Agenda - March 31st, 2016

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

John Logan
Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  9:10

Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses That Work For You

 

David McKenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • The most important considerations when drafting dispute resolution clauses
  • Drafting enforceable and effective clauses

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

Techniques for Resolving Disputes Quickly and Effectively

 

Seema Lal

SHK Law Corporation

 

  • How to save time and money when resolving disputes
  • Effective negotiation techiques

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:25

Resolving Disputes During the Project

 

Karen Martin & Ryan R. Chalmers     

Dentons Canada LLP

                       

  • How to minimize disputes during a project
  • Using contracts effectively
  • Creating the evidence
  • Other options - creative strategies for resolving disputes

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

  1:30

The Differences Between Litigation and Arbitration

 

John Logan 

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • What types of disputes are best resolved by arbitration?
  • The pros and cons of arbitration
  • What types of disputes should result in litigation and why?

  2:20

Questions and Discussion

  2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

  2:45

Resolving Bidding and Tendering Disputes

 

David Miachika & Lauren Kristjanson
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

  • Unique considerations in bidding and tendering disputes
  • Recent cases on bidding and tendering

  3:35

Questions and Discussion

  3:45

Enforcing of Judgments and Cost Awards

 

Tyler Galbraith

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Collecting on judgments - what happens after you win?
  • Strategies and considerations to avoid unenforceable judgments
  • Obtaining and enforcing cost awards

  4:30

Questions and Discussion

  4:40

Chair's Closing Remarks

  4:45

Program Concludes