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Gabriel M. Somjen, KC, Arbitrator, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Gabriel M. Somjen, KC

Gabriel Somjen KC Dispute Resolution
682 West 23rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2A6
Tel: 604 331 4454
Cell: 604 290-4606
Fax: (604) 876-6900
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Other ADR Services: Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced1975
  • # of MEDS (as of 16/7/24)150
  • # of ARBS (as of 16/7/24)125


Gabriel Somjen was a senior counsel in Borden Ladner Gervais' Labour and Employment Group in Vancouver until 2017. Mr. Somjen has, on numerous occasions, published articles and delivered lectures on various topics in labour relations, including mandatory retirement, picketing, collective bargaining, grievances and smoking by-laws and often presides as Chairman in labour arbitrations and mediations. He has experience in all areas of labour and employment law. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2017.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Labour/Unions
  • Postal
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Dismissal


Mr. Somjen received his BA in 1969 and his JD in 1974 from the University of Toronto. He was admitted to the bar in British Columbia in 1975.

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Somjen is a member of the Arbitrator's Association of British Columbia. He was Treasurer of the ADR Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and is also on the list of arbitrators of the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau for British Columbia, The Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, and Mediate BC Society.

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