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Anthony Daimsis has been teaching at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law 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 Arbitration, ADR and legal writing. He also supervises the common law Jessup, Vis and FDI moot teams.  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 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 is frequently approached to serve as an arbitrator and expert witness in domestic and international 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.

In 2008 he was made 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 in 2011 was 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 click here.

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

    Publications & Articles

  • International Arbitration: the fundamentals and the indispensables (Irwin Law) anticipated release December 2017
  • The Common Law lawyer’s guide to the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Irwin Law) anticipated release April 2018
  • International Commercial Contracts (Oxford University Press) anticipated release Summer 2018 (co-authoring two chapters: one on drafting clauses for international contracts and the other on negotiating international contracts)
  • Arbitration in Canada (Irwin Law) anticipated release August 2017 (co-authoring 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.