Invitation to Symposium on Professionalism in International Arbitration

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Toronto Chapter, is delighted to invite you to Symposium on Professionalism in International Arbitration on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Arbitration Place in Toronto, Ontario. 

The Symposium has been accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada for 3.0 Professionalism Hours. 

This is an afternoon event (2-5 pm with reception and dinner to follow) that will focus on key issues of professionalism arising in international arbitration.  Expert panels of leading international arbitration practitioners will be interviewed by moderators on important professionalism issues relating to conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and counsel misconduct. Our distinguished moderators and speakers will include,


  • The Honourable William Ian Corneil Binnie, C.C., Q.C.,
    Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, Arbitration Place

  • The Honourable J. Edgar Sexton, Q.C., JAMS

  • Professor Janet Walker, BA (Hons), MA, JD (Osgoode), MA, DPhil (Oxon), FCIArb, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Arbitration Place  

  • Robert Wisner, Partner, McMillan LLP

  • Jacques S. Darche, FCIArb, DiplCArb, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP   

  • Louise Barrington, J.D., L.L.M., FCIArb (Chartered), Arbitration Place

  • Howard Rosen, Senior Managing Director - Global Leader,
    International Arbitration, FTI Consulting, Inc.

  • Michael D. Schafler, Partner, Dentons

The symposium will be followed by a reception and dinner at The National Club. Our distinguished dinner speaker will be Robert B. Davidson, Esq.  Mr. Davidson is one of the world’s leading international arbitrators, and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice.

For members of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, we are pleased to offer this event (including the Symposium, reception and dinner) without charge.

Please note that attendance is limited to 60 attendees and advance pre-registration is necessary

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

Gordon E. Kaiser, FCIArb
Lisa Parliament, McMillan LLP

for more information please contact Nadia Medalla at 416.865.7894 or

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