Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration Chambers

Sale of Business Dispute Arbitrator
Asset Purchase Dispute Arbitrator
Share Purchase Dispute Arbitrator
Business Breakup Arbitrator

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M (Commercial and Corporate Law)
Experienced and Qualified Arbitrator

Arbitrator for Sale of Business Arbitration
Family Business Arbitration | Closely Held Business Arbitration
Non- Compete, Non-Solicit and Non-Disclosure Agreement

Qualified, Experienced and Independent Arbitrator
Competitive Hourly Rates Offered | Good Availability for Hearings

Serving All of Ontario & Elsewhere in Canada From Toronto Office
Sole Arbitrator – $450.00 per hour, plus HST*

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M (Commercial and Corporate), and Qualified Arbitrator accepts arbitrator appointments, both sole arbitrator and panel arbitrator, for sale of business disputes, which involve either the sale of underlying assets or the sale of shares of the corporation that owns and operates the business, disputes concerning the underlying sale agreement and/or its performance, non-compete agreements, misrepresentation or non-disclosure of material facts, representations and warranties, non-payment of purchase price, failure to close and injunctions and mandatory orders that do not affect non-parties to the arbitration. David Alderson is a qualified, independent, and an experienced arbitrator, who can offers appointment on reasonable fees and with good availability. He has been appointed arbitrator by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for commercial arbitrations.


David has been accredited by the ADR Institute as Canada as a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb). He accepts appointments as a commercial arbitrator (sole arbitrator and party appointee) at reasonable hourly rates and with good availability. His LL.B (Osgoode) and LL.M (Lond.) Commercial and Corporate, were granted in 1980 and 1988, respectively. David has acted as counsel in both domestic and international arbitration, including institutional and ad hoc arbitration.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has appointed David as arbitrator in commercial arbitration matters. David is a member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and has successfully completed the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration. He is also a Full Member of the ADR Institute of Ontario and appears in its Member Directory. David has completed each of the Foundations in Judicial Competencies Series, and the Adjudicative Tribunal Competency Series and has been granted a Certificate of Completion in each by the Ontario Bar Association.

David has lived and practiced business litigation and arbitration in Ontario, England, Bermuda and Dubai, in a wide variety of disputes in a diverse range of businesses and industries. He is also admitted in New York State.

In his over 40 years of practice both here and abroad David has actively promoted the resolution of commercial, business and property disputes through arbitration. He has spoken to lawyers at Continuing Legal Education events, and given interviews to legal publications, on matters concerning arbitration, both domestic and international, and with respect to company and joint venture issues.

Sale of Business Dispute Arbitration

Disputes referred to arbitration in connection with the purchase and sale of a business may include these disputes:

  • Failure to Close
  • Non-payment of Purchase Price
  • Disputes over Representations and Warranties
  • Misrepresentation or Non-Disclosure of Material Facts
  • Brokerage Disputes
  • Product or Services Disparagement / Cyber Libel
  • Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Confidentiality

Curriculum Vitae

David 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 Intake Coordinator

Appointment and Availability Enquiries

To make appointment and availability enquiries about business dispute arbitrators and mediators, please contact the Gilbertson Davis LLP Arbitration and Mediation Services Intake Coordinator at (416) 979 2020, ext. 223 or by email at

* Sole Arbitrator – $450.00 per hour, plus HST (does not include Panel Arbitrator, or a Sole Arbitrator that becomes a Panel Arbitrator)