Stephen L Drymer

Stephen L Drymer
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Stephen L Drymer is head of Woods LLP’s international arbitration group. For over 20 years, Stephen’s practice has been devoted almost exclusively to international arbitration, as both advocate and arbitrator.

A graduate of Yale University and of McGill University Faculty of Law, educated and trained in both common law and civil law, Stephen has pleaded cases and served as party-appointed arbitrator or tribunal president in international commercial and investment treaty disputes involving the laws of many jurisdictions. He has acted in important commercial and treaty disputes in the manufacturing, construction, petrochemical, oil and gas, mining, energy, environmental, financial services, hospitality, transportation, aviation, IT, outsourcing, telecommunication, aerospace and crop science industries, among others. Stephen is fluent in French and English, and has an excellent knowledge of Spanish; he is regularly involved in arbitrations in these languages.

Stephen is also very active in the resolution of sport-related disputes in Canada and internationally, serving as counsel or as arbitrator in cases involving a wide range of issues and sports. He also advises and represents government and non-governmental clients, and has served as neutral fact-finder, mediator and adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN, in matters involving maritime delimitation and transboundary resource development.

Stephen is a former Canadian delegate to UNCITRAL and a former vice chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association. He is currently chair of the arbitration committee of ICC Canada, the Canadian national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Stephen is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of international arbitration and dispute resolution.

WWL says: The “incredibly bright” Stephen L Drymer is “a terrific arbitrator” who impresses with his “organised and thorough approach”, as well as his “fabulous personal skills”.

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