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Richard H. McLaren, H.B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.Arb.

Richard McLaren is a well recognized Canadian and global Arbitrator and Mediator for commercial and business matters, sports-related disputes, and labour & employment matters.

Called to the bar of Ontario and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, McLaren practises corporate and commercial law and is currently legal counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP.

McLaren is also a highly respected academic as a professor of law at the University of Western Ontario having taught bankrupcty & insolvency, banking, commercial law, contracts and secured transactions. He is also a published author on corporate law, secured transactions and alternative dispute resolution.

Work Experience
President, Innovative Dispute Resolution Ltd.
Lawyer & Counsel, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Professor

Academic Qualifications
C.Arb - Chartered Arbitrator, ADR Institute of Canada
Barrister & Solicitor, Law Society of Upper Canada
LL.M., London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London
LL.B. (cum laude), University of Western Ontario
H.B.A., The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Arbitration & Mediation Memberships & Associations
American Arbitration Association
Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Ontario
Arbitrator's Institute of Canada
Bejing Arbitration Commission's Panel of Arbitrators
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Chartered Insitute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) 
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS Switzerland)
Higher Board of the Euro-Arab Arbitration System (France)  
International Chamber of Commerce (France)
London Court of International Arbitration
National Academy of Arbitrators (United States of America)

Legal Memberships & Associations
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Middlesex Law Association

Amateur Athletic Involvement
The Sport Solution, Co-founder, 2000
ADR Implementation Committee Member, Canadian Ministry for Amateur Sport leading to the creation of: ADRsportRED
Sport Resolution Centre for Canada. Co-Chief Arbitrator, until 2006





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