Craig Chiasson is Counsel in the International Trade and Arbitration Group, based in our Vancouver office.
Craig was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2002 and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2001. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia in 1995. Craig practiced at the firm’s Vancouver office from his call in May 2002 until December 2005. He returned to BLG in November 2011 after having worked in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris from January 2006 to October 2011.
Areas of Practice
Craig has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. He also has considerable experience in complex commercial disputes, including contract, securities and shareholder disputes, Canadian competition law, and class actions.
Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.
His investment treaty experience includes advising:
Craig has also acted as tribunal secretary to Jan Paulsson in Pantechniki S.A. Contractors & Engineers v. Republic of Albania (ICSID Case No ARB/07/21) and in an ICC case to Noah Rubins relating to the dismantling, transportation and reconstruction of a steel plant.
He has appeared as counsel in ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and in the Appeal, Supreme, and Provincial Courts of British Columbia.
Professional and Community Activities