Igor Ellyn was the founding partner of Ellyn Law LLP and a senior commercial litigator, chartered arbitrator and mediator. He is well-known in the Ontario Courts and at the Ontario Bar as a senior legal counsel with particular expertise in shareholder disputes and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Mr. Ellyn is a leader of the Ontario Bar. He is a Past President of the Ontario Bar Association. He is currently Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Toronto Chapter. He served also as Honourary Legal Counsel for Canadian Jewish Congress – Ontario Region. He has been actively involved in legal education in his fields of expertise. He has continued the practice of Ellyn Law as Ellyn Business Counsel.
Called to the Ontario Bar in 1973, Mr. Ellyn was designated Queen’s Counsel in 1985 and has been certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Civil Litigation since 1989.
For more than 40 years, he has provided sound advice, sensible solutions and persuasive advocacy to his clients’ business legal disputes. He has also written and lectured extensively in his fields of expertise.
Mr. Ellyn has litigated successfully in the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also arbitrated cases in Canada and internationally, including ad hoc arbitrations, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration. He has been involved in cases under the ADR Chambers Rules of Procedure, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and Quebec Code of Civil Procedure. He has also appeared in the High Court of Justice in London, England and has been counsel on complex commercial arbitrations in Quebec.