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William Horton

William Horton


Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours): Osgoode Hall Law School 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts: Victoria College, University of Toronto 1971
  • FCIArb: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1997
  • University of Windsor: ADR Workshop 2001
  • Harvard Law School/PIL: Mediation Workshop, 2004
  • ICDR International Symposium in Advanced Case Management Issues, 2007
  • Chartered Arbitrator: ADR Institute of Canada, 2009
  • ICC Institute Master Class for Arbitrators, Paris, June, 2009
  • ADR Institute Course on Practical Ethics for Mediators, December 2012

Professional Memberships:

Called to the Bar: Ontario, Canada 1976

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)

International Center for Dispute Resolution (Panel Member)

ICC (former member ICC Commission, Canadian Nominating Committee and Canadian Exec. Comm.)

NAFTA 2022 Committee (Canadian member and Co-Chair of Task Force on Forms of Arbitration Agreement in the NAFTA Region)

CIETAC (China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission) (Member: Panel of Arbitrators)

ADR Institute of Canada (Chartered Arbitrator,  member Training Task Force, past editor in chief of the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal)

Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto (Founding Member)

Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (Founding Member)

International Bar Association (past chair of the International Litigation Committee of the Section on Business Law)

Osgoode Hall Law School (assistant instructor in LLM and JD programs, former lecturer in civil procedure)

ADR Chambers (Former member and former Co-Chair ADR Chambers Commercial and International Panels)

Uniform Law Conference of Canada (member International Arbitration Legislation Advisory Board)

British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (member of the international panel)

The Law Society of Upper Canada (barrister and solicitor, former counsel to Complaints Review Committee)

Public Accountants Council (Former Part-time Council Member)

The Advocates’ Society (former director)

International Law Association (former Director, Canadian Branch; Program Co-Chair 2006 Biennial Conference)

SUNSGLOW (an NGO promoting Rule of Law Training internationally:  Ontario Liason)

Vis Moot (memorial judge and adjudicator)

Canadian Bar Association (member)

Ontario Bar Association (member, former member editorial board “Briefly Speaking”))

American Bar Association (member)

Arbitration Experience:

Representative Arbitration Appointments (as Chair of tribunal, sole arbitrator or party nominee)

  • sale of a business (travel industry, forest products industry, food industry)
  • dispute re agreement relating to licensing of wireless technology
  • termination of a telecom interconnect agreement
  • investor/state dispute regarding a telecom investment
  • executive termination
  • auditors liability
  • termination of government contracts
  • commercial lease disputes
  • shareholder dispute (disputed winding up, sale of a business, oppression remedy)
  • patent dispute (agricultural product)
  • disputes relating to termination of international distribution and licensing agreements (clothing industry, auto parts, health foods, construction products)
  • professional partnership disputes (medical and accounting)
  • insurance coverage disputes (D & O insurance, telecommunications outage)
  • dispute re privatization of a government business
  • dispute re lease of a nuclear facility
  • dispute re production of nuclear medicines
  • disputes re national advertising campaigns
  • software license disputes
  • sale of goods and services (jet engines, chemical agents, construction products, computer services, transportation of large objects)
  • commercial lease disputes
  • Investment dispute (micro energy project)
  • Supply agreement (securities industry)
  • Insurance disputes (D & O insurance, commercial liability, satellite outage)
  • Commercial debt
  • Resource Comp./First Nation negotiation
  • Family business (construction products, auction business)
  • Construction project (nuclear facility)
  • Disputes re commercial leases
  • Class actions (product liability, securities)
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Environmental disputes
  • Sale of land
  • Professional liability (accounting, legal, investment advice)
  • Goods and services (alternative energy systems, aircraft retrofit)

Representative Mediation Appointments

ADR Specialization:
Commercial Disputes
International Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Financial Institutions
Professional Liability
Firm: William G. Horton Prof. Corp.
Address: ON
Phone: 416-504-4666


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