Pierre Dalphond

Pierre J. Dalphond, FCIArb Senior Counsel

Pierre Dalphond


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Diploma in International Arbitration, 2016)
  • University of Oxford (M. Ph., Philosophy, Law and Politics, 1982)
  • Dalhousie University (Certificate in Common Law, 1978)
  • Université de Montréal (LL. L (1978), Minor in Chemistry (1975))

Bar Admission

  • Québec, 1979
Representative Work
  • Appointed since 2015 as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chair in about fifty Canadian and international disputes concerning complex construction projects, the expropriation of a mining investment project, the demobilization of a nuclear power plant, the termination of electricity production contracts, distribution agreements, disputes between franchisors and franchisees, airport operating agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership break-ups, etc.
  • Successfully presided over mediations in connection with construction projects including PPP, sales and acquisitions, shareholder agreements and civil and commercial conflicts.
  • Conducted internal investigations, including one that attracted media attention and lead to criminal proceedings.
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  • Chambers Canada 2020 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators.
  • Chambers Global 2020 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 as a leading lawyer in Commercial Arbitration and Litigation: Corporate Commercial.
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Speaking Engagements
  • "L’arbitrage menace-t-il le rôle des tribunaux et l’évolution du droit", Université de Montréal, Montréal, February 28, 2018.
  • Speaker at the annual meeting of the Advocates Society, Nashville, November 4, 2017.
  • "The Art of Judging: some tips from an arbitrator", National Judicial Institute, Toronto, October 24, 2017.
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