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TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2018

TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2018


Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: University Club, 380 University Avenue, Toronto
Cost:
  • Educational Program: Free for members, $75 for non-members
  • Dinner: $125 (members and non-members)

 

Members Dinner: $125


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Conference Agenda

Program Chairs: Rahat Godil (Blake Cassels & Graydon) and Daniel Dawalibi (Arbitration Place)

1:30 REGISTRATION
1:45 to 2:00 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Ted Frankel – TCAS Executive Chair (Cassels Brock & Blackwell)

2:00 to 3:00 Discussion of Recent Trends, Developments and
New Challenges in ARBITRATION
Moderated by Janet Walker (Arbitration Place)

  • Robert Wisner (McMillan): Ontario’s New International Arbitration Regime
  • Michael Schafler (Dentons): Is Canada Ready for Class Arbitrations?
  • Stephanie Cohen (Independent Arbitrator): Protecting Confidential Information in Arbitration in a World of Increasing Security Risk
3:15 to 4:15 IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PERSPECTIVES ON ARBITRATION

Moderated by Rahat Godil (Blake, Cassels & Graydon)

  • Mel Hogg (Ontario Power Generation)
  • Karen O’Keeffe (TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.)
  • Elsie Plytas (TD Bank)
4:15 to 5:15 THIRD PARTY FUNDING IN CANADA: THE FUNDERS’
PRACTICAL INSIGHTS
Moderated by Myriam Seers (Torys)

  • Tania Sulan (Bentham IMF)
  • Ezra Siller (Nomos Capital)
  • Katie Armstrong (TheJudge)
5:15 to 6:00 TCAS Annual General Meeting (Members Only)

  • Sub-committee Reports
  • Report on TCAS Gold Standard Course
  • Executive Committee Elections
6:00 to 9:00 cocktails and Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Professor Anne-Marie Whitesell

Professor Whitesell is the Program and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown Law. She was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007, and previously practised with the law firm Dechert LLP in Washington and Paris.


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Registration form: Invoice and Registration 2018 Annual TCAS Conference.pdf

Deadline for registration is May 24, 2018. To register for the conference and/or dinner, please send a completed invoice with your cheque to Marvin Huberman, 20 Dundas St. W., Suite 1039, Toronto M5G 2C2 and an email to Tracy Thompson-Demeter at tracy@arbitrateintoronto.com so that your registration is noted.

SOLD OUT: TCAS Arbitration Roundtable Dinner, November 28, 2017

“Please be advised that the TCAS Arbitration Roundtable Dinner on November 28, 2017 at the Queen & Beaver Public House is SOLD OUT.  Your interest in the Arbitration Roundtable Dinner Series is appreciated.  We will circulate an invitation for the next Arbitration Roundtable Dinner to all TCAS members in due course.

 

THE TCAS ARBITRATION ROUNDTABLE DINNER SERIES IS BACK!  

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 18h00, TCAS is hosting its second Roundtable Dinner of 2017.  Join your TCAS colleagues for a festive evening of discussion regarding recent developments, upcoming conferences, and other highly anticipated events in the arbitration community!  

The Roundtable Dinner will be hosted in the Executive Room of the Queen & Beaver Public House (35 Elm Street, Toronto).  Cocktails will be served as of 18h00 and dinner will begin at 19h00.

Payment can be made on the TCAS website via Paypal OR a cheque can be mailed to Marvin Huberman with the invoice below.

Please RSVP to anita@arbitrateintoronto.com by no later than November 20, 2017.

Seating is limited therefore reserve your spot at the Roundtable now!

Invoice:

November 28th invoice

Menu:

TCAS Menu November 28th

 

“A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration” now available for purchase

TCAS is delighted to announce the publication of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration”, edited by TCAS Executive Committee member Marvin J. Huberman, Barrister, Mediator, and Chartered Arbitrator. This book is a timely contribution to the works and world of commercial arbitration: provincially, nationally, and internationally. Written by leading practitioners from different perspectives, it is intended to be a practical, handy, and valuable guide for commercial arbitration practitioners. The book will be particularly valuable for new and experienced practitioners of commercial arbitration, corporate counsel, judges, government and industry professionals, educators, students, and members of the public.

To purchase please click on the following link:

https://www.irwinlaw.com/titles/practitioner%E2%80%99s-guide-commercial-arbitration

September 14th Book Launch

September 14th Book Launch – “A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration” Please join us for a book launch, hosted jointly by TCAS and Arbitration Place, on September 14 at 5:00 pm at Arbitration Place (333 Bay St. Suite 900).

TCAS is delighted to announce the publication of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration”, edited by TCAS Executive Committee member Marvin J. Huberman, Barrister, Mediator, and Chartered Arbitrator. This book is a timely contribution to the works and world of commercial arbitration: provincially, nationally, and internationally. Written by leading practitioners from different perspectives, it is intended to be a practical, handy, and valuable guide for commercial arbitration practitioners. The book will be particularly valuable for new and experienced practitioners of commercial arbitration, corporate counsel, judges, government and industry professionals, educators, students, and members of the public.

The Honourable Robert P. Armstrong, Q.C., will give some opening remarks on a topic of interest to commercial arbitrators and counsel alike. Mr. Armstrong is a resident arbitrator and mediator at Arbitration Place and since 2013 has been engaged in a number of commercial disputes. He is also a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and a member arbitrator of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

In addition, William G. Horton will provide an update on recent legislative amendments which are relevant to all practitioners of commercial arbitration. Mr. Horton practises as an arbitrator of Canadian and international business disputes. He has been appointed tribunal chair, sole arbitrator and party nominee in over one hundred substantial cases. He has served in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

There is no cost to attend. Books will be available for sale.

If you would like to attend, please register by sending an email to: anita@arbitrateintoronto.com

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Gold Standard Course in Arbitration™*

The Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Gold Standard © Course In Commercial Arbitration (the “Course”), is a comprehensive and intensive course in commercial arbitration as it is practised in Canada. It covers both international and non-international arbitration from that perspective. The Course is particularly relevant to those who wish to practise commercial arbitration (either as counsel or as arbitrator) in Ontario, and in other provinces with the same legislative framework. However, the practical skills and approaches, and virtually all of the legal principles, are relevant in any Canadian jurisdiction.

The Course meets, and exceeds, the Gold Standard © requirements of the ADR Institute of Canada. Successful completion of the Course, satisfies the training requirements for the Q.Arb. designation conferred by the ADR Institute of Canada. (See ADRIC website for details as to other requirements.) Successful completion of the course also satisfies the professional designation requirement that is now a condition for TCAS membership.

Based on the CPD credits allowed by the Law Society of Ontario last year, we anticipate that the course will qualify participants for 18 hours of CPD credits, including 3 hours of Professionalism credits, in each of the two calendar years. Qualification of the course for the diversity component of Professionalism hours has not yet been determined, but an attempt will be made to include at least one hour of diversity content in one of the two calendar years in which the course is taught.

The faculty for the Course includes approximately 25 leading Canadian and international arbitration practitioners, all of whom teach within the context of a detailed curriculum as set out in the Course Outline that accompanies this Course Description.

In addition to the teaching Sessions, the Course includes extensive reading materials, custom designed practical exercises in writing arbitration clauses, making procedural decisions and writing awards, and video supplements on specialized topics such as investor state arbitration and advocacy in international arbitration. Two textbooks (Casey on Arbitration Law of Canada (3d) and Gay/Kaufman Annotated Arbitration Statutes of Ontario), with a combined retail value of approximately $300, are included in the price of the course.

The Course will be conducted from September 15, 2018 to May 11, 2019 in 17 Sessions. The first and last Sessions are conducted on a Saturday. The remaining sessions are conducted on Wednesday evenings, two weeks apart except for the holiday break at the end of December and early January.

Enrollment in the Course is limited to 25.

All sessions are hosted by Arbitration Place at 333 Bay Street in Toronto. Remote participation by video conference link is available at no extra cost. Participants who choose the remote option are advised to have a high speed, broad band video link. The quality of your connection can be tested at: http://event.webcasts.com/viewer/faq.jsp?mType=a.

The Course is specifically designed for practicing lawyers and has been taken by lawyers who have practised for as few as 2 years, or as many as 42 years. However, enrollment in the course is open to anyone who has an interest in commercial arbitration, regardless of legal qualifications.

The cost of the Course is $1,500, or $1,300 to members of TCAS.

To register contact the Course Administrator, Tracy Thompson-Demeter at:

tracy@arbitrateintoronto.com

TCAS Course Faculty List

Louise Barrington

Bradley Berg

Hon. Ian Binnie

Sonia Bjorquist

Brian Casey

Earl Cherniak

Stephanie Cohen

Alexander Gay

Duncan Glaholt

Marc Goldstein

Brad Hanna

Tom Heintzman

William Horton

Doug Jones

John Judge

Matthew Kronby

David McCutcheon

John Lorn McDougall

Stephen Morrison

Peter Rees

Joel Richler

Cynthia Kuehl

John Terry

Janet Walker

Thomas Webster

Robert Wisner

Comments about the TCAS Gold Standard Course in Commercial Arbitration from prior participants:

John Campion, Partner Gardiner Roberts, LLP : “Comprehensive and intense…”

Mark Freiman, Partner Lerners: “… curriculum has the right balance of theory and practice; the faculty come from at the highest levels of the profession … the drafting exercises are meaningful but manageable.  Highly recommended!”

Barbara Capes, Associate Dentons: “The breadth of the course has increased my efficiency in providing strategic advice in a range of arbitration matters and has expanded my practice to include acting as arbitrator.”

Roger B. Campbell, Barrister and Solicitor: “…the best course I have taken on any topic during my professional life!   … exceptionally well planned and executed”

Cynthia Kuehl, Partner Lerners: “…to regularly meet and share ideas with the leaders of the arbitration bar (both students and instructors) made this an incredibly valuable educational opportunity.”

Michael Schafler, Partner Dentons: “This is the A-Z course about arbitration essentials – fabulous!”



Gold Standard Course in Arbitration



TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2017

TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2017
Please register by May 8, 2017.


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 – THE UNIVERSITY CLUB, 380 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, TORONTO, ON

TCAS Annual Conference 2017

Cost of Educational Program: Members free

Non-members $75


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Accredited CPD: This program is eligible for one (1) professionalism hour

Cost of dinner: $125


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PROGRAM CHAIR: Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Educational Program

1:30 to 2:00 Introduction and Welcome
TCAS Co-chairs: Lisa Munro, Lerners LLP
Ryder Gilliland, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
2:00 to 3:00 Promoting Efficiency in Arbitration
Moderator: Jeff Musson, York Street Dispute Resolution
Panelists: J. Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers
Marc Goldstein, Marc J. Goldstein Chambers
Sonia Bjorkquist, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
3:00 to 4:00 Arbitration in the Sporting World
Moderator: Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Panelists: Stephen Drymer, Woods Litigation Boutique
James Bunting, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Morgan Martin, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
4:00 to 5:00 Tribunal Dynamics: A Discussion of Collegiality, Conflicts and Diversity
Moderator: Rahat Godil, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Panelists: The Hon. Colin L Campbell, Q.C., Amicus Chambers
The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, Arbitration Place
Tina Cicchetti, Fasken Martineau LLP

TCAS Annual General Meeting (members only)

5:00 to 5:35 Sub-committee Chair reports
5:35 to 5:50 Report on TCAS Gold Standard Course
5:50 to 6:00 Election of Executive Committee members

TCAS Annual Dinner

6:00 to 9:00 Cocktails and Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Bill Horton, William G. Horton Arbitration

Registration form: http://torontocommercialarbitrationsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TCAS-2017-dinner-invoice-and-non-member-conference-invoice.pdf

Deadline for registration is May 8, 2017. To register for the conference and/or dinner, please send a completed invoice with your cheque to Marvin Huberman, 20 Dundas St. W., Suite 1039, Toronto M5G 2C2 and an email to Anita Mielewczyk at anita@arbitrateintoronto.com so that your registration is noted.

Tylney Hall – February 15, 2017

TCAS Tylney Hall – February 15, 2017 – Arbitration Place, 333 Bay St. Suite 900, Toronto, ON

 

TIME: 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.
COST: $45 (Members)


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5:15 p.m. INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. TYLNEY HALL
6:30 to 7:30 pm RECEPTION and HORS D’OEUVRES
Moderator: Daniel Dawalibi, Arbitral Secretary and General Counsel, Arbitration Place
Topic: Please join us for a traditional Tylney Hall featuring two “giants” of international arbitration!
Panelists: William Rowley QC, 20 Essex St. Chambers
Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General, LCIA

 

Upon enrolling, please email us one or two questions for our expert panelists. Questions may be sent to DDawalibi@arbitrationplace.com and tfrankel@casselsbrock.com

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Member Registration form:

TCAS Tylney Hall Member Invoice February 2017

Non-Member Registration form:

TCAS Tylney Hall Non-Member Invoice February 2017

 

Please email Anita Mielewczyk at anita@arbitrateintoronto.com to indicate you have registered for the event.

TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2016

TCAS Annual Conference and AGM 2016

Please register by May 2, 2016.


THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 – THE UNIVERSITY CLUB, 380 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, TORONTO, ON

TCAS Annual Conference 2016

Cost of Educational Program: Members free

Non-members $75


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Accredited CPD – This program is eligible for two (2) substantive hours

Cost of dinner: $125


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PROGRAM CHAIR: Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Those attending the TCAS Annual Conference may submit questions for the Tylney Hall Sessions.  Questions can be sent to Ted Frankel at tfrankel@casselsbrock.com.

Educational Program

2 to 2:10pm INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
TCAS Co-chairs: Lisa Munro, Lerners LLP
Ryder Gilliland, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
2:10 to 3pm DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION TRENDS AND HOT TOPICS
Moderator: Rahat Godil, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Panelists: Joel Richler, Bay Street Chambers
John Judge, 39 Essex Street Chambers
Louise Barrington, Arbitration Place
3 to 4pm TYLNEY HALL – CETA’s new “permanent arbitration court”
Moderator: Daniel Dawalibi, Arbitration Place
Panelists: David Wingfield, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Stephanie Cohen, Cohen Arbitration, NY
4 to 5pm TYLNEY HALL – Ethical Issues in Arbitration
Moderator: Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Panelists: Stephen Morrison, Stephen Richard Morrison ADR
Justice Colin Campbell (retired), Amicus Chambers
Justice Robert Armstrong (retired), Arbitration Place

TCAS Annual General Meeting (members only)

5 to 5:35pm Sub-committee Chair reports
5:35 to 5:50pm Vote on constitutional amendment
Notice of Constitutional Amendment:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/43ce82f74a1ba4227c8a0b199/files/
Notice_to_Members_of_TCAS_.pdf

Report of the TCAS Strategic Planning Committee:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/43ce82f74a1ba4227c8a0b199/files/
Report_of_the_TCAS_Strategic_Planning_Committee_Nov_12_2015_1_.pdf

TCAS Constitution:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/43ce82f74a1ba4227c8a0b199/files/
TCAS_Constitution_voted_.pdf
5:50 to 6 pm Election of Executive Committee members

TCAS Annual Dinner

6 to 9pm Cocktails and Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Paul Friedland, Global Head, White & Case International Arbitration practice group

Registration form: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/43ce82f74a1ba4227c8a0b199/files/
TCAS_2016_non_member_conference_invoice_and_dinner_invoice.pdf

Deadline for registration is May 2, 2016. To register for the conference and/or dinner, please send a completed invoice with your cheque to Marvin Huberman, 20 Dundas St. W., Suite 1100, Toronto M5G 2G8 and an email to Anita Mielewczyk at anita@arbitrateintoronto.com so that your registration is noted. Payment is also possible on-line on the TCAS website, using Paypal.

Notice of Call for Nominations to TCAS Executive Committee

Deadline for nominations: April 12th, 2016
Pursuant to Article 5 of the Constitution

Pursuant to Article 5 of the Constitution of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, this Notice to the Members is a call for nominations from eligible members for election to the Executive Committee of TCAS.

The Executive Committee consists of 5 members, who serve for two-year terms. There are currently 4 Executive Committee members whose terms expire this year. Therefore, there are 4 positions to be elected.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 12th, 2016.

Any member can nominate himself/herself or any other member. Nominations are to be sent to anita@arbitrateintoronto.com with a cc to the nominee (unless the nominator is nominating himself/herself).

Each candidate who is nominated for election has until April 22nd, 2016, to accept or decline the nomination.

The slate of nominees who have accepted their nominations will be announced via email to the members after April 22nd . If the number of nominated candidates does not exceed the number of available positions on the Executive Committee, the nominees will be acclaimed and that announcement will be made, obviating the need for an election.

If there is to be an election, it will take place by secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting of the Association at 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at The University Club, 380 University Ave. Toronto, ON.

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