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Craig Chiasson


Academic Qualifications:

Craig obtained his LLB from the University of Alberta in 2001, was called to the British Columbia Bar in May 2002 and qualified as a solicitor for England and Wales in May 2011. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Craig obtained Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Education.


Professional Memberships:

Craig is an active participant in international arbitration groups and institutions, including:


  • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Committee of the ICC as is one of its listed arbitrators
  • Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
  • Member, Panel of Arbitrators, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC)
  • Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) dedicated panel of arbitrators handling small to intermediate sized cases on an expedited basis
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Member, International Bar Association, International Arbitration Section
  • Member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS)

Arbitration Experience:

Craig has been recognized as a “Future Star in British Columbia” in Arbitration in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Canada, was nominated in the 2013 edition of Expert Guides as a “Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration” and is Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.

His representative work includes:


  • Appointed Sole Arbitrator by the BCICAC in an international arbitration in relation to a dispute over the termination of a consultancy agreement.
  • Represented a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration.
  • Represented a UK marine procurement company in an ICC arbitration.
  • Represented a Canadian mining company in a UNCITRAL arbitration.
  • Represented a Portuguese cement company in an ICC arbitration.
  • Represented a US satellite manufacturer in an ICC arbitration and ad hocproceedings.
  • Represented a British Columbia government-owned entity in domestic arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented a Russian energy company in an ICC arbitration.
  • Represented a Canadian software company in two international arbitrations under the BCICAC rules.
  • Represented an international energy company in an ICSID proceeding against a South American State.
  • Represented an international energy company in two ICSID proceedings against a former CIS State.
  • Represented States in Europe and Africa in ICSID proceedings arising out of the Energy Charter Treaty and an investor’s claims relating to mining rights, respectively.
  • Acted as tribunal secretary to Jan Paulsson in Pantechniki S.A. Contractors & Engineers v. Republic of Albania (ICSID Case No ARB/07/21)
  • Acted as tribunal secretary in an ICC case relating to the dismantling, transportation and reconstruction of a steel plant.


ADR Specialization:
Shareholder and Joint Ventures
Firm: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Address: 1200 – 200 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC V7X 1T2
Phone: 604-640-4221


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