The Honourable Joseph R. Nuss, CM, QC, AdE, is Senior Counsel at Woods LLP since 2009. Formerly a judge of the Québec Court of Appeal, he now acts as an independent arbitrator and mediator in matters of Canadian and international arbitration and mediation. In addition, he acts as counsel and has also been retained as an expert on Québec law. Appointed Claims Officer to decide unresolved disputes between creditors and the debtor company in the restructuring and reorganization of the AbitibiBowater group of companies under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, as well as in the liquidation of Penson Financial Services Canada under the Canada Business Corporations Act. Lecturer on arbitration and mediation at national and international conferences, delivered a paper, “Public Policy invoked as a ground for contesting the enforcement of an arbitral award or for seeking its annulment” published in Dispute Resolution International (Vol 7 no 2). Is one of the authors of the chapter on arbitration in the annual LegisPratique: Code de procédure civile annoté. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, member of CBA, IBA, LCIA, ICDR panel of arbitrators, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Committee. Is fluently bilingual in English and French and also speaks Italian.