David Alderson
David Alderson

Academic Qualifications: 

 1980 – LL.B (Osgoode)

 1987 – LL.M (Lond.) – Commercial and Corporate Law



 Professional Memberships: 

 1982 – Present – Law Society of Upper Canada,  Barrister and Solicitor

 1988 – England and Wales*, Solicitor

 1998 – Bermuda*, Barrister and Attorney-at-law

 2005 – New York*, Attorney and Counselor-at-Law

While David is admitted to practice in Ontario, Canada and New York State, and is on the roll of Barristers and Attorneys at Law in Bermuda, he currently practices only the laws of Ontario and Canada.

Arbitration Experience:
I have been engaged as counsel in arbitration matters in Ontario, England, Bermuda and Dubai, mostly in the areas of marine disputes, international trade disputes, commodities disputes, construction disputes, labour disputes, franchise and distribution disputes and reinsurance disputes; in both domestic and international arbitration, including AAA arbitration, ICDR International Rules, ICC arbitration, LMAA arbitration, GAFTA arbitration, and various other ad hoc and non-institutional arbitration.  I am Senior Counsel – Commercial Litigation at Gilbertson Davis LLP, also accepting appointments as commercial and marine arbitrator.

I have been appointed as an arbitrator by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Speaking Engagements:

I have spoken and been interviewed in relation to arbitration matters, including:

Law Times Cover Story – Enforce arbitration agreements: ruling, November 21, 2016, Re: Haas v. Gunasekaram, 2016 ONCA 744 (Co-Counsel on motion) –

New Developments in Emergency Arbitration Procedures – Interview Published in Law Times (April 2013)

American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Litigation event “Strategic Choices in International Arbitration: the Impact of Forum Selection and Choice-of-Law Decisions” covering competence-competence doctrine, severability (separability) and judicial intervention in determining the jurisdiction of a tribunal; and the enforcement of arbitral awards, including public policy exclusion to enforcement and the effect of local limitation periods in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in UNCITRAL / Model law jurisdictions (August 2011)

ADR Specialization:

Gilbertson Davis LLP
6 Adelaide Street, East, Suite 800, Toronto, ON Canada M5C 1H6
416 979 2020 ext 230
Website: http://www.gilbertsondavis.com/lawyers/david-alderson/


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