Fabien Gélinas

Fabien Gélinas
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Fabien Gélinas Ad E is Sir William C Macdonald professor of law at McGill University, where he teaches commercial and investment arbitration, and civil law and common law contracts. A former Supreme Court law clerk, he is a graduate of the University of Montreal and the Paris School of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford.  

Gélinas was formerly general counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and is immediate past chair of the Canadian Arbitration Committee.  He regularly serves as arbitrator and has chaired in international matters worth as much as US$2.5 billion. He occasionally acts as counsel, notably for governments. A senior barrister, Gélinas was recently awarded the Advocatus Emeritus designation by the Quebec Bar.

Gélinas was national correspondent and delegate to UNCITRAL and dispute resolution expert to the OECD. He was designated appointing authority by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and acts as expert witness in court proceedings on comparative law and arbitration law and practice.  Gélinas sits on various boards as adviser or director. He is a director of SICANA, the secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration in North America.

Gélinas has authored and edited several books and articles on arbitration law and practice, international and transnational law, adjudicative independence, online dispute resolution, internet governance, and globalisation.  His latest volumes include The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) (TDM, 2016) and Trade Usages and Implied Terms in the Age of Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2016).

WWL says: Fabien Gélinas is "an excellent lawyer and arbitrator" with a "fantastic reputation" in the international market.

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