Paul Fauteux


Paul Fauteux
Part time professor

1991 Diploma, The Hague Academy of International Law
1981 Masters in Law, McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law
1980 Permit to Practice Law, Barreau du Québec
1980 Permit to Practice Law, Barreau du Québec

Bureau: 613-697-2416
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Paul Fauteux is one of five Canadians to hold the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, a very high-level diploma awarded to candidates who have a thorough knowledge of international law and who pass an extremely selective examination.

Before joining CMKZ, Me Fauteux worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, where he was posted to the Canadian Embassies in Nairobi, Paris and Washington, inter alia, and participated or headed Canadian participation in the negotiation of more than 50 international agreements. He was a member of the Canadian teams in the Dispute Concerning Filleting in the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence (France vs. Canada) before an international arbitral tribunal and the Fisheries Jurisdiction Case (Spain vs. Canada) before the International Court of Justice.

Me Fauteux was later Director General of Environment Canada’s Climate Change Bureau and Co-Head of the Canadian delegation in the international negotiations on implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. He was also Director General of Lands at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and carried out a research project on Reserve Land and First Nations Development.

At CMKZ, today Me Fauteux makes available his experience as a seasoned negotiator and mediator to companies and individuals to help them devise their own solutions in a climate of trust and respect. As demonstrated by numerous studies, mediation is a dispute resolution method that is fast, efficient and has a remarkably high success rate, in the order of 75 to 85%.

He enables his clients to benefit from his expertise in public international law, environmental law and Aboriginal law. He also gives expert testimony before the Courts.

Moreover, he draws upon his broad experience and detailed knowledge of the workings of the Government of Canada to support companies by representing them before various departments, government agencies and Crown corporations.

Me Fauteux teaches international arbitration at the École du Barreau du Québec and mediation at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.  He acts as an external mediator at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board of Canada. He is the author of some 20 articles on international law.

Accreditation as a mediator

  • Barreau du Québec
  • France-Québec Mediation Service
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec
  • Language Rights Support Programme
  • Public Service Staffing Tribunal of Canada
  • Québec Ministry of Justice

Professional Associations

  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • ADR Institute of Ontario
  • Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Council on International Law
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec
  • International Council on Environmental Law
  • Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers

Course taught

  • DRC2500 - Séminaire de médiation et de justice participative
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