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Christopher J. O'Connor Q.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

Christopher J. O'Connor Q.C.

O'Connor Alternative Dispute Resolution inc.
1887 Bonito Cresent
Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9J1
Tel: (778) 229-1708
Fax: N/A
Website: www.oconnoradr.com
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Recognized to British Columbia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Other ADR Services: Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced: 1996
  • Total Mediations (as of Nov 2020): 250
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Nov 2020): 55
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Biographical

Before establishing an independent arbitration practice Christopher J. O'Connor was a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was a former National Department Leader of the litigation department. He Specializes in construction arbitration and mediation, with emphasis on commercial disputes, construction disputes, and insurance issues.

Christopher J. O'Connor, Q.C., C.Arb., FCIArb. practiced extensively in the area of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He received a BA with Distinction from Carleton University in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 1976. He completed the Leadership in Law Firms Program at Harvard University in 2009. He has been accredited the designation Chartered Arbitrator by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England and is an accredited mediator and arbitrator at the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre. He was recognised by Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2015 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Chambers Canada (construction law) and Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law; director and officer liability; insurance law). He was recognised in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (local litigation star – British Columbia). He was recognised in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (construction law). He was listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (construction law; international commercial arbitration; litigation – commercial insurance). He is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, as well as the construction chapter in the compendium edition of Who’s Who Legal.


Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Architecture
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Mining
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Education

  • College: Carleton University 
  • Degree: BA (with Distinction) Year: 1973
  • Law School: University of Toronto 
  • Degree: Juris Doctor Year: 1976
  • Harvard Law School Certificate: Leadership in Law Firms Year: 2009
  • Licensed to Practice Law: British Columbia in 1977
  • Q.C.: 2005
  • FCIArb: 1996
  • C.Arb: 1995

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chartered Arbitrator by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England
  • Accredited mediator and arbitrator at the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2015 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year
  • Chambers Canada (construction law)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law; director and officer liability; insurance law)
  • Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (local litigation star – British Columbia)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (construction law)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (construction law; international commercial arbitration; litigation – commercial insurance)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, as well as the construction chapter in the compendium edition of Who’s Who Legal.

Rates Information

Rates depend upon complexity, amount involved, number of parties etc. I do not charge for travel time. Please email or phone to discuss rates.

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