ADRIC: Int’l vs. Non-Int’l Arbitration, Appointing Authorities

International and Non-International Commercial Arbitration in Canada: What can the two types of arbitration learn from each other to deliver a better service to disputants?

Two counsel and two arbitrators will discuss these two “worlds” and what they find particularly useful from international practice when doing non-international cases and vice versa.

Appointing Authorities in Commercial Arbitration in Canada:

  1. Appointing authorities provide services to arbitration users and tribunal, on an as needed basis, even when they do not administer an arbitration from beginning to end. As with UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, appointing authorities have a particular role with respect to ad hoc arbitration. Are appointing authorities used as extensively as they should be in Canada? If not, why not? What improvements can be made to how appointing authorities function or how they are used? What parties need from arbitration rules and appointing authorities in international and non-international arbitrations, and what are the differences if any.
  2. Are institutional arbitrations better? Why? Why not? Is there a middle ground? A la carte arbitration?
  3. Modernizing the ADRIC Rules – what is happening? What are the objectives?

Brian Casey, FCIArb, Stephanie Cohen, Stephen Drymer and Alison Fitzgerald, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Moderator – Mike Schafler, FCIArb, QArb, Partner, Dentons


Oct 18 2023


10:25 am - 11:30 am


The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto