Provided by Vasilis Pappas
Vasilis is the Head of the International Arbitration practice at Bennett Jones, practicing international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration, with an emphasis on construction disputes in the energy and mining sectors. He has represented multinational companies and sovereign states in such disputes all over the world under virtually all arbitration rule systems, including UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, and ADRIC, among others.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones in 2011, Vasilis practiced for eight years in New York City in the international arbitration group of a leading international law firm, and two years with the Government of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada), representing Canada in investor-state arbitrations and investment treaty negotiations
Vasilis is on the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law in the fields of international commercial and investor-state arbitration, and publishes and speaks regularly on these topics.