THE ARBITRATION ROUNDTABLE OF TORONTO
About the Roundtable The Members
Arbitration is better.

GRAEME MEW, FCIArb


Nicholl Paskell-Mede LLP
390 Bay Street, Suite 612
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2Y2
T: (416) 607-4270
F: (416) 366-6110
E: gmew@npm.ca



Graeme Mew is a Toronto and London (UK)-based lawyer, arbitrator and mediator.  He is a founding member of the Arbitration Round Table of Toronto (“ART”)

He is a member of ADR Chambers  - www.adrchambers.com - and has over a decade of experience as a mediator and arbitrator of a wide variety of disputes  He also serves on the panels of a number of other arbitral organisations including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Chambers (UK).

Graeme has an active legal practice as a partner with the Toronto office Nicholl Paskell-Mede LLP – www.npm.ca - and is a member of Four New Square chambers in London, England – www.4newsquare.com .  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). 

As an advocate, Graeme has appeared in most levels of court in England, Ontario and British Columbia, including the Supreme Court of Canada as well as before domestic and international arbitration panels.  He was temporarily admitted to the Bar of the United States District Court in the US Virgin Islands and has directed litigation in numerous jurisdictions in the United States and the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Graeme is ranked as a leading practitioner in the fields of Commercial Insurance Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration by Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Graeme has mediated and arbitrated disputes in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland and Australia. His mediation and arbitration assignments have included international, commercial, professional partnership, real property, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, environmental, intellectual property, sports, insurance, reinsurance and tort/personal injury matters.

Graeme has extensive experience in sports related disputes.  He is a member of a number of distinguished panels of sports arbitrators and/or mediators, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Sports Disputes Resolution Centre of Canada and the Sports Disputes Resolution Panel in the UK.  He also serves as a Judicial Officer for the International Rugby Board where his assignments have included numerous doping cases and chairing appeals at the Rugby World Cup tournaments in Australia (2003) and France (2007).

Graeme’s book, the Law of Limitations (Butterworths, 2004) is the well-regarded leading Canadian text on the law of limitations.  He has also written widely for publication on insurance law, tort and the legal profession.  He is active in many professional organizations, most notably the Commonwealth Lawyers Association of which he has served as President from 2005-2007.

Graeme holds law degrees from Kingston University (1980) and the University of Windsor (1986).  He was called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1982 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.  His memberships include the Advocates Society, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-US), the ADR Institute of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).