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. 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 regularly 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 Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2009-Leading Lawyer in Canada; Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in Canada 2008/2009 - international arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, class action litigation, and corporate and commercial litigation; Lexpert/Thomson Canada's Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008 - Most frequently recommended practitioner in international commercial arbitration; Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2008 - Leading Lawyer in Canada; and Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2007/2008 - Leading practitioner in international commercial arbitration.

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 participates in numerous international and Canadian arbitration and litigation organizations, including the Executive Committee of the Canadian National Committee (Arbitration Committee of Canadian Chamber of Commerce); Commission on Arbitration – ICC International Court of Arbitration; the International Commercial Arbitration Committee – International Law Association as Vice-President and Director; the International Bar Association Litigation Committee as Canadian Chair; the Task Force on Diversity in ADR – CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; the Canadian Advisory Committee, Panel of Arbitrators and Steering Committee for 2007-8 North America Series conferences – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (international division of the American Arbitration Association); and the Commission on Settlement in International Arbitration – Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).  Barry’s memberships include the Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the International Bar Association, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Law Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the New York State Bar Association and The Advocates' 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