Benedict Wray's practice focuses on international arbitration and general commercial litigation. Dr. Wray has particular experience in international law, international investment arbitration, and business and human rights.
Dr. Wray is dual qualified as a barrister in both the United Kingdom and Canada and also has experience of public procurement, insurance defence, product liability, medical malpractice and healthcare regulation, professional negligence and public law. Apart from his British and Canadian qualifications, he has a detailed working knowledge of the legal systems of France and the United States.
In addition to his practical qualifications, Dr. Wray holds a doctorate which focused on global issues around business and human rights and transnational corporate liability. He has since acted for clients on related matters. He is able to advise on corporate social responsibility and human rights due diligence issues, and his dispute resolution work includes complex multi-jurisdictional human rights claims, including issues around jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
Dr. Wray is fluently bilingual and practises in both English and French. He also has working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
Ph.D. in Law, European University Institute, 2015
LL.M., European University Institute, 2010
LL.B., King’s College London, 2008
Maîtrise, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 2008
- Barrister, qualified in England & Wales 2009
- Ontario 2016
Memberships and activities
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- County of Carleton Law Association
- The Advocates' Society
- Association des Juristes d'expression française d'Ontario
- Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is currently visiting Canada as part of its ongoing assessment of how to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights..
May 30, 2017