L. Yves Fortier, C.C., O.Q., Q.C., L.L.D. is recognized as one of the top arbitrators in the world. As a bilingual Member Arbitrator, he brings to his practice his varied background, including both extensive commercial, corporate and competition trial lawyer experience, alongside being appointed as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from July 1988 until January 1992.
L. Yves Fortier is recognized as one of the top arbitrators in the world. Since 1 January 2012, he has been a sole practitioner with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London. In the past 20 years, he has served as Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on more than 100 international arbitral tribunals, either ad hoc or constituted by different arbitral institutions. He is a past President of the Canadian Bar Association. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague.
From 1998 to 2001, he served as President of the London Court of International Arbitration.
From July 1988 until January 1992, Mr. Fortier took leave from his law practice to take up an appointment as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.