David McCutcheon, LL.B., C. Arb

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T: +1 (416) 848 0203

F: +1 (416) 850 5316


David McCutcheon has over 35 years of experience acting as an arbitrator and mediator.  He has been a two term President of the ADR Institute of Ontario, and a two term President of the ADR Institute of Canada.  He is a current director of the ADR Institute of Canada and serves as one of Canada’s representatives on the NAFTA 2022 Committee.


David is an experienced litigation and arbitration counsel who has appeared in trial and appeal courts and in administrative tribunals throughout his career.  His ADR practice as counsel and neutral is primarily focussed on commercial disputes including real estate, construction, environmental, corporate and shareholder matters.

Throughout his career, most recently as a partner at global law firm Dentons LLP, David has received national and international recognition as a preeminent practitioner in the areas of litigation and arbitration. In particular, David is recognized in Chambers Global: The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Euromoney’s Experts in Commercial Arbitration.  He has also achieved an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the leading authorities on the legal profession.

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