About J. Brian Casey

J. Brian Casey

Mr. Casey has over 36 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution. He is a former Principal of Baker & McKenzie International and a former Chair of the Firm’s North American Litigation Practice group. He is a founding member of Bay Street Chambers, an arbitration boutique based on the English model of a barristers’ chambers.

Mr. Casey received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Carleton University and graduated magna cum laude with his J.D. from the University of Ottawa.  He was called to the Bar in 1976 and since 1991 has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation.  He has practiced at all levels of the courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Casey also holds an LL.M. in international business law from York University, having focused his studies on international commercial arbitration.  In 1995 he was designated a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

During his career, Mr. Casey has been retained as arbitrator, chairman of the tribunal, or as counsel in numerous commercial arbitrations both ad hoc and institutional under the auspices of the LCIA, ICC, and the AAA/ICDR. Mr. Casey has also acted in investor/State arbitrations under Chapter 11 of the NAFTA administered by ICSID and other investor/state arbitrations arising out of Bilateral Investment Treaties.

Particular areas of practice include:

  • International commercial and financial disputes
  • licensing and distribution agreements
  • trade and investment disputes
  • Intellectual property, information technology and software arbitrations
  • insurance and reinsurance claims
  • shareholder and securities disputes

Mr. Casey is listed in tier 1 in Chambers Global, in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 lawyers in Canada, in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and in Who’s Who Legal. In October 2012 he was awarded the Lionel J. McGowan Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Casey is the author of Arbitration Law of Canada: Practice and Procedure, and is a contributor to International Arbitration Checklists, both published by Juris Publishing.  He has also contributed to Alternative Dispute Resolution, a text published by Aspatore Books.

Mr. Casey has lectured and delivered numerous papers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australia on various aspects of commercial arbitration and litigation including:

  • Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses for IT contracts – Canadian IT Law Association Seminar, Toronto
  • Update on Foreign Investment Disputes – University of Houston lecture
  • Implementing Interest Based Mediation in Energy Contracts – Insight Seminar, Calgary
  • NAFTA Chapter 11: What’s the Fuss – Canadian Corporate Counsel Association article
  • Recent Developments in Arbitration in Canada – Lexpert article
  • NAFTA: Its About Fair Trade – Toronto Globe & Mail article
  • Non-Party intervention in Arbitration – LCIA Seminar, London
  • International Multi-Party Arbitrations – IBA Seminar, Melbourne
  • Drafting Inter-Cultural Arbitration Agreements – The Center for American and International Law Seminar, Dallas
  • Strategic Considerations in Arbitrations under NAFTA and Bilateral Investment Treaties – McGill University lecture
  • Issues Respecting the International Arbitration of Natural Resource and Environmental Disputes – CBA/ICC Seminar, Vancouver
  • Drafting International Arbitration Clauses – AAA/ICDR Seminar, Miami
  • The Implication of National Laws in the Application of the New York Convention – ICC Seminar, Caracas

Representative arbitrations as arbitrator

  • Sole arbitrator in international licence dispute regarding IP rights (ICDR)
  • Chair of the tribunal in a marine docking dispute (ICC)
  • Sole arbitrator in a computer software installation and warranty dispute. (ICDR)
  • Chair of the tribunal in a dispute involving representations and warranties in a share purchase agreement. (ad hoc domestic)
  • Chair of the tribunal in a government procurement dispute (ICC)
  • Chair of the tribunal in a breach of warranty claim concerning pulp and paper manufacturing equipment. (ad hoc international)
  • Sole arbitrator in a publishing and merchandizing licence dispute. (ICDR)
  • Party appointee in a construction delay claim. (ad hoc domestic)
  • Sole Arbitrator in a joint venture land development dispute. (ad domestic)
  • Sole arbitrator in a law partnership dissolution dispute. (ad hoc domestic)
  • Co-arbitrator in a right of first refusal contract case (ICDR)

To check availability, or to book a consultation, please contact Kim Humphrey at +1 416 861 8253 Ex. 1 or contact casemanager@baystreetchambers.com