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Click here to enlarge.   L. Yves FORTIER, QC IAI Member   
Cabinet Yves Fortier
1 Place Ville Marie - Suite 2822
Montréal (Quebec) H3B 1R4
Canada
Tel: +1.514.286.2011
Fax: +1.514.286.2019
yves.fortier@yfortier.ca
www.yfortier.ca

20 Essex Street
20 Essex Street
Tel: + 44.20.7842.1200
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Languages   French, English (fluent); Spanish, Italian (knowledge)
   
Nationality   Canada
   
Bar Admission   Québec - 1961
   
Education   Oxford University (Bachelor of Letters - 1960); McGill University (BCL - 1958);Université de Montréal (BA (summa cum laude) - 1955)
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the aegis of the ICC, LCIA, AAA, Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZHK), and ICSID; President of the LCIA 1998-2002
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings; arbitration-related matters before Canadian courts; proceedings before the International Court of Justice at The Hague
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/21, Fabrica de Vidrios Los Andes, C.A. and Owens-Illinois de Venezuela, C.A. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 13 Nov. 2017 (full text ITA)

• "No. SDRCC DT 16-0242, CCES and CWFHC and Taylor Findlay," 13 May 2017 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/6, Vladislav Kim and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan, Decision on Jurisdiction, 8 Mar. 2017, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/38, Fouad Alghanim & Sons Co. for General Trading & Contracting, W.L.L. and Fouad Mohammed Thunyan Alghanim v. Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Award, 14 Dec. 2017, (full text ITA)

• PCA Case No. 2013-34, Venezuela US, S.R.L. (Barbados) v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Interim Award on Jurisdiction on the Respondent Objection to Jurisdiction Ratione Voluntatis, 26 Jul. 2016, (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/11, Ampal-American Israel Corp., Egi-Fund (08-10) Investors LLC, Egi-Series Investments LLC and BSS-EMG Investors LLC v. Arab Republic of Egypt, 21 Feb. 2017, Decision on Liability and Heads of Loss (full text ITA)

• "No. SDRCC 16-0304, Athletics Canada v. Jessica Smith," 5 Aug. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/15, Bernhard von Pezold and Others v. Republic of Zimbabwe, 28 Jul. 2015, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/25, Border Timbers Limited, Border Timbers International (Private) Limited, and Hangani Development Co. (Private) Limited v. Republic of Zimbabwe, 28 Jul. 2015

• "No. SDRCC DAT-15-0006, CCES and Alicia Brown and AC, IAAF, WADA," 20 Apr. 2015, (full text ITA English)

• ICSID Case No. UNCT/13/1, The Renco Group, Inc. v. The Republic of Peru, Final Award, 9 Nov. 2016 (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• PCA Case No. 2011-09 (UNCITRAL), Khan Resources Inc., Khan Resources B.V., and Cauc Holding Company Ltd. v. The Government of Mongolia, Award on Merits, 2 Mars 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/7, National Gas S.A.E. v. Arab Republic of Egypt, Award, 3 Apr. 2014, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. UNCT/13/1, The Renco Group, Inc. v. The Republic of Peru, Decision as to the Scope of the Respondent's Preliminary Objections under Article 10.20.4, 18 Dec. 2014 (full text ITA)

• PCA Case No. AA 226 (UNCITRAL), Hulley Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, Final Award, 18 July 2014 (full text ITA)

• PCA Case No. AA 227 (UNCITRAL), Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, Final Award, 18 July 2014 (full text ITA)

• PCA Case No. AA 228 (UNCITRAL), Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, Final Award, 18 July 2014 (full text ITA)

• CAS 2013/A/3361, Dominique Blake v. JADCO, 2 May 2014, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/7, National Gas S.A.E. v. Arab Republic of Egypt, Award, 3 April 2014 (full text ITA )

• UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. 2009-12, InterTrade Holding GmbH v. The Czech Republic, Award, 29 May 2012, (full text ITA )

• CAS 2013/A/3279, Viktor Troicki v. ITF, 5 November 2013 (full text ITA )

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/30, ConocoPhillips Company et al. v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on Jurisdiction and the Merits, 3 Sept. 2013 (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/9, Bureau Veritas, Inspection, Valuation, Assessment and Control, BIVAC B.V. v. The Republic of Paraguay, 9 Oct. 2012 (full text English)

• ICSID Case No ARB/98/2, Victor Pey Casado and Foundation "Presidente Allende" v. Republic of Chile, Decision on the Application for Annulment of the Republic of Chile, 18 Dec. 2012 (full text English) (full text French)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/11, Occidental Petroleum Corporation Occidental Exploration and Production Company v. The Republic of Ecuador, Award, 5 Oct 2012 (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/08/2, ATA Construction, Industrial and Trading Co. v. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Decision on Interpretation and on the Request for Provisional Measures, 7 Mar 2011 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/08/2, ATA Construction, Industrial and Trading Co. v. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Award, 18 May 2010 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/04/3, Gemplus S.A., SLP S.A., Gemplus Industrial S.A. de C.V. v. The United Mexican States, Award, 16 jun. 2010, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/04/4, Talsud S.A. v. The United Mexican States, Award, 16 Jun. 2010, (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/11, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Occidental Exploration & Production Co v. Republic of Ecuador, Decision on Jurisdiction, 9 Sep 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/11, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Occidental Exploration & Production Co v. Republic of Ecuador, Decision on Provisional Measures, 17 Aug 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/6, Oko Pankki Oyj, VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG and Sampo Bank Plc v. The Republic of Estonia, (formerly OKO Osuuspankkien Keskuspankki Oyj and others v. Republic of Estonia), Award, 19 Nov. 2007, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/25, Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide v. The Republic of the Philippines, Award, 16 Aug. 2007, (full text ITA)

