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BLG lawyers explain why Canada is so arbitration-friendly in The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2023

Robert Deane, Craig Chiasson and Paige Burnham, all members of BLG’s International Arbitration Group, recently contributed the Canada chapter to The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2023 - A Global Arbitration Review Special Report.

The chapter, titled “Canada: rulings demonstrate judicial deference to arbitration,” covers in detail the many reasons why Canada is consistently recognized as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction. Points of discussion include:

  • History of the implementation of the Model Law in Canada
  • Background to the legislative framework for arbitration in Canada’s provinces
  • List of arbitration groups and institutions throughout Canada
  • Recent Canadian case law

The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2023 - A Global Arbitration Review Special Report is an annual, yearbook-style report that provides an overview of the recent past and adds insight and thought leadership from the pen of pre-eminent practitioners from North and Latin America. Published annually by Law Business Research, the report provides an invaluable retrospective on the most substantial recent international arbitration events, supported by footnotes and relevant statistics.

About BLG’s International Arbitration Group

BLG's International Arbitration Group is a national team of lawyers with active practices who appear as counsel and act as arbitrators in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations internationally. Part of the national Disputes Group, the International Arbitration Group is recognized as one of the world's leading arbitration practices by the GAR 100. Several members hold internationally-recognized arbitration accreditations and are ranked among the best arbitration lawyers in the world.

BLG's arbitration group practitioners are skilled in providing advice concerning the rules and processes of multiple arbitral institutions and the prudent selection of arbitrators; effectively presenting written and oral evidence before international tribunals; providing advice on creative dispute resolution alternatives as necessary; and drafting and reviewing arbitration clauses and other dispute resolution agreements.

Our international arbitration group has experience representing private and public corporations, governments and industry groups in fields including energy, oil and gas, forestry, telecommunications, software and pharmaceutical licensing and development, insurance, banking, securities, medical and health care, maritime, and construction. As one of the leading practices in Canada, our group has decades of experience helping to achieve our clients' goals.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As one of the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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