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Arbitration and dispute

resolution

Submitting commercial and business disputes to arbitration, particularly in an international context, gives parties the advantage of predictability because it allows them to determine in advance the forum that will hear their potential disputes. Oftentimes, it is also a quicker and more efficient solution than recourse to domestic courts.

 

The members of our team have extensive expertise and an enviable reputation in national and international commercial arbitration, both with respect to the conduct of proceedings before the arbitral tribunal and before domestic courts in the context of proceedings stemming from the arbitral process.

 

We advise our clients with respect to arbitration clauses and the development of arbitral protocols, and represent them at all stages of the arbitral process. We also assist our clients in proceedings related to arbitration, such as recourse to the Superior Court to compel the appointment of an arbitrator or refer the dispute to arbitration, to obtain the assistance of the Court during the arbitral process, or to obtain the quashing or homologation of an arbitral award.

 

We also advise our clients in the settlement of disputes and assist and represent them in mediation or other dispute resolution processes.

 

The firm includes amongst its members Max R. Bernard, Ad. E., an arbitrator recognized by the Canadian Centre for Commercial Arbitration (CCAC), and the Honourable Joël A. Silcoff who, after retiring as a judge of the Superior Court of Québec, now acts as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Silcoff is accredited as an arbitrator and mediator by the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration of Québec (IMAQ) and is a Canadian Arbitration Practitioner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce/ICC Canada, the Canadian national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Arbitration and dispute resolution

Submitting commercial and business disputes to arbitration, particularly in an international context, gives parties the advantage of predictability because it allows them to determine in advance the forum that will hear their potential disputes. Oftentimes, it is also a quicker and more efficient solution than recourse to domestic courts.

 

The members of our team have extensive expertise and an enviable reputation in national and international commercial arbitration, both with respect to the conduct of proceedings before the arbitral tribunal and before domestic courts in the context of proceedings stemming from the arbitral process.

 

We advise our clients with respect to arbitration clauses and the development of arbitral protocols, and represent them at all stages of the arbitral process. We also assist our clients in proceedings related to arbitration, such as recourse to the Superior Court to compel the appointment of an arbitrator or refer the dispute to arbitration, to obtain the assistance of the Court during the arbitral process, or to obtain the quashing or homologation of an arbitral award.

 

We also advise our clients in the settlement of disputes and assist and represent them in mediation or other dispute resolution processes.

 

The firm includes amongst its members Max R. Bernard, Ad. E., an arbitrator recognized by the Canadian Centre for Commercial Arbitration (CCAC), and the Honourable Joël A. Silcoff who, after retiring as a judge of the Superior Court of Québec, now acts as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Silcoff is accredited as an arbitrator and mediator by the Institute of Mediation and Arbitration of Québec (IMAQ) and is a Canadian Arbitration Practitioner of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce/ICC Canada, the Canadian national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.