Vasilis F.L. Pappas
Vasilis F.L. Pappas
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(403) 298-3068
(403) 265-7219
855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2003 (NY); 2011 (ON); 2011 (AB); 2014 (BC)
Vasilis is the Head of International Arbitration at Bennett Jones. He is a recognized leader in the fields of domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and construction arbitration. He has represented companies all over the world in complex commercial disputes worth many billions of dollars in a diverse range of sectors, including energy, mining, banking, and insurance. He has particular expertise in construction disputes, acting for owners, contractors, subcontractors, and engineers. Vasilis also represents sovereign states and multinational companies in investor-state disputes worldwide under the ICSID Convention, NAFTA Chapter Eleven, and other bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Vasilis practised for eight years in New York City with a leading international law firm. He also practised with Global Affairs Canada representing Canada in investor-state arbitrations and investment treaty negotiations. Vasilis now works out of Bennett Jones' Vancouver and Calgary offices. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in Commercial Arbitration, is on the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the ICC Court of Arbitration, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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