Building the practice of arbitration in Canada
On behalf of CanArbWeek
Janet Walker, CM and Hon. Barry Leon (Survey Co-Chairs)
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With the support of CanArbWeek and the assistance of FTI Consulting, we are leading a survey of Canadian arbitration practitioners, including arbitration counsel, arbitrators and tribunal assistants, and experts,to compile a profile of commercial arbitration in Canada for the Canadian Arbitration Report 2023.
Arbitration in Canada and Canada’s arbitration community are growing and there is strong potential for future growth. To support this growth, it will help to know more about the state of arbitration in Canada and the factors likely to affect its future.
The results will be useful to many stakeholders:
- arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and tribunal assistants, in advancing their practices and providing better service to their clients and to disputing parties;
- experts and other service providers in supporting arbitration practitioners and arbitrations;
- corporate counsel in planning and contracting for their clients’ dispute resolution; and
- academics in studying and teaching in the field.
The Survey Report will document the practice of domestic and international commercial arbitration by individuals and businesses based in Canada; and it will point the way forward for us to build the practice of arbitration. The Report will be available for everyone to use, without charge.
Who and what we are surveying
We are surveying all arbitration counsel, arbitrators and tribunal assistants, and experts involved in arbitration, who are based in Canada, wherever the parties are located, wherever the disputes arose, or wherever the arbitrations are seated or venued. This encompasses all commercial arbitration activity, including investor-state and sports arbitrations, taking place wholly or partly in the period from January 2020 onwards.
How to access the surveys
Please access the surveys at the following links.
We sincerely hope that the Canadian arbitration community will actively and enthusiastically support this initiative and find the results useful. With your support we hope to make an important contribution to arbitration and the arbitration community in Canada.
If you have any questions, please direct them to FTI.Research@fticonsulting.com
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