Speaking Engagements


"Panelist – Discussion on Arbitration Act Reform with co-panelist Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Secretary General of the LCIA."
Montreal, October 20, 2022

TCAS program during CanArb Week

"Speaker – The Correctness Standard of Review: What’s in a Name"
June 29, 2022

CIArb Canada Branch webinar

Key Note Speaker - "Challenges and Opportunites Facing commercial
Arbitration in Canada"

Toronto, September 1, 2021

Canadian Arbitration Week, ADRIC Program.

Speaker - "The Decision of the UK Supreme Court in Halliburton v Chubb"
Toronto, Ontario, December 16, 2020

Arbitration Place, Ask an Arbitrator Webinar Series

Speaker - "Evidence in Arbitrations"
Toronto, Ontario, November 6, 2020

Osgoode Hall Law School

Panelist - "View from the Arbitrators"
National webinar, September 24, 2020

The Advocates Society

Webinar Series Organizer, Session Chair and Speaker - "ADRIC Webinar Series"
National Webinar Series, 7 Sessions, July - September 2020

ADR Institute of Canada

Roundtable Co-Chair - "Ethics in Arbitration"
Victoria, British Columbia, November 21, 2019

ADR Institute of Canada Annual Conference

Panel Chair - "Artificial Intelligence in Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, May 2019

Toronto Commercial Arbitration society

Speaker - "Similarities and Differences in Expert Testimony in an Arbitration"
Toronto, ON, April 29, 2019

Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada

Panelist - "Representing Clients in International Arbitration"
Livingstone, Zambia, April 10, 2019

Commonwealth Law Association Annual Conference

Panelist - "Faster, Better, Stronger: Expedited Procedures in Arbitration"
Washington DC, March 1, 2019

CPR Institute for the Prevention and Resolution of Disputes

Lecturer - "Arbitral Jurisdiction"
Toronto, Ontario, January 26, 2019

Osgoode Hall Law School, International Business Law Program

Panel Chair - "Challenges for Arbitration in Canada"
Montreal, Quebec, November 23, 2018

ADR Institute of Canada

Panelist - "The Next Generation of Arbitration"
Montreal, Quebec, November 22, 2018

ADR Institute of Canada

Debater - "The Great Debate: Ad Hoc versus Administered Arbitration"
New York, October 29, 2018

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Course Director - "Commencement of 2018/2019 Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, September 25, 2018

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Lecturer - "Seminar on Arbitration for Justices of the Superior Court of Ontario"
Toronto, Ontario, December 6, 2017

Panel Chair - "Thorny Issues for International Arbitrators"
Montreal, Quebec, November 10, 2017

ICC Canada Annual Meeting

Panelist - "Ad Hoc v. Institutional Arbitration – Advantages and Disadvantages"
St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 19, 2017

ADR Institute of Canada annual Conference

Fireside Chat - "Interviewed Hon. Thomas Cromwell on Access to Justice"
St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 19, 2017

ADR Institute of Canada Annual Conference

Panelist - "eDiscovery in Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, October 16, 2017

Advocates Society/e-Discovery Institute Conference

Panelist - "The New Ontario International Commercial Arbitration Act"
Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 2017

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Canadian Chapter annual meeting.

Co-Instructor - "Seminar on commercial arbitration for Justices of the Superior Court of Ontario"
Toronto, Ontario, September 26, 2017

First of four seminars conducted at the request of the Senior Regional Justice.

Speaker - "The Strategic Use of Expert Witnesses in Commercial Arbitration"
Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31, 2017

Expert Witness Forum West, The Canadian Institute

Key Note Speaker - "Adventures of the Arbitrators of the Roundtable"
Toronto, Ontario, May 18, 2017

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Annual Meeting

Delegation Leader - "Presentation of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society to the Legislative Standing Committee of the Ontario Legislature on the new International Commercial Arbitration Act"
Toronto, Ontario, February 22, 2017

Ontario Legislature

Panel Chair - "Emergency Arbitrators and the Courts: Where Should Parties Seek Interim Measures?"
New York, October 14, 2016

Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference

Panelist - "Appeals, Dissents and Judicial Reviews"
Toronto, Ontario, October 13, 2016

ADRIC Annual Conference

Panelist - "The International Arbitrator`s Point of View"
New York, June 10, 2016

Practicing Law Institute

Panelist - "Integrity of the Arbitration Process"
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 23, 2015

ICC Conference on International Arbitration

Speaker - "Practical Tips on Written Advocacy and Cross-Examination Skills"
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 22, 2015

