Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration Chambers

Toronto Reinsurance Arbitrator
David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M
Experienced and Qualified Arbitrator

Qualified, Experienced and Independent Arbitrator
Competitive Hourly Rates Offered, plus facilities and HST
Good Availability for Arbitration Hearings

Serving All of Ontario & Elsewhere in Canada From Toronto Office
Sole Arbitrator – $450.00 per hour, plus HST*
Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less

David Alderson has reinsurance law practice experience in Canada, Bermuda and London, England, and offers appointment as a sole arbitrator and panel arbitrator in both domestic and international reinsurance arbitration. He is an Experienced, Independent and Qualified Arbitrator. He has been appointed sole arbitrator by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in commercial arbitration matters and regularly sits as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration matters.


David Alderson has acted for and represented ceding insurers, reinsurers, retrocessionaires, brokers and other intermediaries and has provided coverage and claims advice and representation in relation to many types of reinsurance agreements and arrangements, including quota share, excess of loss, treaty and facultative agreements. He has advised and acted in a wide range of reinsurance matters.

His preferred reinsurance arbitration appointments include, but are not limited to, aviation risks, broker’s liability, catastrophe, directors’ and officers’ liability, environmental coverage, marine risks, political risks, product liability, property and casualty, special risks and war risks.

David Alderson undertook postgraduate insurance law studies in England, and has first-hand experience in the world’s largest reinsurance markets located in London and Bermuda, providing detailed knowledge and experience of both Canadian and global reinsurance markets.

Curriculum Vitae and Terms of Appointment

David’s online Bio pages are here: Arbitrator and Lawyer.

Terms of Appointment available on request from the Intake Coordinator

A sample Terms of Appointment can be downloaded here. The Password is available from the Arbitration Intake Coordinator

Appointment and Availability Enquiries

To make appointment and availability enquiries about appointment of David Alderson as reinsurance arbitrator or mediator, please contact the Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Chambers Intake Coordinator at (416) 979 2020, ext. 223, by email at, or by using the Contact Us Box on this webpage.

* Sole Arbitrator – $450.00 per hour, plus HST (does not include Panel Arbitrator, or a Sole Arbitrator that becomes a Panel Arbitrator)
Lower Rate if Disputes About $1 Million or Less