Member Arbitrators

Louise Barrington J.D., L.L.M., FCIArb (Chartered)

Louise Barrington is a chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator, legally qualified in Ontario, New York and England. A multicultural Canadian, she also holds a British passport. Ms Barrington is principal of Aculex Transnational Inc. She frequently acts as sole arbitrator in “smaller” arbitration cases (under $10 million). She also lends her expertise to the legal profession, both by teaching and by discreetly advising law firms on international arbitration practice. She has taught international, commercial and arbitration law at University of Ottawa, King’s College London, City University of Hong Kong, LaTrobe in Melbourne and Georgetown in Washington. She has arbitrated or advocated in cases under ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, including wrongful dismissal, international sales, banking, licensing, construction and shareholder disputes….


The Honourable William Ian Corneil Binnie, Q.C.

The Hon. Ian Binnie served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada for almost 14 years. When he retired in 2011 he was described by the Globe and Mail as “arguably the country’s premier judge” and by Montreal’s La Presse as “peut-être le juge le plus influent au Canada pendant la dernière décennie”. He authored over 170 opinions on the country’s top court, including leading cases in patent interpretation and validity, protection of famous trade-marks, media law, commercial disputes, punitive damages, expert evidence, and many aspects of constitutional, criminal and administrative law…


Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C., LL.B., FCIArb

Mr. Cherniak is a Senior Partner at Lerners LLP. Mr. Cherniak’s practice is restricted to trial and appellate work, arbitrations and mediations, in a broad spectrum of complex commercial, insurance and public litigation. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was awarded The Advocates’ Society Medal in 1996. He was the first recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. He is an honorary North American member of the (U.K.) Commercial Bar Association. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Toronto Commercial Arbitration …


Pierre J. Dalphond

Former senior judge of the Québec Court of Appeal, the Honourable Pierre Dalphond is a senior counsel within the Litigation Group of Stikeman Elliott’s Montréal office. He provides strategic advice in all areas of law and acts as a mediator and commercial arbitrator.

As a judge from 1995 to 2014, he wrote about 1,500 judgments including leading decisions in constitutional law, class actions, insurance, construction, commercial law, corporate law, securities, banking and insolvency cases.

Before being named judge in 1995, at age 41, he was a partner in another Canada-wide law firm where he practiced commercial law, focusing mainly on investments in Canada, mega power supply contracts as well as private financing and complex joint ventures and acquisitions…


Stan Fisher, Q.C.

Mr. Fisher has appeared annually in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2011 and cited as “very efficient, fair-minded, gracious and accommodating” and “well respected for his domestic practice acting as mediator and arbitrator on a wide range of commercial disputes”. This professional respect and recognition is the hallmark of an exemplary career in commercial litigation spanning 5 decades in all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. For the past 8 years, Mr. Fisher has focused exclusively on neutral work, and has chaired or served as party nominee for domestic and international commercial arbitration panels.


L. Yves Fortier, C.C., O.Q., Q.C., L.L.D.

L. Yves Fortier is recognized as one of the top arbitrators in the world. Since 1 January 2012, he has been a sole practitioner with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London.In the past 20 years, he has served as Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on more than 100 international arbitral tribunals, either ad hoc or constituted by different arbitral institutions. He is a past President of the Canadian Bar Association. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the…


Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C., FCIArb

Thomas G. Heintzman, a former president of the Canadian Bar Association, specializes in the field of alternative dispute resolution. One of Canada’s best-known and most experienced litigators, he has acted as counsel in actions, arbitrations and appeals in Ontario, Newfoundland, Manitoba, British Columbia and New Brunswick and has made numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada…


Professor Doug Jones AO RFD FCIArb FIAMA FAMINZ

Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and Investor / State arbitrator. He is a member arbitrator at Arbitration Place in Toronto, and a door tenant at Atkin Chambers, London…


Barry Leon

Barry Leon is a Member arbitrator and mediator with Arbitration Place. He specializes in arbitrating and mediating corporate and commercial, contract, shareholder and business breakup, intellectual property and technology disputes.

He is currently serving as the Commercial Judge of the High Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands. Until early 2015, Justice Leon was a Partner and Head of the International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP and prior to that was a Partner with Torys LLP. He has more than 30 years of experience as counsel, acting on significant and complex cases in many different industries including financial services, natural resources and energy, technology and intellectual property, manufacturing, and construction and projects…


The Honourable Joseph R. Nuss, Q.C.

Joseph R. Nuss, Q.C. is an independent arbitrator and mediator in the fields of Canadian and International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation. He is Senior Counsel with the Montreal firm Woods LLP since December 2009. In addition to his being appointed to act as arbitrator and mediator, he was named Claims Officer “In the Matter of a Plan of Compromise or Arrangement of AbitibiBowater et al.” involving the restructuring and reorganization of the AbitibiBowater group of companies….


The Honourable Dennis O’Connor, O.C., Q.C.

The Honourable Dennis O’Connor, O.C., Q.C., formerly the Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, is counsel in the Toronto Office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1998 and served as Associate Chief from 2001 until he retired at the end of 2012…


Harry B. Radomski

Partner, member of firm’s Executive Committee and head of Goodmans’ intellectual property litigation group. Practises commercial litigation with emphasis on IP law and appears before courts and tribunals across Canada. Litigation counsel to companies and government authorities in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, software and chemical industries, including Apotex Inc.; Nu-Pharm Inc.; Pro Doc Ltd; Medtronic AVE; and New Brunswick Power Corp. Recognized as a leading IP litigator by Chambers Global and Lexpert®. Also recognized by Euromoney (one of the top three Canadian patent lawyers and top 25 in the world), PLC Which Lawyer?…


Andrew Roman

Andrew Roman is an advocate, arbitrator and mediator based in Toronto, practising throughout Canada and internationally. He has been a high profile court and administrative tribunal lawyer for over 40 years, the last 25 with Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto. He has appeared at all levels of court, including numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in administrative tribunals, in every province and territory of Canada. Mr. Roman has also advised and represented clients in a broad variety of commercial matters including numerous merger and acquisition transactions, regulatory compliance, contract interpretation and financing….


The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, Q.C.

The Honourable Marshall Rothstein served as Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 2006 to 2015. Upon his retirement, he was publicly described as having a “ferocious intelligence” and a “legendary” work ethic by the Chief Justice of Canada. The author of 100 judgments and having participated in hundreds more, Mr. Rothstein’s tenure at the Supreme Court left a lasting impression in all areas of the Canadian legal landscape, with a particular emphasis on cases involving complex commercial and regulatory issues.

A native of Winnipeg, Mr. Rothstein attended the University of Manitoba (B.Com., LL.B.) before entering private practice with Thorvaldson, Eggertson, Saunders and Mauro (now Aikins MacAulay and Thorvaldson LLP). For nearly three decades, Mr. Rothstein developed his reputation as one the country’s leading counsel in numerous high-profile domestic and cross-border cases.

Mr. Rothstein was appointed to the Trial Division of the Federal Court of Canada in 1992, and was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal in 1999. In 2005, he served as a member of a NAFTA Extraordinary Challenge panel involving softwood lumber.


Janet Walker J.D., DPhil (Oxon), FCIArb

BA(Hons), MA, JD (Osgoode), MA, DPhil (Oxon), FICArb, of the Ontario Bar, Professor and former Associate Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School.Professor Walker has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ICC and ICDR arbitrations and she is active with ICC Canada, and the ICDR and CIETAC Panels, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Chartered Institute (Toronto Branch), Arbitralwomen, and as a coach and arbitrator at the Vis Moot since 2001. She was among the Canadian arbitrators listed in Who’s Who Legal in 2010 and 2011, and she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the ILA Committee on International Commercial Arbitration…


Thomas H. Webster

Tom Webster is a leading arbitrator active in particular in Europe and the United Kingdom. He has acted as arbitrator and appeared as counsel in a wide variety of international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, AAA, ICDR and Stockholm Rules. He has handled arbitrations subject to English, US, French, Canadian, Swiss, Turkish, Spanish, Polish, Egyptian, Philippine, German law and has conducted arbitrations in English, French and German. He is admitted to practice in Ontario, England, New York and France…


The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C.

The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, O.C., O.Ont., Q.C., B.A., LL.B, LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.) is recognized as one of Canada’s leading mediators, having mediated, both as a judge and as counsel, some of the country’s most significant and complex labour, corporate and class action disputes. Mr. Winkler has been a Mediator and Arbitrator at Arbitration Place since 2014, and has assisted a variety of public and private parties in the resolution of their disputes through arbitration and mediation.