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 proceedings.
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 legislation.

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 Crevon
  • France – Jean-Christophe Honlet, Barton Legum and Anne-Sophie Dufêtre
  • Poland - Wojciech Kozłowski, Michał Jochemczak and Julie Dyras
  • Romania – Tiberiu Csaki
  • Russia – Mikhail Ivanov and Inna Manassyan
  • Ukraine – Vladimir Zakhvataev and Ulyana Bardyn