ICC Canada Arbitration Conference

Ottawa, Canada, • English

The theme of this year’s conference is “Arbitration: Looking Ahead,” with panels addressing the changes and challenges confronting the international dispute resolution community.


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.

Who should attend? Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics.


8 November
16:30-18:30Welcome Reception
9 November
8:15-8:45Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00Welcome and Opening Remarks

Stephen Drymer

9:00-10:00Tour d’horizon: Updates from Around the World

Chair: Rahat Godil

10:00-11:00Investment Arbitration: Whither and Why

Chair: Andrea Bjorklundl

11:30-12:30Users Speak: Is the Future ARbitraton, Litigation, Neither or Both?

Chair: Rachel A. Howie

14:00-15:30Sports Arbitration: Individual Justice v. Institutional Responsibility

Chair: James Bunting

16:00-17:00The Future of Arbitration

Chair: Pierre-Olivier Savoie

17:00-17:15Concluding Remarks
17:45-18:45Cocktail Reception


Julie BedardSkadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, São Paolo
George BegicDeloitte LLP, Toronto
Andrea BjorklundMcGill University, Montréal
Suzana BladesConocoPhillips, Houston
Patrice BrunetPatrice Brunet Avocats, Montréal
Patrik DanielssonEricsson, Stockholm
Alexandra DosmanVannin Capital, Conference Co-Chair
Stephen DrymerWoods LLP, Montréal, Chair, ICC Canada
Alexander FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ryder GillilandDMG Advocates LLP, Toronto, Conference Co-Chair
Rahat GodilBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
Paul J. GreeneGlobal Sports Advocates, Portland, Maine
Jean-Francois HébertTrade Law Bureau, Ottawa
Rachel A. HowieDentons, Calgary
Kathryn KhamsiThree Crowns, Paris
Marek KrasulaCounsel, SICANA, New York
Annie LesperanceCabinet Yves Fortier, Montréal
Celine LevesqueUniversity of Ottawa, Ottawa
TRH Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., C.St.J.Arbitration Place
Hagit MurielHughes,Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York
Elizabeth PrestonGeneral Dynamics Mission Systems International, Ottawa
Carol RobertsPacific Centre for Dispute Resolution Inc., Vancouver
Pierre-Olivier SavoieSavoie Arbitration, Paris and Ottawa
Vasuda SinghFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris
Robert VolterraVolterra Fietta, London
Janet WalkerOsgoode Hall Law School, Arbitration Place, Outer Temple Chambers, Toronto and London

Logistical notes


Fairmont Château Laurier

1 Rideau Street

Ottawa, ON, Canada

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