served as a volunteer attorney for Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle Public Theatre, Seward Park Art Studio and the Faces for Life Project of the Puget Sound Blood and Tissue Center. He was lead counsel for the firm’s representation of the “Best of the USSR Software and Technology Show” held in connection with the 1990 Good Will Games.

Recent ADR presentations include “The Value of an Effective Apology in Resolving Business Disputes,”

“Tips for a More Secure Environment for Online Dispute Resolution,” “ADR and Environmental Disputes,”

“Domain Name Disputes,” “Introduction to Mediation,” “ADR and Business Disputes,”  “Protecting IP Value in ADR,” “Interim Measures in Arbitration,” and “IP Disputes: Litigate, Arbitrate or Mediate?”

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, M.I.A., 1972
University of California-Berkeley, B.A.(Citation in Macroeconomics), B.A., 1968

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Partnership and Shareholder, Technology
Singleton, John R Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Singleton has practiced law since 1969. He has concentrated on the areas of insurance, construction, professional liability and environmental matters, on behalf of property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, regulatory agencies and insurers. He has acted as counsel in several precedent-setting cases involving insurers, architects, engineers and other participants in the construction industry and has been counsel on a wide variety of problems related to environmental issues.

Mr. Singleton is also a chartered arbitrator and mediator of complex commercial disputes, and is actively involved in both mediation and arbitration on behalf of his own clients and as a mediator/arbitrator retained by others. He also acts as a fairness advisor/monitor of procurement activities in a variety of settings.

Mr. Singleton is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University Law School and the University of British Columbia Law School.

  • Forty-two years of practice in dispute resolution.
  • Counsel at all levels of courts and before Administrative Tribunals.
  • Fairness Advisor on multiple construction and infrastructure projects.
  • Arbitrator/Mediator multiple disputes.
  • Professor of Law, including ADR, at UMB and Stanford.
  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Member, Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel
  • Member, Defence Research Institute
  • Member, Arbitrators Institute of Canada
  • Arbitrator, American Dispute Resolution Center
  • General Counsel, Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia
  • Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Adjunct Professor, UBC and Stanford

B. A., University of Alberta, 1966
LL.L., University of Alberta, 1969
University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, England, Master of Laws, 1970

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Insurance and Reinsurance
Siwiec, John Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration Ottawa ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

John has expertise in commercial disputes, including in the areas of international arbitration, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. He has acted for clients in relation to complex contractual disputes, including those arising from construction projects, shareholders’ agreements, franchise agreements, and the sale of goods and services, as well as in the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards and foreign judgments.

John has experience as counsel and arbitrator in institutional arbitrations, including under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, and ADRIC, as well as ad hoc proceedings, and has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Quebec Superior Court (Commercial Division).

John is a member of the inaugural roster of NextGen Arbitrators of Arbitration Place and is a member of the AAA Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

John has taught a course at the University of Ottawa’s Law Faculty in international arbitration and lectures at the university with respect to international business transactions.

John’s professional background includes working at the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC), and Global Affairs Canada, as well with Canadian Lawyers Abroad (Bangladesh).

John has served as President of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) and has been selected by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) for recognition in the Future Leaders section of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018-2024, and by Who’s Who Legal: Canada – Arbitration 2022-2023.

  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration relating to financial services seated in Vancouver
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration regarding a franchise dispute
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration relating to the international sale of goods
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration concerning the supply of services seated in Victoria
  • Counsel under the ADR Chambers Arbitration Rules regarding the acquisition and remediation of a wastewater treatment plant
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration under Swiss law seated in Zurich regarding textile manufacturing
  • Counsel in LCIA arbitrations governed by English law concerning a significant retail property in Eastern Europe
  • Arbitrator at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
  • Member of the College of Arbitrators of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot
  • Inaugural Member, Canadian Representative, International Bar Association Arb 40 Subcommittee
  • Former Advisory Board Member, President, Treasurer and Board Member – Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Former Co-Chair, ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference
  • Former co-coach, University of Ottawa Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, Vienna, Austria (2009-2015)
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2011
  • L, Civil Law, University of Ottawa, Magna Cum Laude, 2010
  • B., Common Law, University of Ottawa, Cum Laude, 2009
  • A., McGill University, 2004
  • A., McGill University, 2002
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Franchise, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Securities, Technology
Smith, Murray L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Smith has served as arbitrator in a wide variety of international and domestic commercial arbitrations as panel chairman, party appointed tribunal member and as sole arbitrator. He collaborated with Martin Hunter and Alan Redfern in writing the leading text “Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration” (2nd ed.) and is a frequent lecturer on the subject of international arbitration practice. Mr. Smith is also an English Barrister. As an arbitrator in complex commercial cases, Mr. Smith recognizes the fundamental importance of impartiality, due process and equal treatment of the parties while maintaining rigorous procedural oversight.

Currently practicing out of offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, his practice is confined to sitting as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases. He has acted as arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations under AAA (ICDR), ICC, VanIAC, ADR Institute Rules and UNCITRAL Rules.

Mr. Smith’s arbitration work has involved disputes over the distribution of oil field production profits, gas supply contracts for power generation facilities, mining exploration concession agreements, royalty payments and rights to intellectual property associated with internet commerce, breaches of agreement for the purchase of proprietary technology, computer software use and licensing, intellectual property and technology transfer agreements, domestic and international transportation and shipping matters, shareholder rights and the interpretation of commercial and construction contracts.

Selected Experience (for full list please visit: Smith Barristers):

  • Chairman of three-person panel in royalty payment dispute involving First Nation association and a mining company arising out of iron ore project in Nunavut Canada
  • Chairman of three-person panel under AAA Rules in oil well drilling dispute, seated in Houston
  • Chairman of three-person panel in arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules involving disputes over distribution of Kazakhstan oil field production profits, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Chairman of three-person tribunal in an arbitration between North American parties and off-shore registered corporations related to royalty payments and rights to intellectual property
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under Bermuda Law and UNCITRAL Rules in contract dispute relating to satellite telecommunications, seated in Bermuda
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under ADR Institute Rules in a contract dispute involving transportation and storage of petroleum products, seated in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Chairman of a three-person panel in a dispute involving insurance coverage issues, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Chairman of a three-person panel under ICDR Rules in ship repair dispute, seated in Honolulu
  • President of Tribunal in case under the ICC Rules involving supply of construction materials for energy project, seated in San Francisco
  • Member of three-person tribunal in proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules involving Liquefied Natural Gas Sales and Supply Contracts, seated in New York City
  • Member of three-person panel under ICC Rules in oil refinery construction dispute, seated in Calgary, Alberta
  • Member of three-person tribunal under ICDR Rules involving dispute between Canadian and U.S. corporations in respect of agreements for proprietary technology for voice traffic over an Ethernet area network
  • Member of three-person panel in a dispute over obligations arising under mining exploration concession agreements for properties located in Central America
  • Member of three-person panel in a commercial arbitration involving international parties relating to alleged breach of a contract for computer software use and licensing
  • Member of a three-person panel in proceedings under ICC Rules involving dispute between North American and Japanese manufacturers in contracts for intellectual property and technology transfer involving electronic components in the automobile parts industry, seated in New York City
  • Member of three-person panel in commercial dispute under JAMS Rules involving Latin American supply contracts, seated in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration to a three-person panel in dispute between a California internet service provider and a Turkish telecommunications entity involving agency agreements and issues of government regulation, seated in Los Angeles
  • Sole arbitrator under the Commercial Arbitration Act of British Columbia in a dispute relating to earn out payments under a share purchase agreement
  • Sole arbitrator in dispute between First Nations association and technology company relating to delivery of internet services to Northern Canada
  • Sole arbitrator in disputes over rate adjustments and rail transportation contracts under Canada Transportation Act
  • Sole arbitrator under UNCITRAL Rules in contract dispute involving mining concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, seated in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sole arbitrator in international maritime law dispute under ICDR Rules
  • Sole arbitrator under Vancouver International Arbitration Centre Rules in a contract dispute involving computer software development
  • Sole Arbitrator in dispute between U.S. party and Indian party regarding supply of construction materials
  • Sole Arbitrator in commercial dispute under VanIAC Rules relating to supply of goods and services
  • Sole arbitrator in franchise dispute under AAA Rules
  • Sole arbitrator under VanIAC Rules in dispute involving ship building contracts
  • Expert Panellist for the resolution of disputes in various cases involving objections to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) generic Top-Level Domain Names
  • Sole Arbitrator in a Final Offer Arbitration involving interpretation of a commercial contract.
  • Sole Arbitrator in ad hoc commercial arbitration involving Inuit First Nation Association and international mining company regarding interpretation of resource development contract.

