CIArb/CJCA Webinar: The Rise in Challenges to Awards for Insufficient Reasons

Late in 2021, Lisa Munro participated in a webinar that was as jointly hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Canada Branch) [“CIArb”] and the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration [“CJCA”].

Titled, 2021 Trendspotting: The Rise in Challenges to Arbitral Awards, the webinar grew out of a year-in-review of 2021 Canadian arbitration case law that Lisa wrote for the CJCA.

“One of the trends that Munro spotted in her review is a rise in court challenges of awards and, more specifically, challenges of awards based on an allegation that the reasons given by the arbitrators are in some way insufficient. The numbers bear out that such challenges are on the rise but it is hard to tell how much of a problem this trend really is, what factors or forces are driving it, and most importantly, what the different stakeholders in the commercial arbitration system can do about it.”

Click here for a transcript and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for a video recording of the event.