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Fabien Gélinas

Full Professor
Sir William C. Macdonald Chair

3674 Peel Street
Room 303
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 1W9

514-398-6623 [Office]
514-398-3233 [Fax]
fabien [dot] gelinas [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Website: Private Justice and the Rule of Law

 
 

Biography

Professor Gélinas teaches and conducts research in the areas of international dispute resolution, common law and civil law contracts, commercial law and legal theory. Formerly General Counsel of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, he is now president of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and ICC Canada.  He is a member of the Quebec Bar and acts as arbitrator, expert and consultant on dispute resolution and legal reform.

Professor Gélinas is a Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law at McGill, and heads the Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research group.  He was a co-founder of the Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory.  He was a visiting professor or lecturer at the Centre d’études diplomatiques et stratégiques de Paris (École des hautes études internationales), the Université de Paris II - Panthéon Assas, the National University of Rwanda in Butare, Trinity College Dublin, and Sciences Po Paris.

Employment

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Sir William C. Macdonald Chair (2016- )

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Full Professor (2015- )

Canadian Chamber of Commerce and ICC Canada, Arbitration Committee, president (2014- )

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law (2013 -)

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Associate Dean of Research (2007-2008)

McGill University, Institute of Comparative Law, Director (2004-2007)

McGill University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor (2002-2015)

eResolution, Vice-President (2000-2001)

International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), General Counsel (1998-2000)

ICC Commission on International Arbitration, Secretary (1998-2000)

ICC International Court of Arbitration, Special Counsel and Director of Publications (1997-1998)

Institut de droit comparé de Paris (Université de Paris II), Lecturer (1996-1997)

Supreme Court of Canada, Law Clerk to Mr Justice Charles Doherty Gonthier (1989-1990)

Education

Centre d’études diplomatiques et stratégiques de Paris (École des hautes études internationales), ABD, (1996-1997)

University of Oxford, D.Phil. (1995)

Université de Montréal, LL.B., LL.M. (1988, 1991)

International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (1992)

École du Barreau, Montréal (1990)

Université de Poitiers (1989)

Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague (1989)

University of Ottawa, Department of Political Science (1983-1985)

Areas of Interest

International arbitration and civil procedure, international commercial contracts, cyberjustice, comparative law, international law, constitutional law and legal theory.