Thompson Rivers University, JD


Mount Royal University, BBA

Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Calgary Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

The Advocates' Society

Radu C. Pirvulescu, ACIArb

Radu is a dispute resolution Associate at JSS Barristers. His practice includes class actions, commercial arbitration (domestic and international), commercial litigation, and professional negligence. Radu applies a client-centred approach to resolve high-stakes, time-sensitive disputes. He actively involves clients at every step of the legal process, delivering a tailored experience designed for optimal outcomes.

Radu is a passionate advocate and has successfully represented clients at trial, on appeal, and in arbitral proceedings (ad hoc and institutional). As an advocate, Radu represented clients in a wide array of industry sectors, including construction and infrastructure, energy, manufacturing and distribution, automobile, and technology. Radu has an eye for detail and is skilled in managing large, multi-party files with complex e-discovery requirements.

Radu is an Associate of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and a member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners.


Radu obtained his Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University, where he received the Dean’s Course Prize in Advanced Advocacy. Before law school, Radu obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mount Royal University with a focus in International Business, graduating on the Dean’s list.

Prior to embarking on his law career, Radu worked at the United States Consulate in Calgary. Involved primarily in the oil and gas and mining sectors, he aided the Consulate in cross-border trade development and various diplomatic missions. Additionally, he spent time as a research analyst under the Chair of International Business at Mount Royal University, where he prepared reports on the Canadian textile industry for the United Nations Trade and Development Board.


During law school, Radu volunteered as a mentor to 1L students. He continues to volunteer with the Court of King’s Bench Assistance Program (KB Amicus) at the Calgary courthouse, improving access to justice for self-represented litigants. Radu looks forward to continuing to find ways to give back to the community.


Despite hailing from Romania, he has called Calgary home since his teenage years. In his free time, Radu enjoys travelling, playing tennis and soccer, reading, and spending time with friends and family. A trip to the mountains is never a question for Radu, as he heads out to enjoy the fresh air and trails whenever he has the opportunity.


"A Primer for Young Counsel - Do's and Don'ts for Your First Arbitration"
ADR Perspectives, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 2021.