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners 2015 Fall Symposium, International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop

Panelist - "The View from the Arbitrators/Decision Makers"
Toronto, Ontario, October 7, 2015

Advocates’ Society

Panelist - "Experiences on Enforcement of Judgments and Awards in the NAFTA Region"
Mexico City, August 27-29, 2015

NAFTA 2022 Conference of the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes

Speaker - "International Arbitration Basics: A Comparative View"
Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 9, 2015

International Association of Defence Counsel, Annual Conference

Speaker - "International Arbitration Hearings"
Toronto, Ontario, January 28, 2015

Advocates’ Society, Civil Justice Symposium

Panelist - "Institutional and Ad Hoc Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, January 6, 2015

Osgoode Hall Law School, Joint Law and International Business LLM Course

Speaker - "Making the Most of Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, November 6, 2014

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Lecturer - "Ad Hoc Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, October 28, 2014

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM Program

Lecturer - "Arbitration Brings Change"
Calgary, Alberta, October 17, 2014

Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Business Law Section

Panelist - "Mediation Ethics and Professionalism"
Toronto, Ontario, September 16, 2014

Osgoode Hall Law School OPD Program on Mediation Advocacy

Panelist - "Meet the Canadian Arbitrators"
London, Ontario, January 20, 2014

Western Law School

Speaker - "Resolving Differences in Damages Claimed"
Ottawa, Ontario, June 20, 2013

Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Annual Conference

Panel Chair and Speaker - "Ethics in Arbitration"
Calgary, Alberta, May 14, 2013

Western Canadian Arbitration Society Annual Conference

Moderator - "Panel Discussion on Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Arab Spring"
Toronto, Ontario, February 27, 2013

University Club.

Lecturer - "Ad Hoc Arbitration"
January 25, 2013

Osgoode Hall Law School, International Arbitration Course.

Organizer & Panelist - "Program on Arbitration and Litigation: What’s the Difference?"
January 23, 2013

Neeson Arbitration Chambers.

Panelist - "The Use of ADR Mechanisms in the NAFTA Region"
Puebla, Mexico, October 30, 2012

NAFTA 2022 Committee Conference.

Speaker - "Report on the Cargill v Mexico decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal"
Puebla, Mexico, October 29, 2012

NAFTA 2022 Committee Conference.

Chair - "Panel Discussion on International Dispute Resolution – Trends and Developments"
Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 25, 2012

ADR Institute National Conference.

Organizer - "International Speakers Dinner"
Toronto, Ontario, October 2, 2012

With Kathy Bryan, CEO of CPR Institute for Dispute Prevention and Resolution hosted by the University Club of Toronto.

Panelist - "Settlement Negotiation 360°"
Toronto, Ontario, September 21, 2012

Canadian Institute Class Action Forum.

Organizer & Co-Chair - "Arbitration Ethics Conference"
June 7, 2012

Simultaneously and interactively conducted in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Chaired panel discussion on ” Financial Issues in Arbitration”.

Organizer - "International Speakers Series Dinner"
May 8-9, 2012

With Peter Rees QC, global Legal Director of Shell Oil, hosted by University Club of Toronto and Ranchmen’s Club of Calgary

Speaker - "Using Arbitration and Mediation to Settle Class Actions"
Toronto, Ontario, April 19, 2012

Canadian Institute Class Actions Boot Camp.

Speaker - "Tribute to Brian Wheatley and Glenn MacPherson"
Toronto, Ontario, April 4, 2012

Roger Fisher Lifetime Award.

Panelist - "The View from the Arbitrators"
Toronto, Ontario, March 27, 2012

Advocates Society.

Speaker - "Mediation and Arbitration in Commercial Disputes"
Toronto, Ontario, March 20, 2012

Certified General Accountants Conference.

Speaker - "Ad Hoc Arbitration: Thoughts Tips and Trial Balloons"
Toronto, Ontario, January 20, 2012

Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation.

Speaker - "Ad hoc arbitration: Should you commit yourself to an institution?"
Toronto, Ontario, December 7, 2011

Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Arbitration Program.

Panelist - "Effective Mediation Briefs and Tactics"
Toronto, Ontario, November 12, 2011

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Conference.

Panelist - "Strategies and Best Practices for the Early Resolution of Insurance Coverage Disputes"
Toronto, Ontario, November 3, 2011

Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program on Commercial Insurance Law and Coverage Disputes

Moderator & Panelist - "New Procedural Rules for International Commercial Arbitrations"
Vancouver, BC, October 27, 2011

ADR Institute of Canada Annual Conference.

Organizer - "International Speakers Dinner"
October 20, 2011

With Lord Collins of the UK Supreme Court hosted by the University Club of Toronto.

Moderator - "The Public Interest and Investor State Arbitration"
Ottawa, Ontario, October 14, 2011

ICC Canada Conference.

Panelist - "Settlement Think Tank: Planning, Negotiating and Structuring Complex Class Action Settlements"
Toronto, Ontario, September 21, 2011

Canadian Institute Conference on Class Actions Litigation.

Speaker - "Arbitration Town Hall on ad hoc Commercial Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, September 20, 2011

ASAP Arbitrator of the Month Series.

Panel Chair - "The Art (& Science) of Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, June 16, 2011

Annual Conference of the ADR Institute of Ontario.

Panelist - "The New Battlefield: How Settlement is Transforming the Practice of Law"
Toronto, Ontario, May 6, 2010

Toronto Lawyers Association 125th Anniversary Conference.

Panelist - "Regulating Attorney Conduct in Arbitration: The Search for Transnational Ethical Standards"
New York, New York, April 16, 2010

American Bar Association Spring Meeting.

Panelist - "Practical Tips from Leading International Arbitrators"
New York, New York, March 23, 2010

International Arbitration 2010 Conference of the Practicing Law Institute.

Speaker - "Ontario Model of Contingency Fees"
London, England, February 11, 2010

Herbert Smith Seminar on “Civil Litigation Costs: the final report of Lord Justice Jackson”.

Speaker - "Improving Efficiency in Arbitration"
Gatineau, Quebec, October 23, 2009

Annual Conference of ADR Institute of Canada.

Co-Chair - "Managing International Risk Through Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, October 16, 2009

Conference of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Panel Chair - "Canada and the United States: A Comparison of Trends in Arbitration Practice"
Toronto, Ontario, October 16, 2009

Conference of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Panelist - "Recent Jurisprudence Affecting Domestic/International Arbitration"
Calgary, Alberta, May 13, 2009

Western Canada Arbitrators Round Table.

Counsel in Mock Arbitration - "Lessons From International Commercial Arbitration"
Toronto, Ontario, June, 2009

International Association of Procedure Law Conference 2009.

Speaker - "Resolution of Commercial Disputes"
Toronto, Ontario, February 26-27, 2009

Insight Conference: 3rd Annual In-House Counsel Forum.

Speaker - "International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms"
Toronto, Ontario, December 2008

Federated Press Conference on International Joint Ventures.

Speaker - "Dispute Resolution for International Transactions"
Toronto, Ontario, December 9, 2008

Federated Press Conference on International Joint Ventures.

Speaker - "Judicial Contributions to Arbitration and Mediation – An Analysis of Cases"
Montreal, Quebec, October 17, 2008

ADR Institute of Canada Annual Conference.

Speaker - "Enforcement of Arbitration Awards"
October 8, 2008

Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto Seminar: An Arbitration Primer for Corporate Counsel and Business Lawyers

Panel Chair - "Building Effective Business Relationships"
Vancouver, BC, April 2008

A discussion examining business relationships through the lens of culture, sustainability and indigenous relations,  NAFTA 2022 Committee Conference.

Arbitrator and Memoranda Evaluator - "2008 Vis Moot"

Chicago Mini-Vis February 9; Leuven Mini-Vis March 10; Vienna March 17-19, Quarter-Final Panel Member.

Lecturer - "Canadian Legal Culture and the Common Law"
Namur, Belgium, March 11, 2008

University of Notre Dame de la Paix.

Moderator - "International Commercial Arbitration in China: CIETAC Practice and Procedure"
Toronto, Ontario, December 11, 2007

Conference presented by China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission.

Speaker - "Federated Press Conference on Negotiating and Drafting International Business Agreements"
November 2007

“Dispute Resolution for International Transactions” and Participant in panel discussion on:  “Best practices for negotiating and drafting international business agreements.”

Speaker - "The Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Dell Computer case: Is it good for arbitration? Is it good for consumers"
Charlottetown, P.E.I., September 24, 2007

ADR Institute of Canada Conference.

Conference Co-Chair & Speaker - "Expert Witness Evidence in Civil Cases"
Toronto, Ontario, September 19-20, 2013

Presented paper at the Fourth Annual Conference on Evidence Law, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Panel Chair - "How Class Actions Really Work in Practice"
Rome, Italy, May 24-25, 2007

IBA/ABA Conference on Class Actions at the Crossroads.

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