Craig R Chiasson is a partner in BLG’s international arbitration group in its Vancouver office. He has extensive experience in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration matters. He has been involved in investment treaty arbitrations as counsel for both investors and states and as tribunal secretary, and he has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations seated in Europe, North America and Asia and governed by numerous substantive laws. Mr Chiasson practiced in the international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris for almost six years before returning to BLG where he began his career in 2001. He is a member of the Canadian Committee of the ICC, ICCA, the IBA Arbitration Committee, the ITA and the LCIA, and active in numerous other arbitration organisations. Mr Chiasson is qualified in British Columbia (practicing member) and England and Wales (non-practicing member). Mr Chiasson has also acted as sole arbitrator in international and domestic commercial arbitration matters.
He has been recognised by: Global Arbitration Review in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2016 and Canada 2016; Benchmark Canada— The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Local Litigation Star: British Columbia” and a “Litigation Star: Arbitration” and as a “Future Star in British Columbia” in Arbitration in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Benchmark Canada; Expert Guides in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions as a “Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration”; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for international commercial arbitration for 2015 and 2016; Lexpert Special Edition on Litigation Lawyers as a leading Canadian Lawyer in the 2014 and 2015 editions; Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigators as a leading Canadian cross-border litigation lawyer for International Commercial Arbitration in the 2014 and 2015 editions; and by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Pre-eminent Peer Review Rated.
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