Janet Walker, CD, JD, DPhil, FCIArb, is based at Arbitration Place, Toronto, and Outer Temple Chambers London. She is professor of law (past associate dean) at Osgoode Hall Law School, member of the Ontario Bar, and licensed legal consultant of the New York State Bar.
Janet has served as sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in ad hoc and ICC, ICDR and DIAC arbitrations. She is a member of the BVI, CIETAC, ICDR, KLRCA, Shanghai, Shenzhen, SIAC and Ukraine panels, and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.
She is founding member of ICC Canada, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, CIArb Toronto Chapter (founding chair), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and ArbitralWomen; and member of LCIA, IBA, IPBA, ICCA and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.
For twenty years Janet has consulted and provided expert evidence in major crossborder and complex litigation, and in law reform working groups for the American Law Institute, ABA, IBA and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, including its international arbitration legislation project advisory board.
Janet authors Canada’s main text on private international law, Castel and Walker. She was adviser (common law) to Canada’s Federal Courts rules committee (2006-15) and CIArb academic adviser (2014-2015).
Janet is International Association of Procedural Law secretary general and ILA Canada past president; she coached the Osgoode Vis Team (2001-2014).
Janet was Leverhulme professor at University College, Oxford; Hauser global law professor at NYU and NYU/NUS in Singapore; co-director of the CIArb Oxford Diploma course in international arbitration; and visiting professor at universities in Tunisia (2001-2014), Australia, Israel, Italy, Croatia and China.
For more information, see www.janet-walker.com.
WWL says: Janet Walker is a “formidable presence in the market”, with “a long track record of success and achievement” serving as arbitrator before all the major national and international arbitration institutions.
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