Janet Walker

International Arbitration

Janet Walker is one of the leading international dispute resolution specialists in Canada. She is a professor of law and past associate dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a member of Arbitration Place in Toronto, an associate member of Outer Temple Chambers in London, and she works from a base in Sydney.

Janet has served as sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in ICC, ICDR, DIAC, SIAC and in ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of seats, and she is a founding member of organizations such as ICC Canada, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, CIArb (Toronto Chapter), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and Arbitralwomen.

Janet authors the main private international law treatise in Canada and she has served as consultant and expert on many significant transnational matters over the past 20 years. She is a member of the organizing committee of ICCA Sydney 2018 and secretary general to the International Association of Procedural Law.

An eminent North American arbitrator on a panel that she chaired: “I know well the talents that mark a first-rate arbitrator. Professor Walker possesses them all.

An eminent Asia-Pacific arbitrator: “Janet is held in very high regard by the International Arbitration Community as a pre-eminent arbitration practitioner and scholar.

A leading institutions’ administrative counsel: “Professor Walker was responsive to the parties’ queries and submissions at all times, diligently conducted the proceedings through carefully crafted procedural decisions and spearheaded the issuance of an award which ultimately led to an efficient resolution of the parties’ dispute.