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FCIArb, Dr. Ayodele Akenroye, 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
Allen, Graham Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver 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.
Antle, Mr. Stephen Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Stephen Antle is a retired lawyer. From 1987 to 2016 he was a commercial litigator, dispute strategist and arbitrator with the law firms of Ladner Downs and Borden Ladner Gervais. His practice focused on commercial dispute resolution, and he was particularly experienced in corporate governance, shareholder and securities disputes, and disputes involving more than one jurisdiction.

  • Arbitrator since 2004
  • Awarded the Chartered Arbitrator designation in 2006
  • Member of the arbitrator panels of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of British Columbia and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • 2009-2016 Director, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • 2011-2016 Vancouver chair, Borden Ladner Gervais pro bono committee
  • Many publications and speaking engagements on commercial litigation and arbitration issues

University of Toronto, LL.B. 1985
Simon Fraser University, B.A. 1981

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

Bedarida, Dr. Fabrizio Domain Name Disputes Milan Lombardy IT (Italy)

Specialist in intellectual property law. Italian and European trademark attorney. Trademark Consultant. Intellectual property: specialist in Italian/ international and foreign trademark filing and prosecution; trademark infringement, opposition proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, unfair competition/copyright infringement. Property asset value assessment (patents/ trademarks, knowhow). Official Expert at the Court of Milan. Internet-related IP matters: legal aspects of domain names vs. trademark policies/ domain name grabbing and litigation. Expert in procedures for reassigning generic top level domains (UDRP), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to resolve disputes on .gtld’s (i.e., .corn, .org/ .net, .biz etc.), and of country code Top Level Domains (i.e.: .it, .eu, etc. etc.). Out-of-court negotiations. I have been professionally responsible for protecting intellectual property on the internet since 1997.

Since 1997, daily practice of intellectual and industrial property law (e.g. trademarks), internet domain name disputes, e-commerce, unfair competition/ distribution and licensing/ protection/ and domain name registrations. Strategy for the protection and defense of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out-of-court negotiations and settlements.

As Dispute Resolution Panelist concerning CCTLD.IT rendered 31 decisions. As WIPO Domain Name Panelist concerning both country code and generic Top Level Domain/ rendered 147 decisions. As CAC Domain Name Panelist concerning .eu and generic Top Level Domain, rendered 45 decisions. Whereas as a representative of complainants and/or respondents handled approximately 180 UDRP (or slight variation of UDRP) cases.

  • Member of the Italian Naming Authority.
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee, constituted c/o the Italian Naming Authority.
  • Member of ICANN At-Large Community.
  • Global Member of the Internet Society (ISOC).
  • Member of the Internet Society (Italy Chapter of ISOC).

IP-related:

  • Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Member of the Order of Industrial Property
  • Consultants (Trademark Section No. 912, year 1999).
  • Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO (European Intellectual Property
  • Office), Alicante, Spain, Office of Community trademarks (registration No. 5838, year 2000).
  • Official Technical Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.
  • Degree in Economics and Commerce. University of Pisa, Pisa – Italy
  • Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Enrolled member of the Order of Consultants in Industrial Property (Trademark Section No. 912 year 1999);
  • Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual
  • Property Office, Alicante, Spain, competent office on the subject of community marks
  • (registration No. 5838 year 2000)
  • Official Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.
Bell, Glen W. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Glen Bell practised law for 42 years in the fields of civil litigation, administrative law and environmental law

He is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and med – arb practitioner in a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial disputes.

Glen Bell believes that Mediation and Arbitration can be an economical, speedy and just approach to commercial dispute resolution.

Glen Bell is also an experienced ADR teacher. He is the director and chief lecturer in the Arbitrator Training Program of the BCAMI. 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
  • Member of Canadian Bar Association
  • Chartered Arbitrator, 2005
  • Called to the Bar in 5 Canadian provinces and territories (British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon)

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

Q.Med, Alisha Esmail Bhanji, Q.Arb., Q Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

BHANJI Group of Companies, Calgary AB September 2015- Present
Legal Counsel
Review, draft and analyze contracts, asset purchase agreements and sale transactions. Advise company on employment issues, corporate compliance, and corporate governance matters. Manage and build real estate portfolio of family office. Responsible for oversight and strategic planning of family office.

Stikeman Elliot LLP, Calgary, AB September 2013- September 2015
Articling/ Associate
Focused on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities. Acted for a number of private and public companies and investment funds in public offerings, private placements, amalgamations, asset and share purchases and sale transactions. Assisted clients with corporate finance, asset and share transactions, listing applications, reorganizations and recapitalization. Advised public and private and private entities with respect to corporate governance, compliance matters and employment issues.

CBS Corporation Law Department, New York, NY/ Los Angeles, CA
Summer Associate June 2011 – August 2011
Worked alongside CBS Corporation’s Vice President of litigation participating in trial witness preparation and drafting of comprehensive legal memoranda that served as the basis for various motions in support of the company’s defense in its most high-profiled matter. Researched legal issues, conducted case analysis, and set forth defense strategies for litigation. Analyzed contracts, conducted research, performed case analysis, and drafted memoranda for various CBS Corporation legal departments including Intellectual Property, Litigation, Labor and Employment, and various business divisions including CBS Broadcasting, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports, and CBS Outdoor.

New York City Civil Court, House Part, New York, NY
Law Student Extern for Judge Lebovits August 2010 – December 2010
Researched precedent decisions and prepared opinions. Drafted warrants regarding rent control and stabilization. Instructed respondents on issues of court procedure. Assisted Judge Lebovits in an article for publication.

  • Qualified Arbitrator ADR Institute of Alberta Q-Arb June 2018
  • Qualified Mediator ADR Institute of Alberta Q-Med November 2018

New York Law School, New York, NY J.D. 2012
Class Rank: Top 15%, Cum Laude NYS Bar July 2012
2010 Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition NJS Bar July 2012
Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012 Deans List- High Honors NCA August 2013
Weil Gotshall Manges, LLP, New York, NY Summer 2011 Negotiation Training, Writing Workshop, and Pro Bono Training

The New School, New York, NY M.A. International Affairs, 2009
Honors Human Rights and Socio-Economic Development

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON B.A. with Distinction, 2007
Honors Philosophy, Reasoning, and Ethics
Minor in International Business and Comparative Studies

Bhimji, Mr. Fazal Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Delta BC CA (Canada)

Mr Bhimji has been involved with conflict resolution since 1991. He is an active mediator/arbitrator, a Provincial Court Mediator and a member of several mediation rosters including the Mediate BC Civil Roster and the Public Service Labour Relations Board (Fed.). He has handled hundreds of disputes as a mediator/arbitrator for various clients, as well as other arbitrations for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. He is a conflict resolution coach at the JIBC Centre for Conflict Resolution and an instructor at the Centre for Leadership. He has prepared and delivered training programs for BCIT, Canadian Air Traffic Control Association and other clients in the Lower Mainland.

Mr. Bhimji holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U of S, a certificate in Public Sector Management from the U of M, Certificates in Conflict Resolution Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Third Party Mediation from the Justice Institute of BC and holds the Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator designations from ADR Institute of Canada. He is a faculty instructor at the Centre for Conflict Resolution of the Justice Institute of BC and frequently lectures on Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Labour Relations and Employee Relations.

  • Member of the Mediate BC Civil Roster
  • Awarded C. Med. And C.Arb. – Nationally recognized designations by the ADR Institute of Canada
  • Director with CoRe, Conflict Resolution Clinic UBC (2011 to Current)
  • Member of the Health Professions Review Board (2013 to Current
  • Member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (2018 to Current)
  • Arbitration Roster for the Canadian Transportation Agency (2018 to Current)
  • Arbitrator for Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) (Pending)
  • Chair of the (BC) Regional Chartered Mediator Accreditation Committee for BCAMI (2005 – 2010)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Justice Institute of BC, Centre for Conflict Resolution
  • Director of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2006-2011)
  • Property Assessment Review Panel since 2006, Chair of Delta Panel (2007-2011), Chair of Richmond Panel (2011-2014)

BSc – U of S (Chemistry), 1983
Certificate in Public Sector Management – U of M, 1992
Certificate in Conflict Resolution Negotiation – JIBC, 2004
Certificate in Conflict Resolution Third Party Mediation – JIBC, 2004

Booker, Arthur James Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Mediation, Referee Vancouver 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

 

Boskovich, Mr. Joseph A. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Brossoit, Pierre Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Montreal QC (Quebec) CA (Canada)

With over 30 years’ experience, Pierre Brossoit is frequently involved in complex, high-stakes cases.

Business clients also appreciate his rich experience and consult him for strategic advice or to review, interpret and negotiate commercial agreements.

Since 2015, Mr. Brossoit is regularly retained by law firms to act as arbitrator in various private litigation matters. He is accredited as an arbitrator by the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ).

In January 2019, he was appointed as one of the 13 Experts authorized to rule on contested claims filed by contractors and sub-contractors pending the completion of construction contracts with the Quebec Government.

Although arbitration and mediation are an important part of his practice, Mr. Brossoit also maintains his litigation practice.

His diversified experience allows Mr. Brossoit to respond assuredly and rapidly to a variety of situations:

  • acting, for plaintiff or defendant, in emergency proceedings such as injunctions, applications for safeguard orders and seizures before judgment;
  • filing complex claims in areas such as construction and real estate;
  • representing businesses and institutions in their defence against class actions;
  • preparing and pleading lengthy cases;
  • setting the stage for the negotiation of amicable settlements.

For instance, Mr. Brossoit:

  • provides counsel and judicial representation to passenger transportation companies;
  • assists a major Quebec real estate financing player in setting up and implementing real estate projects;
  • represents plaintiffs and defendants alike, in major and complex claims related to construction;
  • advises contractors and cities on all aspects related to call for tenders;
  • appears on behalf of education institutions in injunctions or claims arising from allegations of discrimination and responsibility towards students.

As an accredited arbitrator, Mr. Brossoit is a member of the Groupe d’arbitrage — Juste décision (GAJD), specializing in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.

He has frequently sat as an arbitrator, especially in cases arising from Quebec’s guarantee plan for new residential buildings. His decisions are available on GAJD’s website, at <www.gajdarbitrage.ca>.

  • Bar of Quebec: member of the Arbitration committee on advocates’ fee invoices (2015–)
  • Bar of Quebec: member of the Discipline committee (2000–2010)
  • Bar of Montréal: chairman for the election of the bâtonnier and council members (2004–2005)
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)
  • Accredited mediator and arbitrator, British Columbia Commercial Arbitration Centre

Licentiate of Laws (LL.L.), University of Ottawa, 1986

Brown, Hon. Neil A. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Melbourne Victoria AU (Australia)

The Hon Neil Brown QC is a Queens 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

FCIArb., Christian Carbajal,. Curitiba 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.
Carroll, Michael P. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Chaykhouni, Eng. Dr. Jamal International Arbitration Dubai Dubai 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).

Chiasson, Craig R. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

Chiasson, The Hon. Edward C. “Ed” Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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.

