ICC Canada 2021 Annual International Arbitration Conference

24 Sep 2021

Online English
Start: 10:00 EST | End: 15:00 EST

ICC Canada’s 2021 Annual International Arbitration Conference, Leaning into the Future, offers an exceptional group of speakers to address several important forward-looking issues. The Conference will kick off with a discussion aimed at exploring international arbitration as a transnational system of justice and arbitral institutions as its backbone. The incoming President of the ICC Court of International Arbitration, Claudia Salomon, will share with us during a Fireside Chat her plan for the coming years at the Court. Finally, four talented advocates will spar over two hotly contested issues: the role of AI in the adjudication of disputes and its (in)ability to achieve the same or better dispute outcomes as human decision-making, and the (un)settled status of regulation of third-party funding in international commercial arbitration.

Opening Remarks : Janet Walker, Chartered Arbitrator

First Panel: Guardians of the Arbitration Universe 

Martin Doe, Senior Legal Counsel, PCA (The Hague)


Fireside Chat

Speaker: Claudia Salomon, incoming President of the ICC Court of Arbitration
Hosted by: Stephen Drymer, Partner, Woods LLP

Debate 1: Our Brave New World – the Artificial Arbitrator 

Sarah McEachern, Partner, BLG (Vancouver)


Debate 2: Third Party Funding – Show me the Money Trail

Geoff Moysa, Investment Manager / Legal Counsel, OmniBridgeway (Toronto)


  • Andrea Bjorklund, Professor, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, McGill University (Montréal)
  • Wesley Pang, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Hong Kong)

Closing Remarks: Myriam Seers, ICC Canada Vice-Chair

Alison FitzGerald

Co-Chair, ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference


Rachel Howie

Co-Chair, ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference


Janet Walker

Co-Chair, CanArbWeek and Chair, ICC Canada


Paul Tichauer

Co-Chair, CanArbWeek