Anthony Daimsis


Anthony Daimsis
Director National Prog./Moot Coordinator and Sessional Professor

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Anthony Daimsis


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.

Prof. Daimsis teaches Contracts and Torts law, International Sales law, International Commercial Arbitration and legal writing. He also supervises the common law Jessup, Vis and FDI moot teams and serves as the faculty's moot program coordinator.  He has advised South Asian countries in the area of Foreign investment and investment treaties.

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.

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.

He is co-authoring the forthcoming International Commercial Arbitration and NAFTA Ch 11 Disputes from a Canadian Perspective. 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.

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 follow:

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



  • Canada's indoor arbitration management
  • 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



  • 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

Opinion Pieces

  • A Closer Look at Canada's Imminent Accession to the ICSID Convention
  • Stifling Arbitration's shift to court like procedures

Working Papers

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