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Newly introduced amending legislation designed to modernize B.C.’s arbitration regime

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7:58 AM | By Ian Burns

The government of British Columbia is moving to change its legislation on international commercial arbitration in order to attract more business to the province, a move observers say is needed to more closely align the province with accepted international standards.

The International Commercial Arbitration Amendment Act was introduced April 9 with a view to help position Vancouver as a more desirable location to host international commercial arbitration (ICA) proceedings. If approved by the legislature, the amending legislation will modernize B.C.’s arbitration regime to more closely align...