ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Barry Leon

Barry Leon is an arbitrator and mediator with ADR Chambers. He specializes in arbitrating and mediating corporate and commercial, contract, intellectual property, technology, shareholder and business breakup disputes on international and domestic cases.

Barry is currently serving as the Commercial Judge of the High Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

He has more than 30 years of experience as counsel, acting on many complex and significant cases for a wide variety of clients and involving many different industries. His industry experience includes financial services, natural resources and energy, technology and intellectual property, manufacturing, construction and projects, and consumer products.

Barry regularly chairs conferences and panels, and speaks and writes extensively on various international disputes and related topics, including international and domestic arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He is frequently referred to and quoted in the media on arbitration, mediation and other legal topics.

Barry has received numerous accolades over the course of his career. His most recent recognitions include Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100; Chambers Global; Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; PLC Which Lawyer?; The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration; Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; and Who’s Who Legal - Canada. In 2013 he received CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR”.

Barry is licensed to practice law in Ontario. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Alberta, his M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and his LL.B. from the University of Toronto.

He is an active member of numerous international arbitration organizations, serving in executive positions and on task forces and commissions, and organizing conferences and events. He is the immediate past Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, ICC Canada (Canadian National Committee of the ICC) and Co-Chair of The Advocates’ Society’s Arbitration and Mediation Advocacy Practice Group. He is a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR – ICC International Court of Arbitration; International Commercial Arbitration Committee – International Law Association; Arbitration and Litigation Committees – International Bar Association; Task Force on Diversity in ADR – CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; Institute for Transnational Arbitration; International Commission of Jurists; London Court of International Arbitration; The Advocates' Society; and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society.


Availability Calendar

1. While every effort is being made to keep the calendar up to date, ADR Chambers cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on the calendar. Please call (416) 362-8555 to confirm availability and book the panel member.

2. Please call (416) 362-8555 if the date you need is marked as unavailable to determine whether you can be accommodated by the panel member.

Booking Information

Home City:

Ottawa, Ontario

Barry Leon is willing to travel


Neutral Evaluation
Private Appeal
Expedited Arbitration


   Partnership Disputes
   Collection / Debtors

   Wrongful/Constructive Dismissals

   Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure

Real Estate
   Land Use/Planning
   General Real Estate Transactions

To book Barry Leon
(416) 362-8555