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Annie Lespérance is head of Omni Bridgeway’s Latin America group, with responsibility for leading Omni Bridgeway’s arbitration and litigation funding and judgment enforcement efforts in Latin America.
Annie is also an investment manager and legal counsel in Omni Bridgeway’s Montreal office, where she sources and assesses investments in international arbitration and commercial litigation matters. She works with litigants to structure funding deals that address their unique needs and provide them insights, when requested, as their cases progress.
Prior to joining Omni, Annie was a lawyer at Cabinet Yves Fortier and the Permanent Court of Arbitration where she acted as Secretary to Tribunals in commercial, investor-state and sports arbitrations under various procedural rules and governing laws.
Annie has been appointed as an arbitrator and mediator and is a member of various arbitration rosters, including the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (Annex 10-B.1), the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and ICDR Canada’s panel of arbitrators. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was recognised in the Future Leaders category of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021 and 2022 and in the Latin America, Litigation Funding Rankings of Chambers and Partners 2021 and 2022.
She is a frequent speaker and a published author in the field of international arbitration and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
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