International arbitration lawyers from Dentons' offices in
Europe and Canada have contributed to the fourth edition of The
International Arbitration Review, an annual review of the
international arbitration sector.
This is the fourth time that lawyers from the Europe region have
contributed to the review, whilst the chapter on Canada is a new
addition to this year's edition.
The Canadian section was authored by partners Thomas O'Leary
and Michael D. Schafler, and associate Rachel Howie, in the Calgary
and Toronto Offices. This section highlights a few of the
differences between Canada's provincial, territorial and
federal laws on international commercial arbitration along with
recent efforts to harmonise these laws. Given Dentons' strong
Canadian presence and expertise our lawyers have an in-depth
understanding of the jurisdictional intricacies of international
commercial arbitration in Canada and are well positioned to advise
on drafting dispute settlement provisions and throughout arbitral
The European region authored a total of six sections for the
review. This includes a chapter on the European Union by a
cross-regional team from Brussels and Paris. The chapter is a
novelty in specialised international arbitration journals and
Dentons has truly pioneered in this new field. The section focuses
on the difficult issues raised at the cross-roads of European Union
law and international arbitration. The need for an EU
law-focused international arbitration chapter, and more generally
for interdisciplinary knowledge at the interface between
international investment arbitration and EU law, derives from the
new powers of the European Union in the area of foreign direct
investment, which were delegated to the EU institutions by the
Lisbon Treaty of 2009. The EU institutions began exercising those
powers only in the course of 2012 by adopting relevant EU
A full list of the contributed chapters is below.
Canada – Thomas O'Leary, Michael D. Schafler and
Rachel A. Howie
European Union - Edward Borovikov, Bogdan Evtimov and Anna
France – Jean-Christophe Honlet, Barton Legum and
Poland - Wojciech Kozłowski, Michał Jochemczak and
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