CIArb Canada Executive

Jacques S. Darche, FCIArb

Chartered Arbitrator – Lawyer – Partner

Current Organization/Company
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Membership: Fellow

Practice Area/Industry
Administrative, Appellate, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking, Civil Law, Condominium, Franchise, General Litigation, International, Professional Liability

ADR Services Offered
Arbitration, Mediation, Training

Languages Spoken
English, French

Montreal, Canada

Telephone: 1.514.954.3156

E-Mail Address:





Jacques S. Darche, FCIArb

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, is a member of to the Paris Bar 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

Presidential Panel of Arbitrators of the CIArb and 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 and

Certified Mediator of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ) and of the Québec Bar, 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 as well as Director and Secretary of the CARO Arbitration Centre based in Guadeloupe. He is


a trainer in the Civil and Commercial Arbitration program at the Université de Sherbrooke and he is also Honorary

Consul of Finland for Montréal.