Jacques S. Darche, CArb, is a partner at the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Montréal. He was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1992 and is a graduate of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law. He also obtained a BA (Business Administration and Political Science) from Bishop's University. He has also completed the Diploma course in International Commercial Arbitration offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Jacques acts as counsel to parties involved in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations and he also represents parties in the homologation, recognition and contestation of arbitral awards, and regularly serves as arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. In addition, he has a well-developed practice in commercial litigation, franchise law, real estate litigation and expropriation, international fraud, estate litigation, shareholder disputes, insolvency and financial restructuring. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the CIArb, a Certified Arbitrator of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ), a member of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Canada, the ICC Institute of World Business Law and of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He is also the Honorary Consul of Finland in Montréal.