September 1, 2020 was a historic day for domestic arbitration in British Columbia for three reasons:
- The BC International Commercial Arbitration Centre changed its name and became the “Vancouver International Arbitration Centre” (referred to as “VanIAC”);
- The province’s new Arbitration Act (the “New Act”) came into force; and
- VanIAC’s updated ...
The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those touching on the fairness of procedures, will generally be final and not subject to review by the courts. As the Court noted, the ...
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