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Cooley adds Canadian experience to international law division

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 11:38 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

Cooley LLP has added investment treaty counsel Christophe Bondy as a special counsel in its international dispute resolution and public international law practice.

Bondy is experienced in international trade negotiations, serving as counsel to the government of Canada during the Canada-Europe Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). In particular he worked on the investment chapter. As well, Bondy served as senior counsel for the government during a number of investor-state arbitrations under NAFTA Chapter 11 disputes.


Christophe Bondy

Internationally, he acted as counsel to Barbados in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) investment treaty case Peter Allard v. Barbados. Bondy also served as counsel to both Nigeria and Croatia during separate International Centre for Settlement of Investor Disputes (ICSID) investment treaty cases.

Since 2015, Bondy has been a partner at Volterra Fietta a London-based public international law boutique.

“I am proud to contribute to Cooley’s strong international expansion, with its already stellar reputation in the spaces where international arbitration disputes are heating up, including tech and life sciences,” said Bondy.

Bondy received his bachelor of arts from the University of Ottawa before earning a master of philosophy in international relations at Cambridge University, a juris doctor from the University of Toronto and a master of arts from the University of London.

Bondy will be based in Cooley's London office.