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Ben V. Hanuka

Law Works PC (Ontario)
Law Works LC (British Columbia)

  • J.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), 1996
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998
  • LL.M. (General, emphasis on advocacy; Osgoode Hall Law School), 2015
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017
  • FCIArb (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, England)
  • Listed as a leading practitioner in Franchise Law in the Canadian Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada peer-reviews

Member of the following qualification-based arbitration and ADR professional associations:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), based in London, England
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada

Franchise Lawyers

Ben Hanuka is principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia), a boutique law firm focusing on the resolution of franchise and commercial disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Member of the Ontario and British Columbia Bars; holds JD and LLM degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto; certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ben has acted as counsel in leading Ontario franchise court decisions that span close to twenty years. He writes frequently about franchise disputes and commercial arbitration. Years ago, he served as founding chair of the Joint Subcommittee of Franchising of OBA (predecessor to the Franchise Law Section). He has taught civil litigation at the Law Society of Ontario, chaired and presented at numerous continuing legal education programs, and served on many Bar committees and executives. He is member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ADR Institute of Canada, and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. Ben is listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert Canadian Legal directories as a leading franchise practitioner.

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The Good Faith Obligation in F...

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