E. David D. Tavender

David is a mediator and arbitrator with over 40 years’ experience in civil commercial litigation and dispute resolution. David has served as a neutral and as counsel on commercial arbitrations and mediations domestically and internationally, and has participated in a number of investigations and inquiries. David has mediated and arbitrated multi-million dollar matters in contract breaches, wrongful terminations, construction, and franchise rights. He also has extensive experience with disputes in the oil, gas, and energy industry.

David received training in principled negotiation and mediation from the Harvard Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School in 1994. He earned a B.A. (Honours) at the University of Toronto in 1960 and his LL.B. in 1963 at the University of Alberta. In 1963 David joined the firm of Fenerty McGillivray, Robertson and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1978. He has lectured at the University of Calgary Law School on principled negotiation, and is the author of various publications on arbitration, ADR, and principled negotiation.

David is a member of the ICC Canadian National Committee’s Roster of Arbitrators, the CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution’s International Panel of Neutrals, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre Roster of Neutrals and the NAFTA Advisory Committee on International Private Commercial Disputes.

David has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of arbitration by a number of respected organizations including Lexpert and Chambers Global. He was also selected as Best Lawyer’s 2012 Calgary International Arbitration Lawyer of Year.

David lives in Calgary, Alberta and is senior litigation counsel with Dentons Canada LLP. He is willing to travel.

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