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.
•Chair, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver Pro Bono Committee
•Member, Camosun Crazy Boggers, a volunteer group working to restore Camosun Bog in Vancouver's Pacific Spirit Park
•Member, BC Insight Meditation Society
•Involved in fundraising and book donations for Miss Bertie's Community Library, Hopkins Village, Belize
Publications & Presentations
•Author, Choice of Contractual Governing Law, BLG International Arbitration Bulletin, June 2014.
•Author, So You Think Your Arbitration Agreement is Good Enough, BLG Dispute Resolution Bulletin, April 2014.
•Author, Obtaining Evidence from Canada: Enforcing Letters Rogatory North of 49, Lexpert, December 2013 (with Michelle Maniago).
•Author, Shareholder Oppression in Action, Dispute Resolution Newsletter, Decmber 2013 (with Barry H. Bresner and Kara L. Beitel).
•Author, Is Facebook Your Friend The Hidden Hazards and Opportunities of Social Media, CCCA Magazine, Pg. 14, November 29, 2013.
•Author, How to Review a Contract, November 14, 2013 (with Paul J. Lowry), presented at BLG U by Paul J. Lowry and Stephen T.C. Warnett.
•Panel Presenter, Thinking Outside the Litigation Box to Realize ALL Potential Benefits of Commercial Litigation (video), ADR Institute of Canada Inc. annual conference, Toronto, October 24, 2013.
•Author, Commercial Arbitration Basics: Realizing the Potential Benefits, The Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, July 2013 (with Michelle Maniago).
•Author, Shareholders' Remedies Under British Columbia Corporate and Securities Legislation chapter, Business Disputes Practice Manual, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC), 2011-13 (with Stephen Warnett and Michelle Maniago). This publication won the 2011 Continuing Legal Education Award (CLEA) for outstanding achievement.
•Author, Choosing a Dispute Resolution Mechanism, Dispute Resolution, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Summer 2012.
•Author, Resolving Disputes chapter, Advising BC Business, CLE BC, 2006-12. This publication won the 2007 Continuing Legal Education Award (CLEA) for professional excellence.
•Author, What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Shareholder Dissent Rights, Canadian Lawyer inHouse Digital Edition, March 2012.
•Author, Manage Stakeholder Expectations to Prevent Oppression Claims, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association magazine, Spring 2012.
•Author, Shareholder Rights, Remedies and Proceedings chapter in BC Company Law Practice Manual, CLE BC, 2008-11 (with Graeme Martindale and Stephen Robertson).
Rankings & Recognitions
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 4.5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
•Recognized in the 2014 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