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

Cicchetti, Tina Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Frisco TX (Texas) 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

Clemens, Murray A. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC 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, Q.C. 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

QC, Tracey Michelle Cohen, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC (British Columbia) CA (Canada)

Tracey Cohen, QC 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

Comeau, Mary E. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Mary is a senior commercial litigator, with over 25 years experience in complex commercial dispute resolution, focusing on oil and gas, electricity and mining matters. A graduate of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, 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 the Litigation Practice Group Leader December 31, 2017. Since January 2018 she has sat as an independent arbitrator as sole arbitrator and as a Tribunal member, including as Chair. She also provides strategic advice as senior litigation counsel.

  • Experience Highlights Acted for the federal Crown in the Federal Court of Canada action brought by four Indian Bands claiming damages in excess of $1 billion, leading oil and gas related claims.
  • Represented a variety of clients in numerous arbitrations related to the electricity industry since 1991. In the past 15 years has conducted many arbitrations specifically related to power purchase arrangements and related issues.
  • Has represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations related to general commercial matters including natural gas price disputes, wind power production and pricing, co-generation production and construction disputes.
  • Acted for a major chemical company in a complex commercial dispute related to the operation, production and ownership of a production facility.
  • Acted for oil and gas companies in disputes regarding the production of heavy oil, royalty disputes related to both Crown and freehold royalties, well completion, marketing, joint venture, natural gas processing and environmental issues.
  • Represented numerous oil and gas companies in matters related to aboriginal consultation and project development.
  • Acted for mining companies in disputes related to the staking of claims and land development issues. Represented corporate clients with respect to reorganizations and plans of arrangement pursuant to the Canada and Alberta Business Corporations Acts.
  • Acted for a variety of clients in numerous private and court-facilitated mediations related to various commercial matters including construction and royalty disputes.
  • ADR Institute of Alberta
  • ADR Institute of Canada (Director 2006-2017, President’s Award 2017)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ICDR Canada Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair 2015 – present)
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (Director 2014 – present)
  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar association
  • Theatre Calgary (Director, Secretary 2015-2017)
  • Mary’s University (Board of Governors 2014 – present)
  • University of Calgary, B.S.W. 1986
  • University of Calgary, LL.B 1989 (Gold Medal)
  • Admitted to the Alberta Bar 1990
Cotie, Joan Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Cobble Hill BC 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)
Crow, Jessica Appeal Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Referee London UK (United Kingdom)

Jessica Crow is an independent arbitrator and international disputes counsel with over ten years of experience in international commercial and investment arbitration.

Jessica has practiced international arbitration at leading firms in both civil and common law jurisdictions and is admitted to practice in New York and the United Kingdom. She has served as Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator and Counsel in arbitrations administered under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, in a variety of seats. Her matters cover a wide range of industry sectors including energy, construction, financial services, telecommunications, intellectual property and general commercial disputes.

Jessica also has experience as inhouse counsel to a leading EPC company in the oil & gas industry and in the Public Sector as the Special Legislative Assistant to the Government House Leader in the Ontario Parliament.

Representative Experience as Arbitrator and Counsel

  • Co-Arbitrator in LCIA arbitration in relation to supply of personal protective equipment.
  • Co-Arbitrator in ICC arbitration in relation to the construction of a sulphur transloading facility.
  • Sole Arbitrator in ICC arbitration in relation to alleged breaches of a commercial agency agreement.
  • Sole Arbitrator in two commercial disputes, under the LCIA rules, in relation to alleged breaches of a consumer credit agreement.
  • Counsel to an EPC contractor in ICC arbitration in relation to a cancelled pipeline project.
  • Counsel to 13 financial investment companies in ICC arbitration in relation to a substantial telecommunications operation in Brazil.
  • Counsel to a French-German consortium in ICC arbitration in relation to the construction of a nuclear power plant.
  • President, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Past Secretary of the Executive Committee, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Member, Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI)
  • Member, ICC Canada and ICC YAF
  • Member, North American Sub-Committee Campaign for Greener Arbitrations
  • McGill University, BA Hons, 2005
  • University College London, LLB Hons, 2010
  • New York State Bar, 2011
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2020
  • Queen Mary, University of London, LLM International Dispute Resolution, Energy and Climate Change, 2021

 

FCIArb., Laura Cundari,. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator 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.

See above

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

Larson, Dalton L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Surrey BC CA (Canada)

Mr. Larson commenced his professional career as a full time member of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. After teaching law for five years, he went into practice as Counsel, becoming a partner in a major law firm in Vancouver, now McMillan. After ten years, he left practice to become a full time arbitrator and mediator dealing with disputes in the labour relations, civil and commercial areas. As Counsel, he represented clients dealing with general civil matters, regulatory, environmental, utilities, transportation, general corporate, labour and employment disputes. He has appeared before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia, the Federal Court and many different tribunals and arbitration panels.

Mr. Larson is a recognized expert in alternate dispute resolution. He advises clients on structuring dispute resolution processes, including a system involving a proposed large pipeline project and several First Nations groups. He has conducted in excess of 1000 mediations and hundreds of arbitration hearings, of which well in excess of 100 awards have been published. Many have been high profile cases attracting significant media attention. He has published many articles and papers in academic journals and reviews and has lectured widely on many topics relating to dispute resolution.

  • Member of the Law Society of B.C.;
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association;
  • Member of the Arbitrators Association of B.C.;
  • Member of ADR Institute of Canada;
  • Member ADR Institute of BC;
  • Past President of the Arbitrators Association of B.C.;
  • Past Member of the Joint Advisory Committee, Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (History and Economics) -accelerated- University of Alberta, Edmonton
Bachelor of Laws Degree. University of Alberta. Edmonton
Master of Laws Degree. University of London. England (Viscount Bennett Scholar)

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
Deane, Robert J. C. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

Dreyfus, Nathalie Domain Name Disputes Paris Ile-de-France FR (France)

Founder of Dreyfus & Associates, Nathalie Dreyfus is a specialist in Intellectual Property Law and French and European trademark attorney. She is a renowned expert consultant of the Court of Appeals of Paris, as well as of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). She is also an expert in issues related to the Internet and new technology.

Since 1992, daily practice of intellectual and industrial property law (trademarks, designs, copyright, patents, software, contracts), Internet domain names disputes, e-commerce, unfair competition and competition law, new technologies law, distribution and licensing, protection and domain name registrations;

Strategy in relation to the protection and defence of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out of court actions, follow up of court actions;

Adjunct professor at the University of Strasbourg and at the National School for the Judicial Profession, and regularly speaks at conferences in France and abroad;

Numerous conferences in France and abroad;

Mission of the European Commission in Georgia for the development of Intellectual Property.

Expert or Panelist:

  • Expert before the Court of Appeals of Paris;
  • Expert before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center;
  • Expert before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF);
  • Expert before the Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPINA);
  • Expert before the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (ADNDRC);
  • Expert before the Czech Arbitration Court (.eu and gTLDs);
  • Panelist in the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center (CMAP).

Member:

  • International trademark Association (INTA);
  • “Internet” commission of the French Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Designs Law, (APRAM);
  • President of the “Designs commission” of the French Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Designs Law”, (APRAM);
  • Friend of CEIPI (AACEIPI);
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI);
  • National Institute of French Industrial Property Agents (CNCPI);
  • European Community Trademark Association (ECTA);
  • French Association of Information and Telecommunication Law (AFDIT);
  • Association of Industrial Property Attorneys (ACPI);
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • Association of French IT law experts (Cyberlex)

Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), trademarks, designs and competition law, 1996;
Postgraduate (Intellectual Property Law), University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 1991;
Masters in Law, University Robert Schuman Strasbourg, 1990;
Certificate in English Legal Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 1989.
French chartered Intellectual Property Attorney, trademarks and designs, registered with the French National Institute of industrial property;
Community Trademark Attorney registered with OHIM.

Effler, Barry C. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration Winnipeg MB (Manitoba) CA (Canada)

Currently, Mr. Effler is employed with the Province of Manitoba. Previously, as a lawyer in private practice, Mr. Effler practiced commercial/corporate, franchise and international contract law.

He is a Past President and national director of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc., formerly known as the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution.

Barry Effler is a Past Chair, National ADR section Canadian Bar Association.

His past business experience includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of two corporate groups in the security industry and franchising business and as Executive Vice President of a software developer.

Arbitration

  • He is a Chartered Arbitrator designated by the ADR Institute of Canada in 1996, a lecturer in arbitration law, contract, real estate and evidence law, and instructed the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Manitoba arbitration training program for over 10 years
  • Mr. Effler has conducted arbitrations in a wide range of areas since 1996
  • Appointed as a Chartered Arbitrator (Fellow) by the ADR Institute of Canada in 2008

Mediation

  • He is practicing commercial and labour mediator and was approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan to practise as mediator in 1992
  • Barry Effler is a past Member of Training Advisory Group for Mediation Services of Manitoba- organised training and training standards for volunteer mediators in court annexed victim offender mediation and community dispute mediation.

Among Mr. Effler’s activities with the ADR Institute of Canada, he was:

  • Past Chair, National Arbitration Rules drafting committee
  • Past Chair, National Commercial Mediation Rules revision committee
  • Drafted the General Operating By-law and the Discipline Procedures By-law
  • Committee Member, National Chartered Mediator designation standards
  • Committee Member, National Chartered Mediator designation accreditation

Areas of competence include:

  • Conducting arbitrations and mediations
  • Neutral fact finding

Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B.), 1983
Master of Laws, (LL.M.), 2011

Erdle, Michael Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Michael Erdle co-founded Practical Resolutions Inc. in 2011, to help parties resolve business and commercial disputes in an efficient, cost-effective way, through facilitated negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Michael is one of Canada’s most experienced and qualified commercial dispute resolution professionals. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, specializing in technology and intellectual property. Michael has negotiated countless agreements and assisted clients in resolving a wide variety of commercial disputes.

He is a trained and experienced facilitator, mediator and arbitrator.

Since 2005, Michael has successfully mediated resolutions in shareholder and joint venture matters, computer software development and implementation projects, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret disputes. He has acted as sole arbitrator in cases involving ownership of intellectual property, software licensing, system implementation, and other commercial and contract issues. He has acted as mediator/arbitrator in several matters.

Michael is a director of the ADR Institute of Ontario and the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a past director of the Canadian IT Law Association and a past chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group. Michael has written and spoken on many current issues in technology and intellectual property law, including: dispute resolution; software development and licensing; electronic commerce; domain names; and outsourcing. He has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and McGill University. He currently teaches a course in “Powerful Negotiation Skills” at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

  • Advanced Mediation Workshop, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Advanced Mediation Course, Stitt Feld Handy & University of Windsor Law School, Toronto, Ontario
  • International Commercial Arbitration (Accelerated Path to Fellowship), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Intensive IP Arbitration Course, Canadian Bar Association & ADR Institute of Canada
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in Canada®– Alternative Dispute Resolution, Information Technology Law, Technology Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory – Leading Practitioner, Computer & IT Law
  • Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading Lawyers in Canada – Technology Transactions
  • IAM 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada – Internet & E-Commerce
  • The International Who’s Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1986
Carleton University, Bachelor of Journalism, 1978

Everett, William M. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

William Everett, Q.C., Chartered Arbitrator, has over 40 years experience serving as counsel, mediator and arbitrator in complex commercial disputes. Bill practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC).

Bill was President of the Law Society of British Columbia from October 2003 to December 2004. He has been in practice with Lawson Lundell LLP since 1972 until 2016.

He is senior counsel with extensive experience in a wide variety of large and complex commercial civil litigation matters, including class actions. He has acted as lead counsel on many complex commercial litigation matters and has coordinated the team of lawyers and paralegals assigned to such files.

Bill practises primarily in the area of complex litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation, construction and engineering, products liability, insurance, and environmental litigation. Bill recently represented the federal government in tobacco litigation across the country.

He has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, the B.C. Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of B.C., as well as on arbitrations, mediations and before regulatory tribunals. He has also chaired and sat on disciplinary hearings for the Law Society of B.C.

Bill is a Chartered Arbitrator and has acted as an Arbitrator and as counsel in arbitrations and mediations.

  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
  • Law Society of British Columbia, October 2003 – December 2004, President
  • B.C. Justice Review Task Force, Chair
  • Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch), past Elected Member
  • Chartered Arbitrator (Arbitrator’s Institute of Canada)
  • British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Chair

Community Activities

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Trustee
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, former Director
  • Board of Crofton House School, past Chair
  • Teaching
  • National Judicial Institute, Evidence and Fact-Finding Workshop, 2003 – 2006;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Mastering Evidentiary Issues, 2004;
  • Trial Advocacy Program, Experts, 2002 and 2003;
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Adjunct Professor, Construction Law Seminar, 1988 and 1989;
  • Professional Legal Training Course, Professional Responsibility, 1998;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Working with Experts, 1993;
  • Client Seminar, The Law and the Media, 1992;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Construction Law, 1990 and 1992;
  • Insight Educational Services, Construction Bidding and Tendering, 1990;
  • The Canadian Institute, Western Canadian Construction Law, 1988; and
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Litigation in Complex Cases, 1987

University of Manitoba, B.A., 1968
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1971

Fashler, Robert A. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Rob Fashler, FCIArb., is counsel in Gowlings’ Vancouver office, practising in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.

On the commercial side, Mr. Fashler has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP/IT contracts. He also acts as the chief intellectual property counsel on asset acquisitions and financings.

He is frequently called on by clients to provide high-level strategic advice that encompasses a variety of key issues, such as the design of international ownership and licensing structures.

Rob Fashler has been an adjunct professor with Osgoode Hall Law School serving as the British Columbia Regional Director and a local instructor for Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in E-Business Program.

On the dispute side, Rob Fashler has represented the successful parties in numerous challenging disputes.

Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Member of International Trademark Association
Member of National Arbitration Forum
Member of Resolution Canada

Recognition:

Canadian Who’s Who, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada 2010, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Lexpert, Technology, Computer and Information Technology Law

McGill University, B.A., 1976
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1980

FCIArb., Craig A. B. Ferris, QC.,. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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)

Field, Alfred H. Domestic Arbitration Burnaby BC CA (Canada)

Alfred Field is a retired lawyer.

Mr. Field’s work focused on business law matters including succession planning. Represented shareholder shot gun purchase. Attended society meetings to act as chair or legal advisor.

  • Certification –Advanced Civil Mediation from Continual Legal Education, 1997
  • Member, British Columbia Mediator Roster Society, 1999
  • Certification, Arbitrator, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, 1997
  • Chartered Arbitrator, BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Canada, 2000, confirmed by its successor ADR Institute of Canada, 2001
  • Former Member Board of Variance for City of Burnaby

Mr. Field arbitrated matters including breach of contract and faulty repairs, contractual disagreements, service disagreements, and installation disagreements, Partnership dissolution, statutory challenges of application of taxing statute including written decision, sale of goods, loss of property, salary disputes, and debt collection.

  • Panelist for British Columbia International Arbitration Centre
  • Member of British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute
  • Member of ADR Institute of Canada
  • Teacher of Law Office Management to the Articling Student Professional Legal Training Program
  • Assisted Special Fund Claimant Law Society of British Columbia
  • Past President of Burnaby Minor Hockey Association
  • Past Vice-President Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
  • Past Secretary for Law Practice Management Subsection of the Canada bar Association
  • Past teacher of Real Estate Course with the Law Society Tutorial Program
  • Past Secretary for Investment Club affiliated with the Canadian Shareholder Association
  • Previous member of Kiwanis Club of Vancouver activities included Secretary and various committee work including modifying bylaws of the Vancouver Kiwanis Welfare Foundation
  • Past Director of St. Matthews Day Care Society, activities included modifying bylaws of this Society

University of British Columbia, B. Comm., 1972
University of British Columbia, B.L., 1973

Freeman, Claude Domain Name Disputes, 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)
Ghikas, Gerald W. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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.)
  • Queens Counsel (QC)
  • 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

Glasner, Kenneth J. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Kenneth Glasner, QC, is an experienced mediator and arbitrator based in Vancouver, BC. He has practiced as a neutral since 1967, and he was appointed as a federal Queen’s Counsel in 1990/

Ken has been involved in hundreds of disputes over a range of civil matter as a neutral and has been a frequent lecturer and panel member speaking on subjects dealing with ADR and designing mediation systems in Canada. He also sits on discipline panels. A number of his papers have been published. He retired some years ago as an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law.

Ken participates with other colleagues as a special adjudicator and judicial justice of the peace in a highly successful small claims project for the Provincial Court of British Columbia that has resulted in cleaning up the backlog of cases. He is also on the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s panel of distinguished neutrals based in New York. He is a former trustee of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre and member of the working group dealing with domestic arbitration for the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Recently, the minister of justice for British Columbia appointed him to an arbitration advisory group.

For more information including articles dealing with arbitration and mediation visit Ken’s website.

  • Appointed as a mediator in disputes before the Courts.
  • Chaired Appeals under the Forest Act dealing with the cancellation of a pulp wood agreement.
  • Appointed as an Arbitrator or Adjudicator by the Federal Minister of Labour and the Provincial Minister of Labour on numerous arbitrations and adjudications.
  • Mediated Disputes for various Federal Government Ministries.
  • Discipline Panel member for the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.
  • Listed Arbitrator for the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) as follows:
    • Domestic – B.C. Panel;
    • Domestic – Canadian panel;
    • International Arbitration panel;
    • Trial Overflow Panel.
  • Listed Mediator for the Bank of Montreal mediation project.
  • Listed Referee for the Supply and Construction Contract Referees – B.C. Hydro contract disputes.
  • Member of the B.C. Mediation Roster.
  • Panel Member of ADR Chambers.
  • Member and advisor to the British Columbia Law Society’s Task force on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1994.
  • Frequent Lecturer and Contributor on the subject of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including the drafting of Arbitration and mediation clauses and dispute resolution.
  • Appointed a Judicial Justice of the Peace in and for the province of British Columbia, January 2008.
  • Honorary Legal Counsel, Congregation Schara Tzedeck.
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

University of British Columbia, B. Com., 1965
University of British Columbia, LL.B. 1968

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).

Gruber, David E. Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

David Gruber 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

Gunn, Mr. Angus M. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Angus Gunn is a partner at the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. 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

Haigh, David R. Domain Name Disputes, 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

Happ, Dr. 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

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

Henry, Arlene H. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Holmes, Robert D. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Mr. Holmes is a commercial and civil litigation and arbitration lawyer in private practice with over 37 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.

Mr. Holmes is formerly 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 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
  • 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 – Attended International Commercial Arbitration course offered by the University Of San Diego School of Law in London, England taught by Professor Clive Schmitthof.
  • 1984 – Attended 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.
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2010
  • Formerly President of the Trial Lawyers Association of B C (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

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

Hopkins, Julie Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Referee Calgary AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Julie Hopkins is an independent commercial and labour arbitrator based in Calgary, Alberta and a member of Western Arbitration Chambers (formerly Calgary Energy & Commercial Arbitrators).

Until March 2020, Julie was counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where she practiced commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law for more than 26 years. She advised and represented clients on complex and technical matters concerning oil and gas, insurance, labour and employment, estates and trusts, corporate, and constitutional law. As a result, 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 and healthcare.

As an arbitrator, Julie has decided matters ranging from disputes under asset purchase agreements to appeals of election results under a First Nation’s election code. Julie acts as an unjust dismissal adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code and was a Panel Chair on the Alberta Insurance Councils Appeal Board, where she heard appeals of decisions concerning the licensing and discipline of insurance agents, brokers and adjustors. She has conducted workplace investigations into high profile and sensitive matters and provided advice to decisions makers appointed as part of a grievance process.

Julie is also an instructor and course director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, which is aimed at experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel.

  • 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
  • Director and Honorary Secretary, 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)
  • Canada Labour Code, Adjudicator and Referee
  • Global Arbitration Review Legal Who’s Who, Arbitrator (Canada) 2021
  • 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 three
  • month 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
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

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
Hunter, Professor J. Martin International Arbitration Coral Gables FL (Florida) US (United States)

Professor Martin Hunter started his career in law as a solicitor and was a partner in Freshfields from 1967 until joining Essex Court Chambers in 1994. In 1995 he was appointed to the newly-established chair of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Trent University. He is also a visiting professor at King’s College, London University, where he teaches international arbitration to post-graduate students from around the world.

Professor Hunter is a member of the Council of ICCA, and has participated in the work of a number of organisations including the AAA, the IBA, the ICC’s Court, the LCIA’s Court and UNCITRAL. He is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and was deputy-chairman of the UK Government’s committee on arbitration law reform, which was responsible for steering the English Arbitration Act 1996 through Parliament.

Martin Hunter has specialised in arbitration, particularly international arbitration, since 1967. He has acted as advocate, sole arbitrator or as chairman or member of tribunals of three arbitrators on many occasions. These include AAA, CDP, CIETAC, JCAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, LMAA, NAFTA, NAI, SCC and SIAC arbitrations, as well as arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other types of ad hoc arbitration.

He has also represented parties in mediations and other ADR procedures and has acted as a mediator. He was Chairman, ICC Arbitration Commission’s Working Group on Dissenting Opinions and Interim and Partial Awards (1985—89) and Deputy Chairman, United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry Committee on arbitration law (1990—97).

A list of reported cases is available on request clerksroom@essexcourt.net .

  • Doctor of Law (he), KIIT University, India;
  • Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University;
  • Hon Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, Asser Institute, The Hague.
  • Member of ICCA, the IBA, ITA (Academic Council), ICe’s Commission on International Arbitration.
  • Member of panels of arbitrators of several arbitral institutions, including VanIAC CAS, CIETAC, Czech Chamber,
  • Hungarian Chamber, ICDR, Polish Chamber, SIAC.

Professor Hunter has also been published extensively in specialist arbitration journals and elsewhere over the last twenty-five years. His books include Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (with Alan Redfern); The English Arbitration Act 1996: Text and Notes (with Toby Landau); and the arbitration title of Halsbury’s Laws (with Ben Pilling).

BA, Pembroke College, Cambridge
College of Law, London

Esq., Douglas M. Isenberg. Domain Name Disputes Atlanta GA (Georgia) US (United States)

Doug Isenberg, an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, has been called an “international authority on Internet law” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Since 1996, his legal practice has focused on Internet-related legal issues, and he is the author of a widely praised book published by Random House in 2002, The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law. As a domain name panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), Isenberg has written numerous decisions pursuant to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Premium Name Trademark Application Rules for .mobi. As an attorney in private practice, Isenberg has represented complaints and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies, including the largest-ever UDRP filing, which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names. A frequent speaker on the Internet law issues, Isenberg founded and since January 2000 has published GigaLaw.com, a website that provides daily updates about high-tech legal developments.

Current:

Previous:

  • Of Counsel, Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
  • Manager, Legal Affairs, Meridian Management SA
  • Associate, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Associate Editor, Business Atlanta magazine
  • Reporter, Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily News
  • Chair (2005-06), Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Founding Member, Intellectual Property Advisory Board, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Charter Member, Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Member, ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai (Atlanta), 2002-04
  • Board of Trustees, Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region, 2002-03
  • “Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star,” Law & Politics (published in Atlanta magazine), October 2005
  • One of “Seven Rising Stars,” Atlanta Jewish Life magazine, November/December 2002

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law, 1996

Jeanniot, Michel A. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Montreal QC (Quebec) CA (Canada)

Michel Jeanniot is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, 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.

Me 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 (R.B.Q. );
  • Independent specialist (for Canada) under the aegis of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP);
  • Franchising matters.
  • 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’.
AO, Doug Jones, 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

Josephson, Hon. Ian Bruce Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

The Honourable I. Bruce Josephson is associate counsel at Hira Rowan LLP. He assists the firm’s lawyers on complex matters and his services are also available to the profession as an arbitrator, mediator and consultant. Bruce is available for all types of mediations.

Bruce was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1969, after which he practiced civil and criminal litigation. He was appointed to the Provincial Court of British Columbia in 1975, on which he sat for 14 years, including serving as the Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court from 1984-1988 and the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court from 1988-1989. In October of 1989, he was appointed to the County Court of British Columbia, and after the merger of the Superior Courts in July 1990, he presided as a Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He retired from the Supreme Court in April 2017.

During his 42-year judicial career, Bruce dealt with a full range of litigation matters, including criminal, civil and family claims. He has extensive mediation training, and he has written for legal publications and spoken at professional and academic gatherings on wide range of legal topics.

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Panelist, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

Bar Admission, British Columbia, 1969
University of Saskatchewan, L.L.B. 1968

Kahn, Mr. Lawrence A. Mediation Vancouver BC 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

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

Kaplan, Neil International Arbitration Central Hong Kong 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

Kaplan, William C. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Keith, Rose Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC 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

Knutson, Mr. William E. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

A principal of Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson Law Corporation, 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, Q.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, Q.C. 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

Konrad, Dr. 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

Kreider, David L. Appeal Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator Auckland Central Auckland NZ (New Zealand)

Mr. Kreider’s 30+ year legal career includes 14 years as general counsel to telecommunications giants China Mobile and Vodafone, respectively, senior securities regulatory roles in New York and Hong Kong, and more than a decade as a trial lawyer with a major Wall Street law firm.

He has been appointed presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in more than 30 international arbitration references, including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and ICDR administered and ad hoc proceedings. He has also served as panelist in more than 130 Internet domain name cases, resolving more than 350 disputed domain names. Many of his panel decisions were written by him in Chinese.

Currently the Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, he was an Alternate Member on the Court from 2014 to 2017.

Mr. Kreider is a licensed solicitor and attorney-at-law in England, Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Washington, D.C. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese in addition to English.

  • Presiding arbitrator in a Singapore-seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a trademark license agreement.
  • Emergency arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated shareholder dispute between P.R. China and offshore parties arising out of a corporate restructuring agreement.
  • Appointed president upon joint nomination by the co-arbitrators in a Seoul seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a technology licensing agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties arising out of agreements for the sale and purchase of precision scientific equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of various hotel management agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Macao seated dispute between Macanese and Indochinese parties concerning a gaming joint venture.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute arising from a settlement agreement between shareholders.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Bermudan and Indonesian parties arising out of an agreement for the sale and purchase of telecommunications equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in Hong Kong seated arbitral proceedings involving a dispute between Dutch and Chinese parties to a hotel management agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated trademark licensing dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties.
  • Co-arbitrator in 4 Hong Kong seated references between a Singapore claimant and Asian and off shore respondents alleging breach of a share purchase agreement and related guarantees.
  • Co-arbitrator in 5 Singapore seated references by a U.S. based securities broker alleging breach of customer agreements by multiple Asian respondents.
  • Sole arbitrator in a trademark licensing dispute seated in Hong Kong between Dutch and Chinese parties pertaining to the manufacture and distribution of luxury clothing and household furnishing products.
  • Sole arbitrator and chairman, respectively, in 2 related Hong Kong seated proceedings involving a trademark licensing dispute between Singapore and Chinese parties pertaining to a luxury hotel brand in China.
  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute seated in Toronto over a trademark licensing and product distribution agreement for water treatment technologies.
  • Chairman in a dispute seated in Singapore between Australian and Malaysian parties to a software distribution and trademark licensing agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between a UK telecommunications company and a Chinese telecommunications VAS (Value Added Services) provider for breach of an acquisition agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated ad hoc arbitration between U.S. and Chinese parties involving a failed acquisition agreement and telecommunications and IP licensing issues.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute arising under an agreement between a Singapore ISP (Internet Services Provider) and a Singapore hotel management company for the installation of a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telecommunications network.
  • Sole arbitrator under a contract between Singapore parties for the construction and testing of a POS (Point-Of-Sale) computer system.
  • Appointed to the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, which hears and determines matters relating to the conduct of parties regulated by the NZX Participant Rules, the NZX Listing Rules, the NZX Derivatives Market Rules and the Clearing and Settlement Rules of New Zealand Clearing Limited (2013-present)
  • Chartered Arbitrator / Fellow / Panel Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006 – present)
  • Director / Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (2010-present)
  • Director / Arbitrator, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2011-present)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Association Suisse de l’ Arbitrage
  • London Court of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific Users’ Council
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow (Arbitration), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, 2007
Doctor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, Muhlenberg College, 1978
Oberlin-in-Taiwan Intensive Program in Chinese Studies, 1975-76

III, Mr. Allen J. Krouse International Arbitration New Orleans LA (Louisiana) US (United States)

A.J Krouse is a founding member of Frilot LLC, since 1995. He routinely represents insurers in coverage disputes and provides liability defense on all professional lines including legal malpractice and health care issues. He has represented high profile individuals on various liability issues. Mr. Krouse represents local, national and international corporations in complex commercial matters before trial and appellate courts and regulatory authorities. 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 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 University.

Mr. Krouse also regularly serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana in the defense of the Road Home Program. Mr. Krouse has successfully argued several constitutional issues before state and federal courts including the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also assisted the State of Louisiana in the defense of several complex pharmaceutical cases where the State was named as a defendant in Multi District Litigation (MDL).

Over 29 years as a litigation partner including extensive jury trial experience, advising clients in the course of defending, prosecuting, and settling litigation, including pre-litigation risk analysis, conducting or directing internal investigations; negotiating with governmental agencies in connection with administrative proceedings and investigations; conducting alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings; managing electronic discovery (ESI) and database management.

Mr. Krouse has served as an arbitrator in over 180 arbitrations including large complex cases involving national and international parties and complicated multi party disputes. He has experience and training in both domestic and international arbitration laws and procedures, including AAA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC and LCIA rules and procedures.

Mr. Krouse provides neutral and dispute resolution services including serving as an arbitrator and mediator in domestic and international commercial, health care and life sciences, energy, securities and employment, franchise and construction disputes. He also provides special master, early neutral evaluation, mini-trial, fact-finding, assisted negotiation and settlement counsel services.

During his tenure at Frilot, Mr. Krouse has earned several awards and honors, including the following: 2012, 2013, and 2014 Best Lawyers in America in the area of Mass Torts Litigation; the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell; 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 Louisiana Super LawyerCorporate Counsel’s 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution; and the 2011 New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law Award, recognizing the top 50 lawyers in New Orleans.

Mr. Krouse has been inducted into the Louisiana Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). He was also inducted into the American College of Civil Trial Mediators as a fellow. Additionally, Mr. Krouse was selected to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (‘IADC’), the Council on Litigation Management (‘CLM’) and both the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) as a fellow. He was named by the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association to serve on a Program Planning Committee for in-person training on dispute resolution in healthcare. A survey was developed by the Program Planning Committee to develop training on arbitration, mediation and peer review hearings that serves the needs of AHLA members.

Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana J.D., 1984
Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) 1977

III, Allen J. Krouse Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Mediation, Referee New Orleans 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
Levin, Richard C. Appeal Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator, 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). He has been selected to be a member of CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) “Panel of Distinguished Neutrals”.

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.
See http://www.richardlevinarbitration.com

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.

Lindsay, Richard Appeal Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation, Referee, 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

Logan, John Scott Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

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

Love, Paul E. Domestic Arbitration Campbell River BC 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

FCIArb, Joanne Luu, 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

Maalouf, Dr. John J. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation 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.

Maerov, Leslie E. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

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 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., 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 -2017, 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
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario (1974)
  • B.A., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (1971)
  • FCIArb., U.K. (2011)
Malas, Dr. Kamal Adnan International Arbitration Dubai Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Kamal Malas has 33 years of practical experiences; he is one of the founders of Takamol Consulting (LLC), and former founder of Kamal Malas Private Engineering Office in 1985. He has multiple Experiences in (LAW + ENGINEERING), as he has two degrees (Civil Engineering 1976 + LAW 1992), he is ranked as an Opinion Engineer in structural design (1995), and also in Management (1997).

He is accredited as a structural designer in Dubai Municipality; also he is accredited in Many International Arbitration Centers, besides he is accredited as an Arbitrator and Engineering Expert in Dubai Courts, and UAE Courts, and handled tenths of Arbitration cases.

Dr. Malas is specialized in Engineering and Real Estate Disputes; he has participated in resolving hundreds of Engineering and Real Estate disputes. He has deep knowledge in Engineering Contracts Forms, including FIDIC forms of contracts.

More than 250 engineering and Real Estate Cases handled by Dr. Malas before the courts in UAE, and Dubai Courts.

