Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS)

  • Current Developments in the Energy Space in Alberta, Government Plans regarding the Economy and Improvements in the Regulatory Environment (30 mins): Grant Sprague, Alberta Deputy Minister of Energy (Edmonton)
  • Using Technology in Extensive Document Arbitrations (1 hour): Addressing the use of technology in both the pre-hearing phase and at the hearing, provide perspectives from the viewpoints of the arbitrator, legal counsel and experts, and include demonstrations of the use of some of the latest technology

ModeratorClarke Hunter QC, Norton Rose (Calgary)

Panel: Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers (Toronto); Alexandra Mitretodis, Fasken LLP (Vancouver); Peter Sanford, Deloitte LLP (Vancouver); Lloyd Wilks, CounselQuest (Toronto); and Tanya Barbiero, Davies Ward Phillips Vineberg (Toronto)

  • New Act, New Rules, New World for BC Arbitrations (30 mins)On September 1, 2020 all new domestic arbitrations in British Columbia will be subject to British Columbia’s dramatically revised Arbitration Act. As of the same date the domestic arbitration rules of the newly-renamed Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (previously BCICAC) will also come into force. The new rules contain provisions for expedited proceedings, emergency arbitrators, virtual hearings and optional arbitration appeals

Panel: Joe McArthur and Laura Cundari, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Vancouver); and Craig Chiasson, BLG (Vancouver)


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Sep 21 2020


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm