Warren K. Winkler and Dennis O’Connor appointed to the Order of Canada


Dennis O'Connor

Arbitration Place is proud to announce that two of its Member Arbitrators, The Honourable Warren K. Winkler and The Honourable Dennis O’Connor, have been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Both Mr. Winkler and Mr. O’Connor have been appointed as Officers, recognizing their national service and achievements.

Mr. Winkler, who served as Chief Justice of Ontario between 2007 and 2013, was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his contributions to the advancement of Canadian labour law and for making the justice system more effective and accessible as former chief justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal.”

Mr. O’Connor was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1998 and served as Associate Chief Justice from 2001 until he retired at the end of 2012. He was cited by Governor General Johnston for “his service to the legal profession, and for his commitment to justice as a commissioner of the Walkerton and Arar inquiries.”

More information regarding the Order of Canada and this year’s other recipients is available here.

11th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration


11th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

Arbitration Place is proud to sponsor the eleventh annual ICC NY Conference. This is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. The conference will offer a line-up of top-class speakers, an excellent opportunity to network and topical discussions on:

  • ICC Institutional Reform
  • Parallel Proceedings
  • Witness testimony

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics from around the world.

More details about the ICC NY Conference, including a full programme schedule and registration information, is available here.

Eat, Drink & Be Charitable Event – In Support of Medecins Sans Frontieres


Arbitration Place and Pinto Wray James LLP are sponsoring this inaugural event for EDBC Events, which hosts events to help support those in need.

Let’s get together and do something positive for those less fortunate this holiday season. Please join us on Wednesday December 16, 2015, for a Charity Auction and Fundraiser to support Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Appetizers, wine, and other beverages will be served while you bid for your chance to purchase that amazing last minute holiday gift, all in support of this great cause!

Event Details:
Wednesday, December 16th 2015
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 900
Toronto ON, M5H 2T4

Donate & RSVP Here
(Minimum recommended donation is $25)

How your donations will be used:
82% Programs
15% Fundraising
3% Administration

If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact:
Your support will go a long way!

To learn more about Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), visit their website.

Arbitration Place Presents: Lessons From Losing – November 5th 2015

Lessons From Losing

Every lawyer is a loser – at some point in their career.  It is an inevitable part of our adversarial legal system, and though it can be unpredictable, every loss is an opportunity to learn and improve one’s skills as an advocate.

Arbitration Place invites you to focus on the bright side of losing for an evening. Join three highly-respected litigators as they share stories of their most instructive losses, and the valuable lessons learned from those cases.


Benjamin Zarnett – Goodmans LLP

Cynthia B. Kuehl – Lerners LLP

Jonathan C. Lisus – Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP


Thursday, November 5th 2015

5:30pm (followed by reception)

Contact: if you are interested in attending.


Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Tylney Hall 2015


The Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (TCAS) Tylney Hall will take place on October 13th, 2015 at Arbitration Place from 5pm to 8pm.

Click here to register


5:00 to 5:30 p.m. RECEPTION & REFRESHMENTS
5:30 to 5:45 p.m. INTRODUCTION & WELCOME
TCAS Executive Committee Co-Chair, Lisa Munro
5:45 to 7:00 p.m. TYLNEY HALL
Moderator: TCAS Programming Chair, Ted Frankel, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Panelists: Douglas S. Jones, AO, RFD, FCIArb, FIAMA, FAMINZ, Arbitration Place
Prof. Janet Walker, JD, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FICArb, Arbitration Place
Topics: What makes for an effective, efficient and “safe seat” of international arbitration?, The CIArb “safe seat” principles, and Toronto as a “safe seat” of international arbitration.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

10th Annual ICC New York Conference

The tenth annual ICC New York Conference will take place on September 21st, 2015. This conference will address current challenges facing institutions, counsel and arbitrators from an ICC perspective. It offers a line-up of top-class, topical discussions and relevant news and is furthermore an excellent opportunity to network.

Who should attend:

Arbitrators, legal practitioners, in-house counsel and academics who wish to learn more about developments in international arbitration.

For more details regarding this conference please click here.

HK Summit – Supporting Organisation‏

Arbitration Place is excited to be a supporting organisation at the HK2015 Summit, put on by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. The summit will take place on May 12-14, 2015, and will feature esteemed speakers from all around the world discussing the latest trends in international arbitration.

Click here to view HK2015 Summit information

Arbitration Place Ranked as a Top 10 International Arbitration Centre by Global Arbitration Review

gar logoArbitration Place is honoured to be mentioned as a top 10 international arbitration centre by Global Arbitration Review.

The ‘Hearing Centres Survey’ collected responses from 106 leading international arbitration lawyers, who answered 15 questions on a range of subjects. Arbitration Place was ranked 2nd in North America and 8th internationally when arbitrators were asked about the hearing centre they would most likely recommend to a friend. In North America, Arbitration Place was only behind the World Bank in Washington for top honours.

Despite the impressive ranking, Global Arbitration Review notes that Arbitration Place was still too new to have featured highly – a promising statement as we look to the year ahead.

To read more about the ‘Hearing Centres Survey’, click here.

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