Toronto, Oct. 15, 2016 - Stephen L. Drymer, Head of International Arbitration at Woods LLP, has been elected Chair of the Canadian Arbitration Committee. Mr. Drymer succeeds Fabien Gélinas, a McGill law professor, arbitrator and former General Counsel of the ICC Court. Tina Cicchetti, Partner in Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Vancouver Office, was elected Vice-Chair and will succeed Drymer as Chair in two years.
“I am honoured to take the helm of the Committee,” Mr. Drymer said. “The Canadian Arbitration Committee is the preeminent forum and voice of the Canadian international arbitration community, and I look forward to serving both that community and the broader public interest in international dispute resolution.” Ms. Cicchetti added, “The last decade has seen remarkable growth and specialization in Canada’s international arbitration market. I look forward to working with Stephen to further elevate Canada’s status internationally as a place of arbitration and to expand recognition of its talented arbitration specialists.”
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