CPR Canada Conference 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11:00am — Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:00pm

2021 CPR Canada Conference
on Business Dispute Management


This Conference is part of CanArbWeek 2021 and organized by the CPR Canada Advisory Board.



Tuesday, September 21, 2021
11:00 – 11:05 ET Opening Remarks
11:05 – 12:00 ET

Dispute Prevention and Risk Management

Description to follow.

Moderator: David Ziegler: Partner – Fasken


  • Verlyn Francis: Arbitrator and Mediator – Isiko Dispute Resolution Consultants 
  • Peter Sahagian: Special Counsel to Office of CEO – KPMG LLP
  • TBD
12:00 – 12:05 ET Break
12:05 – 13:00 ET

Arbitrating banking disputes:
addressing the needs of the financial services sector

This panel will explore the traditional reasons why the banking sector has not used arbitration to resolve disputes (the need for summary judgment processes, Mareva injunctions, and the threat of contempt and sanctions against third parties who do not facilitate asset freezes). The panellists will consider the extent to which modern arbitration rules and practice can meet the needs of the sector, and what more needs to be done.

Moderator: Donny Surtani: Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator – Crown Office Chambers


  • Lauren Tomasich: Partner – Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Kevin Nash: Deputy Registrar and Centre Director – Singapore International Arbitration Centre
  • Laura McLaren: Associate General Counsel, Litigation – BMO


Click here to learn more about all the activities of the 2021 CanArbWeek.

This event is free and open to the public.