Pierre Bienvenu is global co-head of Norton Rose Fulbright's international arbitration practice and a senior partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. He practises in international commercial arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation, and constitutional law. He has acted as counsel in many international commercial arbitrations involving disputes in telecommunications, aeronautics, international distribution and joint ventures, M&A, foreign investment and construction. He also represents parties in court proceedings to enforce or set aside foreign arbitral awards.
Pierre regularly serves as arbitrator in international arbitrations, and has experience as chairman, sole arbitrator, or party-nominated arbitrator. He is an alternate member of the ICC Court and a member of the ICC Commission. He served on the LCIA Court, of which he was also a Vice-President, and as President of the LCIA's North American Users' Council. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, Pierre served for many years on the NAFTA advisory committee established under article 2022 of NAFTA.
He is an active member of the IBA (former co-chair of both its Arbitration Committee and North American Forum), and of the CBA (former member of Council and Executive Committee, Quebec Division).
Pierre has been involved in many challenges to the constitutional validity of provincial and federal legislation. He has broad experience representing government, corporate parties and individuals before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Pierre was awarded the distinction Advocatus Emeritus by the Quebec Bar in 2008 and, in 2013, was presented with the Paul-André Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association for his contribution to the advancement of the international dimension of private law and commercial law in Canada. Pierre is fluent in English and in French.