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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators launches a Branch in Canada on July 1, 2017

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has opened a branch in Canada. Launched on Canada Day – 1 July, the country’s 150th anniversary, it is the 38th branch of the institution, led by Canadian arbitrator Dr. Paul A. Tichauer, FCIArb, who is chair of the Branch Committee, vice chair Daniel Bennett, FCIArb, honorary secretary Julie Hopkins FCIArb, and honorary treasurer Daniel Urbas, FCIArb.

Dr. Tichauer said: “We have formed a Canadian branch in order to give greater visibility to Canada as an exceptionally attractive venue for arbitration and to give Canadians greater opportunity to develop as arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators through educational programmes and networking events.”

He added: “Canada is a particularly appealing venue for arbitration. Its strong legal framework and tradition of embracing diversity as well as its excellent arbitration facilities in major urban centres make it one of the best places in the world to arbitrate international disputes.”

Tichauer also highlighted the country’s distinct legal perspective, with both English and French common and civil law legal traditions to match its bilingual English and French status.

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