Philippe Boisvert


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Philippe Boisvert is a litigator who regularly represents clients before all judicial bodies in Québec, and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. His practice focuses on complex domestic and cross-border disputes, notably in the fields of construction, infrastructure and in the enforcement of arbitral awards in Canada. He has more than 10 years of experience in arbitrations relating to infrastructure works such as nuclear and hydroelectric power plants, tunnels, roads, bridges, refineries, transportation infrastructure, etc.

Philippe is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and the President of Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP). He has been named a “Future Leader” in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal in 2023 and 2024 and was recognized for commercial arbitration in the 2024 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Prior to joining BLG, Philippe practiced for eight years in the international arbitration group of White & Case LLP 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 dispute boards and arbitration proceedings relating to major infrastructure works in Québec;
  • Represents investors to recognize and enforce arbitral awards against a State before the Québec courts;
  • Represented a contractor in arbitration proceedings relating to a major underground infrastructure project in Montréal;
  • Represented European construction companies in ICC arbitrations regarding the construction of a hydroelectric project in Chile;
  • Represented an engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to a large refinery project in Western Europe;
  • Represented an owner in an ICC arbitration against a consortium of companies in relation to a road construction project in Central Asia;
  • Represented an owner party in a multibillion euro ICC arbitration in the nuclear industry;
  • Represented an Eastern European State-owned company in an ICC arbitration relating to a nuclear construction project;
  • Acted as Administrative Secretary to the Tribunal in arbitrations under ICC and DIAC rules;
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern gas supplier in connection with a gas price review arbitration under a long-term supply contract; and
  • Representing a major European gas buyer in a price review dispute under a long-term supply contract.

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Professional Involvement

  • President, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, 2023-2024

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2023) of Who's Who Legal (Arbitration).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Commercial 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