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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3CL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3CL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, QC

The Honourable L Yves Fortier, PC, CC, OQ, QC

Silk: 1976 Call: 1961

Languages: French (fluent); Italian (proficient); Spanish (proficient)

Yves is recognised as one of the top arbitrators in the world. He has served as chairman, president, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator on numerous international and national arbitral tribunals, either ad hoc or constituted by a range of different arbitral institutions. Yves has also served as chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on numerous investor-state international tribunals.

From 1992 until 2008, Yves was Chairman of Ogilvy Renault. As a trial lawyer with extensive experience in the practice of commercial, corporate and competition law, he pleaded important cases before all court jurisdictions in Canada and before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. In 2011 Yves severed his relationship with Norton Rose Fullbright (formerly Ogilvy Renault). Since 1 January 2012, he has been an independent arbitrator/mediator with chambers in Montréal, Toronto and London.

From July 1988 until January 1992, he took leave from his law practice to take up an appointment as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. During this time, Yves was Canada’s Chief Delegate to the 43rd, 44th, 45th and 46th Sessions of the UN General Assembly. In September 1990, he was elected Vice-President of the 45th General Assembly. From January 1989 to December 1990, Yves served as Canada’s Representative on the Security Council of the United Nations and in 1989 he was President of the Council.

From 1984 to 1989 Yves was a member of the PCA at The Hague. From 1998 to 2001 he was President of the LCIA. Yves served as Chairman of the Sanctions Committee of the World Bank from 2012 to 2015. In 2016 he was appointed Chairman of the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of Canada in August 2013.

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