Across Canada, as across the world, people are working hard to adapt to life and business amid COVID-19. We have previously written on changes in local Court availability, and on some of the impacts to changes on limitations in Alberta and Ontario as a result of recent governmental acts (Ministerial Orders). Parties to domestic arbitration agreements should not automatically assume that any applicable limitation periods are affected by their jurisdiction’s Ministerial Order. Careful review is required of the wording of each Order, the governing arbitration legislation, and the terms of the relevant arbitration agreement to make that determination.
About Rachel Howie
Rachel is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and co-leader for Dentons Canada’s national ADR and Arbitration group. Her clients are primarily in the energy and natural resources industries, where she advises on complex matters that have an international or multi-jurisdictional aspect.
About Michael Sestito
Michael Sestito is a partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Michael has extensive experience with construction and professional negligence matters. In his construction litigation practice, he represents owners, contractors and subcontractors on a wide variety of disputes including mediation, arbitration and litigation. In his professional negligence practice, he represents a cross section of professionals (including doctors, healthcare professionals, engineers, lawyers and accountants) in both court and disciplinary proceedings.
About Chloe Snider
Chloe Snider is a partner in Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Transformative Technologies groups. Her practice focuses on litigating complex commercial disputes and assisting clients manage risk. She is a strategic and critical legal thinker who works efficiently to develop practical solutions for her clients.
About Catherine Dagenais
Catherine Dagenais is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of Dentons Canada LLP’s Montréal office. She has a multi-faceted practice in various fields related to civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a keen interest and extensive experience in construction law, arbitration and various dispute resolution methods.