Philippe Boisvert


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Philippe Boisvert is a litigator who regularly represents clients before all judicial bodies in Québec, and both domestic and international arbitration tribunals. His practice focuses on complex domestic and cross-border disputes, notably in the fields of construction, infrastructure and the enforcement of arbitral awards in Canada.

Philippe is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the President of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP).

Prior to joining BLG, Philippe practiced in the area of international arbitration for eight years at a firm in Paris. He was previously a law clerk to the Honorable Marc Noël at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. He also taught contract law and sports law at the University of Ottawa .



  • Represents contractors in arbitration proceedings relating to major infrastructure works in Québec.
  • Representing investors to recognize and enforce arbitral awards against a State before the Québec courts.
  • Representing European construction companies in ICC arbitrations regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile;
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern gas supplier in connection with a gas price review arbitration under a long-term supply contract;
  • Representing a major European gas buyer in a price review dispute under a long-term supply contract;
  • Representing an engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to a large refinery project in Western Europe;
  • Representing the employer in an ICC arbitration against a consortium of companies in relation to a road construction project in Central Asia;
  • Representing a private party in a multibillion euro ICC arbitration in the nuclear industry;
  • Representing an Eastern European State-owned company in an ICC arbitration relating to a nuclear construction project; and
  • Acting as Administrative Secretary to the Tribunal in arbitrations under ICC and DIAC rules

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Professional Involvement

  • Director, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Who's Who Legal (Arbitration).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2011
  • Paris, 2014
  • LLM, University of Cambridge, 2013
  • JD, Common Law, University of Ottawa, 2010
  • LLL, Civil Law, University of Ottawa, 2009
  • B.A. Economics and Political Science, McGill University, 2006