Jon-David Giacomelli

Jon-David Giacomelli is a Partner in Cambridge LLP and Chair of the firm's Cross-Border Litigation Group. His practice encompasses a wide range of complex cross-border litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with an emphasis on private international law, enforcement of foreign orders, shareholders rights, creditors' rights, construction law and injunctive relief. Jon-David has also developed a special interest in international public-private initiatives, international trade and development initiatives and joint ventures.

Jon-David is a frequent writer on issues related to private international law and in particular, cross-border litigation, dispute resolution and conflict of laws. He has spoken and lectured widely in Canada, the United States and internationally with respect to these issues.

He is a graduate of McMaster University B.A. (summa cum Laude) and Queen's University LLB.

Areas of Expertise

International Litigation, Arbitration and ADR

Public and Private Partnerships

International Trade and Investment

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments/Arbitral Awards

Conflict of Laws

Shareholder/Partnership Disputes

Private International Law

Class Proceedings

Construction Litigation

Business Litigation

Estate Litigation

Internet Defamation / Cyber Libel

Organizations and Activities

American Bar Association (ABA), International Law Section & Dispute Resolution Section

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Dispute Resolution Section & International Law and Practice Section

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)

Advocates Society

Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

Hamilton Law Association

Hamilton District Health Council, Board Member, 2004-2005

Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre Foundation (Founding Chairman of Board of Directors and Board member 1999-2004)

Conferences and Lectures

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Phoenix Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, October 16, 2013

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association, Roanoke, Virginia, October 10, 2013

Speaker, Civil Litigation Seminar : Summary Judgment Update, Halton County Law Association, Milton, Ontario, October 8, 2013

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Norfolk, Virginia, September 19, 2013

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, MyLawCLE, Boston, Massachusetts, September 6, 2013

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, Arizona, June 4, 2013

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 12, 2012

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, Delaware, May 30, 2012

Speaker, Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, "Doing Business in Canada Panel," Boston Bar Association, Boston, Massachusetts, October 19, 2011

Co-Chair, Cross-Border Litigation in the Americas, NYSBA International Section, 2011 Seasonal Meeting, Panama City, Panama, September 22, 2011

Speaker, U.S./Canada Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers, Cleveland Metro Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio, September 8, 2011

Speaker, Litigating Canada-U.S. Commercial Disputes: Essential Considerations, Cleveland Foreign Credit Group, Cleveland, Ohio, September 8, 2011

Speaker, Mareva Injunctions in Canada, 2009 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Miami, Florida, October 28, 2009

Speaker, Whether to Litigate in the USA or Canada: Essential Considerations, Cohen & Lombardo, P.C., CLE Presentation, Buffalo, New York, June 16, 2009

Speaker, Litigate in the U.S. or Canada? American Foreign Law Association, CLE Presentation, New York, New York, March 18th, 2009

Co-Chair, OBA (Ontario Bar Association) 2009 OBA Institute, Civil Litigation Section, When the Butterfly Flaps its Wings: Cross-Border Litigation in Your Practice, Speaker, Obtaining Cross-Border Injunctive Relief, 2009, Toronto, Ontario, February 2nd, 2009

Speaker, Litigate in the U.S. or Canada? Phillips Lytle LLP, CLE Presentation, Buffalo, New York, January 16th, 2009

Speaker, Litigate in the U.S. or Canada?, Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Dohen & Pokotilow LLP, CLE Presentation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 6th, 2008

Speaker, Litigate in the U.S. or Canada?, Jones Day LLP, CLE Presentation, New York, New York, May 15, 2008

Speaker, Litigate in the U.S. or Canada: Obtaining Evidence for Use in American Proceedings, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, CLE Presentation, New York, New York, May 14, 2008

Speaker, International Commercial Arbitration: Ontario's International Commercial Arbitration Act, Current Issues in Commercial Litigation Seminar, Hamilton Law Association, Hamilton, Ontario, March 27, 2008

Speaker, Opening the Canadian Frontier: Enforcing US State/Federal Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada, Schwartz Law Firm, CLE Presentation, New York, New York, March 10, 2008

Speaker, Opening the Canadian Frontier: Enforcing US State/Federal Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada, Cox, Padmore, Skolnik, Shakarchy LLP, CLE Presentation, New York, New York, March 11, 2008

Speaker, Cross-Border Transactions, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20, 2007

Speaker, Opening the Canadian Frontier: Enforcing US State/Federal Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada, Onondaga County Bar Association, CLE Presentation, Syracuse, New York, August 8, 2007

Speaker, Litigating in U.S. or Canada: 10 Things You Must Know; Obtaining Cross-Border Injunctive Relief in Canada, Magavern, Magavern & Grimm LLP, CLE Presentation, Buffalo, New York, July 20, 2007

Speaker, Developments in the Canadian Approach to Cross-Border Insolvencies, The Florida Bar, International Law Section, International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Miami, Florida, April 2007

Speaker, Privacy Law Compliance In a Global Business Environment: Canada to US Data Processing and Privacy/PIPEDA, Legal Publication Group of Strafford Publications, March 27, 2007.

Speaker, Representations, Warranties and Indemnifications in M&As - Pitfalls and Best Practices for Structuring as well as Litigating and Arbitrating them, Union Internationale Des Avocates, Sestriere, Italy, February 2007.

Speaker, Enforcing U.S. Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada: Opening the Canadian Frontier, Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section, July 20, 2006

Speaker, Forum Non-Conveniens and Anti-Suit Injunctions: The Canadian Approach,The Second Annual Emerging Issues in Cross-Border Commercial Litigation Conference, Presented by The Hamilton Law Association and The New York State Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Co-Chairman of Conference and Presenter, May 2006

Speaker, Key Developments in Canadian Law: Jurisdictional Issues & Enforcement of U.S. Judgments/Arbitral Awards in Canada, The International Association of Lawyers Winter Seminar, Breckenridge, Colorado, February, 2005

Speaker, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation, Spokane County Bar Association, Spokane, Washington, December 2005

Speaker, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation, Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2005

Speaker, Doing Business With Canada: Dispute Resolution, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 3, 2005

Speaker, Increasing Your Bottom Line: Legal Solutions to Difficult Accounts Receivable Challenges, Guelph, Ontario - August, 2005, Niagara-on-the-Lake - August, 2005, Hamilton, Burlington - October, 2005

Speaker, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution: Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation, (CCLA) Commercial Law League of America National Convention, Toronto, Ontario, July 2005

Speaker, Obtaining Non-Monetary/Injunctive Relief in Canada: Cross-Border Considerations,The First Annual Emerging Issues in Cross-border Commercial Litigation Seminar, The Hamilton Law Association, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Co-Chairman of Conference and Presenter, April 2005

Speaker, International Litigation Issues Involving Canada, CLE presentation, Mercer County Bar Association, New Jersey, February 2005

Speaker, Closing Argument at Trial, The Advocates' Society, Courthouse Lecture Series, February 2005

Speaker, Resolving Cross-Border Disputes: Canada - Opening the Frontier, CLE presentation to Clark, Hill, Detroit, Michigan, November 2004

Speaker, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, Munroe County Bar Association, Rochester, New York, November 2004

Speaker, 10 Things Every U.S. Lawyer should know about Canadian Litigation, CLE presentation to Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt Howlett, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 2004

Speaker, Resolving Cross-Border Disputes - Litigation, Arbitration, NAFTA, Cincinnati Bar Association, International and ADR Section Presentation, October 2004

Speaker, Resolving Cross-Border Disputes - Litigation, Arbitration, NAFTA, Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, October 2004

Speaker, Cross-Border Litigation Involving Canadian Entities, Oakland County Bar Association, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, October 2004

Speaker, Enforcement of U.S. Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada: Key Considerations for U.S. Attorneys, Dean & Fulkerson P.C., Michigan, September 2004

Speaker, Enforcement of U.S. Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Canada: Key Considerations for U.S. Attorneys, Braun, Kendrick & Finkbeiner PLC, Michigan, September 2004

Speaker, Key Issues In Cross-Border Litigation Between Canada and the U.S., Dallas Bar Association, 2003

Guest speaker, U.S./Canada Dispute Resolution, The Florida Bar, 2003 International Law Section Retreat, Miami, Florida, August 9, 2003

Speaker, Enforcement of U.S. Judgments in Canada: Opening the Canadian Frontier, San Diego Bar Association (sponsored by the International Section), April 3, 2003

Speaker, Obtaining Evidence In Canada For Use In American Litigation, Columbus Bar Association, February 19, 2003

Speaker, Enforcement of U.S. Judgments in Canada: Opening the Canadian Frontier, Oregon State Bar Association, International Law Section, December 19, 2002

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