R. John Rogers

Principal
Law office of R. John Rogers & Associates

Certifications: C. Arb & C. Med

Languages: 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.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law, Accounting Law, Banking Law, Bio-Tech Industry, Commercial Law, Company Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Financial Services, Health Law, Information Technology Industry, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Online Dispute Resolution Law, Partnership Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Professional Negligence Law, Professional Organizational Law, Public Utilities Industry, Sale of Goods Law, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Small Business Law, Tax Law, Technology Industry, Trademark Law

Professional Experience

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. Special expertise in commercializing technology and in acquiring, financing, and building technology businesses.

In the approximately 18 years prior to restricting his practice to third party administrative law, Mr. Rogers’ legal practice consisted of an extremely active M&A and corporate finance practice, acting for clients acquiring and financing businesses; and acting for underwriters and issuers working in jurisdictions throughout North America, Mexico, South America and Europe.

Arbitration Experience

Mr. Rogers founded and is the senior partner of R. John Rogers & Associates, a firm focused on providing mediation and arbitration services in the areas of securities and corporate finance, information technology, and healthcare and biotechnology.

With over 18 years of experience as an arbitrator and chair of administrative hearings, Mr. Rogers has acted as both panel chair and as sole arbitrator in matters ranging from the interpretation of joint venture agreements among public mining companies, to the resolution of disputes among shareholders in private companies, to the application of intellectual property agreements.

His training includes:

  • The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings course of the BC (1995)
  • Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation certificate from the Continuing Legal (1996)
  • Education Society of BC

Professional and Other Activities

As Chair of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada disciplinary panels, Mr. Rogers has written numerous decisions on behalf of the panels on which he has served. These decisions are published at IIROC.

Mr. Rogers has served on both three member panels and acted as a single panelist both reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program. These decisions are published at CIRA.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as a Hearing Delegate by the General Manager of the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Branch pursuant to section 5 of the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Act for the purpose of hearing on behalf of the General Manager enforcement matters referred to him by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. These decisions are published at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/liquor-regulation-licensing/compliance-enforcement/enforcement-hearing-search.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as an arbitrator under the Canada-British Columbia Production Insurance Program administered by the Business Risk Management Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture pursuant to the Insurance for Crops Act of British Columbia. These decisions are not published.

As a British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre former Trustee, Mr. Rogers actively participated in the drafting of the BCICAC Domestic Commercial Arbitration Rules.

  • Accredited as a Chartered Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Canada;
  • Accredited for both arbitration and mediation on the National Commercial Panel of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc.;
  • Accredited for the panel of arbitrators and mediators by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professional Activities

  • Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Sept. 2016 – present). Responsible for proposing arbitrators to the ICC Court in Paris where the latter is called upon to appoint an arbitrator under Article 13(3), and for recommending new Court Members for appointment by the ICC World Council.
  • Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris (June 2014 – June 2017). Decides the appointment of arbitrators and their awardable fees; conducts Article 33 (ICC Arbitration Rules 2012) scrutiny reviews and approvals of final arbitral awards.
  • Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (Since 2006). “Chartered” status is the highest level of membership in this global qualifications body.
  • Faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Regularly instructs the Institute’s Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal (July 2013 – April 2017). Appointed by the New Zealand Government to serve on this independent disciplinary body, which conducts hearings to determine and impose penalties for financial market misconduct under the rules of the New Zealand Stock Market.

Mr. Rogers is on the Panels of various arbitral institutions including AAA, SIAC, ACICA, BCICAC, KLRAC and AGRAP.

His many professional appointments include: Past-President and Fellow of the Arbitrators’ & Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He was Chairman of the Banking Ombudsman Commission of New Zealand for 13 years. Sir Ian is a door tenant at Essex Court Chambers, London.

He has delivered papers at numerous conferences and written articles on a wide variety of legal topics.

In 2006 and 2009, he was a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

Publications

Mr. Rogers has published articles and engaged in numerous presentations in his areas of expertise relating to the investment and technology industries. His articles have appeared in the Advocate, the magazine published by the Law Society of British Columbia, in the Monitor, the magazine published by the British Columbia Technology Industries Association, and in Retail Connections, the magazine published by Shelfspace, the organization representing retail entrepreneurs in British Columbia and Alberta.

Academic Qualifications

University of British Columbia, B.A., 1965
University of Toronto, LL.B., 1968
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, Course on Valuation I, Valuation II and Taxation in Business Valuation, 1987-1989

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