Sander H. Gibson
Arbitrator & ADR Practise:

Sander practises as a Chartered Arbitrator from offices in Toronto and Montreal, hearing cases in entertainment industry and business/commercial - corporate matters, including governance and executive employment. Sander provides other dispute resolution and risk management services, working with the parties and their counsel, both to design appropriate hybrid methods for the resolution of their particular dispute and as a mediator-facilitator (known as "deal mediation") to help them overcome deal negotiation hurdles so that they conclude new agreements and potentially establish new business relationships.

Sander has been an arbitrator for the Independent Film & Television Alliance of Los Angeles (formerly, AFMA) since 2003, and has been appointed as a Mediator and Arbitrator on the Film and Media Panel of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO – Geneva). Sander was granted Chartered Arbitrator designation in 2005 by the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. ("ADRIC"), and was appointed to its National Roster of Chartered Arbitrators for credit card disputes of an international company, as well as to its National Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators for compensation disputes of an international accounting firm, both for standard two (2) year terms. He was a mediator-arbitrator for an ADR Chambers' mandate (2013-2017).

Sander also acts as commercial and corporate counsel to non-entertainment industry clients, concentrating on joint venture, share, asset and licensing transactions.

Sander was a member of the Board of Directors of the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. ("ADRIO") from 2007 to 2013. Sander is the Chair of ADRIO's Chartered Arbitrator Accreditation Committee (which advises ADRIC as to granting Chartered Arbitrator status to applicants), and is the immediate past Chair of both its Audit Committee and its Governance Committee.

Sander moderated a panel discussion of four arbitrators at ADRIO's 2013 Annual General Meeting: "Lessons Learned by Some of Ontario's Most Formidable Arbitrators", and spoke on "Interesting ADR Niches" at the combined Annual National Conference of ADRIC and the International Arbitration Conference of the International Chamber of Commerce Canada on October 25, 2013. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution section.

ADR Education

2003 - 2004: Arbitration course – ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
2004 to date: IFTA Arbitrators' annual and semi-annual conferences
2005 - American Bar Association's Commercial Arbitration Training Institute (4 days)
2005 - Mediation workshop – Stitt Feld Handy Group (4 days)
2007 - American Bar Association's Commercial Arbitration Training Institure (3 days).
2010 - American Bar Association's Commercial Arbitration Training Institute (3 days).
To date - various arbitration and mediation training and educational programs.

ADR Publications and Conferences

This article originally appeared in the September 19, 2014 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Click HERE for PDF

Playback, March, 2005: “Advantages and Disadvantages of Commercial Arbitration”. Click HERE for PDF

Playback, August 7, 2006: “Hybrid Methods of Alternate Dispute Resolution”. Click HERE for PDF.
ADR Update, March 2007 - ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.: “Mediating and Arbitrating in the Entertainment Industry”. Click HERE for PDF.
ADR Update, March 2007 - ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc.: “Commercial Arbitration Training South of the Border”. Click HERE for PDF.
IFTA Award Enforcement Booklet "Recognition and Enforcement in Quebec of Foreign Judgements and Foreign Arbitral Awards" (with Pierre Malo of Gascon & Associates L.L.P.).

Playback, September 19, 2014: "The Case for Keeping Business Counsel on Point".