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Winning* in court isn’t always enough. When companies need a dispute to be resolved quickly, confidentially, and cost-effectively, they often turn to arbitration as an alternative to litigation in court. When a company turns to arbitration, we succeed in achieving its goals outside§ the traditional litigation process: that’s a must for our clients. Our lawyers have the depth of experience in both domestic and international arbitrations required to provide skilled representation, no matter where the dispute takes place.  Our experience ranges from domestic disputes between business partners through complex multinational infrastructure and patent arbitrations.  We've represented Canadian and international clients in disputes governed by all widely-recognized rules of international arbitration.   And our unparalleled trial experience means clients benefit from expert judgment that comes only with time and expertise.  We know success beyond the courtroom means not just expertise in the rules of arbitration.  It also requires persuading a decision-maker that your position is the right one.  That’s what we do every day for our clients..

Clients sometimes choose arbitration for cases involving complex or confidential matters that can be resolved more efficiently, expeditiously and predictably behind closed doors. In other cases, clients turn to arbitration for cross-border disputes or cases involving multiple jurisdictions, where the legal issues are typically complex and often involve competing jurisdictions and conflicting substantive law. In either case, the unrivalled trial experience that makes Lenczner Slaght a litigation leader serves our clients equally well in arbitration.

We have acted in both domestic and international 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.