The Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in Canada

Author: Peter Swanson


The arbitration process is commonly used to resolve legal disputes that arise in the shipping industry. Many of the standard form charter parties that have been in use for decades include a clause requiring disputes to be resolved by arbitration. The recognition or enforcement of Arbitration Awards is, as a consequence, an important part of the international legal system, providing the final legal mechanism for the conclusion of disputes governed by an arbitration clause. Without a legal framework for recognizing or enforcing such awards, the arbitration process would be of little value to anyone.

About Peter Swanson

Peter is a founding partner of the firm with over 30 years of professional legal experience. He practices primarily in the fields of maritime and health law. Peter’s maritime case work involves vessel arrest and security, carriage of goods by sea, enforcement of maritime liens, civil and regulatory liability for ship source pollution, collision, port state intervention, immigration, bodily injury,… view full profile »