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Toronto Arbitration Lawyer

Arbitration is an invaluable method of alternative dispute resolution.  The lawyers at Chand Snider LLP have extensive experience conducting commercial arbitrations for businesses and individuals.  Chand Snider LLP can provide advice ranging from the drafting of arbitration clauses in commercial contracts to the enforcement and recognition of arbitral awards. 

Selecting arbitration over the Courts to settle a dispute can have many advantages.  

  • First, in arbitration the parties have superior control over the process used to settle a dispute.  Parties to arbitration have a right to agree on rules, decide on the process and conduct proceedings in a manner consistent with the arbitration agreement.
  • Second, parties to arbitration often have the ability and option to keep disputes confidential, as opposed to the Courts where decisions and hearings are generally open to the public.
  • Third, decisions of an arbitrator and arbitral tribunal are final and binding and at least in Ontario there are limited rights of appeal either under the Arbitration Act or the International Commercial Arbitration Act.
  • Finally, arbitration is more often than not a more expeditious and cost effective solution to legal problems than the typical court process of litigation.  Arbitrators and arbitral tribunals (both institutional and ad-hoc) may possess specialized experience that allow them to deal with the important legal matters head on.

The lawyers at Chand Snider LLP, including the arbitration practice group leaders, Murray Snider and Pradeep Chand can assist in all aspects of arbitration from the selection of the appropriate forum and/or arbitrator to the recognition, enforcement and appeal of international and domestic arbitral awards.  At all times Chand Snider’s lawyers will take the time to assess your situation and develop a customized strategy to produce the best results for your matter.