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Janet Walker, CD, JD, DPhil, FCIArb, is based in Toronto at Arbitration Place and in London at Outer Temple Chambers. 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 and DIAC arbitrations. She is a member of the ICDR, CIETAC, SHIAC and KLRCA panels, and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

She is founding member of ICC Canada, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, CIArb Toronto Chapter (founding chair), Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and ArbitralWomen; and member of LCIA, IBA, IPBA, ICCA and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators.

For over 15 years Janet has consulted on, and provided expert evidence in, cross-border and complex litigation, and has served on law reform working groups for the American Law Institute, ABA, IBA and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, including its international arbitration legislation project advisory board.

Janet authors Canada’s main text on private international law, Castel and Walker. She was adviser (common law) to Canada’s Federal Courts rules committee (2006-15), and CIArb academic adviser (2014-15).

Janet is International Law Association Canadian branch’s past president; she is International Association of Procedural Law’s secretary general; and she coached the Osgoode Vis Team (2001-14).

Janet was Leverhulme professor at University College, Oxford, Hauser global law professor at NYU and NYU/NUS in Singapore, and visiting professor at universities at Tunisia (2001-14) and in Australia, Israel, Italy, Croatia and China.

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