News Category: Presentations

Peter Swanson speaks at the 2022 IIC Annual Conference

September 15th, 2022

Peter Swanson recently spoke at the 2022 Insolvency Institute of Canada conference held in Kelowna, B.C. from September 8-11.   Peter was on a four person panel entitled: “The Intertidal Zone of Insolvency – Where the CCAA meets Admiralty Law.”  Peter was the sole maritime lawyer in a sea of insolvency professionals and provided some background regarding the arrest and… more »

Peter Swanson Speaks at Recent VMAA/CEITAC Seminar

September 6th, 2022

Peter Swanson recently spoke at an on-line seminar hosted jointly by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CEITAC), the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (VMAA) and the CIETAC North America Arbitration Center entitled “The Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and the Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration.”   Peter spoke on the question of enforcement of agreements to arbitration under Canadian… more »

Jason Hicks Presents at Arctic’s Maritime Conference

June 8th, 2022

Jason Hicks recently presented at the Nautical Institute’s Maritime Arctic conference, held in Victoria, British Columbia on May 12 – 13, 2022.  Entitled “Of Russians, Rocks and Rescues: Some Legal and Public Policy Considerations on Canadian Arctic Maritime Transportation”, Jason’s presentation applied legal perspectives to  several current topics and was well received by the conference attendees. more »

CMLA West Coast Open Meeting

July 11th, 2018

Peter Swanson was one of the key speakers at the recent Canadian Maritime Law Association west coast open meeting conducted in Vancouver in the context of the society’s annual general meeting. Peter’s presentation was an update on oil spill related legal issues and included a review of the following: powers of inspection and investigation and the important distinction between the… more »

Tom Beasley speaks at SFU Labour Studies Program

October 31st, 2017

On October 14, 2017, Tom Beasley was a panelist at a conference organized by the SFU Labour Studies Program at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, in Vancouver. Tom responded to a keynote address by Michael Mitchell one of the Special Advisors to the Changing Workplaces Review commissioned by the Ontario government, and gave an update on the BC Law Institute’s more »

Peter Swanson speaks at the recent Shanghai and Beijing Maritime Arbitration Seminars

October 27th, 2016

Bernard LLP’s Peter Swanson gave presentations at the recent Maritime Arbitration Seminars held in Shanghai and Beijing, China on September 23 and 27 respectively.   The seminars were co-hosted by the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association (VMAA).   Peter was one of four speakers from the VMAA involved in the seminars, the others being Mr. Dennis… more »