Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration Chambers

Roster Arbitrator Based in Toronto Ontario
David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M
Qualified Arbitrator
Independent Arbitrator, with Reasonable Fees
and Good Availability

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M, Q.Arb

ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) Directory of Dispute Resolution Professionals
Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) Arbitrator Roster Member
Ontario Bar Association Remote Arbitration Roster Member (OBA RAM)
Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers Roster Arbitrator
Qualified, Experienced and Independent Arbitrator with Reasonable Hourly Rates and Good Availability for Arbitration Hearings

Serving All of Ontario & Elsewhere in Canada From Toronto Office

David Alderson is an accredited, qualified, independent and experienced commercial arbitrator, who arbitrates a wide variety of disputes. He has been appointed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in commercial arbitration matters. David offers arbitration services at a reasonable fee, and has good availability for hearings and other arbitration procedures.

Arbitrating Member

David is a arbitrating member of a number of institutions, including The ADR Institute of Ontario, The Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, the Ontario Bar Association Remote Arbitrator Member Roster, and Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers.

He is also Senior Counsel – Commercial Litigation, at Gilbertson Davis LLP, and has practiced in a number of jurisdictions in most areas of commercial and civil litigation.

Arbitration of Disputes

David’s primary focus on arbitration is for commercial disputes, including business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, director and officer disputes, real estate, condo and commercial leasing disputes, projects and joint venture disputes, construction, sale of goods, distribution and franchise disputes, management, brokerage and agency disputes, contract disputes, event cancellation and delay claims, marine, aviation, transportation and logistics disputes, international commercial disputes and reinsurance disputes.

ADR Institute of Ontario | ADR Institute of Canada

The goals of the ADR Institute of Ontario  is to assist their members, and users of ADR services, by providing information and education, maintaining high professional standards, providing a structure to ensure members adhere to high standards of professionalism and assisting users of ADR services to locate ADR professionals, as required.1

David is a full member of the ADR Institute of Ontario and appears in its Directory of Ontario Dispute Resolution Professionals. He is a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) having received that accreditation from the ADR Institute of Canada.

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

The primary mission of TCAS is to promote and develop in Toronto a world centre for arbitration excellence to resolve international and domestic disputes by providing: qualified arbitrators; exceptional facilities; experienced counsel; innovative research, and a supportive legal environment in the Ontario courts, regardless of the location of the parties or their systems of law.2

David is an arbitrating member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and appears in its Roster of Arbitrating Members.

Ontario Bar Association  – Remote Arbitrator  

The Ontario Bar is the leader and voice of Canada’s legal profession. An essential ally and advocate for members of the legal profession, it promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, upholds equality in the legal profession and are devoted to eliminating discrimination.3

David is on the newly formed Member’s Roster for Remote Arbitration and Mediation Services, for the provision of remote Arbitration in a number of areas of dispute, including business disputes, real estate, condo and commercial leasing disputes,  sale of goods, distribution and franchise disputes, management and agency disputes, contract disputes, transportation and logistics disputes, international and domestic commercial disputes and reinsurance disputes.

Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers
(“GD LLP Chambers”)

The GD LLP Chambers arbitrators are senior legal practitioners who also accept appointments as arbitrators or mediators. They are distinguished in their respective areas of practice and have differing legal practice backgrounds, through diversity of their legal experience in the world of reinsurance, insurance, business disputes, international trade & distribution, and marine matters, through language skills, and from foreign legal experience and accreditations. This makes a Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitrator or Mediator uniquely qualified for your consideration.4

David is an arbitrator on the GD LLP Chambers Roster of Arbitrators & Mediators. He offers appointment as an arbitrator at reasonable hourly fees, and with good availability for procedures from the first meeting to the arbitration hearing.

Reasonable Fees and Good Availability

David has actively supported and engaged in domestic and international arbitration. He actively supports arbitration as less expensive, and more efficient form of dispute resolution, offering appointment at a reasonable hourly rates, plus facilities and applicable taxes and with good availability. 


David holds a LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School, an LL.M (Lond.) UCL, in Commercial and Corporate Law, and a Q.Arb (Qualified Arbitrator) 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 under different institutional and ad hoc rules, in a wide variety of matters.

He is a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb) having received that accreditation from the ADR Institute of Canada.

Contact for Appointment of Arbitrator

Curriculum Vitae and Terms of Appointment available on requires. Contact the Intake Coordinator at Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers at  (416) 979 2020, ext. 223 or by email at

Competitive hourly rates offered, plus facilities and Applicable taxes.

Languages: English

1 – The ADR Institute website
2 – The Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society website
3 – The Ontario Bar Association website
4 – The Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers website