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Michael Flavell


- Call to Bar, Quebec, 1966
- LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1965
-B.C.L., Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1964
- B.A., Bishop's University, 1961

Special Designations

Appointed Queen's Counsel (Federal), 1992

Professional Activities

One of Canada's dominant trade lawyers, Mr. Flavell has an extensive record of appearances, on behalf of both foreign and domestic parties, in anti-dumping, subsidy and safeguard inquiries and reviews before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) and its predecessors. He has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada (Trial and Appeal divisions) and in the Supreme Court of Canada, including a successful appearance in the landmark administrative law decision, National Corn Growers v. Canada (1990). Mr. Flavell has been recognized annually by LEXPERT as a leading Canadian practitioner of both international trade law and competition law, a unique distinction.

Mr. Flavell was appointed to the original roster of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Dispute Resolution Panel (Chapter 19). In addition to having acted as a Panelist, he has frequently argued before NAFTA and FTA Panels as counsel. He advises clients in all areas respecting the CITT, NAFTA, and WTO rules and procedures, Government policies, and other international trade issues, specializing in matters of customs law, excise law, anti-dumping, countervail and safeguard measures.

A veteran practitioner of competition law, Mr. Flavell interfaces at senior levels with the Competition Bureau and represents clients before regulating Tribunals and Courts. He provides counsel and opinions on all aspects of Canada's antitrust law, the Competition Act, and has been recognized by LEXPERT for his leadership and publications in the competition law area.

In the field of aboriginal law, Mr. Flavell acted for the Inuvialuit (Inuit) of the Western Arctic in negotiating with the Government of Canada and other stakeholders a precedent-setting Land Claims Settlement. He continues to counsel them on implementing the Settlement, in subsequent dispute resolution, arbitration proceedings and litigation, and in corporate matters.

Seminars and Speaking Engagements

Mr. Flavell has presented countless seminars on both international trade and competition law. His most recent speaking engagements have included:

Teaching Engagements

Guest Lecturer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, "Studies in International Law: International Trade Remedies".

Directorships & Business Interests

Shimano Canada Ltd.

Professional Memberships

Community Involvement