An essential resource for any legal practitioner involved in arbitrations
Arbitrations have become a preferred method of dispute resolution for many types of disputes. Their benefits include confidentiality, flexibility, speed, reduced costs, finality and enforceability. Yet, many counsel remain unfamiliar with the basic rules relating to the arbitration process found in both the Arbitration Act, 1991 and the International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017. This book is an essential resource for any legal practitioner involved in arbitrations or advising in the area. It provides a thorough annotation of both the Arbitration Act, 1991 and the International Commercial Arbitration Act as well as comprehensive explanations of developments in the relevant case law to each section of these Acts. It includes, where appropriate, reference to Rules of Civil Procedure as they affect the challenges to arbitral awards before the Courts.
New features include:
- New International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017 in Ontario, with annotations
- Updated case law and commentary for the Arbitration Act, 1991
The international commercial arbitration component of this book concerns Ontario’s experience under the UNCITRAL Model Law and not international commercial arbitration generally, which is a far broader topic. This book provides insight into how the courts in Ontario have interpreted the UNCITRAL Model law and records these cases in a manner that can be easily accessible to practitioners. This New Act applies to all international commercial arbitration agreements and awards, whether made before or after the coming into force of the New Act.