J. Cameron Mowatt

  • Counsel to the Government of Mexico in 22 investor-state arbitrations involving claims for damages ranging from $20 million to $2.3 billion:

As counsel to the Government of Mexico in claims under NAFTA Chapter Eleven:

Vento Motorcycles, Inc. v. Mexico
Joshua Dean Nelson et al v. Mexico
B-Mex, LLP et al v. Mexico
Lion Mexico Consolidated LP v. Mexico
KBR, Inc v. Mexico
Cargill, Inc v. Mexico
Archer Daniels Midland et al v. Mexico
Corn Products International v. Mexico
Bayview Irrigation District et al v. Mexico
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. v. Mexico
International Thunderbird Gaming Corp v. Mexico
GAMI Investments Inc. v. Mexico
Waste Management Inc v. Mexico (II)
Marvin Roy Feldman v. Mexico
Waste Management Inc. v. Mexico (I)
Metalclad Corporation v. Mexico
Robert Azinian et al v. Mexico

As counsel to the Government of Mexico in claims under bilateral investment treaties:

PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. v.Mexico
Eutelsat, S.A. v. Mexico
Shanara Maritime International et al v. Mexico
Telefonica S.A. v. Mexico
Abengoa, S.A. v. Mexico
Gemplus S.A. v. Mexico
Talsud S.A. v. Mexico
Técnicas Medioambientales S.A. (Tecmed) v. Mexico

As advisor to the Government of Mexico as an intervener on questions of interpretation and application of the NAFTA:

Resolute Forest Products v. Canada
Eli Lilly & Company v. Canada
Windstream Energy LLC v. Canada
Mercer International Inc v. Canada
Merrill & Ring Forestry LP v. Canada
United Parcel Service of America, Inc. v. Canada
S.D. Myers, Inc v. Canada
Pope & Talbot, Inc. v. Canada
Ethyl Corporation v. Canada

  • Advisor to private sector clients in two matters that have been submitted to arbitration under Canada’s Foreign Investment Protection Agreements.
  • Advisor to Canadian mining, petroleum exploration and financial services clients in various matters involving potential investment treaty claims against Latin American States.
  • Advisor to private sector clients on the application of Canada’s Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act of Canada to the United States’ trade and investment embargo against Cuba.
  • Advisor to private sector clients on compliance with Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.



Education/Bar Admission

  • (Current practicing certificate in British Columbia)
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor), 1993
  • England and Wales (Solicitor), 1993
  • British Columbia (Barrister & Solicitor), 1981
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1980
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 1975

Professional Involvement

  • Co-founder and editor of InvestorStateLawGuide: www.investorstatelawguide.com.
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC); LSBC Rule of Law and Independence Advisory Committee, 2006-2013; Competency Committee, 1991-92.
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA); IBA Arbitration Committee and Anti-Corruption Committee, 2008-to date; Organizing Committee, IBA Annual Conference, Vancouver 2010
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA); CBA International Law and Insurance Law Subsections
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association (VBA); VBA Secretary-Treasurer, 1987-92