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Woods attorneys recognized once again as dispute resolution experts in the Chambers Global Guide 2020


Boasting world-class practitioners in the field of commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Woods’ expertise has been once again acknowledged by Chambers Global. Two of its partners, Stephen L. Drymer and James A. Woods, are identified as leading figures in Canada for dispute resolution and arbitration. Haig Oghigian, FCIArb is recognized as one of the few lawyers based outside of Japan to be held as a leader in dispute resolution in this jurisdiction.

Dispute resolution: Arbitration - Canada

Stephen L. Drymer  is recognized with the highest distinction (Band 1) and described as a “skilled arbitrator and neutral able to handle significant international and domestic disputes”.

James A. Woods is described as “well-regarded for his distinguished background in arbitration that includes complex international and domestic disputes” (Band 3).

Dispute resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in Canada

Stephen L. Drymer  is one the most sought-after arbitrators in Canada (Band 2).

Dispute resolution - Japan

Haig Oghigian is among the eight practitioners identified worldwide and the only one in Canada recognized for his expertise in dispute resolution in Japan. Chambers describes Haig as “highly regarded in the arbitration space” and a commentator describes him as “very knowledgeable, practical and a great diplomat when needed”.

About Chambers Global Guide

The Chambers Global Guide, an independent legal ranking directory, designates top lawyers and law firms in over 190 countries across the world. This publication is one of the most exhaustive guides with the conduct of interviews with firms and clients.