Representative Work

Representative Cases: Counsel

S.D. Myers, Inc. v. Canada, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Pope & Talbot, Inc. v. Canada, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Scotthalls Inc. v. Barbados, Canada-Barbados Investment Protection Treaty: UNCITRAL Arbitration, settled;

Canfor Corp. and Terminal Corp. v. United States, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration, settled;

Champion Trading & Ameritrade Inc. v. Egypt, United States-Egypt Investment Protection Treaty: ICSID Arbitration;

International Thunderbird Gaming v. Mexico, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. v. United States, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Canadian Cattlemen for Fair Trade v. United States, NAFTA: Consolidated UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Frontier Petroleum Services Inc. v. Czech Republic, Canada-Czech Investment Protection Treaty: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Gallo v. Canada, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Glocoms Inc. v. Mongolia, UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Bosh Group v. Ukraine, USA-Ukraine Investment Protection Treaty: ICSID Arbitration;

Lao Holdings N.V. v. Laos, Netherlands-Lao PDR Investment Protection Treaty: ICSID-AF Arbitration; and

Sanum Investments Limited v. Laos, PR China v Lao PDR Investment Protection Treaty: ad hoc arbitration.

Representative Cases: Consultant

Link Trading v. Moldova, United States-Moldova Investment Protection Treaty: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

United Parcel Services of America v. Canada, NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Trammel Crow Corp. v. Canada, NAFTA dispute;

Group ADF v. United States, NAFTA: ICSID(AF) Arbitration;

Siag & Vecchi v. Egypt, United States-Egypt Investment Protection Treaty: ICSID Arbitration;

Ulemek v. Croatia, Canada-Croatia Investment Protection Treaty: UNCITRAL Arbitration;

Vanessa Ventures Ltd. v. Venezuela, Canada-Venezuela Investment Protection Treaty: ICSID Arbitration;

Duke Energy v. Peru, ICSID Arbitration; and

CANACAR v. U.S.A., NAFTA: UNCITRAL Arbitration.

Representative Cases: Third Parties

Advised counsel to the Quechan Nation in Glamis Gold v. USA, an NAFTA arbitration conducted under the ICSID(AF) Rules.
Provided an expert opinion in 2010 to Physicians for a Smoke Free Canada, concerning an ICSID arbitration launched by Philip Morris International against the Republic of Honduras, under the Switzerland-Uruguay Investment Protection Treaty. Subsequently participated in meetings with Uruguayan Cabinet Ministers, and provided testimony before the Health Committee of the General Assembly of Uruguay, to convince officials how they could successfully dispute the claim.

Representative Cases: Arbitrator

Berschader & Berschader v. Russian Federation, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Party-Appointed Arbitrator, Award and Dissenting Opinion issued 21 April 2006.

Education

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

SJD, 2011
International Economic Law
LLM, 2002
International Economic Law

University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario

LLM, 1998
Public International Law

University of Western Ontario London, Ontario

LLB, 1996
Public Law Concentration
MA, 1993
Foreign Relations and Public Policy

University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario

Hons BA, 1992
Political Science Major, History Minor

Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada

February 1999
Called to the Bar of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association

1995 to Present
Member
1996
Ontario Student Achievement Award
1997 to 1998
Ontario General Council Representative
1998 to 2006
Ontario Executive Committee Member,
International Law Section
2006 to 2007
National Executive Committee Member, International Law Section

American Bar Association

1999 to Present
International Law Section Member
2004 to 2006
Vice-Chair, Committee on International Trade Law

American Society of International Law

2000 to Present
Member
2003 to 2005
Executive Committee Member, International Economic Law Section
2012 to 2013
Member, 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee

International Law Association

2003 to Present
Member
2004 to 2006
Member, Special Working Group on Foreign Investment

International Chamber of Commerce

2003 to 2011
Member
2005
Named to Canadian Roster of Arbitrators
2010-2011
Member, Taskforce on Investor-State Arbitration

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners Organization

2004 to 2008
Founding Member
2004 to 2007
Member, Board of Directors

International Bar Association

2005 to Present
Member

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

2005 to 2011
Sponsoring Member of the Investment Treaty Forum

London Court of International Arbitration

2006 to Present
Member, North American Users' Council

Society of International Economic Law

2007 to Present
Founding Member
2007-2012
Member, Board of Directors

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

2009 to Present

Member, Academic Council

2012 to 2016