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Click here to enlarge.   Frédéric BACHAND IAI Member   
Faculty of Law, McGill University
3644 Peel Street
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1W9
Canada
Tel: +1.514.398.6395
Fax: +1.514.398.4659
frederic.bachand@mcgill.ca
http://people.mcgill.ca/frederic.bachand/

 
 
Languages   French (native); English (fluent)
   
Nationality   Canada
   
Bar Admission   Québec - 1995
   
Education   Université de Montréal (Doctorat en droit - 2004); Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Doctorat en droit - 2004); Hague Academy of International Law (Private International Law session - 2001); Cambridge University (LLM - 1997); Université de Montreal (LLB - 1994); Law Clerk to Justice Gérard V. La Forest (Supreme Court of Canada, 1995-1996)
   
Academic  
Position  
Professor of Law - McGill University (evidence in civil matters, comparative civil procedure, extrajudicial means of dispute resolution and NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration)
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration that proceeded to a final award
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC and IATA; arbitration-related proceedings before Canadian and other courts; Expert witness on issues of Québec and Canadian arbitration law
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
UNCITRAL 2012 Digest of Case Law on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (United Nations, 2012) (with L. Boo & S. Kröll)

• L’intervention du juge canadien avant et durant un arbitrage commercial international [The Intervention of Canadian Courts Prior to and During International Commercial Arbitration Proceeding] (LGDJ/Yvon Blais, 2005) (with foreword by C. Jarrosson)

• Editor, Fifteen Years of NAFTA Arbitration, IAI Series No. 7 (Juris Publishing, 2011)

• Editor, Consensual Arbitration in Québec (2004-) (http://www.mcgill.ca/arbitration/)

• Co-editor, The UNCITRAL Model Law after 25 Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration (Juris, 2013) (with F. Gélinas)

• Co-editor, D’une réforme à une autre: Regards croisés sur l’arbitrage au Québec (Carswell/Yvon Blais, 2013) (with F. Gélinas)

• Co-editor, Les 25 ans de la réforme du droit québécois de l'arbitrage (Yvon Blais, 2012) (with F. Gélinas)

• Co-editor, International Arbitration Court Decisions, (Juris Publishing, 3rd. ed. 2011) (with S. Bond)

Numerous articles, including:

• "Parallel Proceedings Involving Objections to Arbitral Jurisdictions: A Closer Look at the Presumed Intention of the Parties," in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration 219 (S. Brekoulakis, J. Lew, L. Mistelis eds., Kluwer, 2016)

• "Judicial Internationalism and the Interpretation of the Model Law: Reflections on Article 2A" in The UNCITRAL Model Law After 25 Years 231 (F. Bachand and F. Gélinas eds., Juris, 2013)

• "Vers une nouvelle réforme du droit québécois de l'arbitrage conventionnel" in Les 25 ans de la réforme du droit québécois de l'arbitrage (F.Bachand and F. Gelinas eds., Yvon Blais, 2012)

• "Court Intervention in International Arbitration: The Case for Compulsory Judicial Internationalism" 2012(1) J. Int'l Disp. Res. 83

• "Un tribunal arbitral peut-il prononcer des injonctions?," in Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Alain Prujiner 1 (S. Guillemard ed., Yvon Blais, 2011)

• "Canada (Colombie-Britannique). La favor arbitrandum remise en cause par la Cour suprême du Canada," note following Supreme Court of Canada, 18 Mar. 2011, 2011(2) Rev. arb. 511

• "When-If-Ever-Should Failure to Challenge an Award Before the Courts of the Seat Amount to a Waiver of New York Convention Defences?," in Between East and West - Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke 1 (K. Hober, A. Magnusson and M. Öhrström eds. Juris Publishing, 2010)

• "La non-intégration de l'arbitrage international à l'ordre juridique du siège : réalité et conséquences," in Mélanges Adrian Popovici - Les couleurs du droit 387 (G. Bras Miranda & B. Moore eds., Thémis, 2010)

• "Should No-Class Action Arbitration Clauses be Enforced?," in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation – The Fordham Papers 2008, at 153 (A.W. Rovine ed., 2009)

• "L’arrêt Dell et le contrôle de la compétence arbitrale au stade du renvoi à l’arbitrage [The Dell Case and the Judicial Review of Arbitral Jurisdiction at the Referral Stage]," 37 Rev. gén. dr. 477 (2007) (published in 2009) (with P. Bienvenu)

• "Kompetenz-Kompetenz, Canadian-Style," 25(3) Arb. Int’l 431 (2009)

• "Overcoming Immunity-Based Objections to the Recognition and Enforcement in Canada of Investor-State Awards," 26(1) J. Int’l Arb. 59 (2009)

• "A Canadian Perspective on Controversial International Arbitration Issues," in Proceedings of the Istanbul Conference on International Dispute Resolution—A Global Perspective 41 (N. Eksi, T. Kalpsüz and M. Yilmaz eds., Beta, 2008) (also published in Turkish)

• "Coming in From the Cold – 20 Years of UNCITRAL Model Law in Canada," in International Commercial Arbitration—A Comparative Survey 21 (N. Eksi, P.J. Martinez-Fraga and W.K. Sheehy eds., Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, 2007) (with D. Nyer)

• "Canada Signs the Washington Convention," 2007(2) Stockholm Int'l Arb. Rev. 263

