Paul Fauteux, LL.M.

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Paul Fauteux, LL.M.
Attorney, Mediator & Arbitrator

International Law Specialist, Mediator and Arbitrator

Paul Fauteux is an attorney who practices public international law, environmental law and Aboriginal law.  He also acts as an accredited mediator and arbitrator to resolve civil and commercial disputes, both national and international.

Paul Fauteux is one of six 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.

Paul Fauteux was later Director General of Environment Canada’s Climate Change Bureau and Co-Head of the Canadian delegation in the international negotiations on the 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 Paul Fauteux enables his clients to benefit from his expertise in public international law, environmental law and Aboriginal law, and acts as an expert witness before the Courts.  He also 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.  The Governor in Council appointed him a part time-member of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board.

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.

Paul Fauteux was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ) from 2013 to 2018 and since 2017 he chairs its Indigenous Sector Table.  In that capacity he actively contributes to making justice more accessible by supporting the increased use of mediation and arbitration, as well as to the change in legal culture signaled by the entry into force on January 1, 2016 of Quebec’ new Code of Civil Procedure


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian


  • Diploma, The Hague Academy of International Law, 1991
  • Master’s degree in Law, McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law, 1981
  • Called to the Quebec Bar, 1980
  • Licence en Droit, Université de Montréal, 1979

Accreditations as a mediator

  • Quebec Bar
  • France-Quebec Mediation Service
  • Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec
  • Language Rights Support Programme
  • Quebec Ministry of Justice

Professional Associations

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


  • École du Barreau du Québec, Lecturer, International Arbitration
  • Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Lecturer, Mediation and Participative Justice


Paul Fauteux has written over 20 articles on International Law.

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