Bernard Colas LL.D.


Bernard Colas has over 30 years of experience in international trade law and intellectual property. This experience was acquired in Montreal, Sorel, London and Paris by advising manufacturing, technology and service businesses as well as foreign governments.

As part of his practice, he advises and represents his clients’ interests during negotiations, transactions, licenses and international contracts and during their operations and investment overseas and in international litigation. He provides advice pertaining to the enforcement and the development of international trade agreements and helps his clients develop commercial and industrial strategies while taking advantage of international trade laws.

Before co-founding CMKZ, Bernard Colas practiced in large firms based in Montreal and Paris and worked as a legal advisor at the International Federation of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms (IFPI) in London and at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

As part of his professional associations, Bernard Colas is the president of the International Law Association, Canadian chapter (ILA-Canada) and board member of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM). He is also an honorary consul of Mauritania in Montreal.

He holds a PhD in international economic law and is also a lecturer and professor. He has written extensively on the subject of international trade law, including “Global Economic Co-operation and Treaties” and “International Documents Used in International Trade Law”.