Partner in BLG’s Commercial Litigation Group. Specialized expertise in areas of international commercial arbitration, real estate litigation and expropriation, franchise law, international fraud, estate litigation, shareholder disputes, insolvency and financial restructuring. Has extensive knowledge of and experience with Québec’s civil courts, as well as the rules of numerous international commercial arbitral institutions. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a certified arbitrator and mediator of the Québec bar and the Institut de médiation et d'arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ). He acts as counsel to parties involved in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations and he also represents parties in the homologation, recognition and contestation of arbitral awards and regularly serves as arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. He is a Director and the Secretary of the Centre d'arbitrage régional OHADAC (CARO), a Director the Canadian Branch of the CIArb as well as the Honorary Consul of Finland for Montréal. Previously recognized for his expertise in Benchmark Litigation—The definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Education: BA (Bishop’s University); LLB (Université de Montréal); Diploma course in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArb). Admitted to Québec Bar in 1992 and to the Paris Bar in 2020.
Updated April 2022