Myriam M. Seers

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.7535
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 2007
University of Ottawa
BA, 2004
McGill University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2008


Myriam practices litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation involving clients in the mining, electricity, oil and gas, and transportation sectors. She also has experience with regulatory proceedings, and related litigation, involving natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution, and electricity generation.

Myriam has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, in international arbitrations under the ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC Rules, in all levels of Ontario and Canadian federal courts, before Ontario administrative tribunals including the Ontario Energy Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal, and in domestic arbitrations.

Myriam is the Vice-Chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. She is ranked as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in arbitration by Chambers Canada and as an arbitration Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal.

Myriam has substantial experience with litigation funding agreements, including in acting for claimants whose claims are funded by a litigation funder and in advising litigation funders regarding the risk profile associated with prospective funded claims. She also regularly advises clients on matters involving compliance with Canadian economic sanctions.

Myriam was the recipient of the Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee 2018 Civility Award, awarded each year to an advocate of up to ten years of call who epitomizes the principles of civility and professionalism in their practice.

Myriam is active in teaching advocacy skills. She has participated as a faculty member for the Foundation for International Advocacy (FIAA)'s Workshop on Questioning Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration delivered in Bogotá, Colombia, in Geneva, Switzerland and in Paris, France. She has also participated as an advocacy skills adviser for the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University, and co-leads Torys' internal advocacy training programs. Myriam has completed several advanced advocacy courses, including FIAA's Workshop on Questioning Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration held at the Geneva Graduate Institute, as well as the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Myriam is a native speaker of both English and French, is fluent in Spanish, has a working proficiency in Portuguese and Italian, and basic proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. In 2019, Myriam received the C1-level (high advanced) diploma of Spanish as a second language (DELE) from the Ministry of Culture of Spain and Instituto Cervantes.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Up and coming lawyers in dispute resolution: arbitration (2021)

Who’s Who Legal—Future leader in arbitration (2019-2021)



Professional Involvement

In 2020, Myriam was elected Vice-Chair of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Canada Arbitration Committee for a two-year term, following which she will become Chair for a further two-year term.

Myriam also volunteers at Pro Bono Law Ontario’s Law Help program, where she provides pro bono legal advice to unrepresented litigants involved in civil litigation matters before Toronto-area courts, and also answers incoming inquiries through the Pro Bono Hotline. She acts as a professional mentor through the Canadian Colombian Professional Association’s mentoring program, through which she assists legal professionals from Latin America in transitioning their careers to Canada.

Memberships and Affiliations

Myriam is a member of the International Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, ICC Canada, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, The Advocates' Society, the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association and the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO).