Gerald Ghikas, Q.C. is a nationally and internationally recognized Canadian commercial arbitrator who practices from Vancouver Arbitration Chambers. He has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or tribunal chair in numerous international and non-international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional. He has over 40 years of experience as arbitrator and as counsel in disputes concerning a range of industries and involving amounts ranging from tens of thousands to billions of dollars.

“He’s an outstanding arbitrator. He has a lot of depth in terms of his analysis and understanding of commercial issues. He expresses himself clearly and authoritatively.”

Chambers Global, Canada, Band 1


Career Summary

Before establishing an independent arbitration practice in January 2013 Gerry Ghikas was a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He was a former managing partner and head of litigation. He founded and chaired the firm’s highly regarded International Arbitration Group.

Gerry was elected by peers in 2008 to Chair ICC Canada, where he presided over an unprecedented growth in membership. He is a member of the ICDR Canadian advisory committee. He is a Vice-President of the North American Users Council of the LCIA. He was the founder and first Chair of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society, which holds an annual user-focused Energy and Natural Resources Industry Arbitration Conference in Calgary, Alberta. He Chaired a national project of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada to update Canada’s arbitration laws, which has lead to the enactment of new International Commercial Arbitration Acts in British Columbia and Ontario. He served two terms as a Canadian delegate to UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration).