ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) Conference

Co-hosts: Bill Horton, William G. Horton Corporation (Toronto) and Michael Schafler, Dentons Canada LLP (Toronto)

  • Corruption Defence in Investment Arbitration

Panel: Barton Legum, Dentons Europe LLP (Paris) and Sophie Nappert, 3VB (London)

  • Correctness and Robust Reasonableness

Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, BLG (Toronto)

The judicial scrutiny of arbitration awards after the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65:

  • Does (should) Vavilov apply to judicial review of arbitration awards?
  • How does the newly articulated reasonableness standard differ from the correctness standard?
  • Does the abolition of the concept of “true question of jurisdiction” turn every question of contract interpretation in an arbitration into a question of jurisdiction?


  • Confidentiality, Consolidation and Concurrent Disputes

 Moderator: Bill Horton, William G. Horton, William G. Horton Corporation (Toronto)

Panel: Craig Chiasson, BLG (Vancouver); Ben Hanuka, Law Works (Toronto) and Jameel Madhany, Lerners (Toronto)

  • The New ADRIC MedArb Rules

Panel: Mary Comeau, Calgary Energy & Commercial Arbitrators (Calgary) and David McCutcheon, McCutcheon ADR (Toronto)

Closing: Andrew D. Butt, ADRIC (Toronto)

CPD accreditation pending from Law Societies across Canada
ADRIC Continuing Education & Engagement (CEE) points: 5.5


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Sep 23 2020


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm