David is a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) who has been appointed sole arbitrator in commercial disputes by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He is a full member of the ADR Institute of Ontario and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and appears on each of their rosters of arbitrators. He accepts appointment as arbitrator in franchise, distribution and licencing disputes. (click here)
David accepts appointment as sole or panel arbitrator in franchise, distribution, and licencing disputes (click here), whether domestic or international international dimension.
As legal counsel, David has extensive experience in Ontario, England and in Dubai in distribution disputes. David has practiced franchise law in Ontario, in connection with franchisors located in Ontario and the U.S. His experience in franchise law includes representation in proceedings (and potential proceedings) concerning rescission and damages claims, counterclaims of franchisors, termination of franchise agreements, opinions on the application of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 3, and whether a business operates a franchise or a distribution network, as well as considerable litigation in relation to actual and alleged distribution agreement. David’s experience in licensing disputes covers a wide variety of industries and subject matters.
As an active arbitrator, David supports arbitration as less expensive, and a more efficient form of dispute resolution. In recognition of that goal, he offers appointment as a sole arbitrator at a reasonable hourly fee rate, from $350.00 per hour, plus facilities and applicable taxes) and with good availability.
David holds a LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.M (Lond.) in Commercial and Corporate Law, and a Q.Arb granted by the ADR Institute of Canada. He has appeared as a barrister in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List), the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court (Canada), Federal Court of Appeal (Canada) and as co-counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has legal experience in arbitration in under different institutional and ad hoc rules, in a wide variety of matters.
David regularly speaks on, and provides interviews, to the legal press on matters of interest to those practicing in the area of arbitration.
Curriculum Vitae and Terms of Appointment available on request.
Hourly Rates: Fee rate on application: from $350.00 per hour, plus facilities and applicable taxes.