Mr. Lalonde was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Organizing Committee of the ICCA Congress in Montreal in 2006 and, as such, was very instrumental in the success of that event, which had, up to that time, the largest number of participants ever in any ICCA event.
After 22 years as a partner and senior counsel at Stikeman Elliott LLP, Mr. Lalonde is now a sole practitioner acting exclusively as international arbitrator and mediator. He has participated in some 100 cases under the major international arbitration institutions as well in ad hoc cases. Between 1995 and 2005, he served as Ad Hoc Judge of the International Court of Justice in two cases. He also served as Special Envoy in the Canada-Brazil regional aircraft dispute (1998).
Mr. Lalonde is a member of the Quebec and Ontario Bars and sits on a number of committees of international arbitral institutions. He is also member of the Arbitration Panel under Chapter 20 of NAFTA and mediator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is a Certified Arbitrator of the Canadian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation.
Between 1972-1984, he held several senior portfolios in the Canadian Cabinet, including Health and Welfare, Energy, Justice and Finance.