Gerald W. Ghikas
Vancouver Arbitration Chambers
1650 885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver V6C 3E8
Partner, Head Int. Trade and Arb. Group Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Chair, Uniform Law Conf. of Canada Arbitration Legislation Reform Project; V-P N.A. Users Council, LCIA; Canadian Advisory Committee, ICDR; Member (Past Chair) ICC Canada; Member (Founder) Western Canada Comm. Arb. Soc.; Former Delegate, UNCITRAL Working Grp. II.; Fellow, CIArb.
AAA, ICDR, LCIA, BCICAC, ADRIC, KLIAC, SIAC.
Chair/President, sole, or party-appointed arbitrator in over 25 international and over 100 domestic commercial arbitrations. Counsel in numerous international and domestic cases. These include ICC, ICDR, SCC, LCIA, HKIAC, BCICAC administered and numerous ad hoc cases. Recent cases as chair/president include: dispute between American and Spanish companies concerning a license for the world-wide distribution of equipment for the pulp and paper industry (UNCITRAL/PCA – current); dispute between a Mexican tequila supplies and an American distributer concerning alleged breaches of a joint-venture agreement (ICC - current); a final offer arbitration between industry proponents and a government entity to settle the terms of a processing agreement for offshore oil resources (ad hoc – current); dispute between Mexican and American parties regarding a joint venture to provide goods and services to the petrochemical industry (ICC - current); dispute concerning the termination of rights under farm-in and operating agreements in relation to a hydrocarbon exploitation license issue by the Republic of Cameroon (ICC – award issued); disputes between Chinese and Canadian investors concerning their respective interests in mining properties in Canada (BCICAC – award issued); dispute between a Brasilian consortium and a Panamanian contractor concerning the construction of a hydro-electric power-plant in Panama (ICC - current);
Author of numerous articles, case comments, reviews etc. in international and domestic arbitration publications.