Laurence Marquis

Quebec Bar 2005

As a lawyer specializing in international arbitration, Laurence Marquis assists the Hon. L. Yves Fortier, QC as Secretary of Tribunals in commercial and investment arbitrations, whether ad hoc, ICC, ICSID or related to sport.

As counsel with the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada, she represented Canada in investor-State arbitrations under NAFTA Chapter 11, and counseled negotiating teams on free trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties. She also practiced with the Paris arbitration team of Jones Day, where she acted as counsel in international commercial arbitration cases for clients in construction, telecommunication, oil and gas exploration and pharmaceutical industries. She also served as Deputy counsel with the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

As a full time Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow as a PhD candidate in law and political science (Université Laval (Québec) and LUISS (Rome)), Laurence Marquis focuses her research on free trade agreements, and the impact of the European Union’s trade and investment policies in Europe and other international venues.

Laurence Marquis is a member of the Quebec Bar (2005) and the Paris Bar (2006, not practicing). A graduate of Université de Montréal and Paris 1-Sorbonne, she has also taught international arbitration at the Université de Sherbrooke.


  • 2017 – 2020 PhD in law and political science, LUISS (Rome), Laval (Québec)
  • 2005 – 2006 Masters international commercial law, Paris 1 Sorbonne, Paris (France)
  • 1999 – 2002 Law Degree (LL.B.), Université de Montréal (Canada).

Grants and recognitions

  • 2017-2020, Fellowship Gem-Stones Marie Sklodowska PhD, Université Laval (Québec), LUISS (Rome)
  • 2014, Certificate for exceptional work on the Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement
  • 2004, Fellowship, Norwegian Development and Cooperation Agency, with the International Development Law Organization, Rome

Selected mandates


  • Counsel for Canada, Mesa v. Canada, Windstream v. Canada, NAFTA Chapter 11
  • Counsel for Canada in negotiations: CETA, Canada South Korea FTA, Canada Burkina Faso FIPA

Counsel in ICC arbitrations for:

  • American hotel company concerning termination of management contract
  • German telecommunications company concerning termination of contract
  • American company oil and gas exploration contract against a Middle Eastern country
  • German company against a consortium of German companies for breach of SPA
  • Japanese automobile company against a Spanish tobacco company breach of contract
  • Cypriot company consultancy agreement with a Spanish company for oil exploration in a Middle Eastern country
  • German vehicle, engine and machine construction company against an American company concerning development of chemical plant
  • German pharmaceutical company against an Asian country regarding a distribution contract
  • French company concerning the breach of a distribution agreement
  • German company concerning termination of contract in parallel ICC arbitrations

Secretary of the Tribunal

  • Secretary of Tribunals in ICC, SCC, ICSID, ad hoc and sport arbitration cases


  • International Arbitration, Université de Sherbrooke, PRD Program (Longueuil), Masters in Applied International Law and Political Science (Sherbrooke)