Eng. Dr. Kamal Adnan Malas is an International Arbitrator having certificates in (International Arbitration from King’s College (University of London), beside his basic degrees in Engineering and Law (Damascus University + Beirut Arab University).

The combination of his study ( Civ. Eng. + LAW ), beside his PhD in Management, adding 30+ years of experience in the engineering field ( Designing, Executing, Supervising, and Managing big projects), enabled him to be ranked as (an Advisor in Managing Big projects Since 1995), in the Syndicate of Engineers.

Kamal Malas participated in resolving 120+ engineering disputes. His multi experiences enabled him to be distinguished in the Construction Arbitration field.

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

Dr. Kamal Malas accredited as an International Arbitrator, and Expert in the following Bodies:

  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre
  • Ajman Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Qatar International Arbitration Centre
  • United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice.
  • Dubai Courts
  • SAR Syndicate of Engineers
  • SAR Courts

Amount of disputes for the last 3 Arbitration Cases in United Arab Emirates:

  • Before Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC):
  • Real Estate Dispute: Dhs 315 M, equal to USA $ 86M
  • I am the Claimant Representative.
  • Before Sharjah Court: (Ad Hoc Arbitration )
  • Construction Dispute: Dhs 160 M, equal to USA $ 43.5 M
  • I am the Chairman of Tribunal.
  • Before Ras Alkhaimah Court: (Ad Hoc Arbitration )

Construction dispute Dhs 28 M, equal to USA $ 7.6 M

He has many writings in the Arbitrations, and Intellectual property of Drawings, and has membership in many Engineering, and Jurist Associations.

Professional Membership:

  • Order of Engineers, Syria, Damascus
  • Society of Engineers, UAE, Dubai
  • Association of Jurists, UAE

Society of Construction Law, UK, UAE

Civil Engineering, Damascus University, B.Sc., 1976
Beirut Arab University, B.A. Law, 1992
Doctorate Degree, Management, Rochville University
International Arbitration Courses, (stage I +Stage II)
(DIAC) + King’s College of London
Master Class for Arbitrators (ICC-Paris)

Manson, Thomas Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Thomas Manson, QC is a Foreign Expert Instructor at Peking University working from North Vancouver instructing courses.

Thomas Manson, QC was working for the Vancouver office of Forstrom Jackson. His law practice includes dispute resolution in connection with commercial disputes and environmental disputes. He has acted as soled arbitrator and as a member of an arbitration panel in commercial, environmental, and other disputes.

In addition:

  • Extensive experience with Securities Act proceeding (BCSC/ASC/MSC) and SRO proceedings (including IIROC (formerly IDA and RS) and MFDA matters).
  • Experience with Environmental Management (formerly Waste Management) Act regulatory proceedings.

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

Member of arbitration panels of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) and British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute

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

  • Chair – “Securities Litigation” Courses, 2000 and 2005,
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.
  • Course Lecturer – DLE, Canadian Securities Institute,
  • BC Compliance Officers’ Forum,
  • Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals,
  • Canadian Institute, Insight, and BCAMI
  • Author/Contributor – Numerous papers for CLE;
  • CLE’s Supreme Court Chambers Orders, 2005, 2007, and 2010 Updates;
  • CSA Insider Trading Task Force Report, 2003

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

Margolis, Simon B. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC 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

Marrow, Mr. 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

Marrs, Scott D. International Arbitration Houston TX (Texas) US (United States)

Scott Marrs has over 20 years of experience in arbitration, litigation and legal counseling in international, energy (oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, petrochemical, energy marketing, well service), intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenant not to compete litigation), commercial, product liability and international matters in state and federal courts, and in national and international arbitrations.

  • Arbitrator in complex commercial contract matter involving engineering, design and project management issues in mining and energy industries.
  • Arbitrator in multi-million dollar energy matter regarding commercial contract in natural gas recycling, extraction, green energy business and allegations of contract breach and fraud.
  • Arbitrated 9-figure international disputes involving complex contractual and governmental issues regarding acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas interests in South America.
  • Arbitrator on energy panel in multi-million dollar action involving contract and financial issues relating to acquisition and divestiture of numerous producing oil and gas properties.
  • Arbitrator on commercial panel in breach of commercial contract action with associated fraud counterclaims involving stock and insurance issues.
  • Arbitrated claims by independent oil and gas producers in multi-million dollar action involving drilling companies in commercial transaction disputes.
  • Represented international oil field services company in disputes involving Middle Eastern contracts.
  • Represented natural gas pipeline company regarding $200 million acquisition dispute with energy a company.
  • Arbitrated multi-million dollar intellectual property disputes between an international medical device company and an inventor/surgeon.
  • Represented investors in disputes with exploration company involving foreign oil and gas fields.
  • Arbitrated a major investment matter for an international brokerage house involving alleged losses by a group of high net worth businessmen.
  • Represented energy client in disputes involving Russian oil interests.
  • Retained as intellectual property expert in a copyright and trademark arbitration involving two competing international chair manufacturers.
  • Represented oil and gas company in disputes involving allegedly defective land rigs.
  • Represented exploration & production company in various royalty lawsuits.
  • Represented French supplier of industrial gases in federal jury trial involving commercial contract disputes.
  • Represented a Dutch equipment manufacturer to resolve various international and commercial issues.
  • Represented international chemical company in $30 Million commercial contract dispute

Arbitrator with: VanIAC, AAA, 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)
Author: AAA, JAMS and CPR Comparison Chart, Practical Law Jrnl (Feb 2014)
Author: “Arbitration Confidentiality,” Texas Bar Journal (Feb. 2014)
Author: “10 Major Arbitration Issues Recently Addressed By Courts,” Dispute Resolution Jrnl (Aug 2009)

 

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

McArthur, Joe Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

McCallum, William Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Kelowna BC CA (Canada)

Private practice of law from 1974 through 1982.
District Registrar (Supreme Court of BC) 1982 – 1989.
Master Supreme Court of British Columbia 1989 – 2015.
Private practice of law (practice restricted to mediation and arbitration) 2016 – present.

Conducted Judicial Settlement Conferences, Judicial Case Conferences, Pretrial Conferences, and Case Planning Conferences for 25 years in Supreme Court of British Columbia, Presided at thousands of hearings over 25 years as a Master in Supreme Court of British Columbia, Completed CLEBC Mediation Training Courses in 2016 and 2017.

  • Governor and Chair, Board of Governors, Glenlyon-Norfolk School – 1986 – 1992
  • Director and President, Board of Directors, Uplands Golf Club – 1996 -2002 and 2008 – 2012

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON — LL.B 1974
Western University, London, ON – M.B.A. 1970
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON – B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) 1968

McFetridge, William J. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Bill McFetridge has over 40 years of experience as a professional providing advice to clients in a range of industries. Bills 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.

He works with clients in a wide range of industries such as transportation, marine, real estate, construction, maritime, wholesale distribution and forestry.

  • 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 to resolve a dispute in respect of the sale of a business.
  • Acted as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous disputes:
    • Partnership disputes
    • Business acquisition disputes
    • Working capital adjustment disputes
    • Accounting principles disputes
    • Fee disputes
  • Immediate 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 Continuing Legal Ed
  • Editorial Board Advising B.C. Business
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, (2016-2017): 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, 2016)
  • CLEBCs 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

McGowan, Gary V. International Arbitration Huston 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)

McIntyre, John J. Appeal Tribunal, Domestic Arbitration, Emergency Arbitrator, Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, International Arbitration, Mediation, Referee, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC 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

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

Melnyk, Anton M.S. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Edmonton AB (Alberta) CA (Canada)

Principal of Melnyk Law, Barristers and Solicitors.

  • Over 40 years practice in a wide range of law, including commercial, corporate, tax, labour, and administrative law.
  • Appeared before the Alberta Trial and Appeal Courts, Tax Court and Federal Court of Canada Acted as Counsel to the Classification Appeal Board, Public Service Appeal Board, Occupational Health & Safety Council, the Alberta Labour Relations Board and Environmental Council of Alberta.
  • Acted as Vice-Chairperson of the Alberta Board of Industrial Relations.
  • Acted as Chairperson in numerous labour, commercial, landlord-tenant, automobile and electrical industry arbitrations.
  • Taught labour law, arbitration law, and tax law in the Law and Business Administration Faculties of the University of Alberta.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1981 and Awarded the Chartered Arbitrator designation 1990. Arbitral and ADR appointments include:

  • Grievance Arbitration Roster under the Labour Relations Code of Alberta (1994 – )
  • Arbitrator under the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (1994 – 2008)
  • Sahtu Arbitration Panel (1995 – )
  • Arbitrator under the Western Grain Transition Payments Program (1995)
  • Part IV of the Canada Transportation Act Arbitrations (1998 – )
  • Domestic Canada Panel of the VanIAC (1998 – )
  • IDA – Alberta Securities Dispute Resolution Panel (2000 – 2009)
  • Province of Alberta Bid Protest Roster (2001 – 2009 )
  • Referee and Adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code (2002 – )
  • Gwich’in Arbitration Panel (2005 – )
  • Automobile Insurance Arbitrators Roster – Alberta (2005 – )
  • CIRA Domain Name Resolution Panel of the BCICAC (2006 – )
  • Arbitration Panel of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (2007 – 2010 )
  • Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association – Member of National and Provincial Councils (2000 – 2010)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Selected Publications (for full list, please contact Melnyk Law):
    • Ch. 3 Tax Law – Principles of Farm Law for Alberta Farmers, University of Alberta (1974)
    • Taxation of a Shareholder – TAX 2 – Canadian Bar Association, Intermediate Course on The Income Tax Act (1975)

Harvard Law School, LL.M.,1963
University of Alberta – LL.B., Silver Medalist, 1962
University of Alberta, B.A., 1961

Michealson, Mr. Peter L. International Arbitration New York NY (New York) US (United States)

Principal and Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Michaelson & Associates 1984-present, and General Counsel (virtual), Direct Grid Technologies LLC, Edgewood, New York Oct 2010-present; Associate Attorney, Pennie & Edmonds 1982-84; Corporate Patent Attorney (Member of Legal and Patent Staff), Bell Telephone Laboratories 1979-82; Electronics Development Engineer, Rockwell International Corporation 1977-79 and Aluminum Co. of America (Alcoa) 1976-77; Electronics Project Engineer, Control Systems Research, Inc. 1975-76.

  • Conducted intellectual property and unfair competition litigation in the U.S. courts, and inter parte and ex-parte proceedings in the USPTO involving patents and trademarks.
  • Counsel in patent infringement cases involving electronic and computer-related technology.
  • Prepared patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions.
  • Experienced in patent and trademark licensing.
  • Counseled in intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition law.
  • Prepared and prosecuted many patent applications, both U. S. and foreign involving, e.g., complex electronic, communications and computer-related technology, and mechanical technology.
  • Served as Court-appointed expert in patent law in various litigations.

