Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E is global co-head of international arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright and a senior partner of NRF Canada. He practises in international commercial arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, and constitutional law. He has acted as counsel in numerous international commercial arbitrations involving disputes in telecommunications, aeronautics, international distribution and joint ventures, M&A, foreign investment and construction. Pierre regularly serves as arbitrator in international arbitrations, as president, sole arbitrator, or party-nominated arbitrator, and also represents parties in court proceedings related to arbitral proceedings or awards.
Alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a former member of the LCIA Court, of which he was also a VP, and served as president of the LCIA’s North American users’ council. He is a fellow of the ACTL, a fellow of the CIArb in London and a member of the ICC Canadian National Committee and the commercial panel of the ICDR (AAA). Served for many years on the NAFTA 2022 committee.
Active member of the IBA (past co-chair of its arbitration committee and NAF), ICC Commission, ICCA, ASA, and the CBA.
Involved in numerous challenges to the constitutional validity of provincial and federal legislation. Broad experience representing government, corporate parties and individuals before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Awarded the distinction “Advocatus Emeritus” by the Quebec Bar in 2008 and, in 2013, the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the CBA for his contribution to the advancement of the international dimension of private law and commercial law in Canada. Consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in Canadian and international legal directories. Fluent in English and French.
WWL says: Pierre Bienvenu is "exceptionally intelligent and insightful" and comes "highly recommended".
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