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Sabri M. Shawa QC, Arbitrator & Mediator, Calgary, Alberta.

Sabri M. Shawa QC

Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP
800, 304 - 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 1C2
Tel: (403) 571-1527
Website: jssbarristers.ca/litigators/sabri-m-shawa/
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Recognized to Alberta Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Other ADR Services: Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced: 1997
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2020): 25
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Biographical

The broad scope of Sabri’s litigation practice over the years has allowed him to develop a good understanding of many businesses, industries, and endeavours. That familiarity, coupled with Sabri’s training in dispute resolution, equips him to serve as an independent arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of disputes. As part of his relevant formal training Sabri has studied arbitration, international commercial dispute resolution, mediation, and international trade law.

Sabri has been appointed as arbitrator on dozens of occasions, in both administered and ad hoc arbitrations, including through the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, with respect to:

  • construction and engineering projects
  • natural resource ventures
  • shareholders, franchise, and partnership agreements
  • various other commercial contracts
  • insurance claims and coverage
  • lease renewal rates
  • employment and labour relations
  • umpire determinations under s. 519 of the Alberta Insurance Act

As counsel, Sabri has represented parties in many more arbitrations, concerning a wide variety of maters, both domestic and international, administered and ad hoc. He has appeared as counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. Sabri also has experience drafting submission agreements and arbitration clauses, and has provided advice and opinions on enforceability of arbitration provisions, and appeals and enforcement of awards.


Case Experience

  • Accounting
  • Appellate
  • Architecture
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labour/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education

  • 2006 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, LLM - major in dispute resolution
  • 1990 University of Alberta, LLB
  • 1987 University of Calgary, BSc - chemical engineering

Memberships & Affiliations

  • ADR Institute of Alberta
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch 2017 - present
  • Member of Branch Executive Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Alberta Chapter 2017 - present
  • Chair of the Chapter Executive Committee
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta 2012 - present
  • Certus Strategies and Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation 1997 – 2004, 2006 - 2008 Included on roster of mediators
  • Law Society of Alberta 2004 Insurance Committee Member
  • Resicare Society of Calgary 1994 - 2003 Member of Board of Directors (including several terms as President)
  • Law Society of Alberta 2000 – 2003 Conduct Committee member
  • Alberta Energy Regulator 2003 - present Included on roster of mediators
  • Alberta Justice Provincial Court 1998 - 1999 Included on roster of mediators, Civil Claims Mediation Program
  • Better Business Bureau 1996 - 1998 Included on roster of mediators, Mediation Program

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