120 Adelaide St W Suite 420, Richmond-Adelaide Centre, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988
Douglas Harrison, FCIArb, is an international and domestic commercial arbitrator and mediator based in Toronto. He also acts as legal counsel in select matters, including designing arbitral procedures and enforcing arbitral awards. Recent appointments include arbitrating disputes in the construction and financial services industries, and mediating environmental remediation, product liability, and defamation claims. Mr. Harrison is a member of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (Global, Product Liability, and Pro Bono panels) and is on the arbitration roster of ICDR Canada, as well as being a member of ADRIC, IAI, ICCA, and LCIA. He is a Co-Chair of the University Tribunal of the University of Toronto and a member of the Executive of both the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. For over 30 years, Mr. Harrison was with Stikeman Elliott LLP conducting a broad corporate-commercial litigation and arbitration practice. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada (for Class Action Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, and Product Liability Law) and has also been recognized as an expert in global product liability law and litigation by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides.
On April 1, 2015, Adecco Group acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for an enterprise value of $80 million. Adecco Group, which is the world’s leading provider of human resources solutions, will combine Knightsbridge with its subsidiary Lee Hecht Harrison.