Charles-Emmanuel Côté

Charles-Emmanuel Côté is a CIGI senior fellow with expertise in the area of investor-state arbitration. He is vice dean for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education and full professor at Laval University.

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Law of international economic integration
International trade law
Canadian and comparative constitutional law


Charles-Emmanuel Côté is a senior fellow at CIGI, contributing expertise to addressing a central policy issue of contemporary international investment protection law: is investor-state arbitration suitable between developed liberal democratic countries?

Charles-Emmanuel is vice dean for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education, as well as full professor in the Faculty of Law at Laval University. He teaches courses on public international law, constitutional law and World Trade Organization law. He is also director of the Summer School on International Investment Law, led a seminar on international development law, and co-director of the Centre for International and Transnational Law at Laval University.

Charles-Emmanuel holds a doctorate of civil law from McGill University. He has several professional memberships, including to the Canadian Council on International Law and the Society of International Economic Law. He has been a guest professor notably at Bordeaux University and institutional and constitutional policy adviser to the Government of Quebec.