Geneviève Saumier

McGill University Faculty of Law


Geneviève Saumier is Peter M. Laing Q.C. Professor of Law at McGill University Faculty of Law. A recognized expert in private international law, her research areas also include consumer law, civil procedure, judicial and alternative dispute resolution. Her papers on private international law and on consumer arbitration have been cited many times by the Supreme Court of Canada. An elected Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and of the American Association of Private International Law, Professor Saumier is also called to the Quebec Bar, is on the board of the Consumer Protection Office of Québec, and of the Canadian ombuds for telecommunications disputes. She is co-author of the Explanatory Report for the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention, of the Commentaries on the 2015 HCCH Principles on Choice of Law and is currently a member of the Unidroit working group on Best Practices for Effective Enforcement. Professor Saumier was awarded the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal by the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, in November 2016, for her distinguished contributions to legal science.

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Perspectives on the 2019 Hague Judgments Convention from the United States and Canada

On August 29, 2022, the European Union and Ukraine became Contracting Parties to the 2019 HCCH Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters, commonly known as the Hague Judgments Convention, thus triggering its entry into force on September 1, 2023. Our article recently posted to SSRN, The 2019…

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