WCCAS: The Search for Efficiencies in Arbitration

How do counsel and arbitrators ensure that parties’ expectations of a timely, cost effective and efficient arbitration are met? How can they reduce procedural complications and delays, excessive records, lengthy hearings and post hearing submissions and awards? What do parties want? Are complex arbitrations meeting parties’ needs or have they become private trials, and is that bad?

Panelists:    Sabri M. Shawa, KC, FCIArb, Partner, JSS Barristers, Calgary

Craig Ferris, KC, FCIArb, Partner, Lawson Lundell, Vancouver

Vasilis Pappas, FCIArb, Head, Int’l Arbitration, Partner, Bennett Jones, Vancouver

Panel Chair: Honourable Neil Wittmann, KC, Calgary


Oct 18 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm