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.