Atkin Chambers is delighted to announce that Professor Janet Walker has joined Chambers as a door tenant.
Professor Walker will be a practising door tenant at Atkin Chambers, working as an arbitrator. As well as being a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London with a home in London, Janet has chambers at Toronto Arbitration Chambers and Sydney Arbitration Chambers.
Her practice includes serving in commercial and treaty investment arbitrations as sole, presiding, and co-arbitrator in ad hoc and in ICC, ICDR, DIAC, HKIAC, PCA and SIAC-administered arbitrations in a variety of seats. Professor Walker’s matters have covered a range of industries and dispute types including construction, heavy equipment, M&A, shareholder and joint venture, distribution and supply, intellectual property, environmental, finance and employment.
Awarded the CIArb Canada Award for Distinguished Service to Arbitration, Professor Walker is founding co-chair of CanArbWeek, Chair of the ICC Canada and a member of the CIArb Canada Board. She is a founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration and she authors the main private international law text in Canada.
“Atkin Chambers’ well-deserved reputation in infrastructure, its global footprint and its professional approach to supporting members and their clients makes it the ideal home for me to grow my practice in London,” commented Professor Walker.
“The members of Atkin Chambers look forward to welcoming Professor Walker as a door tenant at Atkin. Her international standing in the field of commercial arbitration and her academic background make her a natural fit for Chambers,” commented Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Head of Atkin Chambers.
“I am delighted that Professor Walker has chosen Atkin Chambers as her London Chambers. Janet brings a wealth of experience in Commercial Law which complements the offering of Chambers’ other independent arbitrators,” commented David Barnes, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking.
About Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers is a leading set of barristers with an international reputation for providing advocacy and specialist advice on commercial disputes particularly relating to construction and engineering, technology, energy and infrastructure projects. Disputes are extremely varied and include transport, power, water/sanitation, shipbuilding and offshore construction, and social infrastructure projects. Wider commercial and professional negligence work is frequently related to such disputes.
The members of Atkin Chambers offer a huge breadth and depth of experience in disputes which are often complex both in terms of the law and the technical nature of the underlying dispute. They are recognised as being leaders in their field.
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