CIIDRC’s Panel of neutral arbiters will serve as decision makers in domain name disputes. Our panelists, authorized through a thorough verification process, are professionals in the domain name dispute resolution field.

Panelist Language(s) City Prov/State Country
Brown
Neil
English Melbourne Australia The Hon Neil Brown QC is a Queens Counsel in Australia and has had a distinguished career in government and the law. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator practicing in international and domestic matters in the commercial, communication, intellectual property and governmental fields. He is a leading arbitrator and adviser on internet domain name disputes. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Read More >
Chiasson
Craig
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada Craig has been practicing Intellectual Property Law, acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors. Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.Read More >
Chiasson
Edward
English, French Vancouver British Columbia Canada Ed Chiasson is a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia as of December 11, 2015. He has thirty-nine years of civil litigation experience, including twenty plus years in arbitration. He was an administrative panelist in over 100 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as a sole panelist, presiding panelist and co-panelist.Read More >
Cicchetti
Tina
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner based in Vancouver, Canada. As of 1 September 2017, Tina practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC). She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.Read More >
Day
Peter
English, French, German Mercer Island Washington United States of America Peter Day's wide-ranging experience as an arbitrator, business lawyer, trial lawyer, corporate executive and university educator make him well-suited to serve as a neutral in nearly any alternative dispute resolution setting. He has a broad background as a lawyer with over 40 years of practice, ranging from trial practice and litigation management to a wide-ranging corporate practice, with significant experience in intellectual property.Read More >
Deane
Robert
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada Robert Deane is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is the National Leader of the Firm's International Trade and Arbitration Group. Recognized as the 2017 "Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in Canada®. Mr. Deane’s arbitration practice includes work with the LCIA Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the AAA’s International Arbitration Rules (ICDR), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce etc. Read More >
Dreyfus
Nathalie
English, French, German Paris France Read More >
Effler
Barry
English Winnipeg Manitoba Canada He is a Chartered Arbitrator designated by the ADR Institute of Canada in 1996. He is an expert in intellectual property rendered numerous decisions related to .ca domain names. He is a Past President and national director of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. Mr. Effler is a Past Chair, National ADR section Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Effler has conducted arbitrations in a wide range of areas since 1996.Read More >
Erdle
Michael
English Read More >
Fashler
Robert
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.Read More >
Freedman
Bradley J.
English Read More >
Freeman
Claude
French Read More >
Henrique
Duarte G.
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French. Read More >
Isenberg
Douglas
English Atlanta Georgia United States of America Doug Isenberg has been called an “international authority on Internet law” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Since 1996, his legal practice has focused on Internet-related legal issues. Isenberg has written numerous decisions pursuant to the UDRP. He has represented complaints and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies, including the largest-ever UDRP filing, which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names.Read More >
Kreider
David
English, Mandarin (spoken and written) Auckland New Zealand David is an independent Chartered Arbitrator, attorney and solicitor, with arbitration offices in Hong Kong and New Zealand. He resides in Auckland.Read More >
Levin
Richard C.
English, French (work and read) Read More >
Levy
Steven M.
English Read More >
Manson
Thomas
English Read More >
McNeill
Mark
English, French, Japanese Read More >
Melnyk
Anton M.S.
English Read More >
Michaelson
Peter
English Shrewsbury New Jersey United States of America Principal and Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Michaelson conducted intellectual property and unfair competition litigation in the U.S. courts, and inter parte and ex-parte proceedings in the USPTO involving patents and trademarks. Peter Michaelson arbitrated over 500 domestic and international disputes primarily: IP, IT, telecom, infrastructure, energy (oil/gas, solar), and technology-related disputes, and secondarily other commercial disputes. Rendered approximately 200 domain name arbitration decisions. Read More >
Morton
Robert
English Dallas Texas United States of America 35+ Years of Litigation experience in Trial and Appeals Court Practice in state and federal courts, and 25+ years as a highly accredited Arbitrator and Hearing Office/Administrative Law Judge.Read More >
Rea
Rodolfo C.R.
English, Spanish Read More >
Rogers
John
English, French Vancouver British Columbia Canada Mr. Rogers is a Senior Professional with a unique combination of over 45 years of entrepreneurial, financial, legal and operational experience in the high technology, financial and legal industries. He has served on panels reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program. Read More >
Simburg
Melvyn J.
English Read More >
Smith
Murray
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada With forty years’ experience as a lawyer, Mr. Smith has had conduct of numerous cases both as counsel and arbitrator. As an arbitrator in complex commercial cases, he recognizes the fundamental importance of due process and equal treatment of the parties while maintaining rigorous procedural oversight. When serving as Chairman of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he actively promoted the highest professional and ethical standards for arbitrators in international cases. Read More >
Smith
Robert
English San Francisco California United States of America Robert M. Smith, Esq., has more than 20 years of commercial litigation and trial experience. He was responsible for overseas litigation worldwide at Bank of America. Subsequently, he had his own commercial litigation firm representing three dozen financial institutions. Prior to law school, Mr. Smith was a correspondent in the Washington Bureau of the New York Times.Read More >
Wotherspoon
David
English Vancouver British Columbia Canada Law office of Dentons, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada David Wotherspoon, partner, is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation and National Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) Groups.
  • Arbitrator of .ca domain name disputes for the past 10 years
  • Counsel in.ca and .com domain name disputes since UDRP implementation
  • Recently began as arbitrator in technology disputes
  • Counsel in a number of technology arbitrations for the past 10 years
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Zhang
Jerry Yulin
English, Mandarin Read More >