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ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference

October 14, 2016 | Toronto, ON

As the national committee to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, each year we hold a conference to discuss issues surrounding Canadian and international arbitration and best practices.

Who should attend

Arbitrators; in-house and external counsel; anyone interested in strengthening their ties to Canadians from around the globe who practise international arbitration.


Discretion and Restraint: Striking the Right Balance in Arbitral

Arbitrators often have discretion to determine key issues such as what law governs the dispute, whether damages have been proven with reasonable certainty, and how costs of the arbitration should be allocated. What influences whether an arbitrator will exercise his or her discretion expansively or with restraint, and what steps can counsel and arbitrators take to avoid “unreasoned” decisions and the arbitrary exercise of discretion?

Yukos and More: Recent Developments in the Enforcement of Awards
This panel will consider recent developments in the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards around the globe, including the status of the Yukos awards.  

Is the Arbitration World Cyber Secure? 
Arbitration is often prized for the relative privacy of proceedings. But as our practice becomes increasingly digitized and cyber criminals see law firms as ripe targets, does the arbitration world have a handle on the major threats to data security in arbitration and what can be done to safeguard sensitive information?

Arbitrator Independence, Impartiality, and Disclosure Re-Visited
This panel will explore the intersection of national laws, institutional rules and soft law governing the disclosure of (potential) conflicts of interest with reference to recent judicial decisions from around the world and user expectations.

Event registration fees

Early Bird prices are until September 1, 2016

Members of ICC Canada: Complimentary
Early Bird | Non-member of ICC Canada: $250
Welcome Cocktail: Free
Conference Dinner | Must purchase tickets in advance: $125
ICC Arbitration AGM (Members Only): Complimentary

Register now


Welcome Cocktail | Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Arbitration Place, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Toronto, ON 

Conference | Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON

Friday Evening Dinner | Oct. 14, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie, 33 Tank House Lane, The Historic Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON 

CLE credits has been applied for in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec

Saturday ICC Arbitration AGM (Members Only) | Oct. 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, 199 Bay Street, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities that provide your company with great visibility exist. For information on how you can sponsor this exclusive event, please contact Chuck Wright, Director, Sponsorship and Business Development at 416.868.6415 (250).


More details to follow.

For more information, you may contact the Conference Co-Chairs, Stephanie Cohen at and Bruce Gailey at