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Warren K. Winkler and Dennis O’Connor appointed to the Order of Canada


Dennis O'Connor

Arbitration Place is proud to announce that two of its Member Arbitrators, The Honourable Warren K. Winkler and The Honourable Dennis O’Connor, have been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Both Mr. Winkler and Mr. O’Connor have been appointed as Officers, recognizing their national service and achievements.

Mr. Winkler, who served as Chief Justice of Ontario between 2007 and 2013, was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his contributions to the advancement of Canadian labour law and for making the justice system more effective and accessible as former chief justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.”

Mr. O’Connor was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1998 and served as Associate Chief Justice from 2001 until he retired at the end of 2012. He was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his service to the legal profession, and for his commitment to justice as a commissioner of the Walkerton and Arar inquiries.”

More information regarding the Order of Canada and this year’s other recipients is available here.

The Honourable Warren Winkler receives Order of Ontario

Warren_WinklerWe are proud to announce that Member Arbitrator The Honourable Warren Winkler has been awarded the Order of Ontario. Mr. Winkler has been an integral part of the legal community for decades, first as labour lawyer and mediator, then as Chief Justice of Ontario, and now as Member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place. He is one of Canada’s most recognized jurists, and has now been honoured with the Order of Ontario for his work on labour and class-action disputes, access to justice, and judicial system reform. The Order of Ontario is the highest official honour bestowed by the province, and Chief Justice Winkler, along with 25 other outstanding recipients, received the honour on February 3, 2015. Please join us in congratulating The Honourable Warren Winkler on this well-deserved award.

You can learn more about the Order of Ontario, Chief Justice Winkler, and this year’s other recipients at: http://news.ontario.ca/mci/en/2015/02/new-appointees-to-the-order-of-ontario-1.html

Arbitration Place congratulates Anne Marie Whitesell – Professor and Director of international dispute resolution programmes at Georgetown University Law Centre.

Anne Marie Whitesell
Anne Marie Whitesell has become professor and director of international dispute resolution programmes at Georgetown University Law Centre. She had already served for several years as an adjunct professor at the university.

Before joining Dechert, Anne Marie Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. Ms. Whitesell received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Doctorate in Law from the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously taught at the Université de Paris I and the Institut de Droit Comparé. Ms. Whitesell has practised with law firms in both the United States and in France, and has acted in numerous international arbitration cases. She serves as a member of various boards, associations and committees related to dispute resolution. She is also the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the International Law Institute.

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Arbitration Place congratulates The Honourable Justice Graeme Mew on his appointment to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Toronto)

Graeme Mew
Justice Mew was a member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place since its founding. He practised law with Clyde & Co. Canada LLP in Toronto and was a Barrister in England and Wales. His practice included civil litigation, insurance law, sports law, arbitration and mediation. He has been well known as a sports and insurance arbitration practitioner (including as an arbitrator at the London Olympics), as well as a commercial arbitration practitioner. He was active in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and is a past president.

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