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Robert JC Deane is the national leader of BLG’s International Trade and Arbitration Group, and has been involved in numerous significant international commercial arbitration proceedings under the rules of multiple arbitral institutions throughout the world. Mr Deane is on the executive of the ICC National Arbitration Committee for Canada. Mr Deane has represented Mexico in NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitral proceedings and in every court proceeding arising from a NAFTA Chapter 11 claim against Mexico (Metalclad Corp v United Mexican States; Feldman v United Mexican States; Bayview Irrigation District v United Mexican States; Cargill, Incorporated v United Mexican States; Corn Products International Inc. v United Mexican States). Mr Deane also provided advice on numerous other NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitral proceedings. He is recognised as a leading disputes lawyer in many peer-review publications, including Chambers Global; PLC Which Lawyer?; the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and Euromoney’s Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. He also holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Pre-eminent Peer Review Rating, was named by Euromoney’s Benchmark Canada as “International Arbitration Counsel of the Year” 2013, 2014 and 2015, was honoured with the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award (International Commercial Arbitration).
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