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Annotated Ontario Arbitration Legislation - Arbitration Act, 1991 and International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017
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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.

About the Author

Alexander M. Gay, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., LL.B., LL.L., is a General Counsel at the Department of Justice. He maintains a broad civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on commercial and trade disputes. Mr. Gay has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented clients before regulatory tribunals and boards, including the National Energy Board, the Ontario Energy Board, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Alberta Securities Commission, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Competition Tribunal. Mr. Gay is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Master Alexandre Kaufman, B.A., LL.B., recently appointed Case Management Master to the Superior Court of Justice is an experienced legal practitioner. Most recently, Master Kaufman acted as senior counsel in civil litigation at the federal Department of Justice. Mr. Kaufman has been a trial lawyer representing the Crown before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Courts, as well as a wide range of tribunals and boards. Mr. Kaufman had a broad litigation practice that included administrative law, procurement and trade remedies, employment, contract and tort claims and criminal law. He also taught at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College.