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Janet Walker
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Toronto
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Who's Who Legal Canada - Arbitration

Janet Walker, CD, BA(Hons) MA, JD, DPhil (Oxon), is a chartered arbitrator based in Toronto at Arbitration Place, in London at Outer Temple Chambers, and in Sydney, Australia. She is a professor of law (and past associate dean) of Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the Ontario Bar, and a licenced legal consultant of the New York State Bar.

Janet has served as sole, presiding, and co-arbitrator in ICC, ICDR, DIAC, SIAC and in ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of seats. She is a member of the panels of ACICA, BVI, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KLRCA, Shanghai, Shenzhen, SIAC and Ukraine, and she has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Janet was admitted to the ICC Canada roster in 2001 and she is a founding member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (formerly Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto), the CIArb Canadian Branch (formerly founding chair of the Toronto Chapter), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (founding advisor), and ArbitralWomen; and she is a member of the LCIA, IBA, IPBA, ICCA and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

For 20 years Janet has served as consultant and legal expert witness in 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. She was a member of the working group that successfully advocated on behalf of the adoption of the 2006 version of the Model Law in Ontario; and a member of the executive organising committee of ICCA 2018 Sydney.

Janet has authored Canada’s main text on private international law, Canadian Conflict of Laws for more than 15 years, and she is the general editor of works on civil litigation and complex litigation. She was advisor (common law) to Canada’s Federal Courts rules committee (2006-15) and CIArb academic advisor (2014-15).

Janet is International Association of Procedural Law secretary general, ILA Canada past president, and she coached the Osgoode Vis Team (2001-14), including in the year that they won the competition.

Janet was a Leverhulme professor at University College, Oxford; Hauser global law professor at NYU and NYU/NUS in Singapore; and visiting professor at universities in Tunisia (2001-14) and in Australia, Israel, Italy, Croatia and China. She has served as co-director of the CIArb Oxford Diploma course in international arbitration since 2014.

Since 2010, Janet had been recognised in leading indexes, including Who’s Who Legal (Canada, and International), Chambers, and Best Lawyers, comments from leading members of the international arbitration community include “I know well the talents that mark a first rate arbitrator. professor Walker possesses them all”, “Janet is held in very high regard by the International Arbitration Community as a preeminent arbitration practitioner and scholar,” and “professor Walker was responsive to the parties' queries and submissions at all times, diligently conducted the proceedings through carefully crafted procedural decisions and spearheaded the issuance of an award which ultimately led to an efficient resolution of the parties' dispute”.

WWL says: Janet Walker draws high praise from widespread sources, one of whom describes her as “an excellent academic and arbitrator”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Janet Walker, CD, BA(Hons) MA, JD, DPhil (Oxon), is a chartered arbitrator based in Toronto at Arbitration Place, in London at Outer Temple Chambers, and in Sydney, Australia. She is a professor of law (past associate dean) of Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the Ontario Bar, and a licenced legal consultant of the New York State Bar.

Janet has served as sole, presiding, and co-arbitrator in ICC, ICDR, DIAC, SIAC and in ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of seats. She is a member of the panels of ACICA, BVI, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KLRCA, Shanghai, Shenzhen, SIAC and Ukraine, and she has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Janet was admitted to the ICC Canada roster in 2001 and she is a founding member of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (formerly Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto), the CIArb Canadian Branch (formerly founding chair of the Toronto Chapter), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (founding advisor), and ArbitralWomen; and she is a member of the LCIA, IBA, IPBA, ICCA and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

For 20 years Janet has served as consultant and legal expert witness in 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. She was a member of the working group that successfully advocated on behalf of the adoption of the 2006 version of the Model Law in Ontario; and a member of the executive organising committee of ICCA 2018 Sydney.

Janet has authored Canada’s main text on private international law, Canadian Conflict of Laws for more than 15 years, and she is the general editor of works on civil litigation and complex litigation. She was adviser (common law) to Canada’s Federal Courts rules committee (2006-15) and CIArb academic advisor (2014-15).

Janet is International Association of Procedural Law secretary general, ILA Canada past president, and she coached the Osgoode Vis Team (2001-14), including in the year that they won the competition.

Janet was a Leverhulme professor at University College, Oxford; Hauser global law professor at NYU and NYU/NUS in Singapore; and visiting professor at universities in Tunisia (2001-14) and in Australia, Israel, Italy, Croatia and China. She has served as co-director of the CIArb Oxford Diploma course in international arbitration since 2014.

Since 2010, Janet had been recognised in leading indexes, including Who’s Who Legal (Canada, and international), Chambers & Partners, and Best Lawyers. Comments from leading members of the international arbitration community include: “I know well the talents that mark a first rate arbitrator, professor Walker possesses them all”, “Janet is held in very high regard by the International Arbitration Community as a preeminent arbitration practitioner and scholar”, and “professor Walker was responsive to the parties’ queries and submissions at all times, diligently conducted the proceedings through carefully crafted procedural decisions and spearheaded the issuance of an award which ultimately led to an efficient resolution of the parties’ dispute”.

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WWL says: Janet Walker is a "top lawyer and arbitrator" who is widely renowned for the breadth of her experience.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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