Myriam is the Vice-Chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. She is a partner at international arbitration boutique Savoie Laporte LLP in Toronto, which she joined in 2021 after practising in Canadian national firms for 14 years. Her practice focuses on investment and commercial arbitration in a variety of sectors. She has particular expertise in the mining, oil & gas, electricity (including renewable energy), transportation and agricultural sectors, and substantial experience with disputes involving Latin America. She has been appointed as arbitrator by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and serves as party-appointed arbitrator in a case before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce’s Arbitration Institute. She has experience as counsel in cases under all major institutional arbitration rules.
Myriam is ranked as a “Future Leader” by the global publication “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” and “Up and Coming” by Chambers Canada: Dispute Resolution, which states that Myriam is “extremely bright and dynamic” and “attracts praise for her ability to understand and manage very complicated situations”.
Originally from Montreal, Myriam is a native speaker of both English and French, and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. She is able to run proceedings in all of those language without interpretation or translation. She also reads German and has some knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
In addition to having been elected Vice-Chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, of which she will become Chair in September 2022, Myriam is a member of the ICC Commission, Canada’s representative on the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s Americas Initiative, the Regional Editor for common law jurisdictions of the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places and a frequent guest lecturer on international arbitration in courses at Osgoode Hall Law School and McGill University. She is currently completing the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Accelerated Path to Fellowship Program.