Bentham IMF hires international arbitration lawyer Annie Lespérance in Montréal

Dispute financing company Bentham IMF has hired international arbitration lawyer Annie Lespérance, FCIArb, as Legal Counsel in its Montréal office as it continues to expand both its arbitration bench strength and its presence in a growing Québec market. Lespérance is the eighth lawyer to join the Canadian team, and will assist in assessing commercial litigation and arbitration matters, where clients seek funding to manage the cost or risk of pursuing a claim. Prior to joining Bentham, she practised as a lawyer at Cabinet Yves Fortier and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, where she acted as Secretary to Arbitral Tribunals in international commercial, investor-State and sports arbitration disputes under a wide range of procedural rules (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, PCA, ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, CAS, SDRCC) and governing laws. She 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 — and has been recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) based in London, UK.