Hugh Meighen is a senior associate in BLG's International Trade and Arbitration and Construction Groups based in Toronto. He specializes in international commercial, investment and construction arbitrations in the telecommunications, oil & gas and mining sectors, as well as investment protection disputes arising under investment protection laws and treaties. He has acted in international arbitrations governed by a variety of procedural rules, including the arbitration rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, BCICAC and DIAC. He has advised international contractors and vendors in disputes with employers, construction managers and suppliers regarding delay claims, defective works, variations, and financing issues. Hugh has also acted for telecommunication companies in disputes with governments, vendors, and service providers in a variety of contractual disputes.
In addition to his counsel work, Hugh is an adjunct professor of international commercial arbitration at Osgoode Hall Law School and has acted as a sole arbitrator in real property and procurement disputes. He has authored and co-authored various book chapters, articles and commentaries regarding arbitration law, including the Guide to the PCA Arbitration Rules, published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
Prior to joining BLG, Hugh practiced for five years in London and the Middle East in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and was Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, where he assisted arbitral tribunals in international investment arbitrations.
In 2016 and 2017, Hugh was recognized by Global Arbitration Review for inclusion in Who's Who – Arbitration List of Future Leaders.
Hugh speaks English and French and is a qualified lawyer in New York State (2011) and a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario (2010). He earned his B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees from the McGill Faculty of Law in 2009 (Dean's List) and A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University in 2005.