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The Art of Arbitration: Role of In-House Counsel

The Art of Arbitration: Role of In-House Counsel
Vancouver, November 21, 2017

Arbitration has a number of advantages when resolving domestic or international commercial disputes. Are you equipped to play your part in successfully managing the conduct of arbitrations?

Join a panel of industry peers and Blakes arbitration counsel for an interactive discussion focusing on the role of in-house counsel in domestic and international arbitrations. The panel will discuss the stages of an arbitration, decisions that need to be made at critical junctures and tips for how you can be proactive to make the process efficient, effective and successful.


  • Making the decision to arbitrate
  • Selecting outside counsel
  • Selecting arbitrators
  • Determining the arbitration strategy and process
  • Participating in case management conferences and roles at the hearing
  • Organizing internal resources and choosing experts
  • Keeping an eye out for settlement opportunities

Guest Speakers

  • David Avren, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Coast Capital Savings
  • Elsie Plytas, Senior Counsel, Canadian Disputes, TD Legal

Blakes Speakers


  • Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 – 8 a.m.
  • Presentations: 8 – 9 a.m


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. (Map)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.