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John Judge, Arbitrator & Mediator, Toronto, Ontario.

John Judge

Arbitration Place
Bay Adelaide Centre West
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
Tel: (416) 848-0203
Cell: 4164737399
Fax: (416) 850-5316
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Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

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  • Practice Commenced: 1995
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 35
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 70
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John Judge has appeared as counsel before trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and also before administrative and arbitral tribunals. Mr. Judge is also experienced in international commercial arbitration as counsel and as arbitrator.

He has sat as an arbitrator and as chair on substantial international arbitrations through the ICC, Paris, and the ICDR, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He is currently sitting as Sole Arbitrator or a Chair in a number of international arbitrations seated in New York, the Caribbean and Toronto. As many of his cases involve international issues, he is adept in co-ordinating cross-border disputes and effectively dealing with jurisdictional issues. His experience includes shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes, corporate and commercial transactions, banking, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance claims, and civil fraud investigations and claims. He has a broad background in real estate and complex construction, product liability and professional negligence disputes relating to sophisticated industrial. mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects. He has handled a wide variety of technology disputes related to outsourcing, software development and implementation and Internet issues.

​His expertise in arbitration has been recognized nationally and internationally, including Chambers 2021, Lexpert/American Lawyer 2020 (Most Frequently Recommended), International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2020.

He is involved with numerous arbitral organizations including the LCIA (V.P., North American Users Council), ICC Canada (Member, Executive), Panel Member for the ICDR, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, and the London International Arbitration Club. 

Case Experience

  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Engineering
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Public Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Torts
  • Venture Capital


  • FCI, Arb. 2006
  • Bar Admission Toronto 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of The Advocates’ Society (past director 1987-89, 1992)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Technology Law
  • Association and Canadian Information and Technology Law Association
  • He is a director and past president (2006-2007) of The Sopinka Cup Society
  • Sponsor of the Canadian National Trial Advocacy
  • Moot Competition for law schools
  • Past instructor at the annual Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy

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