Businesses are engaging in cross-border transactions and investing abroad at an unprecedented pace. BLG’s International Arbitration Group has the experience to ensure that its clients feel at home on the international stage. Our International Arbitration Group has the depth and breadth of experience to provide our clients with highly integrated legal services capable of meeting all your needs, including providing:

  • Advice on arbitration provisions
  • Advice on selecting appropriate arbitrators for each client’s specific circumstances
  • Persuasive presentation of our clients’ cases before arbitral tribunals comprised of internationally-recognized arbitrators
  • Advice on enforcing and challenging arbitration awards
  • Creative procedural and strategic alternatives suited to each client’s specific circumstances

Our International Arbitration Group has experience representing private and public corporations, governments and industry groups in fields including energy, oil and gas, forestry, telecommunications, software and pharmaceutical licensing and development, insurance, banking, securities, medical and healthcare, maritime and construction. We have experienced international arbitration lawyers in all of our offices across Canada ready to assist clients whenever and wherever required. Several members of our team have also acted as arbitrators allowing us to provide our clients with procedural, substantive and strategic advice which incorporates the impact that the perspective of the decision-maker may have on a given situation.


External Publications

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Representative Work

  • Acted for a Canadian telecommunications satellite operator in a dispute with a U.S. telecommunications manufacturer.
  • Acted for a U.S. telecommunications satellite manufacturer in a dispute with a United Arab Emirates satellite operator.
  • Acted for a Canadian pharmaceutical development company in a dispute with a South Korean company arising out of a license and revenue sharing contract.
  • Acted for a Canadian software development company in a dispute with two American pharmaceutical supply companies.
  • Acted for an English company in its dispute with a Canadian oil-spill recovery equipment manufacturer.
  • Acted for a Russian energy company in its dispute with a Kazakhstan joint venture partner.
  • Acted for a Portuguese cement company in a dispute with an Irish building materials company over a joint-venture vehicle.
  • Acted for a Canadian bank in a dispute with an Italian bank concerning the sale and purchase of a subsidiary.
  • Counsel to claimant, a Canadian sporting goods manufacturer, in an ICC arbitration in connection with a claim against its exclusive Japanese distributor.

Rankings & Recognitions

The International Arbitration Group or its members are recognized in:

  • The 2018 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • The 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
  • The 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • The 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • The 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.