Welcome, TCAS: The Case for Emergency or Interim Relief

Welcome: Douglas Harrison, Chair, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society and Independent Arbitrator, Toronto

Panel: The Case for Emergency or Interim Relief in Arbitration

The need for speed in early stage and mature disputes in arbitration has led to the development of more robust and, in some cases, innovative tools to assist parties in securing rapid relief on an interim basis, such as orders to preserve the status quo, freeze assets, enjoin conduct, and secure evidence. The panel will discuss the development of such tools, what they offer and do not offer, and provide some sight lines on what we are likely to see going forward.

Panelists: Stephanie Cohen, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator, Brooklyn, NY

Professor Loukas Mistelis, Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, and Partner, Clyde & Co. London

Moderator: Alison Fitzgerald, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Ottawa


Oct 17 2023


9:30 am - 10:45 am


The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto