Robert J.C. Deane

Robert J.C. Deane

Rob Deane is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, based in Vancouver. He is the national leader of the firm’s international trade and arbitration group, and practises in the areas of international arbitration (as well as domestic arbitration) and commercial litigation. Rob has extensive experience in numerous significant international commercial arbitration proceedings in America, Asia and Europe under the London Court of International Arbitration Rules, the International Chamber of Commerce Rules, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Additional Facility) Rules, the American Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Rules, the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Domestic and International Arbitration Rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, among others. As litigation counsel, Rob has litigated complex cases throughout Canada and at all levels of Court, including to the Supreme Court of Canada, in diverse areas including contractual disputes, arbitration-related litigation including appeals, mining disputes, life sciences and other intellectual property disputes, consumer class actions, sponsorship and advertising disputes, shareholder disputes, securities regulation, information and privacy law, and administrative law. Rob is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated; recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2011) of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution – Arbitration); recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation: General Commercial Litigation, British Columbia; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Nationwide); recognized as the 2023 (and 2022) “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation Canada; recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2015) of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Local Litigation Star: British Columbia" and a "Litigation Star: Arbitration, General Commercial Litigation, Competition, Intellectual Property”; recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2017) of The Legal 500 Canada as a “Leading Lawyer” (Dispute Resolution); recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2015) of Who's Who Legal (Global) (Arbitration; E-Discovery); recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2015) of Who's Who Legal (Canada) (Arbitration); recognized in the 2022 (and 2020) edition of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (National: Commercial Arbitration); recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (International Arbitration, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Advertising and Marketing Law, Privacy and Data Security Law), in the 2022 edition (Bet-the-Company Litigation and Appellate Practice) and as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver for Bet-the-Company Litigation; recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2015) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Commercial Arbitration, Litigation – Corporate Commercial, Litigation – Intellectual Property); recognized in the 2020 edition of The Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers; recognized in the 2020 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy, and Litigation; recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2014) of the Lexpert Report on Business Litigation Special Edition as a leading litigator; recognized as the 2017 “Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada; recognized as the Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (2016) and Arbitration Counsel of the Year (2014 and 2013) by Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; recognized in 2017 and 2018 as an Acritas Star; recognized in both 2017 and 2018 as the “Vancouver Privacy and Data Security Law Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada and honoured with a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award (International Commercial Arbitration).

Publications

Commercial Litigation and Cross-border Enforcement | 9mos

Chapter: Canada

The Commercial Litigation and Cross-border Enforcement Law Over Borders Comparative Guide provides a highly practical and up-to-date overview of the litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution landscape in some of the key international dispute resolution jurisdictions. Written by expe...

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