Peter Michaelson arbitrated over 450 domestic and international disputes primarily: IP, IT, telecom, infrastructure, energy (oil/gas, solar), and technology-related disputes, and secondarily other commercial disputes. He handled domestic and international arbitrations under UNCITRAL, LCIA, WIPO, CPR and AAA/ICDR rules.

These arbitrations included, e.g., (a) a US contract dispute, involving an alleged breach of confidentiality, concerning a demand‑side, energy load management system with damages claimed of US $ 107 million (was sole arbitrator); (b) a US patent dispute involving a genetically-engineered pharmaceutical drug then having cumulative sales of approximately US $4 Billion; (was panel chair) and (c) a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) telecom infrastructure dispute with approximately US $ 150 Million in dispute and involving a foreign government as a party (was co-arbitrator).

Peter Michaelson has handled arbitrations on both an ad hoc and administered basis with amounts in contention reaching as much as US $400‑800 Million. Continue to serve as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator.

Mr. Michaelson mediated over 150 domestic and international disputes, including an international patent dispute concerning mechanical and electronic aeronautical technologies with approximately US $600 Million in dispute.

Rendered approximately 190 domain name arbitration decisions (20 reported by BNA, Washington DC in US Patents Quarterly (USPQ)).

Training (extensive) – principal: ICDR International Symposia in Adv. Case Management Issues, 2/2009; Advanced Mediator Training, CPR, 10/2004; Advanced Mediator Skills, Mediation and Training Alternatives in association with CEDR/London, 05/04; AAA Arbitrator II-Adv. Case Management, 10/02; AAA Arbitrator 1-Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 12/01; 6th Annual Int’l Summer School, Mediator Skills Training, CEDR/London, 8-9/01; Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers: The Lawyer as Negotiator, 6/99, Adv. Mediation, 11/97, and Mediation, 6/96, and Program on Negotiation: negotiation workshops 6/93; WIPO – Workshop for Arbitrators 11/96 and Mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes training, 5/95.

  • Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (US)
  • Fellow, Australian Center for International Commercial Arbitration

Peter Michaelson conducted seminars, 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 articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP Law.

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

New York University School of Law, LL. M., (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, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1975
Electrical Engineering & Economics, CMU, B.S., 1974

Millar, W. A. Derry Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Derry served as Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a Bencher for 16 consecutive years from 1995 to 2011. Derry has been a chair and member of hearing and appeal panels on many cases involving complaints against lawyers.

Derry’s well-earned reputation comes with more than 34 years of practice. His experience in dispute resolution and as an advocate contributes significantly to his skill as an arbitrator and mediator. Those skills were recognized in 2001 when he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Derry’s wide-ranging practice includes the areas of Aviation, Commercial, Estates, Environmental, Insurance, Products Liability, Intellectual Property and Real Estate law. He has dealt with complex commercial, environmental, aviation, products liability and estate cases. Derry has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in various class actions, as well as counsel to class counsel on issues arising during proceedings.

Derry has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has also appeared before various administrative tribunals and municipal boards and councils.

  • Appearances on mediations and arbitrations as counsel.
  • Acting as arbitrator on commercial and real estate cases.
  • Acted as an arbitrator for domain name disputes under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority domain name disputes.
  • Acting as hearing member and chair on police discipline cases and professional discipline cases.
  • Acting as mediator on commercial and insurance cases.
  • Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Ontario – Arbitration II Course.
  • Conducting Hearings Training programs at Boards of Inquiry and Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • In-house Mediation Program.
  • Teacher, Colegio San Carlos, Bogota, Colombia, as a volunteer under the auspices of The Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO), August 1966–July 1968
  • Past President and Director of The Ontario Cystic Fibrosis Camp, 1976–1994
  • Director of The Low Vision Association of Ontario, 1982–1993

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1971
University of Saskatchewan, B.A., 1966

Morgan, Eric Appeal Tribunal, Emergency Arbitrator, 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
Esq., Robert B. Morton,. International Arbitration Dallas 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

Munro, Lisa Expedited Procedures Arbitrator Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Lisa Munro is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and has achieved the Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb.) designation from the ADR Institute of Canada.  She is an arbitrator on the Arbitration Place, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS), and Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) rosters.  Lisa is also partner of Lerners LLP in Toronto and 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 the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada Branch) and a current member of TCAS and 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 five course instructors of the 2021/2022 TCAS Gold Standard Course in domestic and international commercial arbitration in Canada, the successful completion of which satisfies the requirements for the ADR Institute of Canada’s Q.Arb. designation. She is also the editor of Arbitration Matters at www.arbitrationmatters.com, which provides regular summaries of key decisions on arbitration released by courts across Canada. A digest of the most recent notes is sent to subscribers (for free) on a regular basis.

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

  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course (2017 to 2018), a comprehensive and intensive course in domestic and international commercial arbitration in Canada. Successful completion satisfies the training requirements for ADRIC’s Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) designation, membership status in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), and the conditions of membership in the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS).
  • CIArb Canada Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program in international commercial arbitration (September/October, 2020).
  • Frequent speaker on both commercial and domestic arbitration topics for Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada Branch), Osgoode Professional Development, TCAS Gold Standard Course, and Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Associations

  • Director, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
  • Director, Greater Toronto Scout Foundation
  • ADR Institute of Canada/Ontario
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • 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
  • Women’s Executive Network Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award
  • Lexpert Zenith Award for Diversity and Inclusion
  • “Diversity Journal” Women Worth Watching Award
  • Scouts Canada Medal for Good Service
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Qualified Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada (Q.Arb)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • L.L.B. University of Western Ontario, 1992
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

Neron, Robert Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Orleans ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Robert Neron is a Senior Lawyer, a Chartered Arbitrator, a Qualified Mediator, a Labour Arbitrator and a Workplace Complaint Investigator who has completed more than 70 workplace investigations and rendered more than 1,000 quasi-judicial and arbitral decision in the last 20 years. Mr. Neron is the Founder and CEO of Simner Corporation, an Ottawa-based bilingual Arbitration Firm.

Robert has been admitted to the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of Nunavut. He is also a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, that accredited him as a Chartered Arbitrator and a Qualified Mediator.

Robert is a respected senior bilingual lawyer who has shifted his legal practice to full-time neutral work as Arbitrator, Mediator, and Workplace Investigator (harassment complaints, misconduct and wrongdoing).

He has twenty years of professional experience in adjudicating various cases and has presided over matters at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB); at the Indian Residential School Adjudication Settlement Process; at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada and has handled many labour disputes. His areas of expertise are workplace investigation, labour, sport and international commercial and trade disputes.

In 2000, the Parliament of Canada appointed him as a full-time member of the IRB in 2000 and in 2004, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), a position that he held for seven years. In 2013, he was appointed by the Government of Ontario as a negotiator to settle Residential, Commercial and Industrial land expropriation disputes. In 2019, he was selected by the Canadian Government as a Member of Expert Arbitrators in International Trade under Chap. 19 of the USMA (NAFTA). In 2015, Robert published: Investor-State Arbitration (NAFTA and CAFTA) in the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Wolters Kluwer.

  • Construction Finance; Construction Management & Cost Control, Columbia University, 2018
  • Doping: Sports, Organizations and Sciences, University of Lausanne, 2016
  • Labour Arbitration Law and Practice, University of Quebec, 2014
  • Ombudsman Certificate, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
  • Conducting Administrative, Oversight and Ombudsman Investigations, Ottawa, 2012
  • International Commercial Arbitration Law, Boston University School of Law, 2011
  • Master of Law in International Business Law (LL.M.), Boston University School of Law, 2015
  • Executive Program in Leadership, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2014
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB.), University of Moncton, Faculty of Law, 1995
  • Bachelor of Political Science (B.A.), Laval University, 1987
Ngai, David S. C. Domestic Arbitration Richmond BC 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

Nilsen, Carl Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC 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 including financial institutions, pension funds, government agencies and development companies as well as legal and accounting firms.

Mr. Nilsen is 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:

  • 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:
    • 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)

Norton, John W. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

O’Connor, Christopher J. O&#8217 Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Nanoose BC CA (Canada)
  • Christopher O’Connor, Q.C. 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, Q.C. 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
  • 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

Contact

O’Connor Dispute Resolution Inc.
1887 Bonito Crescent,
Nanoose, BC, Canada V9P 9J1
Email: chris@oconnoradr.com
Phone: 778-229-1708

Jr., Philip D. O’Neill. 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

Oppal, Hon. Wally Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC 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.)

Orchard, Vincent R. Domestic Arbitration, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Burnaby BC 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

Orr, John Michael Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Victoria British Columbia CA (Canada)

Mr. Orr is currently a Member Health Professions Review Board and a past Member of the Environmental Appeal Board; Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal; Forest Appeals Commission. He has a litigation background in both criminal and civil matters and is long standing Inquest Counsel for the BC Coroners Service.

Mr. Orr has conducted a great many arbitrations since the late 1980s. He has been appointed by the Labour Relations Board under both sections 86 and 104. Appointed on many occasions by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Provided arbitral awards in the forest sector, mining, pulp and paper, trucking, marine (tug boats), education, hotel and hospitality sectors and health services.

Mr. Orr has been retained to conduct many independent investigations of personal and sexual harassment complaints. He has conducted investigations and provided detailed reports in both the government and private sector, including fact finding and if requested making recommendations or conducting mediation of harassment disputes.

Senior Adjudicator Indian Residential Schools Settlement – Conducting hearings and adjudications throughout western Canada of serious claims of physical and sexual assault for former students of residential schools. This work involved intensive immersion in many First Nation’s cultures and ceremonies. The 3 billion dollar Settlement resulted in some 35000 claims being adjudicated by Mr. Orr and others over a 10 year period.

Certified – Advanced Commercial Mediation – 1995

Member: National Parole Board 1996 – 2006

Member: B.C. Employment Standards Appeal Tribunal 1996 – 2006

Associate Professor of Law, University of Victoria 1984 – 1992

LL.M. Cambridge University, Trinity Hall – 1978

LL.B UBC – 1976

B.A. UBC – Honours History – 1973

BAR called BC – 1978

Pappas, Vasilis F.L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

Parthasarathy, Dr. Srikant International Arbitration Bengaluru 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)

 

Plant, Geoffrey Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Geoff Plant was the Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations from 2001 to 2005. He was first elected to the British Columbia Legislature in 1996 and from 1996 to 2001 was Opposition Justice Critic, as well as serving on a number of legislative and caucus committees. As Attorney General, Mr. Plant was the Chair of the Legislative Review Committee and the Minister responsible for the creation and oversight of the Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.

Prior to his election to the Legislature, Mr. Plant was a partner in another Vancouver law firm, where he practised as a litigation lawyer with particular emphasis on aboriginal and public law. He was counsel in a number of leading aboriginal rights and title cases, including the landmark case of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia. He has lectured and written extensively on aboriginal law and law reform.

Early in his career, he was law clerk to Mr. Justice Roland Ritchie of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Since joining Heenan Blaikie in 2005, Mr. Plant has been appointed senior advisor to the Government of British Columbia in land and resource negotiations with the Council of Haida Nation, and has provided strategic advice to BC Hydro in relation to the design and implementation of its power acquisition processes. Mr. Plant has also provided advice to a number of private sector businesses on establishing effective relations with First Nations.

In 2006, Mr. Plant was appointed as a Special Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Advanced Education to lead a project called “Campus 2020: Thinking Ahead”, the first comprehensive review of post-secondary education in British Columbia in over 40 years. His report, entitled Access and Excellence: The Campus 2020 Plan for British Columbia’s Post-Secondary Education System, was released in April 2007.

From May 2007 until February 2009, Mr. Plant served as Vancouver’s Civil City Commissioner. In 2010, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of Providence Health Care, one of the largest faith-based health care organizations in Canada, operating 14 sites in Vancouver.

Geoff Plant is a very well recognized Arbitrator and Mediator. Mr. Plant has undertaken more than two dozen successful mediations in a dispute between investors and a major Canadian mutual fund company. He has acted as both the panel chair and as the single arbitrator in arbitrations through Vancouver International Commercial Arbitration Centre.

Author, “Shrinking the Black Box, Reforming Administrative Tribunal Appointment Processes”, a paper prepared for the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Administrative Law: Key Concepts and Thorny Issues conference, Vancouver, February 5, 2009

Author, Access and Excellence: The Campus 2020 Plan for British Columbia’s Post-Secondary Education System, April 2007

  • Business Council of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia

University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1989
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1981
University of Southampton, LL.B., 1980
Harvard University, A.B., 1978

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
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

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

Roberts, Carol L. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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, British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal
  • Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat
  • 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
  • Member, Ethics Committee, International Floorball Federation

Past Professional Engagements Include:

  • 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
  • Northwest Territories Law Reform Committee
  • Northwest Territories Law Society
  • N.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 Committee
  • 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.
  • Y.W.C.A. Board of Directors, Yellowknife, Judge, Y.W.C.A. Women of Distinction Awards, Victoria, B.C.
  • Director, Belfry Theatre, Victoria, B.C.
  • Law Society of B.C.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Mediate B.C.
  • Judicial Justice, Provincial Court of British Columbia
  • BVI International Panel of Arbitrators

B.A. Political Science Major, University of Calgary
LL.B., University of Calgary

“Get on Board’ Governance Education Program, Intermediate Series, Canadian Board Diversity Council
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

Rogers, R. John Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC 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 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/liquor-regulation-licensing/compliance-enforcement/bc-liquor-enforcement-hearing-search.

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

Rojas, Romeo Andres Expedited Procedures Arbitrator 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)
Sainty, Kathryn S. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) New Westminster BC CA (Canada)
  • Kathryn was called to the Bar of British Colombia in 1986 following which she practiced in a variety of firms in the Vancouver area.
  • While in private practice, Kathryn gained experience in a wide variety of areas including family, corporate/ commercial, real estate, entertainment and securities law.
  • In 1997 Kathryn left private practice to become Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice and Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In 2001, she was appointed a district registrar of the Court at New Westminster and in 2010 she became the Registrar of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Kathryn has a long-standing interest in consensual dispute resolution. She obtained her mediation training at Harvard Law School (Program on Negotiation) in 2012 and through the American Arbitration Association University in 2013. Kathryn is an accredited “family dispute resolution professional” (mediator and arbitrator) by the Law Society of British Columbia and a member of the Mediate BC Civil Roster.
  • Kathryn is an experienced adjudicator (former Registrar of the Supreme Court of British Columbia). She is a member of the domestic and mediation panels of the British Columbia International Commercial Centre and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Kathryn retired from the Supreme Court in June 2014 and returned to private practice where she now works full time as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide range of areas including business disputes, personal injury and insurance claims, wills and estates litigation, family law matters, and wrongful dismissal and employment disputes. Kathryn also provides litigation consulting services to lawyers in areas in which she has a particular expertise such as family law, Legal Profession Act matters, and the areas of bankruptcy, costs and wills and estates.
  • Kathryn is a much sought after presenter. She has spoken to groups on many occasions on the subjects of costs, review of lawyer’s bills, bankruptcy, family law, law practice management and client relations. Kathryn has been praised for her “direct yet approachable demeanor”; others have remarked on the excellent quality of her “practical and useful tips and information” and “very concise and thorough” presentations. She brings those skills to her arbitration, mediation, and litigation consulting practice.
  • CIArb – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Member
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) – Domestic and Mediation
  • Mediate BC Civil Roster
  • Family Dispute Resolution Professional (Mediator) – Law Society of British Columbia
  • Family Dispute Resolution Professional (Arbitrator) – Law Society of British Columbia
  • Essential Skills for the New Mediator – American Arbitration Association University (December 2013)
  • Domestic Violence Screening Training (June 2013)
  • Mediating Disputes – Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation (June 2012)
  • Arbitration Training Institute – American Bar Association (February 2011)

Kathryn Sainty is an experienced lawyer specializing in arbitration, mediation and litigation consulting. She has a broad mix of skills and background from private practice in family, corporate/commercial, real estate entertainment and securities law and 14 years experience as a registrar of the Supreme Court of British Columbia presiding over hearings dealing with a wide range of subject matters.

Kathryn has a passion for consensual dispute resolution (CDR), for learning and training others. Kathryn strives to continually learn and to assist others in their own professional growth.

Kathryn has recently published (with Christopher Hope) a book on costs and disbursements and has contributed to several Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia publications.

Kathryn believes in giving back to her community. She is a member of several professional organisations and has been and is a director of a number of non-profit organisations. She is recognised by her peers as an effective presenter and is often called upon to speak to groups, including on the areas of professional ethics and responsibilities.

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, JD (1985)
University of Toronto, Trinity College, BA (Economics) (1981)
International Baccalaureate Diploma (1977), Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria, BC

Saravanan, Dhandapani Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Chennai Tamilnadu IN (India)

D. Saravanan completed Degree in Law from University of Madras and enrolled himself as an advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1992 and he was trained under the eminent senior lawyer Sri.K.T.Palpandian. He has been practicing in the Chartered High Court of Judicature at Madras in various fields like, Civil (Original & Appellate Side), Criminal (Limited Area), Constitution, Labour & Service, Insurance, Banking, Consumer, Rent Control Laws, Accident Claims, Arbitration & IPR. Considerable cases, in which he appeared as counsel, were reported in leading Regional Law Journals.

He has appeared as lead and co-counsel in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings concerning the disputes relating to construction, joint ventures, financial services, international trade, employment disputes, property, maritime, shipbuilding, franchises, investment, on and Offshore contracts, securities and general contractual matters.

D. Saravanan has been accredited as Arbitrator/Neutral by various international leading and renowned arbitral bodies, such as, ICDR of American Arbitration Association, WIPO (Switzerland), CRCICA (Egypt), NAI (The Netherlands), CEPANI (Belgium), DOMPCA, AIAC (Malaysia), DIAC (Duabi) and many Arbitration Institutions in Poland, Lithuania, Ghana, Philippines, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and Bahrain including Indian arbitral bodies, such as, CNICA, ICADR, FACT, East Indian Cotton Association, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, etc., He is also an empaneled arbitrator in various public sector undertakings of the Government of India.

He has been empanelled as Arbitrator by the National Internet Exchange of India (Government of India Organization under the Ministry of Information Technology) and resolving .IN domain name disputes. He has resolved many domain name disputes involving international trade marks, such as, Kellys Blue Book, Kingston, NBA Sports, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Microsoft, etc., under National Arbitration Forum (NAF), USA and Asian Domain Disputes Resolution (ADNDRC).

D. Saravanan is also one of the founder trustees and Chairman of an arbitration centre, namely, Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA- www.cnica.org) and CNICA Mediation Center, under the agies of a non-profit Trust called Trust for Alternative Disputes Resolution.

He has undergone a training programme in Workplace conflicts in U.S.A. and also a mediation training programme conducted by the High Court of Madras annexed Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation. He has been accredited as mediator by the High Court, Chennai, Labour Courts, Chennai, Small Causes Courts for accidents claims, Chennai, Family Courts, Chennai and Courts in Trichy District. As mediator, he was able to assist the disputants to arrive at an amicable settlement in or about 200 disputes so far.

He is a trainer for arbitrators and mediators and trained many in-house arbitrators concerning public sector undertakings of Government of India. He is a regular speaker on arbitration in various institutions, associations, organizations, chambers of commerce, etc. and he has attended several conferences, seminars and workshops. His articles on arbitration have been published in various journals and he is one of the co-authors on the compilation of case laws rendered by Supreme Court of India on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

Degree in Law, University of Madras, India (1992)
Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, Roll No.375 of 1992

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 www.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

Shevchuk, John H. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC 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 in 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
Short, Kerry Alan Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Silber, Herbert S. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Simburg, Melvyn Domain Name Disputes, International Arbitration Seattle WA (Washington) US (United States)

Mr. Simburg has been an attorney since 1972 and an ADR neutral since 1980. Mr. Simburg is a lawyer’s lawyer. He helps businesses as an imaginative problem-solver and resourceful litigator. Mel Simburg has particular experience in the areas of international distribution, copyright and trademark protection, web contracts, technology and rights licensing and foreign investment. Because of his excellent communication skills and business litigation background, he is frequently asked to serve as an arbitrator or mediator. Mel Simburg is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel and the Commercial and Intellectual Property panels for the American Arbitration Association and serves on arbitration panels for ICDR, FINRA and other organizations as well.

Mr. Simburg is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel and the Commercial and Intellectual Property panels for the American Arbitration Association and serves on arbitration panels for ICDR, FINRA and other organizations as well.

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, copy right infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress issues, domain names.

Mr. Simburg has participated in over thirty ADR training sessions in the last 10 years.

Mr. Simburg 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.

Mel Simburg has authored or co-authored several articles and presented at seminars in his areas of special experience. Topics include Use of a Foreign Sales Corporation, Protection of Trademarks, Trade Names and Trade Secrets, Copyright Protection for Foreign Works, Intellectual Property on the Internet and Internet Privacy Policies as well as arbitration and mediation topics. He is the author of the section Proof of Foreign Law for the “Washington State Civil Procedure Deskbook” and is Editor of the ABA’s annual International Intellectual Property Year in Review.

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

Singleton, John R. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Smith, Murray L. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

With forty years experience as a lawyer Mr. Smith has had conduct of numerous commercial cases both as counsel and arbitrator. He collaborated with Martin Hunter and Alan Redfern in writing the second edition of the leading text “Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration” 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 due process and equal treatment of the parties while maintaining rigorous procedural oversight and strict confidentiality. When serving as Chairman of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he actively promoted the highest professional and ethical standards for arbitrators in international cases.

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.

