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Senior counsel joins Woods LLP

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 12:47 PM | By John Chunn


Woods LLP announced that Haig Oghigian, an international arbitrator, mediator and counsel, is joining the firm as senior counsel.

According to the firm’s press release, Oghigian returns to Canada after 20 years of private practice in Japan where he developed an expertise in contentious issues and disputes related to the Asia-Pacific market and practical experience advising foreign clients doing business in the region.

In addition, he served as a foreign service officer with the Department of External Affairs including as first secretary at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo from 1986 to 1991.

“Respected for his international commercial and dispute resolution expertise, Haig’s addition to our team greatly expands the experience and scope of our international arbitration practice in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Stephen L. Drymer, head of the firm’s international arbitration practice.

“We are very proud to welcome Haig to our firm. Widely regarded for his commercial expertise and his experience in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Haig complements perfectly our dedicated international arbitration team and our commitment to excellence in all aspects of our work,” said Caroline Biron, managing partner.