MARC Appoints Hon. L. Yves Fortier, CC, QC as New Court Member
Mr Fortier is the former Chair and Senior Partner of Norton Rose (formerly Ogilvy Renault) in Montréal from 1992 to 2008. Mr Fortier was then Chairman Emeritus of the firm until 31 December 2011. Since January 1st, 2012, Mr Fortier practises law in Montréal as an independent arbitrator/mediator. He is a graduate of Université de Montréal, McGill University and Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar). He is a past president of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr Fortier was made Queen’s Counsel in 1976 and an Avocat émérite of Quebec in 2007. In 1984, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion of the Order in 1991. From 1984 to 1989, he was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. From July 1988 until February 1992, he was Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. In 1989, he was president of the Security Council of the United Nations. In 2006, he became an Officer of l’Ordre National du Québec. During the last 25 years, Mr Fortier has acted as arbitrator and mediator in numerous international arbitrations under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions in the world. From 2012 to 2015, Mr Fortier was Chairman of the Sanctions Board of the World Bank. In 2013, Mr Fortier was appointed as a member of the Security and Intelligence Review Committee of Canada and sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In July 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.