Stanley G. Fisher

Area of Practices:
International Shareholder Commercial  infrastructure

Stan G. Fisher, Q.C. has been recognized as a leading arbitration practitioner in the inaugural 2016 and 2017 editions of Chambers Canada. For over the past decade, he has exclusively practiced in ADR, and has chaired or served as party nominee for domestic and international commercial arbitration panels. In 2015 he was appointed to a five-year term as one of two Canadian arbitrators serving as Canada’s nominee to adjudicate disputes between parties involved in the new Windsor-Detroit Bridge project. 

Mr. Fisher has been recognized as a leading arbitration practitioner in the inaugural (2016) and 2017 editions of Chambers Canada, and has appeared annually in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2011. He has been peer reviewed consistently right through to 2021 as “Most Sought After for Arbitration”. He has been described 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 five decades in all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In the 2018 and 2019 issues of both Chambers Canada and Chambers Global, Mr. Fisher has been listed in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Canada (Band 2). ​

Mr. Fisher has also been peer reviewed for arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution in Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. ​

Over the past decade, Mr. Fisher has focused exclusively on neutral work, and has chaired or served as party nominee for domestic and international commercial arbitration panels. Recently, Mr. Fisher was appointed to a five-year term as one of two Canadian arbitrators serving as Canada’s nominee to adjudicate disputes between parties involved in the new Windsor-Detroit Bridge project – a significant public/private project between the State of Michigan and the Government of Canada. ​

In 1998, he became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and in 2009 was the first recipient of The Advocates’ Society’s Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility. He is currently a member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS). He is past Chairman of both the University of Toronto Discipline Tribunal and the Class Proceedings Committee of Ontario.

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