  • Laurence Marquis, “The Evolution of the EU Investment Policy Since the Lisbon Treaty: From a Conservative to an Innovative Policy?”, Routledge, in The Supranational at Stake? The EU’s External Competences caught between Complexity and Fragmentation, Eds. Anne Weyembergh, Mario Telò, (upcoming)
  • Mark Daku, Laurence Marquis, “Ethics in Research”, in Textbook on Methods in Social Sciences (upcoming)
  • Stéphane Paquin, Laurence Marquis, “The role of Ontario and Québec in the renegotiation of NAFTA (USMCA)”, Revue canadienne de science politique, (upcoming)
  • Laurence Marquis, “L’Accord de partenariat stratégique Canada-Union européenne : Jumeau politique méconnu de l’Accord économique et commercial global », RQDI HS, 60 ans de l’Union européenne, 2019
  • Laurence Marquis, « C. Deblock, J. Lebullenger, Génération TAFTA, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2018 », No 30.1 – 2018, Revue Québécoise de Droit International
  • Laurence Marquis, « C. Deblock, J. Lebullenger, S. Paquin, Un nouveau pont sur l’Atlantique : l’Accord économique et commercial global entre l’Union européenne et le Canada, Québec, PUQ, 2015 », No 28.2 – 2015, Revue Québécoise de Droit International
  • Jan Heiner Nedden, Laurence Marquis, “Use of Technology by a Major International Arbitration Organization”, International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century, 2011
  • Emmanuel Jolivet, Laurence Marquis, “Arbitrage commercial international et litiges environnementaux : illustrations dans des affaires récentes,” Chronique de jurisprudence arbitrale de la CCI (CCI), 2011(1) Cahiers de l’arbitrage 91
  • Emmanuel Jolivet, Laurence Marquis, “Exécution provisoire des sentences arbitrales en France”, Chronique de jurisprudence arbitrale de la CCI (CCI), 2010(4) Cahiers de l’arbitrage
  • Emmanuel Jolivet, Laurence Marquis, “Clauses d’arbitrage pathologiques”, Chronique de jurisprudence arbitrale de la CCI (CCI), 2010(2) Cahiers de l’arbitrage
  • Emmanuel Jolivet, Laurence Marquis, “Les frais dans les arbitrages CCI”, Chronique de jurisprudence arbitrale de la CCI (CCI), 2010(1) Cahiers de l’arbitrage


  • October 2019, Quels intérêts convergents ou concurrents américains et européens dans les échanges commerciaux avec la Chine? Les échanges de données, Ateliers Schuman, Université Laval, Québec
  • September 2019, European Trade and Privacy Nexus: From Regional to Global Rule-Making, with Guillaume Beaumier, UACES, Lisbon
  • August 2019, Investissements directs et étrangers : principes et nouveautés, Commercer dans un monde multipolaire, ENAP, Montreal
  • October 2018, Le Partenariat stratégique Canada-Union européenne, Université Laval, Québec
  • May 2018, The (r)evolution of the EU investment policy – Lessons from the ICS in CETA to the EU-Japan proposal, European Union in International Affairs, Bruxelles
  • April 2018, The future of investment arbitration, Masters’ seminar, Professor Fan Kun, McGill, Montreal
  • February 2018, Implementing CETA – impending doom for the EU’s investment policy? Conférence annuelle Gem-Stones, Hambourg
  • October 2017, L’Accord de partenariat stratégique Canada-Union européenne, École d’automne, Chaire Jean Monnet en Intégration européenne, Université Laval, Québec
  • July 2017, ICC Procedure, International Arbitration Seminars & Course, IASC, Mexico
  • November 2016, Le chapitre sur les investissements dans le TPP: entre une solution américaine classique et un renouveau européen, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • October 2016, The role of provinces in the negotiation of international trade agreements (NAFTA, CETA, TPP), avec Stéphane Paquin, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Université Wilfrid Laurier, Waterloo
  • July 2016, ICC Procedure, International Arbitration Seminars & Course, IASC, Madrid
  • June 2016, The investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: what’s new, what’s not, and so what?, International Studies Association, City University, Hong Kong
  • 2008-2012, ICC arbitration (Canada, Italy, France), eg International Labor Organization, International Distribution Institution, International Bar Association, Sciences Po Paris, McGill, MIDS

Associations and activities

  • ICC Canadian National Committee
  • ICC YAF, Young Arbitrators Forum, ICC member
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, member
  • Quebec Society of International Law, board member
  • Francophone Network of International Law, board member
  • Young Ambassadors Match, Ambassador for Canada (2016)
  • Coach Model ICAO, Université de Sherbrooke, 2 student delegations, 3 awards (2016)
  • Charles Rousseau Moot Competition, Judge, 2014-2015
  • Willem C. Vis Moot Competition, Organizer ICC pre-moot (2011-2012), arbitrator (2008-2012), coach (2007), student (2006)


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