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Matthew Kronby is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, practicing in the areas of international trade, investment and cross-border regulatory compliance. His practice encompasses advice, negotiations and dispute settlement involving trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties. Before entering private practice, he served in the Government of Canada’s Trade Law Bureau for more than 15 years, the last three as Director General of the Bureau. He was Canada’s chief counsel in the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) with the European Union and free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Singapore. He has led legal teams in numerous WTO disputes and in investment arbitrations under the NAFTA.
Mr. Kronby is an Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s International Trade and Customs Law Committee and Chair of the Legal Committee of Transparency International Canada. He has been appointed to Canada’s roster of NAFTA Chapter 19 panelists and serves on the Minister of the Environment’s NAFTA Advisory Council. He has been recognized by: Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO) and Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (International Trade/WTO) since 2014; The Legal 500 (International Trade) since 2015; and Who’s Who Legal Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of trade and customs. In 2017, he was recognized by the Ontario Bar Association with its Award of Excellence in International Law.
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