H. Scott Fairley is a partner at Cambridge LLP. He received his B.A. in 1974, and LL.B in 1977, from Queens University. He has also received his LL.M in International Legal Studies from New York University in 1979, and his S.J.D. in international and constitutional law from Harvard University in 1987. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCI Arb) since 1999. Scott was called to the bar in 1982. In 2015, he received the Ontario Bar Association's Award of Excellence in International Law.
Within the profession, he has been a leader in various organizational capacities: National Section Chair for both constitutional law (1991-93) and international law (1998-2000) in the Canadian Bar Association, past-president of the Canadian Council on International Law (1992-94), and Co- Chair (2006-08) and Senior Advisor (2010 - ) of the Canada Committee in the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
In addition to extensive litigation experience at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Dr. Fairley has arbitrated domestic disputes and received multiple appointments from the Canadian Transportation Agency. He has also served as counsel in institutionally administered international arbitration. Dr. Fairley is a founding director of the Canadian Branch of
the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2018.
A previous appointee of the Government of Ontario to the standing Panel and Appellate Body rosters under the AIT, Dr. Fairley was reappointed to the equivalent rosters under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, effective 1 July 2017.