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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Fasken is recognized as having one of the leading ADR teams in Canada. Our team members have experience advocating for clients in disputes administered by all of the major domestic and international arbitral institutions and advising on ad hoc arbitration and mediation processes.
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Whether your dispute involves complex cross-border issues or a single contract disagreement, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can provide the opportunity to resolve the situation efficiently, through trusted processes in a confidential manner.


We’re qualified in a range of ADR techniques and skilled at determining which processes will best suit your situation.


We work closely with our clients from a diverse range of industries to determine the most appropriate dispute resolution process.  ADR processes are always considered, as they have the potential to provide more efficient and satisfying business outcomes than court proceedings.


In global disputes, clients benefit from our multilingual team and from our international experience in resolving cross-border construction, insurance, transaction, tax, contract and other issues.


We are leaders in the field of ADR, with members of our team serving on the executive of respected ADR organizations, sharing their expertise within the profession and teaching law students.


Subscribe to our “Litigation and Dispute Resolution Bulletin” newsletter, browse some of the recent matters we’ve been involved with or contact any of our lawyers to learn more.



Client Work

  • Humber River Hospital successfully defends termination of a long service employee for failing to follow management rules and directions,
  • Settlement of a $1.7 million claim for hidden defects in garage doors,
  • Canada Post Corporation successfully defends national policy grievance by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers,
  • Settlement of a claim of approximately $1.4 million following the cancellation of a government grant and the revocation of a licence,
  • Gaebel v. Lipka, 2017 BCCA 432,
  • 9281-4185 Québec inc. v. Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec,
  • XTL Transport in a dispute with Hydro-Québec regarding the acquisition of a servitude for passage of a power line,
  • Procureur général du Québec v. Johanne Labrosse, SAI-M-189942-1110 (Administrative Tribunal of Québec),
  • A servitude by destination of the owner confirms the use of an advertising sign in favour of our client,


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