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On Saturday, October 15th, Stephen L. Drymer, Head of International Arbitration at Woods LLP, succeeded McGill law professor and arbitrator and former General Counsel of the ICC Court, Fabien Gélinas, as elected Chair of the Canadian Arbitration Committee. Newly elected, Tina Cicchetti, Partner in Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Vancouver Office, will assume the title of Vice-Chair succeeding Stephen L. Drymer following the next two years.

“I am honoured to take the helm of the Committee,” announced Mr. Drymer. “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,” he continued.

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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