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Divided No Longer: Admissibility of New Evidence on Appeals from UNCITRAL Arbitrations Determined According to Domestic Law

Tue, 2020-04-07 15:48
Justice Penny’s ruling in The Russia Federation v Luxtona Limited, 2019 ONSC 7558 provides guidance on two elements of international arbitration practice.

How will COVID-19 shape the future of arbitration?

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:46
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty to many areas of our lives. We are in unchartered territory, and so is the whole judicial system across Canada.

To stay or not to stay? B.C Supreme Court grants a stay and finds arbitration clause contained in a standard form contract to be valid

Wed, 2020-03-25 14:00
In a recent case brought before the British Columbia Supreme Court, Williams v. Amazon , the Court had to determine the validity of an arbitration agreement...

Time to Modernize: Legislative changes to modernize and streamline domestic arbitrations in British Columbia

Wed, 2020-03-04 12:09
On February 19, 2020, the British Columbia Government introduced Bill 7 – 2020: Arbitration Act to modernize and streamline the arbitration regime in BC.

Seeking to Set Aside an Arbitration Agreement? Not So Fast.

Thu, 2020-02-27 11:29
In Evans v. Mattamy Homes, 2019 ONSC 3883, the Ontario Superior Court reaffirmed that arbitration agreements will only be invalidated in narrow circumstances.

The Debate Over Vavilov’s Applicability to Commercial Arbitration Appeals Continues in Alberta

Tue, 2020-02-18 11:49
Within the span of two weeks, two lower courts in different provinces have reached opposite conclusions about the standard of review for an arbitral decision...

Unintended Consequences? The Vavilov Standard of Review is Applied to Commercial Arbitrations

Thu, 2020-02-13 12:01
For many decades, the standard of review of a commercial arbitration decision on appeal to a court has been reasonableness.

A Divided Court: ONSC Sets Stage for Ruling on Admissibility of New Expert Evidence on Appeals from UNCITRAL Arbitrations

Wed, 2020-02-05 13:03
While useful in its affirmation that an expert’s repeated use by affiliated parties and the expert’s ascension to becoming the “go to guy” is not necessarily...

Choice of Arbitral Seat is Not a Game of Musical Chairs: Singapore Court of Appeal Rules Against Enforcement of Award Granted by Wrongly-Seated Arbitration

Wed, 2020-01-29 12:10
In ST Group Co Ltd v Sanum Investments Limited, the Singapore Court of Appeal ruled that in the absence of waiver of the wrong seat...

Appealing an Arbitral Award? The BC Court of Appeal sheds light on what constitutes a question of law and a breach of natural justice

Wed, 2020-01-15 12:32
In MSI Methylation Sciences, Inc. v Quark Venture Inc, 2019 BCCA 448, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia recently clarified the Court’s approach to appeals...