Kim von Arx

Representative Cognition Clients:

Rogers Communications


Galt Networks

Carleton University


Past Life In-House:

CIRA, General Counsel & Director of Policy Development

Council of European National TLD Registries, Executive Director

Past Life Law Firm:

Cox & Palmer LLP

Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson LLP

Legal Superpowers:

Kim is a fluently bilingual (English and German) corporate commercial lawyer. He has diverse experience in negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, leases, support services agreements and general operational contracts in various industries. He is seasoned and comfortable in providing corporate counsel to senior management, boards of directors and various internal groups including business development, HR, IT, operations and marketing. Through his work with CIRA and Cognition, Kim has a strong history in the combination of profit and not-for-profit sectors, including strategic and operational development, policy formulation, corporate governance and restructurings, regulatory assessment and compliance, government relations and change management.

Alter Ego:

Kim has been a gold medalist in numerous competitions on the national, regional, and provincial level in track and field, gymnastics, volleyball, martial arts and handball. Kim is a classically trained vocalist, and while his dream has always been to perform in a Verdi or Puccini opera, so far his only audience has been his family and the showerhead. Kim is also a certified PADI scuba diver, volleyball referee and fire fighter troop commander.


LL.M., University of Ottawa (2002)
LL.B., University of New Brunswick (1999)
LL.B., University of Edinburgh (1997)
B.A., Dalhousie University (1995)