Selected Professional Activities (for full list please visit Smith Barristers):

  • LondonSchool of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law with Focus on International Commercial Arbitration Law
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1990
  • Course Director for numerous arbitrator training programs with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Past Chairman of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator

Publications

  • The New “Real Danger” Test for Arbitrator Bias in British Columbia (2019), 77 The Advocate 831
  • Collaborated with Alan Redfern and Martin Hunter of Freshfields, London in writing “The Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (2nd edition, 1991) (Sweet and Maxwell)
  • Contractual Obligations Owed by and to Arbitrators: Model Terms of Appointment”, (1992) 8 Arbitration International17.
  • “Harper v. Kvaener Fjellstrand Shipping A.S. Arbitration Case Comment, [May 1992] Harbour & Shipping.
  • “How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in the Conduct of a Complex Arbitration” in Advanced Practice in Commercial Arbitration (Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: Vancouver 1991).
  • “Impartiality of the Party-Appointed Arbitrator”, (1990) 6 Arbitration International 320.
  • Costs in International Commercial Arbitration, (2001) AAA Dispute Resolution Journal 30.
  • Charlesworth’s Business Law (15th edition, (1991) Sweet and Maxwell) specialist editor on arbitration law.
  • Serving as the Chairperson in International Commercial Oil & Gas Arbitrations; The Leading Practitioner’s Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration; Juris Publishing Inc. 2015.
  • Reliance Document Management; International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series No. 18; Kluwer; 2014.
  • The New “Real Danger” Test for Arbitrator Bias in British Columbia (2019), 77 The Advocate 831.

• University of Windsor, Honours Bachelor of Science, 1973
• University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws, 1976
• London School of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law, 1989
• Graduate studies in International Law of Natural Resources, International Economic Law,
International Business Transactions and International Commercial Arbitration Law
• Achieved a mark of Distinction in all courses and awarded the Schwarzenberger Prize in
International Law

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Maritime, Transportation
Smith Dedrick, Katherine International Arbitration Denver Colorado US (United States)

Katherine’s broad experience in the domestic and international legal and business sectors, as well as a faculty member of CIArb’s Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program (teaching international arbitration), provides a solid background to serve as a neutral. Katherine is an experienced commercial litigator, arbitrator, and the co-founder of an international disaster and insurance consulting company based in the US and Asia Pacific (since sold to an Australian group). She has handled hundreds of complex commercial matters throughout the US and in other countries including New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. She has been lead counsel appearing before numerous US federal district and state courts, appellate courts and arbitration panels, as well as lead legal consultant on international disputes in New Zealand, Australia and other countries regarding complex commercial contract, construction, finance, insurance coverage (all lines including property, liability, directors and officers (D&O), duty to defend, primary/excess, errors and omissions (E&O), professional liability, cyber, claim handling), reinsurance, disaster remediation, environmental remediation, contamination, bad faith, and other matters. She has handled domestic and international arbitration, mediation, trials and appeals in both the civil and common law arenas. Katherine also worked with a foreign government to create arbitral procedures to resolve commercial disputes more quickly, after natural disasters devastated the country and court system.

Katherine has significant arbitration experience both as a party representative and neutral. As a party representative, she was lead counsel on complex insurance, reinsurance, environmental contamination, bad faith, and other commercial contract matters. As a neutral she has been a panel member in complex commercial financial disputes, and a sole arbitrator in property insurance, commercial business, and consumer matters. Katherine is a neutral with the American Arbitration Association, an arbitrator with FINRA, and a Fellow and recent past Chair of the North American Branch (NAB) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition to her law degree, Katherine received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business studying in the US, Singapore, and Barcelona. As Chair of NAB, Katherine has been involved in numerous presentations on international arbitration including presenting in Samoa, Brazil, and with CIArb members of other countries. She is also a member of CIArb’s Faculty, teaching international arbitration for its Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program.

In 2022, Katherine participated in the following international arbitration presentations/conferences: CIArb’s Congress in London, panel presenter at California’s International Arbitration Week, panel presenter at the University of Pittsburg, School of Law on international arbitration, presented at the International Americas’ Conference in Miami (with Brazil, Bahama, Aruba, Peru, and other countries), and at the Capacity Sharing Program in Brazil. As Chair of NAB, she oversaw the training of members in international arbitration. Katherine has been a party representative and neutral involving commercial contracts and other matters, and US domestic contracts and disputes, having handled matters in civil and common law arenas. See above.

  • Immediate Past Chair, Executive Committee Member, Board Member, and past Vice-Chair of Programs of the North American Branch (NAB) – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Faculty member for NAB’s Accelerated Route to Fellowship, teaching International Arbitration to practitioners, corporate counsel, and others.
  • Speaker on International Arbitration to numerous participants around the world, the Americas Conference, and various Universities.
  • Panelist for two years at California International Arbitration Week
  • Past, Vice-Chair of Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of American Bar Association
  • Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FINRA
  • Business Insurance Women to Watch Award
  • Mercedes Mentor Award
  • Women With Vision award from the Women’s Bar Association
  • Juris Doctorate with High Honors from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law
  • MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (studying in Chicago, Barcelona, and Singapore)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of various US state and federal bars
Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Financial Services, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury
Snarch, Gary S. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Gary Snarch is a chartered arbitrator (C.Arb), mediator and lawyer. He has been providing arbitral and mediation services on corporate/commercial, construction professional negligence and insurance related matters for the last 20 years.

Gary has also practiced law as a commercial litigator for 40 years appearing before all Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada and before numerous regulatory bodies. He was a senior partner with the law firm of Snarch and Allen before joining Taylor Veinotte Sullivan as Associate Counsel in 2006. He has been recognized for a number of years by LEXPERT as a leading litigation practitioner, and by Canada Benchmark as a Litigation Star.

