Hugh Meighen is a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto with over 10 years of dedicated arbitration counsel work in a broad range of industries, including mining, construction, telecommunications, oil & gas, and logistics, and under various institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. He has also acted as a sole arbitrator in arbitrations involving procurement and real property disputes. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and was named one of ten “Most Highly Regarded” partners under age 45 in the Americas in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration in 2021.
Hugh Meighen is a partner of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto with over 10 years of dedicated arbitration counsel work. He has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations, including as lead counsel, in a range of industry sectors, including telecommunications, mining, construction, insurance, logistics, IT, and real property and under ad hoc and institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, BCICAC, DIAC, and ADRIC. He has also acted as a sole arbitrator in arbitrations involving procurement and real property disputes as well as the discipline chair and appeals officer for certain sports associations.
Prior to joining BLG, Hugh practiced for five years in London and Dubai in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He was previously assistant legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, where he was the McGill Law fellow and supported arbitral tribunals presiding over international investment arbitrations. He holds degrees from Princeton University and McGill University and is qualified in Ontario (2010) and New York (2011).
In addition to articles and book chapters on arbitration, Hugh co-authored the Guide to the PCA Arbitration Rules, published by Oxford University Press, and is an adjunct professor of international commercial arbitration at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is currently an Olympic Supporter of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Board member of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, and member of the ICC Task Force for "Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration".