Mr. Fairley is a litigation practitioner and strategic adviser with particular interest and experience in the fields of public and private international law and international trade, constitutional and administrative law, insolvency and trademark litigation and commercial arbitration, domestic and international. Mr. Fairley has appeared before both Ontario and Federal courts, and has extensive experience as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also acted as counsel, adviser to U.S. counsel, and expert witness in the U.S. Federal Courts. He holds an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest, identifying him as a lawyer with “very high to preeminent legal ability.” Mr. Fairley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I. Arb.), 1999, and holds degrees from Harvard University: S.J.D., 1987; New York University: LL.M. (International Legal Studies), 1979; and Queen’s University: LL.B., 1977; B.A. (1st class), 1974.
Mr. Fairley is also a biographee of Canadian Who’s Who (2005 – ) a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (2011-); and an Executive Member of the Canadian Branch of the International Commission of Jurists (2014 -).