2021 WCCAS Conference

Our 14th WCCAS Arbitration Conference will be held virtually

May 4, 2021 | 9:30 am to 1:00 pm (MT)

via Zoom with the generous support of ADRIA

We are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming virtual conference.  WCCAS is an organization that brings together senior arbitrators and counsel with experience in commercial, energy, mining and resources disputes, both domestic and international.

The event is structured to be highly interactive, with attendee participation and commentary being invited as part of each presentation.

The list of speakers for this year’s event features experienced panelists from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Brooklyn, NY.

The conference is complimentary.


The agenda for this half day event will consist of the following 5 presentations:

Legal Update                                                                        9:30 – 10:15

Julie Hopkins, FCIArb
Western Arbitration Chambers, Calgary, AB
Daniel Urbas, FCIArb
Urbas Arbitral, Montreal, QC

Whether Unconscionability Principles Answer When
Not to Enforce Arbitration Agreements                     
10:15 – 10:45

Prof. David Percy, QC
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Enforcing and Challenging Arbitration Awards
in Canada
                                                                              10:45 – 11:30

Robert Deane
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver, BC

Costs                                                                                       11:30 – 12:15

Hon. Neil Wittmann, QC
Western Arbitration Chambers, Calgary, AB
Gerry Ghikas, QC FCIArb
Vancouver Arbitration Chambers, Vancouver, BC
Jack Marshall, QC
Western Arbitration Chambers, Calgary, AB

Hot Topics                                                                              12:15 – 1:00

Vasilis Pappas, FCIArb
Bennett Jones LLP, Vancouver, BC
Stephanie Cohen
Cohen Arbitration, Brooklyn, NY
Annie Lespérance
Omni Bridgeway, Montreal, QC


If you would be interested in attending, please register at https://adralberta.com/event-4207854/Registration

Zoom details will be provided the day before the Conference.

For more information about ADRIA, visit www.adralberta.com.