Anthony Daimsis FCIArb
Anthony Daimsis
Directeur, Programme Nationale & des tribunaux-écoles et Professeur - Director National Program

BRS 431
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Anthony Daimsis has been teaching at the University of Ottawa since 2003. He is the current Director of the National Program, a program that leads to a dual JD/LL.L degree. He is also the Director of the common law's mooting program.

Prof. Daimsis teaches Contracts and Torts law, International Sales law, International Commercial Arbitration, ADR and legal writing. He also supervises the common law Jessup, Vis and FDI moot teams and serves as the faculty's moot program director.  He has advised South Asian countries in the area of Foreign investment and investment treaties. Prof. Daimsis is called to the Ontario Bar (Barrister and Solicitor). He is an associate door tenant at Littleton Chambers (London, England) and Education Chair for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch.

Prof. Daimsis is the Case Comments and Developments Editor for The Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration (CJCA).

He works with the National Judicial Institute, a not-for-profit institution committed to building better justice through leadership in the education of judges in Canada and internationally.    

Before teaching at the university, he worked at an international law firm located in Austria, as an associate. His work focused on foreign investment disputes, telecommunications and underground resources, in addition to a number of international commercial contract and construction disputes resolved under the auspices of the World Bank (ICSID) and various international commercial arbitration institutions. Prof. Daimsis has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in Telus v Wellman, Uber v Heller, and Peace River v Petrowest cases.

As a leading authority in his field, Prof. Daimsis is frequently approached to serve as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes and is a sought after speaker on the topics of international arbitration and international sales law, most recently travelling to Myanmar to advise its government entities on investment into Myanmar.  He is on the ICDR panel of international arbitrators. Prof. Daimsis also appears before domestic courts to set aside arbitration awards and for their recognition and enforcement, as well as conflict of laws and commercial matters. He has appeared before Canada’s Supreme Court on arbitration and contractual matters, most recently as an intervenor in Uber.

He is a contributing author for Dispute Resolution: Readings and Case Studies, 4th Edition, as well as International Business Transactions: Standard Forms and Documents and has edited a number of Business Law books used in business schools and MBA programs throughout North America.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies for his contributions to its scholarly activities and publications and has been awarded the National Capital Award for teaching.

Prof. Daimsis is the lead instructor for the Professional Certificate in International Arbitration. This certificate aims to introduce senior lawyers to the world of International Arbitration, by covering the process from start to finish. For more information on the Professional Certificate, please follow:

Prof. Daimsis has recently delivered keynote addresses and lectures in cities, including London, New York, Naypyidaw, Stockholm, Tehran, to name only a few.


Letters of Recommendation: Please note that from September 2017, I will only consider writing letters for students on my moot teams, or for students who have received a grade of "A" or higher in my Contracts or International Arbitration class.



International Commercial Contracts

(Oxford University Press) anticipated release April 2021 (co-authored two chapters: one on drafting clauses for international contracts and the other on negotiating international contracts)

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Reform, Replace or Status Quo?

Edited by Alan M. Anderson, Ben Beaumont

(Kluwer Law) (authored chapter on investors’ rights to pursue arbitration against the home state)

The State of Play in Costs and Damages in International Arbitration

(Kluwer Law) (authored chapter addressing how to keep costs down in dispute resolution procedures)

Arbitration in Canada

(Irwin Law) (co-authored chapter on the Canada’s legal framework for domestic and international arbitration)

Dispute Resolution: Readings and Case Studies, 4th Edition

Chapter on domestic and international Arbitration (co-author)

Is our house in Order? Canada’s implementation of its international obligations: Canada’s indoor Arbitration Management: Making good on promises to the outside world

Chapter: Canada's indoor arbitration management

(McGill/Queens University Press) 2010.


Sampling of articles and opinion pieces

  • Must Attorney's be licensed to practice in the locale of the arbitration?
  • Urgent! Emergency Arbitrators Are Here (And Counsel Should Know About It)
  • Quebec’s Arbitration Law: Still a Unified Approach?
  • Confidentiality in alternative dispute resolution processes
  • Mutual v. unilateral: the future of appointing arbitrators
  • A Closer Look at Canada's Imminent Accession to the ICSID Convention
  • Stifling Arbitration's shift to court-like procedures
  • Provisional Measures in aid of arbitration


Sampling of Television and Radio interviews

  • Market Place: unconscionable termination clauses in the cellular phone market
  • Market Place: Rights and obligations on credit card companies
  • CBC News: Must engagement rings be returned if the engagement is broken?
  • CBC News: Rigging Bids and Tenders in the construction market


  • CML 4303 International Arbitration
    International Commercial Arbitration
  • CML 1102C Contracts 1L
    Contracts First Year
  • CML 4141N Contracts National Programme
    Contracts - National Programme
  • CML 4108 International Contracts
    International Contracts
  • CML 4108SC Protection of Civilians
    Protection of Civilians in International Law
  • CML 3120 Willem C Vis Moot
    Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition
  • CML 3394C Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition
    Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition

Documents de travail

  • Prohibiting parties from contractually varying the judicial review grounds for arbitration awards
  • Provisional Measures in aid of arbitration