OTTAWA – Perley-Roberston, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. helped celebrate the Ottawa International Arbitration Association’s (OIAA) first anniversary by hosting a cocktail reception at their Ottawa offices. The reception followed the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) Spring Symposium which was attended by 36 people and included the following national and international guest speakers: Mark A. Luz, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Ottawa), William C. Dovey, Duff & Phelps (Toronto), Laura Hardin, FTI Consulting (Houston, TX), Vimal Kotecha, RSM Richter (Toronto), Mandy Moore, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Ottawa), L. Yves Fortier, Norton Rose OR LLP (Montreal) and Andrew McDougall, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. (Ottawa).
YCAP was launched in 2004 and promotes the interest and understanding of international arbitration, particularly in Canada, among young lawyers as well as providing networking and professional development opportunities.
The OIAA was co-founded last summer by Andrew McDougall, Partner & Head of the International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, and Renée Thériault, Of Counsel with Norton Rose OR LLP. The OIAA provides information-sharing and networking opportunities for arbitration specialists in Ottawa. The cocktail reception was attended by more than 60 people; all of whom share a keen interest in international arbitration.
“The Association brings together arbitration specialists in academia, in government and in private practice.” says Andrew McDougall. “We are excited about the Association’s growth over the last year and were pleased to have YCAP members in attendance.”
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Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. was established in Ottawa in 1971 as a full-service law firm. The firm’s knowledge of Canadian law, and strong alliance with an international business and legal network, has made it one of the largest firms in Canada’s National Capital Region with more than 50 legal experts on staff. Practice areas include business law, international arbitration, intellectual property, commercial litigation and arbitration, commercial real estate development, tax, immigration and personal legal needs. Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall promotes social responsibility in numerous community organizations through financial sponsorship, board membership, pro bono legal services and volunteering. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.perlaw.ca.