MEDIATION

Donny accepts appointments to act as sole or joint mediator, as well as instructions to act as settlement counsel to help parties increase their prospects of a successful mediation.

 

He was trained and accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in the United Kingdom, and has acted as a neutral mediator and conciliator in a range of commercial and consumer disputes.  

He is a Panel Mediator at the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC) and a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario.

He is a member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration and ADR.

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Representative experience

  • Acting as settlement counsel for a large Australian financial institution in connection with a week-long virtual mediation of an insurance claim arising out of regulatory liabilities

  • Advised the Royal Bank of Scotland and its former directors in their defence of a £4 billion prospectus liability claim by approximately 40,000 investors in connection with the bank's 2008 rights issue, which settled following a mediation with two co-mediators

  • Advised Single Buoy Moorings in its US$1.3 billion insurance claim against seven different insurer groups, with a particular focus on mediation strategy.  The claim settled following two mediations with two co-mediators

  • Acting as settlement counsel for a listed mining company in connection with the mediation of an insurance claim arising out of a dam wall collapse

  • Advising a major UK insurance broker on the prospective mediation/settlement strategy of a claim brought against it by a Northern European regulatory authority

  • Advised a private equity house on a multi-faceted dispute with the majority shareholder of a portfolio company, which settled following a mediation

  • Advised the purchaser of a publishing business on fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims against the sellers, which settled following a mediation

  • Advised a specialist insurance brokerage firm in a team move dispute, bringing claims against its former directors and their new employer, which settled following a mediation

  • Advised a large European insurance group on an LCIA arbitration claim against its external fund manager for negligence.  The claim settled following a series of mediation meetings, leading to the rehabilitation of the parties' commercial relationship

  • Advised one member of a British Indian family in a high value business ownership dispute between siblings, which settled following a four-day mediation the week before trial

Neutral experience

  • Acted as mediator in two claims for compensation for issues arising in funeral care

  • Acted as mediator in two claims alleging mis-selling of financial risk mitigation products

  • Acted as mediator in two claims arising out of construction disputes

  • Acted as co-mediator in a claim for compensation following a railway line accident

  • Acted as co-mediator in a cross-border agency dispute between an industrial equipment manufacturer and its North American agent regarding commissions and trading practices