As counsel, Gary Snarch has appeared before the:

  • Supreme Court of Canada
  • BC Court of Appeal
  • BC Supreme Court
  • Federal Court of Appeal
  • Federal Court of Canada – Trial Division
  • BC Provincial Court
  • BC Securities Commission
  • Vancouver Stock Exchange Hearing Panels
  • Investment Dealers Association (IDA) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) Hearing Panels
  • Market Regulation Services Inc. (the independent regulation service provider for Canadian Equity market including the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange)
  • BC Labour Relations Board
  • BCL and LL.B., McGill University 1978
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1979
  • Associate Counsel with the law firm of Taylor Veinotte Sullivan
  • Chartered Arbitrator with the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • and the ADR Institute of Canada since 2005
  • Mediator with the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Member of the ADR Institute of Canada
  • Designated as a Chair for hearings with the British Columbia Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal
  • Previously designated as a Chair for hearings under the Investment Dealers Association, TSX and the Universal Market Integrity Rules
  • Appointed as a Panel member for British Columbia Law Society Conduct Reviews
  • Appointed as a Panel Member for mediations/arbitrations for the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program
  • Member of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre Appeal Panel
  • Appointed as a Panel Chair by IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada)
  • Recognized by LEXPERT as an expert in Securities litigation
  • Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb.)
  • Member of Law Society of British Columbia since 1979
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association since 1979
  • Chartered Arbitrator and Member of British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Member of ADR Institute of Canada
  • Panel member of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Continuing Legal Education Instructor and contributing author for CLE courses on Securities Litigation –Broker Liability
  • Providing regular seminars to securities industry and to members of the Canadian Securities Institute

BCL, McGill University, 1978
LL.B., McGill University, 1978

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance, Securities
Somjen, Gabriel M. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Gabriel Somjen KC is a labour lawyer focusing on neutral work such as arbitration and mediation. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1975. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and a Juris Doctor in 1974.

He has adjudicated or mediated several hundred cases. He also teaches ADR Techniques to law students. He has experience in all areas of labour and employment law.

  • Member, Arbitrator’s Association of British Columbia
  • Member and Past chair of ADR Vancouver Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Listed arbitrator for the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau for British Columbia, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre and Member of the Civil Roster Mediate BC
  • Past chair: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
  • Past board member: Vancouver Youth Theatre, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Vancouver Art Gallery, The Children’s Foundation and Greater Vancouver Food Bank
  • Published articles and delivered lectures on various topics in labour relations, including mandatory retirement, picketing, collective bargaining, grievances and workplace impairment.

B.A., University of Toronto, 1969
Juris Doctor, 1974

Corporate Commercial, Employment, Labour
Streiner, Scott Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Ottawa ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Current:

  • Independent Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Senior Advisor, Deloitte
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Carleton University

Government of Canada (1990-2021)

  • Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency (a quasi-judicial tribunal and independent regulator)
  • Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy
  • Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada
  • Executive Director, Aerospace Review
  • Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour and Head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Vice President, Program Delivery, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Director General, Human Resources, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Director, Pay Equity, Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Graduate of advanced adjudication and mediation training
  • Employer nominee to the Public Interest Commission for Government of Canada-PSAC negotiations for the Program and Administrative Administration Services Group
  • Employer nominee to the Arbitration Board establishing a collective agreement for the Government of Canada’s Economics and Social Sciences Group
  • As Chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency, author of 81 final decisions, 59 interim and procedural decisions, and 70 regulatory determinations and orders wrote (either as sole decision-maker or panel chair)
  • As Head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, mediator in a number of high-stakes collective bargaining disputes in the transportation sector
  • Panellist, VanIAC
  • Panellist, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Panellist, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Panellist, London Court of International Arbitration
  • Lead, International Arbitration and panellist, Israeli Centre for Mediation and Arbitration
  • Former First Vice Chair, Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals
  • Former Vice Chair, OECD Network of Economic Regulators
  • PhD, Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics specializations), Carleton University
  • MA, International Affairs (Conflict Resolution concentration), Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • BA, East Asian Studies (China specialization), Hebrew University
Consumer, Employment, Government, Indigenous, Labour, Maritime, Transportation
Stringer Hughes, Timothy Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Timothy Hughes is an independent lawyer and arbitrator based in Calgary, Alberta. He has broad experience in complex disputes, including commercial and investor-State arbitration, and is licensed to practice law in Alberta and the US States of California and New York.

In a decade of practice with leading international law firms in Washington D.C., Hong Kong, and New York City, Tim worked with clients to resolve complex cross-border disputes in a range of industries. His sector experience includes power generation, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure projects, pharmaceuticals, aviation, hospitality, and manufacturing. Within these commercial sectors, Tim’s experience includes disputes involving complex multi-party/multi-contract scenarios, IP licensing, M&A transactions, joint ventures, commercial fraud, shareholder claims, and tax.

Tim regularly publishes on Canadian and international arbitration jurisprudence and has been a guest lecturer on international arbitration at the McGill University Faculty of Law. He regularly mentors rising arbitration professionals. He is active in the Calgary community, including service on the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and as a volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance.

Tim has counseled clients in matters governed by the national laws of civil and common law jurisdictions, including England & Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, California, Nevada, Washington, Alberta, Ghana, Ethiopia, France, South Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Albania, and the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in matters seated in, among others, London, New York City, Paris, The Hague, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has also advised on matters arising under public international law, including inter-State and investor-State arbitrations involving sovereigns from five continents. He is on the list of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

In addition to extensive professional engagements with clients around the world, he has lived and worked in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and Canada. He is a participant in the 2023-2024 ICC’s Advanced Academy course for arbitrators and has taken the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals advanced decision writing course.

Contributor, Arbitration Matters (www.arbitrationmatters.com)

Young ICCA, ICCYAAF, HK45, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, Young ICCA Mentoring Programme (Group Advisor)

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2022

Admitted to the New York State Bar – 2018

Admitted to the California Bar-2010

J.D., Certificate of Specialization in International Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law-2010

B.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego-2007

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Hospitality, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Tax
Surtani, Donny Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Donny Surtani is a commercial arbitration and mediation specialist based in Toronto, Canada, and practising internationally with particular focus on North America, the United Kingdom, India and South East Asia.  He is a dual-qualified barrister (England and Ontario), and has over 20 years of legal and business experience.

​He accepts instructions to act as a neutral or as a party representative in international commercial arbitration and in mediation.

​He was formerly a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, having spent 15 years in their London office.  His legal practice focuses on complex commercial arbitration and litigation in the financial services, private equity, energy and telecommunications sectors, and has included an in-house secondment to a large conglomerate business based in Mumbai, India, with interests in energy, power, shipping and construction.

Prior to his legal career, Donny was a Chartered Management Accountant and worked in the energy industry in finance and treasury.  As such, his legal practice has often involved M&A and shareholder claims, banking disputes, accounting fraud issues and disputes with complex quantum or valuation aspects.

Donny has experience of living and working in Canada, England, India and Sri Lanka, and is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and a solicitor-advocate and barrister in England & Wales.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a mediator accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London, and a member of the ICC Canada arbitration committee. He served on the ICC’s Task Force on Arbitration and ADR (2020-2023).

He also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Investment Committee of a well-known litigation fund based in London, and has been a guest lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

Donny has been widely published, and co-authored the leading practitioner text Class Actions in England & Wales (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018). He is an Advisory Board member for the Centre for the Online Resolution of Disputes (CORD).

Donny is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has appeared as counsel in numerous arbitrations as well as in the English High Court and Court of Appeal. He has sat as arbitrator in cases involving a variety of subject matters and legal issues.

His arbitration experience includes disputes seated in London, The Hague, Singapore and New Delhi, and he has advised on disputes under the laws of England, Ontario, Alberta, New York and India. His cases have often involved complex multi-party and multi-contract scenarios. He is on lists or panels of arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, in addition to VanIAC.

In mediation, he has trained with and is accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK). He has acted in several cases involving multiple parties, multiple days and/or co-mediators. As a neutral, he has acted as sole or joint mediator or conciliator in over half a dozen cases.

Publications: see list on website at www.surtani.net

England & Wales: Solicitor (2006), Solicitor-Advocate (2008), Barrister (2020)

Law Society of Ontario: Barrister and Solicitor (2020)

 LL.B (Hons), London School of Economics: 2003 – LSE Hughes Parry Prize (Law of Obligations: 2001)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Associate Member): 2001-2003 – CIMA Leverhulme

Prize – Management Accounting Applications: 1998

Accounting, Commercial Lease, Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance and Reinsurance, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Securities, Technology, Telecommunications
Sussman, Edna International Arbitration Scarsdale NY (New York) US (United States)

Edna Sussman is a full time arbitrator and mediator, the Distinguished ADR Practitioner in Residence at Fordham University School of Law and the principal of SussmanADR LLC. She was formerly a litigation partner at the law firm of White & Case LLP and of counsel at Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP. Represented clients and served as an arbitrator and mediator in complex international and domestic commercial disputes involving claims or determinative of transactions ranging in value from $1 million to $3 billion.

Served as an arbitrator (chair, panelist and sole arbitrator) in over 100 complex multi-million dollar arbitrations and over 100 complex mediations. Handled arbitrations under various institutional rules and adhoc. Serves as a court certified mediator.

  • Conducts semi- annual two day training for new American Arbitration Association arbitrators (1 of less than 10 trainers nationwide) and serves as faculty for other trainings.
  • Member of arbitration and mediation institutional panels in multiple jurisdictions around the world.
  • Best Lawyer every year since 2007 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Super Lawyers every year since 2009 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Selected based on peer review as Best Lawyer’s “2012 New York City Mediation Lawyer of the Year” (one selected annually)
  • Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2011
  • Certified mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association, College o f Commercial Arbitrators
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Co- Chair, Arbitration Committee and Member of Council, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Co-Chair, Arbitration Committee, Section of International Law
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
    • Co-Editor-In-Chief, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer
    • Former Chair, 2010-2011, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Author of numerous articles and frequent speaker

Columbia Law School (J.D. 1973); Barnard College (B. A. 1970)
Bar Admissions: New York 1974; United States Supreme Court.; U. S. District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; United States Court of Appeals, 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

Accounting, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Franchise, Insurance and Reinsurance, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures
Tackaberry, John International Arbitration London Greater London UK (United Kingdom)

During his career at the Bar, John Tackaberry, KC has undertaken a wide range of work. In more recent years as an advocate he has had a substantial degree of experience in building and civil engineering work, adjudication and DRB work.

As well as work in the UK, he has a great deal of expertise in international disputes throughout Europe, the USA, the West Indies, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and South America. He is a member of, or has been admitted to the Bars of California, Ireland, Hong Kong (ad hoc), Trinidad & Tobago (ad hoc) and New South Wales and is heavily involved in ICC arbitrations.

Work at the UNCC involved five years of intensive dispute resolution on a paper only basis utilising a locally base legal team. 196 construction claims were addressed. The total value of the claims exceeded $3 billion.

  • Past President of the Society of Construction Arbitrators
  • Vice President of the Arbitration Club
  • Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and first Chairman of its Executive Committee
  • Founding President of the Society of Construction Law
  • Recorder of the Crown Court: 1988-2005
  • Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission: 1998-2003
  • Past or present member of many international arbitration panels
  • Member of ADR Chambers
  • A Principal Editor of Bernstein’s “Handbook of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice”

B.A., University of Cambridge, 1962
LL.B., University of Cambridge, 1963
M.A., University of Cambridge, 1969
LL.M., University of Cambridge, 1988

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Sports
Thauli, Harveen Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Harveen Thauli has over 27 years of experience in private practice and regulatory environments. Harveen’s experience includes practising corporate/securities law, administrative law, professional conduct and sports law. She has written comprehensive legal submissions on allegations of breaches of securities legislation and codes of professional conduct and represented clients before regulatory bodies.

Harveen is also a Chartered Arbitrator who presides over arbitrations provincially, nationally and internationally. She enjoys the challenge of analyzing complex legal issues and distilling them into plain English in her written decisions.

  • Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal
  • Ad Hoc FEI Tribunal member for Tokyo 2020, the 2021 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo
  • British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board
  • Sport Resolutions (UK): International Tribunal and International Investigations Panel
  • Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC): Ordinary, Doping and Appeals Tribunal
  • ADR Institute of BC
  • World Athletics: Disciplinary and Appeals Tribunal

Harveen has taken many arbitration courses, including:

  • ADR Institute of BC: Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings and Award Writing;
  • BC Council of Administrative Tribunals (BCCAT): Conduct of Fair Hearings, Decision Writing, Ethics, Administrative Justice and Understanding the Standard of Review Post Vavilov;
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre: Arbitration From Nose to Tail; and
  • International Football Arbitration Moot Crash Course.
  • ADR Institute of Canada (Chartered Arbitrator)
  • ADR Institute of British Columbia
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Women in Sports Law
  • International Football Arbitration Moot: Sponsor and volunteer arbitrator

Other Activities

  • Teaches the Professional Legal Training Course, a mandatory 10 week program that articled students must complete for admission to the Bar of British Columbia.
  • Presented a roundtable with two SDRCC arbitrators called “From Appointment to Decision in 3 Days”, discussing procedural fairness and other sport-related issues, including conducting hearings under extreme time pressure.
  • Presented a webinar called “Locking Down the Basics: A Securities Law Primer” offered by the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch.
  • Participated as a member of the Bylaws & Rules Revision Subcommittee for a Vancouver sports and recreational facility. One of three lawyers rewriting the bylaws and rules for this 8,000 member club.
  • Appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of BC of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch).

Certifications

  • Workplace Investigations Certificate: Bernardi Human Resources Law LLP (May 2024)
  • Trauma Informed Practice: Justice Institute of British Columbia (March 2024)
  • Securities Certificates: Canadian Securities Institute: Derivatives Fundamentals Course (2008) and Canadian Securities Course (1997); and Simon Fraser University: Going Public and Continuous Disclosure (2000)
  • Sports Certificates: The Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland: International eSports Law (March 2024); Sports Law in Canada (March 2022); and Sports Law in the USA (October 2022)
  • French Certificate: Laval University: French as a Second Language (1990)

Juris Doctor (J.D.) University of Western Ontario (May 1995)
Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.) Laval University (May 1994)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) University of British Columbia (May 1989)

Corporate Commercial, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Personal Injury, Securities, Sports
Tichauer , Paul Domestic Arbitration Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Dr. Paul A. Tichauer is an independent commercial arbitrator specializing in the resolution of disputes in the metallurgical,  industrial, materials, manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors.

Prior to becoming a commercial arbitrator, Dr. Tichauer enjoyed a successful C-Suite career with a number of companies providing highly engineered products, processes and services in Canada, the USA and Europe.

Founding Chair of the Canada Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dr. Tichauer’s arbitral appointments include sitting as Sole Arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris for a complex multi-party international dispute concerning the failure of an aircraft jet engine, as Sole Arbitrator with ICDR-Canada and as a Public Arbitrator with FINRA – the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in the USA.

In 2022, Dr. Tichauer received the CIArb Canada Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Arbitration.

