Arbitration

The unrivalled trial experience that makes Lenczner Slaght a litigation leader serves our clients equally well in arbitration – the avenue we often recommend for cases involving complex or confidential matters that can be expedited more efficiently behind closed doors.

A faster-paced and generally more cost-effective alternative to the traditional judicial process, arbitration is ideal for cases touching on areas of competitive sensitivity that clients prefer not to discuss in open court. It can also be the best avenue for cross-border disputes and other cases involving multiple jurisdictions, where the legal issues are typically complex and often involve competing jurisdictions and conflicting substantive law.

In a commercial arbitration, the two sides choose who will hear their dispute, as well as the set of established rules and specific procedure under which it will be argued – virtually the Courts have no involvement in this process. Once a case has been decided, that decision is final unless a right of appeal and an appeal process has been agreed to.  Once a case has been decided, that decision is final. Awards obtained through arbitration in Canada are more likely to be enforceable abroad.

Decisive Strength

Lenczner Slaght has acted in arbitrations across a wide range of business sectors, including infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, technology and financial services. We've represented Canadian and international clients in disputes governed by all of the widely recognized rules of arbitration, including:

• International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

• London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

• United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

• American Arbitration Association (AAA)

• International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute)

When a complicated, high-stakes dispute must be tried and brought to a timely resolution, our lawyers guide you through the arbitration process using the strengths that define Lenczner Slaght as Canada's leading litigation practice: a proven talent for effective advocacy backed by a wealth of experience in successfully taking cases to trial.