CIArb 8th Annual Symposium on International and Domestic Arbitration

The CIArb 8th Annual Symposium on International and Domestic Arbitration is Part of CanArb Week!
Thursday, September 24


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and keeping in mind the health and safety of all the participants, CanArb Week will be hosted online thanks to our hosts Arbitration Place Virtual.

Open to both CIArb members and non-members, the Symposium will feature two one-hour panels of domestic and international arbitration experts followed by a 30-minute Fireside Chat with Catherine Dixon (Director General, CIArb) on the future of the CIArb.

The 8th Annual CIArb Canada Symposium will run as part of CanArb Week from 2:10 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 24, 2020. 

8th Annual CIArb Canada Symposium Agenda

2:10 – 2:15 pm Introduction and Welcome: Lisa C. Munro – Co-Chair

2:15 to 3:15 pm Domestic Arbitration Panel
Topic: “Doing It Right: Ethics for Domestic Commercial Arbitration”
Moderator: Marvin J. Huberman, LL.M. (ADR), FCIArb, Barrister, Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator

                          • Daniel Urbas, FCIArb, Litigator, Mediator and Arbitrator
                          • Julie Hopkins, FCIArb, LL.B, Independent Arbitrator and CIArb Instructor
                          • Olivier Després, M.Sc., C.Med., C.Arb, Lawyer, Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator.

3:15 to 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 to 4:30 pm International Arbitration Panel
Topic: “Delivering on the Promise: experiences, issues under debate, and practical considerations in the use of expedited and emergency arbitrator rules”
Moderator: Lisa C. Munro, Q.Arb, MCIArb, Partner, Lerners LLP

                          • Jae Sung Lee, Legal Officer, International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations and Secretary, UNCITRAL Working Group II
                          • Mark Morril, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, former member of the ICC Commission Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, and speaker on emergency proceedings and international awards
                          • Marek Krasula, Counsel to the ICC North American case management team, managing all Emergency Arbitrator matters for North America and sessional lecturer on international arbitration issues at Université de Montréal law faculty

4:35 to 5:05 pm Q and A: Catherine Dixon and Janet Walker, C.Arb.

30-minute Fireside Chat with Catherine Dixon, Director General, on the future of the CIArb: an interview by Professor Janet Walker, C.Arb.

5:05 to 5:10 pm Closing Remarks: Marv Huberman – Co-Chair

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CIArb 8th Annual Symposium on International and Domestic Arbitration


Thu, Sep 24, 2020


Arbitration Place Virtual