The Honourable Konrad
von Finckenstein, Q.C.
Arbitrator

Professional Biography

 

Professional Biography

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Chairman, Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), 2007–2012;
  • Justice of the Federal Court and the Court Martial Appeal Court – Federal Court of Canada, 2003–2007;
  • Chairman and founding member of the International Competition Network  2001- 2003
  • Commissioner of Competition- Competition Bureau of Canada , 1997 to 2003;
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Business Law - Department of Industry, 1994–1997;
  • Assistant Attorney General, Tax Law & Coordinator of NAFTA Implementation – Department of Justice, 1990–1993;
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Free Trade Policy and Operations - Department of External Affairs, 1989–1990;
  • Senior General Counsel - Trade Negotiations Office, 1987–1988;
  • Various positions in the Department of Justice, 1973–1986.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Queen’s Counsel, 1984;
  • Selected one of Canada’s “Elite Corporate Lawyers” – Trade Law, Canada Business Magazine, 1989;
  • Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada 2002 (first Commissioner of Competition to receive this honour);
  • Selected “Person of the Year” in Playback Magazine, January 2010.
  • Senior Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • International Institute of Communications
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority

NON PROFIT INVOLVEMENT


  • Martin Luther Church of Ottawa - President
  • BluePier Retirement Plan - Trustee
  • Canadensis
  • Internet Society- Canadian Chapeter
  • National Association Of Federal Retirees

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.A. (Honours), Political Science, Carleton University, 1968;
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1971;
  • Admitted to the bar of Ontario 1973;
  • Advanced Management Program, Canada School of Public Service) 1991