• UNCITRAL, Saluka Investments B.V. v. The Czech Republic, Partial Award, 17 Mar. 2006, (full text English) (full text Czeck)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/5, PSEG Global Inc and Konya Ilgin Elektrik Uretim ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi v. Republic of Turkey, Award, 19 Jan. 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/15, Ron Fuchs v. The Republic of Georgia, Award, 3 Mar. 2010, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/9, Champion Trading Company, Ameritrade International, Inc. v. Arab Republic of Egypt, (formerly Champion Trading Company, Ameritrade International, Inc., James T. Wahba, John B. Wahba, Timothy T. Wahba v. Arab Republic of Egypt), Award, 27 Oct. 2006, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/05/18, Ioannis Kardassopoulos v. Georgia, Decision on Jurisdiction, 6 Jul. 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/5, PSEG Global Inc and Konya Ilgin Elektrik Uretim ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi v. Republic of Turkey, Decision on Jurisdiction, 4 Jun. 2004, (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/7, Hussein Nuaman Soufraki v. The United Arab Emirates, Award, 7 Jul. 2004, (full text ITA)

• Eureko B.V. v. Republic of Poland, Partial Award, 19 Aug. 2005, (full text ITA)

• CAS Case No. 2003/A/448, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) v. Fédération Camerounaise d'Athlétisme (CMR), Award, 2 Oct. 2003, (excerpts Kluwer)

• NAFTA/UNCITRAL, United Parcel Service of America, Inc v. Government of Canada, Award on Jurisdiction, 22 Nov 2002 (full text Foreign Affairs Canada) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/97/3, Compañia de Aquas del Aconquija SA and Vivendi Universal SA v. Argentine Republic, Decision on Annulment, 3 July 2002 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/99/2, Alex Genin, Eastern Credit Limited, Inc. and A.S. Baltoil v. The Republic of Estonia, Award, 25 Jun. 2001, (full text ITA)

• CAS Ad Hoc Division (OWG Salt Lake City 2002) 003, Bassani-Antivari v. International Olympic Committee (IOC), Award, 12 Feb 2002 (excerpts Kluwer)

• NAFTA/UNCITRAL, United Parcel Service of America, Inc v. Government of Canada, Decision of the Tribunal on the Place of Arbitration, 17 Oct 2001 (full text Foreign Affairs Canada) (excerpts Kluwer)

• NAFTA/UNCITRAL, United Parcel Service of America, Inc v. Government of Canada, Decision of the Tribunal on Petitions for Intervention and Participation as Amici Curiae, 17 Oct 2001 (full text Foreign Affairs Canada) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/99/2, Alex Genin, Eastern Credit Limited, Inc, AS Baltoil v. Republic of Estonia, Award, 25 June 2001 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• CAS Case No. 2002/O/401, International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) v. USA Track & Field (USATF), Award, 10 Jan 2003 (excerpts Kluwer)

• CAS Case No. 2000/A/310, L. v. International Olympic Committee (IOC), Award, 22 Oct 2001 (excerpts Kluwer)

• CAS Case No. 2000/A/312, L. v. Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associees (FILA), Award, 22 Oct 2001 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/96/1, Compañia del Desarrollo de Santa Elena, SA v. Republic of Costa Rica, Award, 17 Feb 2000 (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
Numerous articles on arbitration, including:

• "Indirect Expropriation," in Building International Investment Law – The First 50 Years of ICSID 349 (M. Kinnear et al. eds., Kluwer, 2015) (with S. Drymer)

• "Arbitrators, corruption, and the poetic experience: 'When power corrupts, poetry cleanses'", 31(3) Arb. Int'l 367 (2015)

• "An International Arbitrator's Perspective on Future Reform," in The UNCITRAL Model Law after 25 Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration 279 (F. Bachand, F. Gélinas eds., Juris, 2013)(with S. Bachand)

• "La nouvelle loi française sur l'arbitrage : vues d'Outre-Atlantique," 2013(1) Cahiers de l’arbitrage/Paris J. Int’l Arb. 9 (with S. Bachand)

• "Indirect Expropriation in the Law of International Investment: I know It When I See It, or Caveat Investor," 19(2) ICSID Rev. 293 (2004)(with S. Drymer)

• "The Tribunal's Deliberations," in The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitratin 391 (L. Newman and R. Hill eds., Juris Publishing, 2004)

• "Third-Party Intervention and Document Discovery," 4(3) J. World Inv. 473 (2003) (with S.L. Drymer)

• "The Occasionally Unwarranted Assumption of Confidentiality," 15(2) Arb. Int’l 131 (1999)

• "The Last Word in International Commercial Arbitration in this Millenium," 65 Arbitration 335 (No. 4, 1999)

• "The Minimum Requirements of Due Process in Taking Measures Against Dilatory Tactics: Arbitral Discretion in International Commercial Arbitration – A Few Plain Rules and a Few Strong Instincts," in Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration Agreements and Awards: 40 Years of Application of the New York Convention, ICCA Congress Series No. 9, at 396 (Kluwer, 1999)
   
Other  
Connections  
with France  
Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
   

 
   
 
 
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