Anton M.S. Melnyk


Certifications: Q.C., C. Arb.

Languages: English

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Anton Melnyk is a principal of Melnyk Law. He has over 40 years practice in a wide range of law, including intellectual property, commercial, corporate, tax, labour, and administrative law. He has been a panelist on the CIRA Domain Name Resolution Panel of the BCICAC since 2006 and has extensive experience in conducting domain name disputes.

Practice Areas

Aboriginal Issues, Aviation, accounting, banking, financial services, Commercial, Corporate, Company Law, Contract Law, Employment, General Civil, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Online Dispute Resolution, Partnership, Shareholders Rights and Disputes, Real Estate, Commercial Development, Strata, Small Business, Sport, Tax, Transportation, Wills, Estates, Family Trusts

Professional Experience

Principal of Melnyk Law, Barristers and Solicitors.

  • Over 40 years practice in a wide range of law, including commercial, corporate, tax, labour, and administrative law.
  • Appeared before the Alberta Trial and Appeal Courts, Tax Court and Federal Court of Canada Acted as Counsel to the Classification Appeal Board, Public Service Appeal Board, Occupational Health & Safety Council, the Alberta Labour Relations Board and Environmental Council of Alberta.
  • Acted as Vice-Chairperson of the Alberta Board of Industrial Relations.
  • Acted as Chairperson in numerous labour, commercial, landlord-tenant, automobile and electrical industry arbitrations.
  • Taught labour law, arbitration law, and tax law in the Law and Business Administration Faculties of the University of Alberta.

Arbitration Experience

Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1981 and Awarded the Chartered Arbitrator designation 1990.  Arbitral and ADR appointments include:


  • Grievance Arbitration Roster under the Labour Relations Code of Alberta (1994 –  )
  • Arbitrator under the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (1994 – 2008)
  • Sahtu Arbitration Panel (1995 – 2013))
  • Arbitrator under the Western Grain Transition Payments Program (1995)
  • Part IV of the Canada Transportation Act Arbitrations (1998 – 2013))
  • Domestic Canada Panel of the BCICAC (1998 –  )
  • IDA – Alberta Securities Dispute Resolution Panel (2000 – 2009)
  • Province of Alberta Bid Protest Roster (2001 – 2009)
  • Referee and Adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code (2002 –   )
  • Gwich’in Arbitration Panel (2005 – 2015)
  • Automobile Insurance Arbitrators Roster – Alberta (2005 – 2010)
  • CIRA Domain Name Resolution Panel of the BCICAC (2006 –  )
  • Arbitration Panel of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (2007 – 2010)

Professional and Other Activities

  • Alberta Arbitration & Mediation Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association – Member of National and Provincial Councils (2000 – 2010)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Selected Publications (for full list, please contact Melnyk Law.
    • 3 Tax Law – Principles of Farm Law for Alberta Farmers, University of Alberta (1974)
    • Taxation of a Shareholder – TAX 2 – Canadian Bar Association, Intermediate Course on The Income Tax Act (1975)

Academic Qualifications

Harvard Law School, LL.M.,1963

University of Alberta – LL.B., Silver Medalist, 1962

University of Alberta, B.A., 1961

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