The UNCITRAL Model Law after Twenty-Five Years: Global Perspectives on International Commercial Arbitration - Chapter 13 - From Harmonized Legislation to Harmonized Law: Hurdles and Tools, Judicial and Arbitral Perspectives

Fabien Gélinas
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16 pages
August, 2013
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Fabien Gélinas is an Associate Professor of Law at McGill University, where he was Associate Dean of Law and Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, and teaches international arbitration and contract law. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal and the Paris School of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. A barrister of twenty years’ standing, he consults widely on matters of dispute resolution and legal reform, and acts as arbitrator in international cases. Professor Gélinas was formerly General Counsel of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris and a member of the drafting committee for the new ICC Rules of Arbitration, which came into effect in January of 2012. He has acted as adviser and delegate to the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the European Commission. He was designated Appointing Authority by the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague (PCA) on several occasions. His teaching and scholarship span legal theory, dispute resolution, contract law, and constitutional law. His work has appeared in many countries in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Russian. He was a lecturer at the Institute of Comparative Law in Paris and taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris, the Institute of World Business Law, Trinity College Dublin, and Sciences Po in Paris.