Montréal senior partner appointed by the Government of Canada to ICSID Panel of Arbitrators

Global Press release - People August 3, 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce that Pierre Bienvenu, Ad. E., was appointed by the Government of Canada to the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes’ (ICSID) Panel of Arbitrators for a six-year term commencing July 1, 2021.

Bienvenu is a Senior Partner and Global Co-Head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International Arbitration practice. A top ranked disputes practitioner with over 35 years experience, he is well known nationally and globally for his work as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving disputes in telecommunications, transportation, energy, international distribution and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, construction, pharmaceuticals, and foreign investment. A former co-chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Committee (2008-2009), Bienvenu has served on the LCIA Court (2010-2015), of which he was a vice-president, and the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2015-2021). He was appointed to the Court of Arbitration of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on July 1, 2021. 

ICSID is the world’s leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement. It has extensive experience in this field, having administered the majority of all international investment cases. The ICSID Convention entitles each Member State to designate up to four persons to the Center’s Panel of Arbitrators and up to four persons to its Panel of Conciliators. The persons listed on the Panel of Arbitrators are available for selection to ICSID Tribunals, and are often used for appointment of presiding arbitrators on arbitral tribunals and for members of annulment committees to be appointed by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council under the ICSID Convention.

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