O'Connor Alternative Dispute Resolution - Arbitration & Mediation

Chris O'Connor, Q.C. is a nationally and internationally recognized Canadian commercial arbitrator.

Career Summary

Before establishing an independent arbitration practice Christopher J. O'Connor was a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was a former National Department Leader of the litigation department. He Specializes in construction arbitration and mediation, with emphasis on commercial disputes, construction disputes, and insurance issues.


Christopher J. O'Connor, Q.C., C.Arb., FCIArb. practiced extensively in the area of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He received a BA with Distinction from Carleton University in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 1976. He completed the Leadership in Law Firms Program at Harvard University in 2009. He has been accredited the designation Chartered Arbitrator by the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, England and is an accredited mediator and arbitrator at the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre. He was recognised by Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2015 Vancouver Construction Lawyer of the Year. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Chambers Canada (construction law) and Best Lawyers in Canada (construction law; director and officer liability; insurance law). He was recognised in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (local litigation star – British Columbia). He was recognised in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (construction law). He was listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (construction law; international commercial arbitration; litigation – commercial insurance). He is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, as well as the construction chapter in the compendium edition of Who’s Who Legal.

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