Overview

Domestic Arbitration

We act for clients in major domestic arbitrations across Canada, drawing on our deep bench strength in commercial arbitration and construction arbitration. Our team brings highly specialized expertise to bear to tackle some of the most complex construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes in the country.

International Arbitration

We have acted for Canadian and international clients in respect of complex disputes involving multiple jurisdictions, where the contractual dispute resolution mechanism stipulates international arbitration. As counsel, we are experienced with the relevant international institutional regimes, including those of bodies such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Domestic and International Arbitration Experience

Our experience includes representing clients not only from Canada, but from Italy, Spain, France, Uruguay, Peru, Barbados, Chile, Mexico, and the United States as well.

Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds contributed the Canada Arbitration chapter in Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through. This publication contains expert local insight into arbitration laws and institutions worldwide, providing essential ‘need to know’ answers to the fundamental questions facing corporations and counsel. Topics covered include the entire life cycle of an arbitration, from the drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements through to the enforcement of awards in local courts. The guide deals with: laws and institutions, arbitration agreements, the constitution and jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, arbitral proceedings, interim measures, awards, and subsequent proceedings such as appeals and set aside applications. The Canada Arbitration chapter is available here: 2023-Arbitration-Canada. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds also provide a comprehensive overview of international arbitration in Canada as part of Legal 500’s Country Comparative Guide series. This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of International Arbitration laws and regulations in Canada. The guide is available here: Legal 500 – Canada – International Arbitration. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds review key aspects and considerations of construction arbitration in Canada, in their chapter Construction Arbitration in Canada in the Global Arbitration Review’s fifth edition of The Guide to Construction Arbitration. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds contribute the Canada Arbitration chapter in Lexology’s Panoramic. The Canada Arbitration chapter is available here: 2024-Arbitration-Canada.

Additional information can be found here:  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitrators

A number of our lawyers are qualified arbitrators who participate as sole arbitrators and members of panels both domestically and internationally: Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, John Singleton, Stuart Hankinson, and Nicholas Reynolds.

eDiscovery Services

In both the domestic and international arbitration context, our strong document management group allows us to efficiently analyze large document populations and focus on those key documents that really matter. We strive to alleviate stress during difficult times and take on as many administrative tasks as possible. In that regard, Singleton Reynolds offers state-of-the-art, in-house eDiscovery services, including data collection and processing, early case assessment, document review and final production. While allowing us to manage cases involving millions of documents, these in-house solutions also help us to keep close control over eDiscovery costs at every phase of the process. Our senior construction paralegals are eDiscovery specialists, with extensive experience in all stages of eDiscovery.

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News + Insights | Jun 14, 2024

Coinbase Inc. v. Suski: Arbitrability in the Context of Conflicting Agreements – Who Decides?

News + Insights | Jun 10, 2024

La Française IC 2 v. Wires: Abuse of Process in Arbitral Enforcement Proceedings

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Eurobank Ergasias S.A. v. Bombardier Inc: Letters of Credit and the Fraud of Third Parties

News + Insights | Apr 8, 2024

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: Recent Amendments

News + Insights | Mar 1, 2024

CVV v CWB: The Nature of Set-Aside Applications and Adequacy of the Tribunal’s Reasons

News + Insights | Feb 28, 2024

CZT v CZU: Arguments not Pleaded and Ex Parte Communications in Arbitration

News + Insights | Feb 1, 2024

Schickedanz v. Wagema Holdings: The Costs of Arbitral Costs Awards

News + Insights | Dec 18, 2023

Davis v. Amazon: A High Threshold for Staying Litigation, A Low Threshold for Precluding Class Arbitration

News + Insights | Dec 4, 2023

Emek Insaat Sti Ltd v European Union and the Fourth Arbitrator: The Limits of the Arbitral Secretary’s Role

News + Insights | Nov 14, 2023

FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd v Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation: Dividing Disputes Between Arbitration and Court

News + Insights | Oct 30, 2023

Song Lihua v Lee Chee Hon: The Right to be Heard Requires an Arbitrator’s Full Attention (Don’t Drive While Arbitrating)

News + Insights | Oct 10, 2023

C v D: Compliance with Pre-Arbitration Conditions — A Question of Admissibility Rather than Jurisdiction

News + Insights | Sep 15, 2023

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA v Autoridad del Canal de Panama: Disclosure Obligations and Partiality in Arbitration Revisited

News + Insights | Sep 5, 2023

Sky Power v IrAero: Remote Arbitration Hearings May Create Difficulties for the Parties, But are Unlikely to Cause Prejudice

News + Insights | Jul 31, 2023

Mattamy (Downsview) Limited v. KSV Restructuring Inc. (Urbancorp): Procedural Fairness in Arbitral Proceedings

News + Insights | Jul 14, 2023

CZT v CZU: Deliberative Secrecy in Arbitration

News + Insights | May 30, 2023

Kingsgate Property Ltd. v. Vancouver School District No. 39: Issue Estoppel and Prior Arbitrations under the Same Agreement

News + Insights | May 23, 2023

Husky Food Importers & Distributors Ltd v. JH Whittaker & Sons Limited: Ontario’s New Test for Staying Litigation in Favour of Arbitration to Determine the Validity of an Arbitration Agreement

News + Insights | Mar 24, 2023

Aroma Franchise Company v Aroma Espresso: Guidance and Questions on Disclosure Obligations and Reasonable Apprehension of Bias in Arbitration

News + Insights | Jan 9, 2023

Tall Ships Development Inc. v. Brockville (City): The Ontario Court of Appeal Reaffirms the Court’s Narrow Basis for Setting Aside Arbitral Awards

News + Insights | Nov 13, 2022

Peace River v Petrowest: Lessons Learned for the Construction & Infrastructure Industry

Articles | Oct 22, 2019

Keep Your Client Out Of Litigation: British Columbia Courts Rule Expiry of Limitation Period is an Absolute Bar to Commencing Third Party Proceedings