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Consensual Arbitration in Quebec

By Frédéric Bachand

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.

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October 17, 2013

One decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

October 11, 2013

One document relating to the current reform of Quebec arbitration law added to Section II of the site (Sources).

September 19, 2013

One decision of the Court of Appeal and one decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

July 25, 2013

One decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

July 10, 2013

One decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

June 13, 2013

One decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

December 20, 2012

One decision of the Court of Quebec added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

December 14, 2012

One decision of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

November 22, 2012

One decision of the Court of Quebec added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

November 9, 2012

Two decisions of the Superior Court and one decision of the Court of Quebec added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

September 14, 2012

Two decisions of the Superior Court added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

September 6, 2012

Two decisions of the Superior Court--including one dealing with the power of arbitral tribunals to issue injunctions--added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

August 23, 2012

Two decisions of the Court of Appeal, seven decisions of the Superior Court and one decision of the Court of Quebec added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

Of particular interest: Jefargo (may Quebec courts issue interim relief in support of foreign-seated arbitrations?) and Turenne (if a party failed to seek the annulment of the award within the mandatory three-month time limit set out in Art. 947.4 of the Code of Civil Procedure, may it subsequently invoke Art. 946.4 to resist the homologation of that same award?).

March 7, 2012

The Court of Appeal renders its highly-anticipated decision in Nearctic Nickel Mines Inc. (Recent Developments).

March 6, 2012

Added to the bibliography: Hussain, A. and Wilson, F., « La révision par les tribunaux de droit commun des décisions procédurales rendues durant l'arbitrage : perspectives comparatives », (2010) 1(2) Rev. d'arb. et de méd. 1.

February 29, 2012

Added to the bibliography: Union des consommateurs' report on consumer arbitration.

February 26, 2012

Added to the bibliography: Gilles, D., « La notaire, arbitre naturel des différends ? Une longue tradition québécoise », (2010) 1 Rev. d'arb. et de méd. 105; Gagnon, J.-D., "La convention d'arbitrage: les arbitres ou la cour ?", (2010) 69 R. du B. 3; and three articles published in the Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Alain Prujiner (S. Guillemard, ed.): Bachand, F., « Un tribunal arbitral conventionnel peut-il prononcer des injonctions ? », Barin, B., "Harry Potter, five and a half Supreme Court decisions and reflections on the future of arbitration in Canada: Expecto Patronum!" et Gélinas, F., « Le contrôle de la sentence pour défaut de conformité de la procédure aux règles applicables: quelques questions ».

February 23, 2012

Documents relating to the current reform of Quebec arbitration law have been added to Section II of the site (Sources).

February 21, 2012

Seven decisions of the Court of Appeal, eighteen decisions of the Superior Court and three decisions of the Court of Quebec added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

February 11, 2011

A decision of the Court of Appeal on provisional measures and a decision of the Superior Court relating to the effect of an arbitration agreement on third parties have been added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments). Also noteworthy: a recent article by Professor Alain Prujiner, « Arbitrage et faillite internationale », in Développements récents en droit des affaires internationales - La faillite internationale, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2010, p. 177.

February 3, 2011

An important decision of the Court of Appeal on the notion of arbitration and a decision of the Superior Court relating to a multiparty dispute have been added to Section IV of the site (Recent Developments).

© Frédéric Bachand