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Alison G. FitzGerald

Of Counsel

Alison G. FitzGerald

Ottawa

T:+1 613.780.8667

Alison FitzGerald’s practice focuses on international arbitration and international trade and investment. She also regularly advises clients on regulatory matters such as economic sanctions, business ethics / anti‑corruption, and privacy, and represents clients in commercial and constitutional litigation.

Ms. FitzGerald’s arbitration practice includes experience in ad hoc arbitrations (e.g., under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules) and arbitrations administered under the auspices of major arbitral institutions, such as the ICC, the LCIA, ICSID and the AAA. In the course of this work Ms. FitzGerald has garnered dispute resolution expertise in a number of industry sectors, including upstream oil and gas, chemicals, construction and natural resources.

Ms. FitzGerald has appeared before the Federal Courts of Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada in domestic proceedings. She has also appeared before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in trade remedy proceedings.

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  • Education

    B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2005
    B.A., The George Washington University, 1997

  • Representative experience

    Recent counsel mandates in which Ms. FitzGerald has been involved relate to the following:

    • An ICC arbitration relating to the alleged breach of several petroleum production and sharing agreements in Africa
    • An ICC arbitration relating to the alleged breach of a software licensing agreement
    • A domestic arbitration under the Ontario Arbitration Act relating to the alleged breach of a software licensing agreement and parallel litigation
    • An action for damages in negligence and for breach of ss. 7 and 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on behalf of a Canadian citizen against the Government of Canada relating to his treatment while imprisoned abroad
    • Advising on various compliance matters arising in connection with the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations, the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations, among other similar regulatory schemes

  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar License 2007
    • Ontario 2006
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • New York State Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • International Bar Association
    • London Court of International Arbitration
    • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners