Drafting Better Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Agreements: What to Include and What Not to Include

Join us for this month’s education webinar! This webinar will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 5p.m. to 6p.m. ET and will focus on drafting, with three CIArb members presenting. Our speakers are The Honourable Barry Leon, Ms. Shan M. Greer, and Mr. Artem Barsukov.

After briefly covering drafting basics, the speakers will address some of the most problematic points of drafting dispute clauses by providing suggestions on when, when not, and how to tailor clauses to specific client needs.

Please register and you will receive a Zoom link on the day of the event.


Our Presenters


The Honourable Barry Leon is an independent arbitrator and mediator with Arbitration Place, 33 Bedford Row Chambers, and Caribbean Arbitrators, and is on the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators. For a three-year term (2015–2018), Barry was Presiding Judge of the BVI Commercial Court.

Barry is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and an International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator. He is a past Chair and active member of ICC Canada’s Arbitration Committee, member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Barry is a member of Organizing Committee Executive, Canadian Arbitration Week (CanArbWeek); Ontario Arbitration Act Review Committee of Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society; and North America Sub-Committee, Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, and was Organizing Committee Chair for its global workshop, “Shaping the Future of Greener Arbitration Conferences and Training”. He is Co-Chair, Caribbean Task Force of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s Americas Initiative; and a member of the BVI Arbitration Group and its governing Committee, and of the International Trust Arbitration Organisation’s Research Council. Barry is an Executive Editor of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration, an OGEMID Co-Moderator, and Chair of Arbitration Place’s Advisory Board.

Before 2015, Barry was Partner and Head, International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall. Until 2009, he was a Partner with Torys LLP in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice, and for many years, Practice Coordinator. Barry is a recipient of CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution’s “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR”. Barry was admitted to the Bar in Ontario, Canada (now non-practicing member). He holds a law degree (University of Toronto), MBA (Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University), and BA (University of Alberta).


Shan M. Greer is an independent Caribbean, Canadian arbitrator, mediator, and lawyer based in the island of Saint Lucia. She has over 20 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution, having served as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of banking and finance, construction and infrastructure, energy, investment, commercial, intellectual property, joint venture, and shareholders disputes. Ms. Greer has represented clients and acts as an arbitrator under ICC and UNCITRAL Rules as well as in other ad hoc international and domestic arbitrations. Ms. Greer holds an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College, London, and has been admitted to practice in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Belize, as well as England and Wales. She is currently named to the roster of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre, Dispute Resolution Centre in Trinidad and Tobago, Dispute Resolution Association in St. Lucia and the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre. Saint Lucia nominated Shan Greer for inclusion in the CARICOM Secretariats List of Arbitrators and Conciliators established pursuant to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.  Recently, she was appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in an international oil and gas dispute.


Artem Barsukov is a Partner at the Edmonton office of Bennett Jones LLP where he carries on a global practice focused on commercial arbitration. Over the years, Artem successfully represented clients all over the world in complex international and domestic arbitrations collectively worth over USD $2 Billion. He has acted as arbitration counsel under the leading international arbitration systems, including ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL, and appeared before multinational Arbitral Tribunals in Doha, Qatar; London, England; and Mexico City, Mexico; as well as virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artem has a particular expertise in complex construction disputes in the energy sector, having acted for owners, contractors, and subcontractors in a wide variety of disputes arising from large-scale international construction projects.

Artem is actively involved in the Canadian and global arbitration communities. He currently serves on the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Nominations Commissions and is a member of the Expedited Procedures Panel at the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC). Artem is also a member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative and is an active member of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) and Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS).

Prior to entering private practice, Artem worked at the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, where he learned the inner workings of judicial decision-making and how to craft well-supported and reasoned decisions.

A true citizen of the world, Artem has a robust and growing network in Europe and CIS, and is involved with a number of international legal organizations. Artem currently serves as a Director at the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and represents Sweden at the Board of the EU-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Artem is fluent in both Swedish and Russian, and has basic knowledge of Farsi (Persian).

Presented by

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Canada Branch


Thu, Nov 25, 2021