Jacques S. Darche, C.Arb is a partner at the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Montréal. Jacques was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1992 and is a graduate of the Université de Montréal Law School. He also obtained a BA (Business Administration and Political Science) from Bishop's University. In addition, he completed the Diploma course in International Commercial Arbitration offered by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Jacques acts as counsel to parties involved in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations and he also represents parties in the homologation, recognition or contestation of arbitral awards and regularly serves as arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes.
In addition, he has a well-developed practice in commercial litigation, franchise law, real estate litigation and expropriation, international fraud, estate litigation, shareholder disputes, insolvency and financial restructuring.
A multi-faceted litigator who strives for the best results for the parties he represents, Jacques is regularly retained by various clients facing complex problems. He has extensive knowledge of and experience with the workings of Québec's civil courts, as well as the rules of various international commercial arbitral institutions. He is on the International Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Certified Arbitrator of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ), a member of the Arbitration Committee of ICC Canada, the ICC Institute of World Business Law and of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), a Tutor and Examiner on the approved faculty of the CIArb for international commercial arbitration and Chair of the Montréal-Ottawa Chapter of the CIArb.