Gabriel Somjen, Q.C., CPHR1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard St.
Vancouver BC V7X 1T2
Tel: (604) 640-4013
Fax: (604) 622-5930
In practice since 1979.
B.A. University of Toronto, 1969; Juris Doctor, 1974, University of Toronto.
Senior Counsel and former Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, 2004-Present; Associate and Partner, McCarthy Tetrault, 1983-2004; Vice-Chair, British Columbia Labour Relations Board, 1980-83; Associate and Partner, Ladner Downs, 1975-80; Labour Relations Officer, Ontario Hydro, 1969-72.
Standard Fees for Cancellation
$375/hour for time spent on file: no cancellation fee.
Lists and Panels
Listed arbitrator for the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau for British Columbia and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre; member, Civil Roster Mediate B.C.; past chair, Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society; past board member, Vancouver Youth Theatre; past board member, Canuck Place Children's Hospice; past board member, Vancouver Art Gallery; named arbitrator for University of Victoria and CUPE; named arbitrator for Thompson Rivers University and CUPE.
Related Adjudication Experience
Included in the 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Labour and Employment Law); Martindale-Hubbell BV Peer Review Rating; Vice-Chair, Labour Relations Board of British Columbia, 1980-83.
Secretary, Arbitrators Association of British Columbia; Human Resources Management Association; past chair and current treasurer, ADR Vancouver, Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association.
Arbitration Awards on CanLII
For Arbitrator Somjen's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.
Articles and lectures on various labour relations topics.
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