K.W. Stephen Cheung

Member Profile - The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

K.W. Stephen Cheung
Position:  Attorney, Principal, Cheung & Associates; Consultant, President, Conflict Management Consultants Inc..  Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Education:  LL.B. University College London, University of London; LL.M. University College London, and London School of Economics, University of London (Taxation and Corporate Law); LL.M./S.J.D. Programme - Law School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.(William F. Cook Fellow)
ADR Experience: FCIArb (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London), Chartered Arbitrator (U..); C.Med (Chartered Mediator); C. Arb (Chartered Arbitrator) (Canada); Ch.Arb (Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) (U.K.); FIAM Fellow (International Academy of Mediators) American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Commercial & Complex Case Panel; International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Commercial Panel; Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA) – Arbitration Panel; ADR Institute of Ontario – Commercial Mediation & Arbitration Panels; ADR Chambers – International Panel (Toronto & London); Supreme Court of Ontario – Mediation Roster; and others Conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations focused primarily on international, United States – Canada issues, and domestic commercial, corporate, international transactions. Sample cases included matters concerning international conglomerate and designers; National Olympic Organization against syndicate of international insurers and re-insurers, United States producer and manufacturer against European distributor international franchise against foreign franchisees; foreign owner of deceased icon’s image rights against unauthorized usage of intellectual property; issues relating to rights to royal succession in a foreign country and inheritance rights, disputes amongst siblings to estate and asset succession; facilitating intra-union dispute resolution; professional malpractice; facilitation of church and diocese religious doctrinal differences; author and copyright issues; joint venture and partnership issues; condominium owners - corporation – insurance disputes. Over 15 years as Arbitrator, Mediator and Conflict Management Consultant.
General Experience: Corporate, shareholders, commercial transactions, partnerships, joint ventures, contracts, franchises, agents and distributors, and acquisitions, mergers, human resource negotiation, estate contests, professional negligence and malpractice, estate matters and issues, taxation (international, Canadian, United States - Canada issues) corporate and family organizational succession, Over 35 years’ experience as attorney practising and serving as Counsel in described areas and practice experience in Ontario, Manitoba (Canada), England and Wales. Extensive experience with United Kingdom, European Union, Poland, Hong Kong, New York, California, and Florida based issues. Structured international joint ventures involving and including, inter alia, Canada, U.S., Poland, England, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, Hong Kong and China.
Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Windsor; Associate Professor of Law, University of Windsor; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Manitoba; Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University (Michigan) (variously 1969 to date) Taught corporate, commercial, estate, tort, taxation law corporate secretarial practices, law of meetings; mediation, arbitration, negotiation, dispute resolution, conflict management, conflict management system design and special seminars at University of Manitoba, University of Windsor and Wayne State University.
Miscellaneous: Member of Bars of Ontario and Manitoba; Member of Law Societies of England, Wales and Hong Kong
Lectures: Speaker, lecturer and panel member a seminars and forums at University of Windsor, Wayne State University, Kettering University, St. Clair College, York University, Oakland University, Pepperdine University, numerous professional associations and service clubs.
Publications: Numerous articles, comments and reviews on legal issues, commercial and corporate law, taxation, medical-legal issues, dispute resolution, and conflict management. Author of monograph on Law and Abortion.
Areas of Expertise: Taxation, corporate law, international transactions, contracts and commercial transactions, arbitration, mediation, organizational conflict management consultation and system design.