Marjun Parcasio is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office and is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Ontario, Canada. As a member of the firm’s ESG Litigation Practice Group, his practice focuses on complex issues of public and private international law, business and human rights, and international human rights law. Marjun has acted for clients in a wide range of disputes, including war crimes investigations, litigation before the English courts and foreign courts, applications to the European Court of Human Rights, and commercial and investor-state arbitrations (both ad hoc and under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC and ICSID rules).
He also advises clients with human rights due diligence and impact assessments as well as in relation to grievance procedures such as the OECD National Contact Points and the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures mechanism.
Marjun completed a bilingual degree at the University of Ottawa where he graduated first in his class, following which he read law at the University of Cambridge. He is currently completing a MSc in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford alongside his professional practice. Prior to joining the firm, Marjun trained and worked in the London and Dubai offices of a major international law firm.
- BPP Law School
(Legal Practice Course, with distinction, 2016)
- University of Cambridge, Hughes Hall
(B.A., Law, 2015)
- University of Ottawa/Université d’Ottawa
(B.Soc.Sc., History and Political Science, summa cum laude, 2013)
- Faculty Plaque in Political Science
- Dean’s Honour List
- Solicitor, The Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Bar of Ontario
- ‘Corporate civil liability for breaches of customary international law: Supreme Court of Canada opens door to common law claims in Nevsun v Araya’ (co-authored with Julianne Hughes-Jennett), EJIL: Talk!, 29 March 2020
- “Resolving Business and Human Rights Disputes by Arbitration” (co-authored with Julianne Hughes-Jennett), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators e-Solver, 16 January 2019