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John Judge has appeared as counsel before trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and also before administrative and arbitral tribunals. Mr. Judge is also experienced in international commercial arbitration as counsel and as arbitrator.
He has sat as an arbitrator and as chair on substantial international arbitrations through the ICC, Paris, and the ICDR, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He is currently sitting as Sole Arbitrator or a Chair in a number of international arbitrations seated in New York, the Caribbean and Toronto. As many of his cases involve international issues, he is adept in co-ordinating cross-border disputes and effectively dealing with jurisdictional issues. His experience includes shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, corporate and commercial transactions, banking, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance claims, and civil fraud investigations and claims. He has a broad background in real estate and complex construction, product liability and professional negligence disputes relating to sophisticated industrial. mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects. He has handled a wide variety of technology disputes related to outsourcing, software development and implementation and Internet issues.
His expertise in arbitration has been recognized nationally and internationally, including Chambers 2011, Lexpert/American Lawyer 2011 (Most Frequently Recommended), International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2012.
He is involved with numerous arbitral organizations including the LCIA (V.P., North American Users Council), ICC Canada (Member, Executive), Panel Member for the ICDR, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and the London International Arbitration Club.