University of Windsor, Bachelor of Science (1973)
University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws (1976)
London School of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law (1989)

Snarch, Gary S. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC 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

Somjen, Gabriel M. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Gabriel Somjen QC 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

Storrow, Marvin R.V. Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Mr. Storrow is a senior litigation partner involved in arbitration, mediation, civil and criminal law. His expertise includes general commercial litigation, personal injury, native claims, general commercial litigation, criminal law, environmental law, “White Collar Crime”, anti-dumping and international trade cases

His practice has involved numerous appearances at all levels of the provincial and federal court systems, including numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Storrow was counsel on the leading First Nations cases of Guerin v. Her Majesty the Queen, R. v. Sparrow, Roberts v. The Queen, and R. v. Gladstone at all court levels along with a number of aboriginal rights and other leading Canadian cases including ApsassinDelgamuukwandErmineskin v. Her Majesty the Queen. Three of his cases have been ranked by Canadian legal scholars as among the top 15 most important cases in Canadian legal history.

Mr. Storrow has conducted several trials at all Court levels in the Northwest Territories and in every province of Canada except Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Storrow’s cases appear approximately 500 times in various Canadian legal reports.

Mr. Storrow is recognized annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading lawyers in Canada.

Mr. Storrow has been involved with a wide variety of litigious matters and alternative dispute resolution matters over the past 47 years.

  • Arbitrator since approximately 1985
  • Chartered Arbitrator – ADR Institute of Canada
  • Member of the arbitrator panels of the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) , the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • Recipient of the Chief Justice James Valentine Milvain, Visiting Chair in Advocacy (University of Calgary) in 1987. This Award is awarded to a leading Canadian barrister.
  • The Georges A. Goyer, Q.C. Award for exceptional contributions to the legal profession.
  • Mr. Storrow was awarded the University of British Columbia Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This Award is given to recognize an extraordinary individual who through a lifetime of outstanding service and contribution to the community has demonstrated the true spirit of the Association’s mission.
  • Mr. Storrow has received an LL.D. (honoris causa) Doctorate Degree from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Mr. Storrow has written and lectured on a number of “White Collar Crime”, “Aboriginal Rights”, “Medicare in Canada” “Child Pornography” and several other matters and acted as defence counsel in one of Canada’s first money laundering cases.

Mr. Storrow has been a frequent lecturer and conference co-ordinator for both the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the University of British Columbia Law School. He has delivered lectures and chaired panels both inside and outside of Canada as well as at the University of Victoria, School of Public Administration; Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform & Criminal Justice Policy, Canada; Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and Pacific Business & Law Institute, the University of Calgary Law School and Pacific Business & Law.

University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1962
Admitted to the British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories Bars

Surtani, Donny Expedited Procedures Arbitrator, Mediation Toronto ON (Ontario) CA (Canada)

Donny Surtani has an independent practice advising and representing parties or acting as a neutral in arbitration or in mediation. He is dual-qualified in England and Ontario, and is a former Chartered Management Accountant. Formerly a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in London, he now practises independently through Crown Office Chambers.

In addition to counsel work, Donny accepts appointments to act in a neutral capacity as an arbitrator or mediator, particularly in cases with a substantial accounting, banking or financial element, or with complex quantum of damages issues. His practice experience encompasses financial services, energy, TMT, corporate, construction, insurance, joint venture disputes, M&A disputes, and civil fraud.

Before moving to Toronto in 2019, he spent 15 years practising in London, England, and has appeared as an advocate before the High Court, Court of Appeal and various tribunals. In addition to the arbitration and mediation experience below, he has acted in complex commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element, including in the RBS Rights Issue Litigation (a £4 billion dispute settled in 2017) and the Construction All Risks coverage claim brought by Single Buoy Moorings against a variety of insurers (for US$1.3 billion, settled in 2018).

He has been a guest lecturer on arbitration and ADR at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, the Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration and ADR. He has been accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK), 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. 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 the HKIAC List of Arbitrators, and the ICC and LCIA databases. 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

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

Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Ontario: 2020

Barrister, England & Wales (Inner Temple): 2020

Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution: 2017

Solicitor, England & Wales: 2006 (Higher Rights All Courts since 2008)

Sussman, Mrs. 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.

Tackaberry, Mr. John International Arbitration London Greater London UK (United Kingdom)

During his career at the Bar, John Tackaberry, Q.C. 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

Tselentis, Michael International Arbitration London Greater London UK (United Kingdom)

Michael Tselentis QC 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

Tucker, Diane E. Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC 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
Tweedy, Mark Lee Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

Mark was called to the BC Bar in 1982. He practiced as a trial lawyer for many years. He has worked exclusively as mediator, arbitrator, and adjudicator since 2014.

Mark has mediated hundreds civil claims in a wide variety of subject areas. He has particular expertise in, and enjoys, mediating disputes where there is high emotional content. He received his Chartered Mediator designation in 2017.

Mark’s arbitration experience includes under insured motorist claims, and commercial, and insurance disputes. He also has substantial experience sitting as a court appointed adjudicator in class action matters.

Mark also has also frequently served as a locum, which has more often engaged his skills as a mediator than his skills as counsel. His involvement in this work came about as a result of his volunteer work with the Lawyers Assistance Program, which he commenced in 2002. In that capacity he has also 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 counselor to other lawyers.

Mark is a frequent lecturer to professional and industry groups on ADR topics, and has co taught CLEBC’s “Fundamentals of Mediation” to lawyers wishing to become mediators.

  • 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
  • Board Member, the grunt gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2010 to 2012
  • 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
Urbas, Daniel Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration Montreal QC (Quebec) CA (Canada)

Mr. Urbas has advised and represented clients in commercial arbitration and litigation across a variety of industries and disputes involving intellectual property (patent, trade-mark, copyright), information technologies (ownership, license, service contracts), energy (wind, bio), natural resources (mining, forestry, fishing), aboriginal law (land claim, treaty disputes), telecommunication, broadcasting, product liability and complex contractual disputes.

He has handled trial and appellate advocacy, urgent and extraordinary applications, appearing in the Provincial and Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before arbitration tribunals and various administrative tribunals.

Mr. Urbas sits as an arbitrator, both as a sole arbitrator and as a member of a three-member arbitration tribunal. He is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Up until June 2017, Daniel Urbas served as Regional Leader of the International Trade Litigation and Arbitration group and Regional Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group of a national law firm. Formerly, until 2013, Daniel was also that firm’s Regional Leader of the Commercial Litigation group and National Leader of the Intellectual Property Litigation group.

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) based in London, U.K. and formerly elected to the Executive of the CIArb’s North American branch, founding member of Canadian Branch, director and treasurer
  • Recognized as “Local Litigation Star- Quebec” in the 2013-2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation Canada
  • Recognized in the 2014-2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
  • Recognized in the 2013-2017 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Computers IT Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™.
  • Recognized in the business section of La Presse, North America’s largest circulation French-language daily, for being “at the top of his game”
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University. 1991
  • BA, University of Western Ontario, 1984
  • Barreau du Quebec, 1992
  • LSUC Ontario, 1998
  • LSBC British Columbia, 2004
  • LSNL Newfoundland & Labrador, 2016
Wattie, Dawn A. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Surrey BC 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)
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

Wickett, Robert V. Domestic Arbitration Vancouver BC 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

Woodruff, Kent G. Domestic Arbitration, Mediation, Underinsured Motorist Protection (UMP) Kamloops BC CA (Canada)
  • 1972-1991- General practice in Kamloops
  • 1991-1997-Litigation Counsel, insurance, land compensation, commercial leases, contractual, construction (court & arbitration) and appeared before Federal and Provincial administrative tribunals
  • For the last 21 years restricted his practice to alternate dispute resolution.

Mediation experience:

  • Mediated over 300 commercial disputes – personal injury, estates, insurance, partnership, construction, strata, environmental damage, property, farm & ranch, forestry, intergovernmental, ALR Community Issues, workplace , Work safe Discrimination

Arbitration experience:

  • 1996 – 2008 adjudicated Residential Tenancy Disputes
  • Conducted domestic commercial arbitrations involving strata, employment, sale of businesses, commercial leases (renewals and other disputes), farms, forestry disputes, insurance (including Referee and UMP coverage), joint ventures, partnerships, professional negligence, construction and corporate disputes.
  • The appointed Appeal Arbitrator under the Canada – British Columbia Crop Insurance Program

Alternate Dispute Resolution Training:

  • Provided alternate resolution training to companies, organizations and the government of BC.
  • Developed and taught the Thompson Rivers University course entitled Conflict Resolution in the Environment

Chartered Mediator, 2001
Chartered Arbitrator, 1994
McGowan Award of Excellence –ADR Institute of Canada, 2000

  • A Past President of the ADR Institute of Canada and of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • A Past Trustee of Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

Member:

  • British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute
  • Kamloops Fly Fishers Association
  • British Columbia Wildlife Association
  • Kamloops and District Fish & Game Association
  • Wild Sheep Society of BC
  • Kamloops Bar Association

University of Ottawa, B. Comm., 1963
University of Western Ontario, B.L., 1972
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1973

Woss, Dr. Herfried International Arbitration Mexico D.F. 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

Wotherspoon, David Domain Name Disputes, Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation Vancouver BC CA (Canada)

David Wotherspoon, partner, is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and National Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) Groups. He is a commercial litigator whose practice is primarily in the areas of intellectual property, technology and defamation. David has assisted clients in all corresponding facets: counterfeiting, advertising disputes, and software & product development disputes.

His prior experience as a news photographer led to his curiosity in media issues. It transferred into his legal career as he pursued matters of defamation and media issues, such as publication bans.

To date, David has provided advice and expertise in more than 100 defamation matters.
Many of David’s cases have involved protecting businesses that have been targeted in a way that requires intense and swift action and often injunctions to safeguard clients’ rights.

David continually delivers extraordinary success in this particular area of his practice.
For more than a decade, David has also been involved in technology disputes – typically more complex transactions that include meticulous contract and document reviews, and careful but aggressive pursuit of clients’ rights.

No matter what legal role David assumes for his clients, he always applies a business-oriented approach. David finds a business solution first, bearing in mind that the best result may ultimately include litigation. It was this tactical approach that helped pioneer the firm’s own Litigation Management protocol – a systematized tool that not only provides clients with guidelines, options, plans for anticipated outcomes, calculated strategies and effective solutions, but uniquely engages them so that they are actively co-piloting the process to satisfaction.

David is shifting his practice more towards representing clients as counsel and acting as an arbitrator (specifically in domain name disputes), and counsel in arbitrations involving IP and technology.

  • Arbitrator of .ca domain name disputes for the past 10 years
  • Counsel in.ca and .com domain name disputes since UDRP implementation
  • Recently began as arbitrator in technology disputes
  • Counsel in a number of technology arbitrations for the past 10 years

“The Arbitration Tribunal and Equitable Relief: An Update from the British Columbia Court of Appeal” (The Advocate, May 2009)
Electronic Evidence and E-Discovery (Butterworths: Toronto, 2010)

B.A. (Hons), Simon Fraser University, 1986
M.A., University of British Columbia, 1988
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1991

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

Zhang, Jerry-Yulin Domain Name Disputes, International Arbitration Dongcheng District Beijing 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, Chongqing Arbitration Commission

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

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