Partner and Head of Woods’ International Arbitration practice, Stephen L. Drymer is a litigator and advocate who now practices almost exclusively in the area of domestic and international arbitration and dispute resolution.
Stephen acts as counsel, and serves as arbitrator and mediator, in domestic and international commercial and investment treaty disputes, and he advises parties on a broad range of issues associated with the design, negotiation, drafting and implementation of dispute resolution agreements and strategies.
Educated and trained in both common law and civil law, he has pleaded cases and served as mediator, party-appointed arbitrator and tribunal president in disputes in a wide array of industries, involving the laws of many Canadian provinces, US States and other jurisdictions.
Stephen also advises and represents clients, both government and non-governmental, in matters of public international law and dispute resolution, including in matters involving maritime delimitation and transboundary resource management. He also acts in sport-related disputes in Canada and internationally, in cases before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.
A number of Canadian and international publications have cited Stephen as one of the world’s leading international lawyers and arbitrators.
Updated March 2022