Smith, Murray L.

Smith Barristers
105-1008 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6E 1T7

Tel:  604-689-4438
Fax:  604-689-4451


Mr. Smith has extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration.  He is currently a barrister practising in Vancouver. His practice is confined to domestic and international commercial cases as arbitrator. He practised in the maritime field for many years and has conducted cases as counsel at every level of court in Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada and has acted as arbitrator, often as tribunal chair, in a great many domestic and international commercial arbitration cases under AAA(ICDR), ICC, BCICAC and UNCITRAL Rules.


Professional Affiliations: 

  • B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre:  Member
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce:  Member of Arbitration Committee
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators:  Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator
  • General Council of the Bar of England and Wales:  Member
  • London Court of International Arbitration:  Member
  • Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association:  Arbitrating Member
  • Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society:  Member


Professional Standing:

  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1990
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 1977



  • University of Windsor, Bachelor of Science (1973)
  • University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws (1976)
  • London School of Economics, Master of Laws, International Business Law (1989)
  • Graduate studies in International Law of Natural Resources
  • International Economic Law
  • International Business Transactions and International Commercial Arbitration Law