Janet Walker

Janet is based in in London at Outer Temple Chambers, in Toronto at Arbitration Place and in Sydney, Australia. She is professor of law (past associate dean) at Osgoode Hall Law School, a member of the Ontario Bar, and licensed legal consultant of the New York State Bar.

Janet has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ICC, ICDR, DIAC and SIAC-administered, and in ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of seats. Her matters cover a range of industries including construction, heavy equipment, M&A, shareholder, distribution, intellectual property, environmental, finance and employment. She is a member of a number of arbitral panels including the ACICA, AIAC, BVI, CIETAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, Shanghai, Shenzhen, SIAC and Ukrainian Chamber panels, and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

Janet authors Canada’s main text on private international law and has authored or edited many other books and articles in the field; and she has served in more than fifty expert consulting and testifying mandates on jurisdiction, judgments and applicable law in crossborder commercial and arbitration-related matters. Janet was advisor (common law) to Canada’s Federal Courts rules committee (2006-15), and CIArb academic advisor (2014-15). Janet was the founding Chair of the CIArb Toronto Chapter and has served on the Board since that time. She co-directed the CIArb Oxford Diploma Course for four years and currently teaches on the Stuttgart Masters in Construction Law program.