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Stephen L Drymer

Stephen L Drymer

Woods LLP2000 McGill College AvenueSuite 1700MontrealCanadaH3A 3H3

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Drymer is "an extremely skilled and experienced arbitrator" with strong experience of disputes in the mining, energy, IT and aerospace sectors.

Biography

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.

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 also the immediate past 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 Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Canada - Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Drymer is “a very smart arbitration practitioner” whom peers "strongly recommend”, especially for arbitrations under ICSID rules.

Biography

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.

Canada - Mediation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephen Drymer is a celebrated dispute specialist with considerable mediation and arbitration expertise.​ He represents clients in the manufacturing, infrastructure, energy and financial services sectors.

Biography

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.

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