Armand L.C. de Mestral
Faculty of Law, McGill University
3644 Peel St, Montréal H3A1W9 Québec
Legal officer UN Secretariat Geneva 1969-70; Legal officer Federal Department of Justice Ottawa Canada; Professor of Law McGill University 1976–2012; Emeritus Professor 2012-; Senior Fellow CIGI (Waterloo Ontario) 2014; Member, Order of Canada 2003.
Bar of Québec, American Society of Internal Law, Canadian Council on International law, Senior Fellow Centre of International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Waterloo Ontario Canada.
2002 - Appointed to the Canadian Roster of Arbitrators of the Canadian Council on International Business (ICC Court of Arbitration).
2000-Appointed to the NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitral Panel under ICSID Additional Facility Rules, ADF Ltée v USA; 2000-Appointed to WTO Panel on United States – s 211 Omnibus Appropriations Act; 2005-Appointed to the Consolidation Tribunal in the NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration Canfor, Tembec, Terminal Forest v USA, May 2005; 2007-Appointed chair of the arbitration between AMERITX v STATOIL under the laws of Québec; 2010-Appointed chair of the arbitration between TRANSAT TOURS v CANJET AIRLINES under the laws of Québec; 2011-Appointed to the panel in the arbitration between DANSTAR v MASTERASIA.
Books: With H.Kindred et al, International Law (7th ed) Emond Montgomery, Toronto, 2006. pp. 1-1219, ISBN 1-55239-162-0; Id. Documentary Supplement pp. 1-148, ISBN 1-55239-055-1; de Mestral, Armand, Lévesque, Céline (eds), Improving International Investment Agreements, Routledge, UK, 2012 pp 1–354; Co-editor responsible for French language contributions since 1983 eg: C. Bourne & A.L.C. de Mestral, (eds), Canadian Yearbook of International Law\Annuaire canadien de droit international , vols 21-40 1983 et seq, UBC Press, Vancouver, 1984 et seq., ISBN 0-7748-0389-4; Published annually, latest volume XLV 2007 (issued 2008) ISBN Co-Editor with D.M. McRae 2000–2011.
Articles: Recent pu A.L.C. de Mestral & Evan Fox-Decent, “Implementation and Reception: The Congeniality of Canada’s Legal Order to International Law” in Oonagh Fitzgerald The Globalized Rule of Law (2006) pp. 31-83; A.L.C. de Mestral “NAFTA Dispute Settlement: Creative Experiment or Confusion?” in L.Bartels & F. Ortino (eds), Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (OUP,2006) at 359; A.L.C. de Mestral & J.A. Winter, “The Law/Politics Distinction in the experience of the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada,” in Bogdan Iancu (Ed.), The Law Politics Distinction in Contemporary Adjudication 35–65, Eleven Unternational Publishing, Utrecht, 2009; A.L.C. de Mestral & Evan Fox-Decent, “Rethinking the Relationship Between International and Domestic Law,” (2008) 53 McGill L.J. 573–646; Armand de Mestral & Helge Dedek, “Born to be Wild: The Trans-Systemic Programme of Legal Education at McGill and the Denationalisation of Legal Education,” 10 German Law Journal No 7 (1 July 2009) on line http//:www.germanlawjournal.com/ (July 2, 2009); Armand de Mestral, “Les relations économiques internationales, comparaison entre l’expérience fédérale canadienne et celle de l’Union européenne” sous la direction de P. Grigoriou in L’Europe Unie et sa Fédéralisation, Soukkoulas & Bruylant, 2009; Armand de Mestral, "The Lisbon Treaty and the Expansion of EU Competence Over Foreign Direct Investment and the Implications for Investor-State Arbitration," in Karl P. Sauvant editor, Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2009-2010 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010); A.L.C. de Mestral, “The Relationship of International Law and Domestic Law as understood in Canada” in C. Carmody (ed.) Is Our House in Order? (Mcgill-Queens Press, 2010) pp. 42-70; A.L.C de Mestral, “NAFTA: The Unfulfilled Promise of the FTA” (2011) 17 European Law Journal, 661–678; Armand de Mestral, “Fifteen Years of NAFTA Chapter 11: Procedural Integrity and Systemic Integrity” in Gaillard & Bachand, 15 Years of NAFTA Chapter 11 Arbitration, 57–102. (Juris 2011); A.L.C. de Mestral, “The Impact of the European Union on the Law Governing the Protection of Foreign Investments” Chapter 2; with Alireza Falsafi, “Investment Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements” Chapter 4; “The Contribution of International Investment Law to Public International Law” Chapter 16; in Armand de Mestral & Céline Lévesque (Eds) Improving International Investment Agreements Routledge, UK, 2012; Armand de Mestral, “The Role of Canadian Provinces in the Negotiation of the CETA: Canadian and European Perspectives”, in Bungenberg, Reinisch and Tietje (eds), Nomos 2013; Armand de Mestral, “The Extraterritorial Extension of Laws, How Much Has it Changed?” 31 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2014; Armand de Mestral, “Dispute Settlement Under the WTO and RTAs: An Uneasy Relationship 16 Journal of International Economic Law”, 777-825 (2014); de Mestral, Pre-Entry Obligations under International Investment Law” in Marc Bungenberg, Jörn Griebel, Stephan Hobe and August Reinisch (eds.), International Investment Law (Nomos/Hart/Beck, 2014).