Stephen L. Drymer joined Woods in January 2013 after many years as co-Chair of International Arbitration at a major Canadian and international firm. Stephen practices exclusively in the area of domestic and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He acts as counsel, and serves as arbitrator and mediator, in domestic and in international commercial and investment treaty disputes. Educated and trained in both the common law and the civil law, Stephen has represented parties and served as mediator, party-appointed arbitrator or president of tribunals in hundreds of matters involving a wide range of industries, both in ad hoc proceedings and under the rules of most major international arbitral institutions. Stephen is as well very active in the resolution of sport-related disputes in Canada and internationally. In addition to extensive work as counsel, he has served as arbitrator and mediator in numerous cases involving a broad range of issues and sports.