• "Signature par le Canada de la Convention de Washington du 18 mars 1965 [Signature by Canada of the Washington Convention of March 18, 1965]," 2007(2) Rev. arb. 357

• "Le mythe du caractère fondamentalement inéquitable des clauses d’arbitrage insérées dans les contrats de consommation – Observations critiques sur l’article 11.1 de la Loi sur la protection du consommateur [The Myth of the Fundamental Unfairness of Arbitration Clauses Inserted in Consumer Contracts - Critical Observations on Article 11.1 of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act]," in Le droit de la consommation sous influences 163 (P.-C. Lafond ed., Yvon Blais, 2007)

• "L’exception d’arbitrage soulevée dans le contexte d’un recours collectif: quelques réflexions sur le rôle de l’ordre public [Referral Applications Made in a Class Action Context: Some Reflections on the Role of Public Order]," in La justice en marche : du recours collectif à l’arbitrage collectif – Journées Maximilien-Caron 2006, at 93 (N. Antaki and E. Darankoum eds., Thémis, 2007)

• "Recent Developments on Grounds for Annulment and Non-Enforcement of International Awards in Canada," 13 Sw. J. L. & Trade Am. 107 (2006)

• "The Legal Effectiveness, in a Class Action Context, of an Arbitration Clause Found in a Consumer Contract Concluded on the Internet," 2006(1) Stockholm Int'l Arb. Rev. 114

• "Does Article 8 of the Model Law Call for Full or Prima Facie Review of the Arbitral Tribunal’s Jurisdiction?," 22(3) Arb. Int’l 463 (2006)

• "L’effet d’une clause compromissoire invoquée à l’encontre d’un appel en garantie et l’effet en droit interne de la Convention de New York [The Effect of an Arbitration Clause Invoked Against an Incidental Action in Warranty and the Effect of the New York Convention in Domestic Legal Orders]," Note following the July 22, 2005 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in GreCon Dimter Inc. v. J.R. Normand Inc., 2005(4) Rev. arb. 1084

• "English High Court Renders Fundamental Decision on Nature of Investment Treaty Arbitration," 16(9) World Arb. & Med. Rep. (2005)

• "The UNCITRAL Model Law’s Take on Anti-Suit Injunctions," in Anti-Suit Injunctions in International Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 2, at 87 (E. Gaillard ed., Juris Publishing, 2005)

• "Must An ICC Tribunal Comply With an Anti-Suit Injunction Issued by the Courts of the Seat of Arbitration?," 20(3) Int'l Arb. Rep. 16 (2005)

• "Pour l’abandon par les tribunaux québécois de la notion de clause compromissoire parfaite et des formalités s’y rapportant [On Why Quebec Courts Should Abandon the Concept of a Complete Undertaking to Arbitrate and the Formal Requirements Related Thereto]," 64 Rev. Barreau 121 (2004)

• "Recent Developments in NAFTA and ICSID Arbitration," 15(12) World Arb. & Med. Rep. 366 (2004)

• "L’efficacité en droit québécois d’une convention d’arbitrage ou d’élection de for invoquée à l’encontre d’un appel en garantie [The Effectiveness Under Quebec Law of Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements Invoked Against an Incidental Action in Warranty]," 83(2) Canadian Bar Rev. 515 (2004)

• "ICSID Tribunal Constituted Under Switzerland-Philippines BIT Split on Impact of Forum Selection Clause on Its Jurisdiction," 15(10) World Arb. & Med. Rep. 292 (2004)

• "Current Developments – Canada," Obs. following the Mar. 21, 2003 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Éditions Chouette (1987) Inc. v. Desputeaux and the Mar. 31, 2003 decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal in Compagnie nationale Air France v. Mbaye, IBA Committee D Newsletter, Sept. 2003 (with P. Bienvenu)

• "Arbitrabilité d’un différend touchant au droit d’auteur et conformité d’une sentence à l’ordre public [The Arbitrability of Copyright Disputes and the Compliance of Awards With Public Order]," Note following the Mar. 21, 2003 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Éditions Chouette Inc. v. Desputeaux, 2003(2) Rev. arb. 473

• "Une clause compromissoire ne visant expressément que les différends relatifs à l’interprétation du contrat est-elle applicable à ceux portant sur son exécution ? [Is an Arbitration Clause That Only Mentions Disputes Relating to Contract Interpretation Applicable to Disputes Relating to Contract Execution?]," 35 Rev. jur. Thémis 789 (2001)

• "Assujettissement d’un tribunal arbitral conventionnel au pouvoir de surveillance et de contrôle de la Cour supérieure et contrôle judiciaire d’ordonnances de procédure rendues par les arbitres [The Applicability of the Superior Court's Supervisory Power to Conventional Arbitral Tribunals and the Judicial Review of Arbitrators' Procedural Orders]," 35 Rev. jur. Thémis 465 (2001)

• Note following the Sept. 22, 1999 decision of the Superior Court of Ontario and the Sept. 15, 2000 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Corporation Transnational de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V. v. STET International, S.P.A., 4(1) Model Arb. L.Q. Rep. 5 (2000)

• Note following the Nov. 4, 1998 decision of the Ontario Court (General Division) in Noble China Inc. v. Lei, 4(1) Model Arb. L.Q. Rep. 43 (2000)

• Note following the Feb. 15, 2000 decision of the Quebec Superior Court in Air France v. Libyan Arab Airlines, 3(4) Model Arb. L.Q. Rep. 1 (2000)
   

 
   
 
 
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