Robert Wisner discusses the advantages of enforcing arbitration clauses in shareholder agreements 

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November 2016

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that Ontario’s courts should enforce arbitration agreements where possible, especially when dealing with broad arbitration clauses. Robert Wisner, of McMillan, says the decision helps bring certainty to the scope and enforceability of arbitration clauses in shareholder agreements.
“Courts shouldn’t be looking to draw fussy distinctions between claims going to arbitration and those that don’t go to arbitration. They should just adopt a common sense approach,” he says.

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