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Year called to bar: 2011 (AB); 2014 (BC); 2003 (New York); 2011 (ON)
Vasilis Pappas is Head of the firm’s International Arbitration practice group and is a member of the firm’s Construction group. He is a recognized leader in the fields of domestic and international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and construction litigation and arbitration. He has represented companies in a diverse range of sectors, including energy, mining, banking, insurance, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. He has expertise in acting for clients in a wide range of disputes arising from large construction projects. Vasilis has acted as arbitration counsel under the world's leading international arbitration rule systems including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, and AAA, and as litigation counsel before the courts of the United States and Canada. Vasilis also represents sovereign states and multinational companies in investor-state disputes under NAFTA Chapter Eleven, the ICSID Convention, 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 the Government of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, representing Canada in investor-state arbitrations and investment treaty negotiations.