CIArb Canada Executive

Prof. Janet Walker, FCIArb

Independent Arbitrator

Current Organization/Company
Arbitration Place

Membership: Fellow

Practice Area/Industry
Arbitration, Business/Commercial, Construction, International

ADR Services Offered

Languages Spoken:
English, French, Spanish


Telephone: 1.416.848.0203

E-Mail Address:


Prof. Janet Walker, FCIArb

Janet is an independent arbitrator at Toronto Arbitration Chambers, Atkin Chambers, London, and Sydney Arbitration


She has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ad hoc arbitrations and ICC, ICDR, DIAC, HKIAC, KCAB,

PCA and SIAC-administered arbitrations in a variety of seats. Her matters include construction, M&A, shareholder,

intellectual property, pharma and environmental. She is a member of many institutional panels including the ACICA,

AIAC, BVI, CAA, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICDR, JCAA, KCAB, Shanghai, Shenzhen, SIAC and Ukrainian Chamber panels,

and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Janet is a Distinguished Professor of Law (past Associate Dean) at Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the

Ontario Bar, and a licensed legal consultant of the New York State Bar. She authors Canada’s main text on conflict of

laws, cited in more than 400 judgments, and she is co-author of the third edition of Commercial Arbitration in

Australia and co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration.

Janet is past-chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, founding co-chair of CanArbWeek and recipient of the

CIArb Canada’s Award for Distinguished Service to Arbitration.