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Ariel Solose

Ariel Solose
Ariel Solose Associate | Vancouver
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Ariel’s litigation and arbitration experience includes:

  • Counsel for owner in defending a C$500-million ICC arbitration claim regarding construction of energy infrastructure

  • Counsel for design-builder of municipal infrastructure in a C$25-million ICC arbitration

  • Counsel for contractor in a C$100-million arbitration regarding the construction of a high voltage transmission line

  • Counsel to a major utility corporation in a C$350-million arbitration involving delay and disruption claims in connection with the construction of significant energy infrastructure

  • Counsel in an international arbitration regarding a mining joint venture dispute

  • Counsel in arbitrations involving complex contractual claims relating to accounting, financial controls, and project management

  • Appellate counsel in appeals of lower court decisions, including as lead counsel in an appeal regarding the application of the Partition and Property Act

  • Counsel for a major North American building supplier, defending a claim that the materials supplied to a BC mine were defective

  • Counsel in proceedings involving freezing orders and injunctions, including defeating an application for an injunction which would have prohibited Lyft from operating in British Columbia

  • Counsel in commercial litigation regarding contractual risk allocation and apportionment of liability in connection with contaminated sites

  • Counsel in judicial review and administrative proceedings, including a multi-party Environmental Appeal Board proceeding involving significant jurisdictional and regulatory issues

  • Defence counsel in a major class action relating to the marketing and sale of pharmaceutical products in Canada

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 - Ones to Watch (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

Publications
  • Co-author: What’s New on Canada’s West Coast? VanIAC’s New International Commercial Arbitration Rules of Procedure
    Kluwer Arbitration Blog, July 8, 2022.
  • Author: A View from the Centre – Towards Expeditious Arbitration: VanIAC’s New International Commercial Arbitration Rules
    The Advocate, May 2022.
  • Co-author: Inching Towards Clarity: Recent Judicial Commentary on Full Indemnity Cost Awards in Domestic Arbitrations
    ADR Perspectives Newsletter, December 2021.
  • Author: Winner Takes All: B.C. Court Confirms Indemnification Costs as the Normal Rule in Commercial Arbitrations
    Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Arbitration, February 2, 2021.
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: International Commercial Arbitration Rules
    Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, June 15, 2022.
  • Moderator: Arbitration Nuts and Bolts: Tips for Navigating Domestic and International Commercial Arbitrations
    Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, May 18, 2022.
  • Speaker: Towards Proactive Claim Management: Avoiding Pitfalls that Lead to Disputes and Increased Costs of Dispute Resolution
    Society of Construction Law North America Webinar, April 28, 2022.
  • Speaker: Arbitration: Everything an In-House Lawyer Needs to Know
    CCCA BC Section Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 7, 2022.
  • Speaker: Managing Change and Risk in Construction
    BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 23, 2022
  • Moderator: The Bad Court Day: Tips for Navigating and Recovering from Challenging Hearings
    The Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, June 22, 2021.
  • Speaker: Good Faith and Contractual Duties: What Every Company Needs to Know
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, March 17, 2021.
  • Speaker: The New B.C. Arbitration Act
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, September 22, 2020.
Education
Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law - 2017
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2015
J.D., University of British Columbia Faculty of Law - 2014
B.A., University of Saskatchewan - 2011
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