Pierre Bienvenu "is in a league of his own" when it comes to arbitration proceedings, remark sources who note they "only have praise" for him.
Pierre Bienvenu, Ad E is global co-head of international arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright and a senior partner of NRF Canada. He is a disputes lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience, practising in international commercial arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, and constitutional law. He has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations involving disputes in telecommunications, aeronautics, energy, 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.
Pierre is an alternate member of the ICC Court of Arbitration and a former member of the LCIA Court, of which he was also a vice president. He also 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). He served for many years on the NAFTA 2022 committee. Pierre is an active member of the IBA (past co-chair of its arbitration committee and NAF), the ICC Commission, ICCA, ASA and the CBA.
Pierre has also broad experience representing government, corporate parties and individuals before the Supreme Court of Canada.
In 2008, Pierre was awarded the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus by the Quebec Bar; and in 2013, he received 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. He is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in Canadian and international legal directories. Pierre is fluent in English and French.