Business Council of B.C. Online Roundtable with Barry Penner, Managing Director, VanIAC

Business Council of B.C. Online Roundtable with Barry Penner, Managing Director, VanIAC

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Online Roundtable with Barry Penner,
Managing Director, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre


Please join us on Tuesday, October 6th, for a roundtable briefing from Barry Penner, Q.C., Managing Director, Vancouver International Arbitration Centre on the provincial government’s new Arbitration Act and how it provides an alternative to the court system for resolving your business disputes. 
Due to the election campaign, Hon. David Eby is no longer available to participate as previously announced. Jonathan Eades, Senior Legal Counsel, Ministry of Attorney General will speak to the legislative changes on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
The new Arbitration Act, which came into force on September 1st, modernizes the province’s arbitration system, improves access to out-of-court options and reflects best practices from other jurisdictions. Changes provide clarity on procedures, provide arbitrators with broad procedural powers and provides solutions to keep the process moving forward expeditiously.


Read more about the new Act here, and join us for a more fulsome discussion about the opportunities this provides your organization. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00am – 11:30am
Online via Microsoft Teams
Link will follow to registered participants



Additional speakers who will provide insight into the elements and implications of the legislation include Laura Cundari and Joe McArthur, both Partners at Blake, Cassels & Graydon.


Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you.  
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Barry Penner, Q.C.


Managing Director

Vancouver International Arbitration Centre

Barry is well known and respected for his service to the people of British Columbia as a former Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation, Minister of the Environment and Member of the Legislative Assembly for almost 16 years. An accomplished lawyer, both domestically and internationally, Barry is well versed in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and the advantages it can offer our business and legal communities.
In addition to his legal and government work, Barry is the immediate Past Chair of the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC) and a Past President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER).


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