Stephen Antle is a dispute strategist. He is a senior partner in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a Chartered Arbitrator. Stephen is an expert in preventing and managing all kinds of commercial disputes and, if necessary, resolving them through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings or litigation. He has a broad range of experience, emphasizing strategic corporate governance advice (including shareholder disputes), domestic and international commercial arbitration, contract trouble shooting and international dispute resolution issues. Stephen advises and represents corporations and individuals involved in a wide variety of businesses. He has appeared as counsel before mediators, domestic and international arbitration tribunals, administrative tribunals, all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada. Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 4.5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
Publications & Presentations
•Co-Presenter, How to Ensure Arbitration is Not Just Private Litigation, ADR Institute of Canada conference, Calgary, October 29-30, 2015.
•Co-Presenter, Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer webinar series, June 23, 2015.
•Author, Dispute Prevention Audits, Benchmark Canada, The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2015.
•Author, Commercial Arbitration - Making it Work, CPABC in Focus, April 2015.
•Author, “Resolving Disputes” chapter, Advising BC Business, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLE BC), 2006-15. This publication won the 2007 Continuing Legal Education Award (CLEA) for professional excellence.
•Author, “Shareholder Rights, Remedies and Proceedings” chapter, BC Company Law Practice Manual, CLE BC, 2008-15.
•Presenter, “The Strategic Business Lawyer,” CLE-TV webinar series, CLE BC, Fall 2014.
•Author, Choice of Contractual Dispute Resolution Mechanism, BLG International Arbitration Bulletin, August 2014.
•Author, Choice of Contractual Governing Law, BLG International Arbitration Bulletin, June 2014.Author, Obtaining Evidence from Canada: Enforcing Letters Rogatory North of 49, Lexpert, December 2013.
•Author, “Is Facebook Your Friend The Hidden Hazards and Opportunities of Social Media,”CCCA Magazine, Pg. 14, November 29, 2013.
•Co-Author, “ How to Review a Contract, presented at BLG U by Paul J. Lowry and Stephen T.C. Warnett November 14, 2013.
•Author, “Shareholders’ Remedies Under British Columbia Corporate and Securities Legislation” chapter, Business Disputes Practice Manual, CLE BC, 2011-13. This publication won the 2011 CLEA for outstanding achievement.
Rankings & Recognitions
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 4.5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
•Recognized in the 2015 and previous editions of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “local litigation star” and “one of the best for cross-border matters.” (General Commercial)
•Profiled in Financier Worldwide’s 2013 Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporate Advisor Handbook