ICC YAAF: Is Canada the Model Seat? Recent Trends in Model Law Cases

21 Jun 2023

Toronto English
Start: 16:30 (ET) | 22:30 (CEST) || End: 19:00 (ET) | 1:00 (CEST)

Join our speakers as they address how the Canadian courts have handled recent (and sometimes controversial issues) in respect of set aside applications under the UNCITRAL Model Law.

During this panel, speakers will address topics surrounding application of the UNCITRAL Model Law in Canada. These include how the courts have handled bias in the context of failure by an arbitrator to disclose new mandates, the admission of new evidence that was not before the tribunal, and the proper standard for assessing procedural fairness. The panel will be followed by a networking and cocktail reception.


At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can mould the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. Open to those aged 40 and under, YAAF provides opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services. Held throughout the world, those opportunities include a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners. 

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(Toronto Time Zone)


Model Law Cases in Canada: How is Canada doing as a Seat for International Arbitration?


  • Ryan Lax, Senior Associate, Torys, Toronto
  • Geoff Moysa, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway, Toronto
  • Kylan Kidd, Associate, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, Calgary

Moderated by:

  • Dina Prokic, Associate, Woods, Montreal


Cocktail Reception

Kylan Kidd

Associate, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, Calgary

Ryan Lax

Senior Associate, Torys, Toronto

Geoff Moysa

Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway, Toronto

Dina Prokic

Associate, Woods, Montreal


Torys LLP

TD South Tower

79 Wellington St. W., 33rd Floor,

Toronto, Ontario  M5K 1N2 Canada

For more information, please contact:

Kiara Williams

Promotion Officer, Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC Dispute Resolution Services