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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

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Partner in Commercial Litigation Group and Construction Group of BLG’s Toronto office, specializing in international disputes, including international commercial, investment, and construction arbitration and international litigation in a range of industry sectors. With over ten years of dedicated arbitration counsel work, Hugh has advised a range of Canadian and international companies in disputes governed by the arbitration rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICDR, BCICAC, and DIAC. Co-authored Guide to the PCA Arbitration Rules (Oxford University Press, 2014). Adjunct Professor of international commercial arbitration at Osgoode Hall Law School. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Who’s Who Legal recognized Hugh as a Global Leader in Arbitration 2022, as a Future Leader in Arbitration 2019–2021 and named him one of ten Most Highly Regarded Partners Under 45 in the Americas in 2021. Admitted to Ontario Bar in 2010 and New York Bar in 2011.




Arbitrator, Arbitration Place, NextGen Arbitrators; Member, ICC Task Force for “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”; Director, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).


BCL/LLB, McGill University, Dean’s List, 2009; AB, Princeton University, cum laude, 2005.

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Canada > Construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Hugh MeighenBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP remains a leader in the practice space, advising domestic and international owners/sponsors, governmental authorities, suppliers, service providers, contractor/developer consortiums, lenders and equity investors over the course of the entire lifecycle of major construction projects. With a client base spanning such sectors as transportation, health services, social infrastructure and energy, the firm assists with matters ranging from early-stage project and procurement planning and structuring, project governance, public funding and private financing to regulatory approval matters, closing matters and litigation, mediation and arbitration. Patricia Morrison KC leads the team in Calgary and provides expertise on large-scale infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects, in addition to high-value disputes involving tenders, construction contracts and liens. Jeffrey Vallis KC, also in Calgary, brings experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Richard Shaban in Toronto draws on 30 years of handling transactional work and the resolution of issues during procurement and project delivery. In Montreal, Simon Grégoire specializes in complex construction litigation and infrastructure and energy construction disputes. Other key figures include Gabriel Lefebvre, who brings strength to engineers’ liability claims in Montreal, Rodney Smith in Calgary and veteran arbitrator Hugh Meighen in Toronto.