Over four decades of legal practice in complex commercial and constitutional litigation, arbitration and mediation, administrative law, trade law and international law. Repeatedly recognized as a leader in these fields by Chambers Global, Lexpert and Best Lawyers.
Has appeared as lead counsel before all Canadian federal and Québec courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and boards.
« Simon is a seasoned international (…) commercial litigation lawyer who is consulted on a myriad of trade issues. »
Simon has advised and represented a variety of clients in relation to all manner of trade issues, trade agreements and trade negotiations. Has acted as panelist in three bi-national panels created under the NAFTA. A frequent speaker, on various matters including the trade treaties recently signed by Canada. President of the Canadian Bar Association 2002-2003.
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Member of, among others, the London College of International Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Simon V. Potter, Ad. E. has been praised as a “dean of the Bar” in Québec, with a consistent record for excellence in court, in a wide variety of complex cases.