Anton M.S. Melnyk

Professional Experience

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.
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

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 BCICAC (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 )
Professional and Other Activities

  • 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)
Academic Qualifications

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

Deborah M. Howes

Professional Experience

Ms. Howes, President and CEO of High Clouds Incorporated, is a facilitator, arbitrator, mediator, and trainer. She works in commercial, consumer, municipal, workplace and labour relations, consumer, and condominium. Deborah trains administrative tribunals on best practices. She was the Executive Director of the Foundation of Administrative Justice.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Her mediation practice includes two-party and multi-party matters. She is a roster mediator for Alberta Employment & Immigration – Mediation Services and Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association,

She is an arbitrator on a number of Canadian panels, including the Alberta New Home Warranty Arbitration Plan, Alberta Labour Grievance Arbitration Roster, Alberta Municipal Affairs – arbitration and med/arb rosters, Automobile Insurance Dispute Resolution Committee, AMEX Dispute Resolution Roster, Canadian Panel for Domestic Commercial Arbitration – BCICAC, Service Alberta, American Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., International Dispute Resolution Center and American Arbitration Association. She has been appointed by the Alberta courts as arbitrator. Ms. Howes was a member on the Public Service Labour Relations Board, and Vice Chair on the Alberta Labour Relations Board; she practiced law with Duncan & Craig.

  • Practicing arbitrator since 1991 – sole or chair of panels
  • Practicing med/arb since 2002
  • Practicing mediator since 1993
  • Roster arbitrator or mediator on various provincial, national and international rosters.
  • Certificate in Arbitration
  • Certificate in Conflict Management
  • 30 + years’ experience developing and instructing arbitration, mediation, conciliation programs
Professional and Other Activities

  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Chartered Mediator
  • International Mediation Institute Certified
  • Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute
  • Co-author – Condominium Management & Labour Relations Legislation: Practitioner’s Manual
  • Advisor on Let’s Talk -guide to resolving disputes
  • Co-founder – Foundation of Administrative Justice – training administrative tribunals
  • Trainer for the Siksika Nation for the Aiskapimohkiiks Tribunal
Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Chemical Research Technology (Hon.), 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1987
  • Bachelor of Laws, 1988
  • Certificate in Arbitration
  • Certificate in Conflict Management
  • Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice

 

David R. Haigh

Professional Experience

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.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

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.

Professional and Other Activities

  • 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, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (Domestic and International)
  • Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Commercial
Academic QualificationsUniversity of Toronto, LL.B., 1964
University of Alberta, B.A., 1961