It was announced today that highly regarded international arbitrator, Yves Fortier, has joined 20 Essex Street as an arbitrator member. Fortier, who up until 31 December 2011, held the position of Chairman Emeritus at Norton Rose OR, (formerly Ogilvy Renault), practices law in Montréal as an independent arbitrator and is recognised as one of the top arbitrators in the world.
In announcing Yves Fortier’s membership, Iain Milligan QC, Head of Chambers said: “it is a privilege to welcome such a distinguished and experienced international practitioner to our stable of independent arbitrators.”
Mr. Fortier has served as Chairman, President, Sole Arbitrator or co-arbitrator on numerous international and national arbitral tribunals, either ad hoc or constituted by arbitral institutions, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Court (HKIAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the American Arbitration Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Zurich Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the ADR Chambers International Panel. He has also served as Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on numerous Investor-State International Tribunals. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. From 1998 to 2001, he was President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).