ICC Canada Arbitration Conference

Montreal, Canada, • English

Welcome to the ICC Canada’s annual International Arbitration Conference: “Arbitration in a Dangerous time”. A number of Canadian and international arbitrators will discuss topics on new developments as well as share their perspectives on thorny Issues in International Arbitration.


ICC Canada’s annual International Arbitration Conference gathers Canadians and others practicing international arbitration around the world, in-house counsel, leading international arbitrators and representatives from the ICC International Court of Arbitration to share practical insight on key issues in international arbitration. The theme of this year’s conference is “Arbitration in a Dangerous Time,” with panels addressing the changes and challenges confronting the international dispute resolution community.

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics.


9 November
17:00-19:30Welcome Reception
10 November
8:30-9:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15Welcome and Opening Remarks

·         Stephen Drymer, Woods LLP, Montréal, Chair, ICC Canada

·         Alexandra Dosman, New York International Arbitration Center, New York, Conference Co-Chair

·         Ryder Gilliland, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Conference Co-Chair

9:15-10:00ICC Spotlight: Transparency in Action

Chair: Tina Cicchetti, Fasken Martineau, Vancouver


·         Pierre Bienvenu, Norton Rose Fulbright, Montréal

·         Alexander Fessas, Secretary-General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

·         Marek Krasula, Counsel, SICANA, New York

10:00-11:15New Developments in International Arbitration: Tour d’horizon

Chair: Sarah McEachern, Borden Ladner Gervais, Vancouver


·         Canada: Vasilis F.L. Pappas, Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary

·         LA: Julie Bédard, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, São Paolo

·         AMEA: Joseph Chedrawe, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dubai

·         EU: Isabelle Michou, Quinn Emanuel, Paris

·         United States: Rahim Moloo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, New York

11:30-12:45Users Speak: What We Care About and Why

Chair: Bruce Gailey, GAILEY Law / Borden Ladner Gervais, Zürich


·         Erin Gleason Alvarez, AIG, New York

·         Louise-Hélène Sénécal, Air Canada, Montréal

·         Noel Peacock, BCE Inc., Toronto

·         Francesca Maio, SNC Lavalin, Toronto

14:15-15:30Focus on Investment Arbitration: Reform, Renewal, Rejection?

Chair: Caroline Richard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Washington


·         René Cadieux, Blakes, Montréal

·         Andrew Newcombe, University of Victoria, Victoria

·         Myriam Seers, Torys LLP, Toronto

·         Sylvie Tabet, General Counsel & Director, Trade Law Bureau,Tokyo

15:45-17:00Thorny Issues in International Arbitration: The Arbitrator’s Perspective

Chair: William G. Horton, Toronto


·         Hon. L. Yves Fortier, Cabinet Yves Fortier, Montréal

·         Gerry Ghikas, Gerald W. Ghikas Law Corporation, Vancouver

·         Hon. Marc Lalonde, Montréal

·         Edna Sussman, SussmanADR LLC, New York

17:00-17:15Concluding Remarks
17:15-18:30Cocktail Reception


Erin Gleason AlvarezAIG, New York
Julie BédardSkadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, São Paolo
Pierre BienvenuNorton Rose Fulbright, Montréal
René CadieuxBlakes, Montréal
Joseph ChedraweVinson & Elkins LLP, Dubai
Alexander FessasSecretary-General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Hon. L. Yves FortierCabinet Yves Fortier, Montréal
Gerry GhikasGerald W. Ghikas Law Corporation, Vancouver
Marek KrasulaCounseil, SICANA, New York
Hon. Marc LalondeMontréal
Isabelle MichouQuinn Emanuel, Paris
Rahim MolooGibson, Dunn & Crutcher, New York
Andrew NewcombeUniversity of Victoria, Victoria
Vasilis F.L. PappasBennett Jones LLP, Calgary
Noel PeacockBCE Inc., Toronto
Myriam SeersTorys LLP, Toronto
Louise-Hélène SénécalAir Canada, Montréal
Edna SussmanSussmanADR LLC, New York
Sylvie TabetGeneral Counsel & Director, Trade Law Bureau, Tokyo

Logistical notes


McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St., Montréal

Please book your room by October 10, 2017.

Omni Mont-Royal Hotel
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC

Rate: $194 + 3.5% lodging tax, 5% GST and 9.975% QST

Call 1.800.843.6664 and refer to the International Arbitration Conference’s room block or click here to reserve your room online.


Conference website link: http://www.chamber.ca/arbitration/icc-canada-international-arbitration-conference/

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