Dr. Tichauer is Co-Chair of the annual CanArbWeek conference and currently serves as Vice President of the Standing Committee of ICC’s International Center for ADR in Paris.  In addition, he is a member of ICC Canada’s Arbitration Committee, of the ADR Institute of Canada, of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and is an arbitrator with ICDR Canada.  He was designated by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as their Observer at the UNCITRAL Commission Working Group lll on Investor-State Dispute Resolution Reform.

​Dr. Tichauer has served as an arbitration tutor with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Advanced Route to Fellowship programs in Vancouver, New York City and Toronto. He was also co-chair of CIArb Canada’s Annual Arbitration Symposia in Toronto in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Tichauer has participated as an Arbitrator and a Tribunal Chair at Vis Moot Competitions in Vienna and Hong Kong for six years as well as a Judge at the ICC Mediation Competitions in Paris since 2015. In addition, Dr. Tichauer has spoken about arbitration at the Canadian Conference of Metallurgists and about ICC Dispute Boards and Experts at the DRBF Conference in Washington.

  • Vice President, Standing Committee, ICC International Centre for ADR
  • Co-Chair, CanArbWeek
  • Member, 2023 Task Force for the Revision of the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest
  • Founding Chair, CIArb Canada Branch
  • Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee
  • Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR-Canada)
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS)
  • Member, ADR Institute of Canada

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Tichauer has a B. Eng. (Metallurgy) from McGill University, an MA (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University, a PhD (Metallurgy) from MIT and an MBA with Distinction (Finance) from Pace University.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) since 2013, Dr. Tichauer successfully completed the Diploma Program in International Commercial Arbitration offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at Oxford University as well as both ADR and Advanced ADR training in mediation with Stitt Feld Handy in Toronto.

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Technology
Tselentis, Michael International Arbitration London Greater London UK (United Kingdom)

Michael Tselentis Kc was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray’s Inn in November 1995, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He was elected a Bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2008. He practices as a Barrister and Arbitrator in a broad commercial field which includes complex contractual disputes, insurance, shipping, commodities and international trade, mining and energy, engineering and construction, banking and professional negligence.

He is also an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (admitted to practice in 1978 and appointed Senior Counsel in 1989), and practised at the Johannesburg Bar where he was a leading commercial silk, from 1978 to 2000. In 1993-1994 he was the Chairman of the Johannesburg Bar. He advises in London on all aspects of South African commercial, insurance, mining and construction law, and accepts appointments as an expert witness in South African law in Court proceedings and arbitrations.

He regularly accepts arbitration appointments in international commercial disputes. He is a Chartered Arbitrator (UK), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa), and the Botswana Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the ICC (UK), the LCIA, ARIAS (UK) and a supporting member of the LMAA.

His panel memberships include the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre, Chinese European Arbitrators’ Centre, Arbitration Foundation of South Africa, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) , Mauritius Permanent Arbitration Court, Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators’ Association, the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration, and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.

Lecturer in law at South African Universities, 1972-3, 1975
Advocate of the SA High Court, 1978
Senior Counsel, South Africa, 1989
Acting Judge, SA High Court, 1992
SA Rules Board for Courts of Law, 1989-1992
Johannesburg Bar Council, 1991-1995; Chairman, 1993-4
SA Bar Examination Board 1992-4
Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray’s Inn, 1995
Queen’s Counsel, 2003
Bencher of Grays Inn, 2008
Chartered Arbitrator, 2008

University of Cape Town, BA (distinction), LLB (first class honours), 1971
Rhodes Scholar, 1973
Magdalen College, Oxford University, BCL (first class), 1975

Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance
Tucker, Diane E. Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Diane E. Tucker is the sole proprietor of DET et al., in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She holds the Chartered Arbitrator credential issued by the ADR Institute of Canada, and is a member of the arbitrators’ rosters of the ADR Institutes of Canada and of BC, and the Surrey Board of Trade. She is also an arbiter with Just Resolve!, a dispute resolution group located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a member of the State Bar of California. She holds Certified Information Privacy Professional credentials for both Canada and the US. She also offers workshops on confidentiality, privacy and conflicts of interest as well as training seminars on other arbitration, ethics and privacy issues. Her law practice has included work in intellectual property, privacy and security in the high tech videogames industries.

Adjudicator
City of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, 2017-present
Deciding appeals from decisions by the City from homeowners claiming they are not subject to a municipal tax.

Arbitrator
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2017-present
Determining the value of damaged or stolen vehicles when their owners reject offers made by the provincial insurance corporation.

Arbitrator
Mandatory Fee Arbitration Section, State Bar of California, San Francisco, CA 1990 – 2005
Mostly acting as sole arbitrator, decided fee disputes between lawyers and clients turning on the value of professional services rendered. As a seasoned member of the roster, I was assigned to more complicated and high-value cases.

Arbitrator
Lemon Law Auto Cases, Golden Gate Better Business Bureau, San Francisco/Oakland, CA 1984 – 2000
As sole arbitrator or a leader of a 3-person panel, decided cases arising under the Lemon Laws of the State of California, i.e. a material defect in a new vehicle arising within a certain period after purchase.

Judge pro tempore/Mediator
Unlawful Detainer Calendar, Superior Court, City & County of San Francisco, 1996 – 2005
Mediated disputes between landlords and tenants whose matters were pending immediate trial in this forum. Any matters settled were removed from the trial queue, making this practice an important step in the court process.

  • Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), International Association of Privacy Professionals, Portsmouth, NH
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals, Portsmouth, NH
  • Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation, University of Ottawa, ON
  • Marvin E. Lewis Award, Most Inspirational Professor, San Francisco Law School
    Certificate of Appreciation, University of San Francisco
  • Marvin E. Lewis Award, Most Inspirational Professor, San Francisco Law School
    Certificate of Appreciation, University of San Francisco
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, Place des Arts, Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Arbiter, Just Resolve!, San Jose, CA
  • 2015, Arbitrator Training, Parts II and III, ADRBC, Vancouver, BC
  • 2005, Certificate of Qualifications, National Committee on Accreditation, University of Ottawa, ON
  • 1978, Juris Doctor, Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
  • 1976, Certificate of Merit in Comparative /International Legal Institutions and Jurisprudence, McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California (classes in Heidelberg, Vienna and Budapest)
  • 1972, Bachelor of Arts, Theology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Corporate Commercial, Entertainment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Technology
Tweedy, Mark Lee Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

I was called to the BC Bar in 1982. I practiced civil litigation for over 30 years. I started working as mediator in 2004. I devoted my practice to mediation, arbitration and adjudication in 2014. I received my Chartered Mediator designation in 2017, and my Chartered Arbitrator designation in 2020.

I have mediated well in excess of fifteen hundred civil claims involving family businesses, personal injury, professional liability, construction, aviation, insurance (property, casualty, life and disability), shareholders’ and joint venture partners’ disputes, real estate, employment, and wills and estates. I have particular expertise mediating disputes where there is high emotional content.

My mediation experience ranges from relatively simple two party disputes to complex multi-party litigation. I have provided services to clients in the public and private sectors, including non-profits and community based organisations.

My arbitration experience includes under insured motorist claims, and commercial, construction, and insurance disputes. I also have substantial experience sitting as a court appointed adjudicator in class action matters.

I am a volunteer with, and a board member, and the President of, the BC Lawyers Assistance Program. I have assisted in interventions, acted as counsel to lawyers in discipline, credentials, and practice standards matters before the Law Society of British Columbia, and acted as a peer counsellor to other lawyers.

  • Law Society of British Columbia, 1982 to date, currently non-practicing
  • Mediate BC, Civil Roster Member, 2004 to date
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) , Mediation, Domestic Arbitration, and UMP Panel Member, 2013 to date
  • ADRBC, Mediation Panel Member, 2016 to date
  • Volunteer, St. James Music Academy, 2017-2018
  • Board Member, Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, 2015 to date
  • Volunteer, Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, 2004 to date
  • Volunteer, First United Church, Hastings and Gore, Vancouver, BC, various dates
  • Board Member, Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver, BC, 2007 to 2010
  • International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow, 2020 to date
  • Canadian Academy of Dispute Neutrals, Arbitration and Mediation Panel Member, 2020 to date
  • Volunteer, Lawyers Assistance Program of BC, 2004 to date, and currently a Board member and President
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia, various courses in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, 2004 and 2007
  • University of British Columbia, B.A. (Hons.), 1978
  • University of British Columbia, LL. B., 1981
  • United World College of the Atlantic, South Wales, UK, International Baccalaureate, 1975
Construction, Corporate Commercial, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Wahl, David J. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

David helps clients solve their most complex international arbitrations. He has particular expertise in construction disputes, drawing on his business and executive experience in the construction industry before entering the field of law. Clients benefit from his organizational efficiency and team management experience on large-scale projects around the world.

David represents major institutional clients in complex multi-party litigation and international commercial arbitration with respect to significant commercial disputes. He has appeared as litigation counsel before all levels of courts in Alberta, and has acted as arbitration counsel under the world’s leading international arbitration rule systems, including ICC, LCIA, ADRIC, and UNCITRAL, as well as in numerous ad hoc arbitrations.

Over the last decade, David has been counsel in many multi-million-dollar international commercial arbitrations under the world’s leading international arbitration rule systems, including ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL, as well as in numerous ad hoc arbitrations. David has also been counsel in several domestic arbitrations, and has appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta on arbitration related mandates. David teaches International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Calgary Law School.

  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta – since 2014
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia – since 2021
  • Member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) – since 2014
  • Member of the Calgary Bar Association – since 2014
  • University of Ottawa, JD, 2013, cum laude
  • University of Calgary, BA (Political Science), 2010, first class honours
Commercial Lease, Construction, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Real Estate, Technology, Transportation
Wattie, Dawn A. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Surrey BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Dawn completed a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Victoria in 1984 where she initially developed an interest in indigenous matters and First Nations governance followed by an LLB from the University of Windsor in 1988. She articled with Clark Wilson in Vancouver and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1989. Dawn completed her mediation training in 1992 and 1993 and became a qualified mediator in 2019.

Her first position was a 6-month contract commencing in May 1989 to work on the BCGEU’s arbitration backlog project. She was hired by the BCGEU as a staff representative in the Victoria Area office in October 1989 and was assigned responsibility for public service workers in Local 1201 (Administrative Component), Local 201 (Healthcare Component) and Component 401 (Corrections). As part of these responsibilities, Dawn handled grievances up to including arbitration hearings, hours of work umpire hearings, harassment complaints investigations and proceedings and labour board hearings and was responsible for master agreement component and other related sectoral bargaining.

In 1992, Dawn was appointed to the BCGEU’s bargaining integrity project that participated in the Commission of Inquiry in the Public Service and Public Sector (Korbin Commission). She was then assigned to position of Coordinator, Special Projects and participating as the senior BCGEU representative on the restructuring of the Ministry of Health to create the health authorities and the labour adjustment strategy for the transfer of public service employees into the health authorities.

Dawn was also responsible for all labour relation matters associated with restructuring or reorganization activities within public service ministries for the period of 1993 to 1996. She participated as BCGEU labour representative in the Governor General’s study tour in 1995 in which her work group toured Western Quebec to examine employer-employee relationships across private sector, public sector and not-for-profit sector in wide variety of organizations. In late 1996, she left the BCGEU. In January 1997 she established Dawn Wattie Law Corporation. In March 1997, Dawn participated in a review of the contracted Social Services Sector led by Doug Allen, former Deputy Minister.

From 1997 to present, Dawn has continued to provide labour relations and employment law advice, act as counsel on arbitration and Labour Relations Board application matters, undertake private sector collective bargaining and representation continued to undertake investigative and mediation services on harassment complaints for private and public sector clients.

From 2000 to 2005, Dawn lived and worked within the WSANEC peoples territorial lands on Vancouver Island. For this period, she provided advice to the WSANEC peoples (Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum and Pauquachin band and councils) regarding matters related to collective bargaining, employment and policy for the Lauwelnew Tribal School, band and council matters, and for child and family services. She also worked with Nuu-chah-nuth Economic Development Commission on policy matters.

From 2001 to 2006, Dawn was the corporate solicitor for the University of Victoria’s Innovation and Development Corporation working with academics and industry to bring innovation to the market.

Since 1997, She have built a corporate commercial practice that assists clients, locally, nationally and internationally to bring innovative products and services to the market including providing advice on business structure, restructuring, merger and acquisitions, financing, commercial transactions including licensing, manufacturing and distribution, drafting shareholder agreements, assisting in resolution of shareholder and partner disputes and corporate succession planning.

  • Family Law Mediation Certification 1993
  • Multiparty Mediation 1994
  • Qual. Arb – ADRIC 2019
  • Introductory Mediation Training completed 2019 – ADRIC
  • 1989 – 1996 BCGEU staff rep/coordinator resolving and settling wide range of grievance, work related disputes, and collective bargaining.
  • 1997 – 2020 employment and corporate commercial dispute resolution with private and public company clients.
  • Member Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Member Lawyer Referral Service since 1997
  • ADRIC-BC
  • BA Anthropology (University of Victoria 1984)
  • LLB (University of Windsor 1988)
Corporate Commercial, Employment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Technology
Welsh, Michael F. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Penticton BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

I am a lawyer with 40 years of litigation experience, having been lead counsel on over a thousand hearings, trials and appeals in all levels of court in this province and in the Supreme Court of Canada, including some 50 formally reported decisions and well over 100 posted on CanLii. Through my professional experience and as a member of professional, wine industry and community organizations I am well-versed in in problem and dispute resolution and in understanding and working with people in difficult situations toward a positive outcome. An effective communicator, I have the ability to assess problems expeditiously and to relate to people from all walks of life. As one who sees life as an opportunity to learn, I never let my mind get stale, but rather seek to educate myself in a wide range of areas. I have taken that learning and passed it on writing, including articles in the Advocate, Bartalk and Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal magazines, as author of the Advocate Wine Column and serving as a faculty member in many continuing legal educational conferences and seminars. I have also authored a number of decisions for the BCCRT and Law Society.

  • Family Law Arbitration LAW SOCIETY OF BC (July, 2013)
  • Family Law Mediation LAW SOCIETY OF BC (August, 2013)
  • Arbitration Part II – Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings, ADR Institute
    of BC (October 2012) – 95% grade
  • Arbitration Part III – Arbitration Workshop, ADR Institute of BC
    (November 2011) – 98% grade
  • Advanced Civil Mediation, CLEBC (February 1997)
  • Family Law Mediation, CLEBC (July 1997)
  • Numerous other workshops, seminars, conferences, symposiums as presenter
    and participant.
  • 2017 – Appointed Queen’s Counsel, province of British Columbia
  • 2016-2017 – President, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • 2015-2016 – President, ADR Institute of British Columbia
  • 2018-present – Bencher, Law Society of British Columbia
  • 2015 – Chartered Mediator (C.Med.) ADR Institute of Canada
  • 2013 – Certified family Mediator (C.Fam Arb.) ADR Institute of British Columbia
  • 2020 – Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) ADR Institute of Canada
  • 2011 – Fellow (FCIArb.) International Institute of Arbitrators – London, UK
    Certified family mediator and family law arbitrator: Law Society of BC

B.A. (cum laude in philosophy): Cornell University, 1975
LL.B. University of British Columbia, 1980

Construction, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Government, Indigenous, Insurance and Reinsurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estates
Whitsitt, Elizabeth Expedited International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Elizabeth Whitsitt is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law teaching and researching in international economic law and dispute resolution. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is appointed to Canada’s roster for The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Chapter 10 Binational Panels and a Canadian Member of USMCA’s Joint Public Advisory Committee to Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

Professor Whitsitt received her LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University and her PhD from the University of Calgary.  Professor Whitsitt has published and presented extensively in the areas of international trade, investment, and international dispute settlement. She is a former scholar-in-residence at Wilmer Hale LLP and the recipient of a Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, Killam Memorial Scholarship and the Marc Lalonde Prize for Excellence in International and Commercial Arbitration.  She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and articled and practiced law as a civil litigator at a national law firm prior to pursuing her graduate degree.

Prior to moving to academia, Professor Whitsitt practiced as a civil litigator at a national law. She has since written and presented extensively on dispute resolution in the international economic law context and has taught dispute resolution courses. In addition to being qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrations, she has also served as an expert member on the Alberta Law Reform Institute’s Uniform International Commercial Arbitration Act Project Advisory Committee.

Professor Whitsitt is the Chairperson of the University of Calgary’s Mooting Program where she oversees students gaining skills in a diverse array of advocacy settings. She also co-coaches the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team.

• Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
• Canadian Council of International Law (board member)
• Canadian Institute for Resources Law (board member)
• American Society of International Law
• European Society of International Law
• Law Society of Alberta (active member)

University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
• Ph.D. Law (International Trade & Investment Law), Fall 2017
• LL.B., May 2004
New York University, School of Law
• LL.M. (International Legal Studies), May 2007
University of Calgary, Department of Psychology
• B.Sc. Psychology (with distinction), June 1999

Commercial Lease, Consumer, Corporate Commercial, Energy, Government
Wickett, Robert V Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Mr. Wickett, was born and raised in Vancouver. He is a trial lawyer specializing in commercial and administrative litigation with an emphasis on environmental matters. He also has extensive experience in real estate and leasing litigation and serves as BC real estate litigation counsel for one of Canada’s major food retailers.

Mr. Wickett also acts in employment and human rights tribunal matters and as counsel in the criminal courts for those charged with regulatory and commercial crime offences.

In his environmental law practice he has performed many environmental due diligence and compliance assessments of forestry, mining, fisheries and manufacturing businesses.

Mr. Wickett is also Vice Chair of the Environmental Appeal Board, Vice Chair of the Forest Appeals Commission, and a member of the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal of British Columbia. In this capacity he has written numerous judgments on environmental, forestry and First Nations issues.

He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia and before various administrative tribunals.

Mr. Wickett served two terms as managing partner of MacKenzie Fujisawa. His most recent term as managing partner  concluded in April 2020.

Mr. Wickett is a member of the Canadian and B.C. councils of administrative tribunals and have annually, since 2003, taken a variety of dispute resolution courses from these organizations in addition to those offered by the Environmental Appeal Board office including:

Ethics
Decision writing
Conduct of fair hearings
Management of difficult witnesses and parties
Bias, apprehension of bias and conflict of interest

  • Originating author and continuing editor of the waste management chapter of the Due Diligence Desk Book published by CLE
  • Author of numerous papers presented at CLE and related organizations on the subject of environmental and administrative law.
  • Appointed Queens Counsel in 2013.

Bachelor of Commerce, UBC, 1982
Bachelor of Laws, UBC, 1983
Called to the B.C. Bar, 1984

Commercial Lease, Corporate Commercial, Employment, Indigenous, Real Estate
Wöss, Herfried International Arbitration Mexico Miguel Hidalgo MX (Mexico)

2013 – : Wöss & Partners, PLLC (Arbitration & Trade), partner, Washington DC (Special Legal Consultant pending)

2012-2013: Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, USA

2002: Wöss & Partners, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico

1998-2002: Obregon, Quintana y Wöss, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico

1992-1998: Bremer, Quintana, Obregón y Mancera, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), Mexico

1998: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Mexico Counsel to the General Directorate for International Affairs and preparation of a manual about dispute settlement under the NAFTA parallel agreement on labour co-operation

1991-1992: Auritec Asesores, S.A., Mexico Consultant in firm of a former World Bank/IFC official

1991: Legal Service of the EU-Commission, Brussels Stagiaire in the “Equipe” for External Relations with Prof. Pieter Jan Kuijper

1989/1990: GATT-Secretariat, Geneva Research work

1990-1991: Civil and Criminal Court Linz, Austria, Trainee

More than 20 arbitrations as president, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or party counsel in commercial and investment arbitration with respect to infrastructure projects, gas and oil pipelines, power plants and energy distribution, oil platforms, industrial joint ventures, Public-Private Partnerships, EPC turnkey contracts, including FIDIC contracts, M&A, franchise agreements, international sales agreements, the banking, financial, telecommunications, automotive and construction industries. International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

  • Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ICC Arbitration Commission (Austria and Mexico Sections)
  • Founder of the Investment Arbitration Forum
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCIArb.)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Country Representative and member of multilateral development banks committee)
  • “Rapporteur” of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the panel of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ARBAut)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Spanish Arbitration Club
  • Arbitration Section of the Mexican Bar Association
  • Advisory Board of the Mexican Arbitration Centre
  • Board of Directors of the German-Mexican Chamber of Trade and Industry (2002-2006, 2006-2008)

Doctor of Jurisprudence (with distinction), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (International and European Economic Law), 1995
Licenciado en Derecho (Attorney at Law), National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1999
Master of Laws in International Business Legal Studies (LL.M.), University of Exeter, England, 1990
Diploma in Export Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Federal Economic Chamber, Austria, 1989
Magister iuris, 1988, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Construction, Corporate Commercial
Zhang, Corey “Hui” International Arbitration, Mediation Chengdu Sichuan CN (China)

Ms. Zhang Hui is the founder, director and chief lawyer of PinkMemo Law Firm, a bilingual multicultural lawyer arbitrator and mediator with professional and management experience. In her 16-year legal practice, she mainly serves as a trial lawyer, appellate advocate, arbitration counsel and legal consultant. She has appeared as an advocate in numerous complex cases before Chinese courts, before administrative and regulatory tribunals, and before international and domestic commercial arbitration tribunals seated in China. In addition to the aforementioned, Ms. Zhang Hui is an active arbitrator and mediator practicing in, but not limited to, international and domestic matters in the commercial, corporate, company law, foreign investment, international and real estate fields.

Ms. Zhang Hui’s philosophy and strategy of dispute resolution is — being part of the resolution, this is why she

  • Focus on precautionary measures: assists clients to make and improve management system and regulations to control legal risks
  • When a dispute emerges: based on the causation, helps the client solve the issues effectively and efficiently through negotiation or mediation.
  • When a dispute turns to a suit: while still tries to find a solution to bring the dispute to an end, works closely with the client to get well prepared for trials.

As arbitrator, Ms. Zhang Hui has

  • Been appointed as sole arbitrator and chair by the director of Chengdu Arbitration Commission, 2012-2014
  • Been invited to Panel Discussions for complicated arbitration cases by Chengdu Arbitration Commission, 2011-2013
  • Been invited as a keynote speaker at the Sixth China Arbitration Conference in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, 2013

Training

  • Continuing education programs for practicing lawyers, 1999-present
  • Arbitrator continuing training programs, 2011-present
  • Immigration consultant program, 2016

Ms. Zhang Hui is a member of

  • Chengdu Bar Association, Sichuan Province, China, 1999-present
  • China All Lawyers Association, China, 1999-present
  • Chengdu Arbitration Commission, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 2011-present
  • Chengdu Financial Arbitration Court, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 2012-present

Ms. Zhang Hui becomes

  • Practitioner of foreign law, BC, Canada, in 2015
  • Freelancer Mandarin interpreter, BC, Canada, in 2015

Ms. Zhang Hui published the following articles

  • “The Value of Trials”, in Sichuan Social Sciences Research, 2005
  • “How to Improve the Inner Audit System of Banks”, in Sichuan Audit, 2006
  • “A Comparison of the Arbitration in China and British Columbia of Canada”, in Chengdu Arbitration, 2011
  • “How to Draft High Quality Arbitration Awards”, in Chengdu Arbitration, 2013
  • “The Importance of Avoiding Mechanical Proof-burden Distribution”, in Chengdu Arbitration, 2014

“About the Oncoming China Arbitration Association”, the Seventh China Arbitration Conference, 2015

Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan Province, China LL.B, 1987-1991
Southwest University of political science & Law, Chongqing Province, China, LL.M, 1999-2001
Certified university teacher, China, subject of teaching: law, 2008

Corporate Commercial, Labour, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Zhang, Jerry-Yulin International Arbitration Dongcheng District Hebei CN (China)

Jerry Yulin Zhang has many years of experience in international intellectual property law, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution, particularly in Chinese law and its application in cross border investment and economic activities. In the area of intellectual property, Mr Zhang has advised clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. In dispute resolution, Mr Zhang has acted as counsel in prosecuting complaints, claims or acting on the defense/counterclaim in various foreign related cases.

As arbitrator, he has accepted many appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator or panelist in handling international arbitration or domain name matters with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) or Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In investment law area, Mr Zhang is familiar with direct investment, project financing, construction contracts, corporate mergers and acquisition and general corporate and commercial law, including general commercial project contract review, risk control, compliance and international taxation avoidance matters etc.

Jerry Yulin Zhang has acted as arbitrator in nearly one hundred arbitration cases either as a co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. The arbitration cases include many types of disputes, including sale of goods, joint venture disputes, disputes arising from real estate development contracts, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, construction turnkey agreements, advertising agency agreements, hotel management contracts, equity transfer agreements, etc. Most of the disputes involve Chinese companies and other foreign multinational companies. He received mediation training in Stockholm, Sweden and is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.

  • Arbitrator, CIETAC
  • MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Listed arbitrator, HKIAC
  • Listed arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, HKIAC
  • Listed Panelist, Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre of CIETAC and HKIAC
  • Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission
  • Researcher, Arbitration Institute of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
  • Board Member, China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL

PhD, UBC Law, Canada, 2017
LLM, UBC Law, Canada, 1994
Post-Graduate Certificate, Beijing University, Law School, 1989
Lawyer’s Qualification Certificate, 1989
LL.B., Beijing University, Law School, 1987
B.A., Beijing University English Language and Literature Department, 1987

Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing
Zhao Rong, Ooi International Arbitration Taikoo Place Hong Kong Island HK (Hong Kong)

Zhao Rong’s diverse commercial practice covers commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, private wealth, financial services, offshore markets, and international trade. He frequently advises companies, private equity funds, banks, directors and shareholders in complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is qualified to practise law in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, England & Wales, the British Virgin Islands, and Ireland. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator, a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR) and a full member (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. In addition to representing parties at proceedings, he also accepts appointment as an arbitrator. He is a panel arbitrator of several arbitral institutions.

Advised a Fortune Global 500 Chinese electrical appliance manufacturer, listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in an arbitration against a Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer.

Advised, as coordinating counsel, a Shenzhen headquartered Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company in a claim against an Uzbekistan company following the supply of telecommunication equipment in Tashkent.

Sat as a co-arbitrator in HKIAC disputes between shareholders pertaining to the sale of medicinal products in the PRC.

National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (2005)

Financial Services, Maritime, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Partnership and Shareholder, Transportation, Wills and Estates
Zuleta, Eduardo International Arbitration Bogota Capital District CO (Colombia)

Eduardo Zuleta presently serves as Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and has been appointed to the ICSID panel of arbitrators by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council. Mr. Zuleta is past co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA and a member of the court of arbitration of the LCIA.

Eduardo has been chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL and ICDR Rules in matters involving private and State parties and related to construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, utilities, distribution, contracts for decontamination, commercial contracts in general and project finance. Venues of the arbitrations include Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama, New York, Miami, Paris, London, and The Hague.

Mr. Zuleta has acted as advisor and arbitrator in investment arbitration under ICSID – including arbitrations and annulment committees- UNCITRAL and ICC Rules.

Eduardo is an attorney from Universidad del Rosario with post graduate degree in financial law, Diploma of Laws in Dispute Resolution from University of London.

Eduardo Zuleta has been in house counsel to the Colombian Banking Association, director of the International Department of Bancolombia, associate of and international partner of a US law firm and founding partner of Zuleta Abogados Asociados.

Eduardo is highly and consistently recommended by specialized publications and by international magazines, such as GAR 100, Who´s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners in the area of arbitration and dispute resolution.

Eduardo Zuleta is a listed arbitrator in the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, the ICDR and the Center of Arbitration of British Columbia.

Chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitration under ICC, ICDR and UNCITRAL Rules in arbitrations on energy, infrastructure, construction, project finance, distribution laws, international corporate matters (SHA, SPA, JV) and international contracts.

Chair, co-arbitrator and counsel in investment cases under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.

  • Diploma in International Dispute Resolution University of London, Queen Mary.
  • Training courses at ICC and ICDR.

Major Transactions

  • Chair in an investment arbitration involving a Latin American State.
  • Proxy in an international arbitration related with the construction of a hydroelectric.
  • Chair in an international arbitral tribunal related to the construction of a thermoelectric.
  • Co-arbitrator in an international arbitration related to technological product.
  • Proxy in arbitration proceedings related to the claim of payments in telecommunications Joint Venture Agreements.
  • Sole arbitrator in an international arbitration related to the construction of a tunnel in a hydroelectric project.
  • Vice-Chair, Arbitration Committee IBA
  • Chair, Americas Initiative Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Member Latin American Group ICC
  • Member, Task Force for the Review of the ICC Rules
  • Co-Editor of a collective publication on the New York Convention
  • Author of several papers on international commercial and investment arbitration

J.D., Universidad Del Rosario (honors)
M.L., Financial Law, Universidad Del Rosario
Diploma with merits, International Dispute Resolution, University of London, Queen Mary
Professor, International Dispute Resolution

Construction, Corporate Commercial