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Vasilis Pappas is the head of international arbitration at Bennett Jones LLP. He is a recognised leader in the fields of international commercial and investor-state arbitration. Vasilis represents multinational companies all over the world in complex commercial disputes in a diverse range of sectors, including construction, energy, mining, banking, insurance, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals. Vasilis also represents sovereign states and multinational companies worldwide in investor-state disputes under NAFTA Chapter 11, the ICSID Convention, and other bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Vasilis practised for eight years in New York City with a leading international law firm. He also practised with the Trade Law Bureau at Global Affairs Canada, representing Canada in investor-state arbitrations and investment treaty negotiations.
Vasilis now works out of Bennett Jones’ Vancouver and Calgary offices. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law in the field of international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, is on the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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