"She has exceptional tactical judgement and an ability to communicate very effectively with clients"
"Sara is smart, thorough and very hard working"
"She impresses with her excellent communication of very complex issues and arguments - a very strong advocate indeed"
"Her written arguments are brilliant"
"She is very smart, committed and well respected by her peers"
Sara Nadeau-Séguin is counsel at Teynier Pic, a leading dispute resolution boutique firm.
Sara specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment) as well as complex international litigations and mediations. She has experience of both ad hoc and institutional proceedings conducted under the auspices of the rules of the main arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, UNCITRAL), and governed by a variety of procedural and substantive laws. She has also acted in matters of public international law.
Sara also regularly gives strategic advice in relation to pre-contentious matters, including for the design, negotiation, drafting and implementation of dispute resolution agreements.
Over the years, Sara has acted for States, state entities and private companies operating in the fields of energy (including oil and gas), aerospace, telecommunications, construction, mining, and the pharmaceutical industry. She also accepts arbitrator appointments.
Sara holds a double degree (common law and civil law) from McGill University and a postgraduate degree specialised in international business transactions from the London School of Economics.
Prior to joining Teynier Pic, Sara spent over ten years in the international arbitration departments of North American firms (Woods in Montreal, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in London and Paris and Baker Botts in London).
Sara has authored many publications on arbitration and is regularly invited to give conferences on the topic. She sits on the editorial boards of the ICC Bulletin and the ADR Perspectives Newsletter published by the ADR Institute of Canada. She is also a member of the ERA Pledge Young Practitioners Committee.
Sara speaks English, French and Spanish, and has participated in proceedings in all three languages. She is also fluent in Italian.