Julie Hopkins

I was counsel with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and practised commercial litigation, arbitration and administrative law for more than 25 years. I advised and represented clients on complex and technical matters concerning oil and gas, insurance, labour and employment, estates and trusts, corporate, and constitutional law. As a result, I have experience across a variety of industries including electricity generation and transmission, oil and gas (including oilsands, pipelines and LNG), construction, aviation, trucking, real-estate development and health care. As arbitrator, I have decided matters ranging from disputes under asset purchase agreements to appeals of election results under a First Nation’s election code. I am appointed to the rosters of a number of arbitral institutions including the CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals (Global Panel), ICDR Canada, Vancouver International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. I am an unjust dismissal adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. As a Panel Chair of the Alberta Insurance Councils Appeal Board, I heard appeals of decisions concerning the licensing and discipline of insurance agents, brokers and adjustors. I am also an instructor and course director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course, which is aimed at experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel.

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