Sara Nadeau Seguin
Sara Nadeau-Seguin specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment). She has
acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings relating to the fields of energy, mining,
pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and construction in both ad hoc and institutional
proceedings (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL). In addition to her experience of contentious
matters, Sara also regularly advises clients in relation to pre-contentious matters, including for the
negotiation and drafting of dispute resolution agreements, as well as in commercial litigation
proceedings before domestic state courts, particularly in Canada,
2007 : Graduated from McGill University with a dual degree in Civil Law and Common Law
2008 : Admitted to the Montreal Bar (Canada)
2009 : Obtained an LL.M in International Business Law from the London School of Economics
2012: Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
2015 : Admitted to the Paris Bar
Review of investment arbitration decisions by French courts and by Canadian courts – a comparative perspective, ICC Bulletin 2022 (upcoming)
Canadian Chapter of GAR’s commercial arbitration know-how (co-author)
ICC Dispute Bulletin 2017, No. 3, “Canada: Ontario adopts a new International Commercial Arbitration Act”
Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, October 2017, Toronto (Canada), “Assessing the evolving landscape of cross-border
Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, November 2017, “Quebec new rules on expert evidence”
Cambridge Arbitration Day, Cambridge University (UK) March 2016, Panellist on third party funding
ICC YAF, December 2015, London (UK), “Retrospective on the year 2015”, Moderator
Co-Chairs’ Circle Global Conference, September 2014, Berlin (Germany), Moderator of round table on cultural differences
in international arbitration
ICCA Congress 2014, “The Illusive Standard of Proof in International Commercial Arbitration” (co-author)
Transnational Dispute Management, 2013, “Commercial Arbitrations and Corrupt Practices: Should arbitrators be bound by
a duty to report corrupt practices?”
Queen Mary Summer School for Hamline University, Certificate Programme in Global Arbitration Law and Practice, lecturer,
July 2011 and July 2012
Dispute Resolution International (2011), “When bankruptcy and arbitration meet: A look at recent ICC practice”
IBA Conference, October 2010, Vancouver (Canada), Speaker on arbitration and bankruptcy
2022: LCIA YIAG representative
2022: ICC Canada Conference, Co-chair
2020 Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, Young Practitioners Subcommittee
2020-2018 Member of the editorial committee, ICC Bulletin
2020-2018 Member of the editorial committee, ADR Perspectives Newsletter, ADR Institute of Canada
2020-2010 International Arbitration Charity Ball, Organising committee
I am a partner with the firm Teynier Pic in Pari, where I specialise in international arbitration, on both the commercial and investment sides.
Before joining Teynier Pic, I practised in leading international law firms including Baker Botts (London) and Skadden (London and Paris).
I have a mixed civil/common law background, and hold law degrees from McGill University and the London School of Economics.
Over the past 15 years, I gained extensive experience acting as counsel in complex commercial cross-border litigations and arbitrations, public international law disputes and investor-state arbitrations. I acted as counsel to both States and private parties in both commercial and investment arbitration proceedings relating to the fields of energy (including oil and gas), telecommunications, construction, mining and the pharmaceutical industry. I also sits as arbitrator. I am admitted to practice in Québec (2008), London (2009) and Paris (2016).
I am recognised by WWL as a Leader in the Arbitration category - one client testified: "Sara is brilliant, thorough and hard working" "She always puts the client
first, is easy to work with and stands up for what she thinks is right for the case".