Annie Lespérance is a Legal Counsel in Omni Bridgeway's Montreal office, where she assesses the merits of international arbitration matters and commercial disputes submitted for funding and advises Omni Bridgeway on whether its investment criteria are met.
She provides litigants and their counsel with strategic advice and analysis at all stages of their cases.
Her guidance is founded on her wide experience gained as a lawyer at Cabinet Yves Fortier (2012-2019) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2011-2012) where she acted as Secretary to Arbitral Tribunals in international commercial, investor-State and sports arbitration disputes under various procedural rules (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, PCA, ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, CAS, SDRCC) and governing laws.
Annie has been appointed as an arbitrator and is a member of various arbitration rosters, including NAFTA's Chapter 19 Roster of Panelists and ICDR Canada's panel of arbitrators. She has also been recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) based in London, UK.
She is a certified mediator and has successfully mediated several litigated cases.
Annie serves as a Board Member for the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the Institut de médiation et d'arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ) and the United Nations Association in Canada (Greater Montreal Branch). She is a representative of the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and of the ADR Institute of Canada U40 Forum.
Annie earned her law degree from Université de Montréal and her LL.M. cum laude, from Leiden University. Annie was called to the Quebec Bar in 2010 and to the Paris Bar in 2011. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.