Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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The Honourable L. Yves Fortier, KC


Cabinet Yves Fortier

Gender: Male

Nationality: Canadian

Country: Canada

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Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Knowledge), Italian (Knowledge)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Civil Law, Common Law

Bar Admission: Quebec, 1960

Fields of arbitration specialization: Commercial arbitration, Corporate law / M&A, Investment law, Public International Law, Sport


The Kaplan Lecture in Hong Kong in November 2014: Arbitrators, Corruption and the Poetic Experience (“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses”), ICSID, 2015
La nouvelle loi française sur l’arbitrage: vues d’Outre-Atlantique: Conférence annuelle de l’Association Française d’Arbitrage, Cahiers de l’arbitrage, 2012 Occasionally Unwarranted Assumption of Confidentiality, Arbitration International, 1999
Arbitrating in the Age of Investment Treaty Disputes, The University of Southern Wales Law Journal, 2008
Arbitrability of Disputes: In Global Reflections on International Law, Commerce and Disputes Resolution, 2005
Diplomacy and Arbitration- Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal: International Arbitration on the Eve of the Millennium, International Arbitration Law Review, 1998

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