Citizenship

Swiss and German; born 1957, Hamburg.

 

Education

Studies of Law and Economics at the Universities of Freiburg/Brsg. (B.A. Econ., 1979), Geneva and Göttingen (First Legal State Examination (J.D., 1983);
Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 1984);
University of Basel (lic. iur., 1986);
Second Legal State Examination (Bar exam; Stuttgart, 1987).

 

Bar Admissions New York 1985;
Germany 1987;
Switzerland 1991.
 
Professional Experience

Private practice, since 1991 in Zurich, since 1994 in own firm;

Private practice in Hamburg, 1987-1991;

Law clerk, Court of Appeals Karlsruhe, 1984-1987.

 

Practice Areas

Arbitration and Litigation; Commercial, Corporate and Contract law; International Trade; Banking and Finance; Trusts and Estates; Private Clients.

 

Professional Associations

ASA, DIS, LCIA; Zurich, Swiss and German Bar Associations, NYSBA; IBA, UIA (Chairman, International Sale of Goods Commission 1998-2004).

 

Arbitration Experience

Chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in more than 100 international commercial arbitrations; ICC, LCIA, DIS, 2004 Swiss Chambers of Commerce, Stockholm CC, German-Swiss CC, AAA, SIAC, MKAS (Moscow), Ukrainian CC, Romanian CC, CAS and other institutions; UNCITRAL and ad hoc. Domestic arbitration experience. Mediation experience.
Subject-matters: commercial contracts and international trade, more specifically sale of goods/commodities incl. transportation, agency/distribution, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders' disputes, privatisations, infrastructure/development projects, construction/engineering, energy and natural resources, insurance/reinsurance, pharma/life sciences, biotechnology, IT/telecommunication, IP (license agreements, technology transfer), defence contracts, disputes involving states and public entities/enterprises; under the substantive laws of Austria, Czechia, England, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, New York, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Uzbekistan, CISG, etc.

 

Panels of Arbitrators

ICC, LCIA, WIPO, etc.
 

Languages

German (mother tongue); English (fluent); French (fluent); Portuguese (basic)
 

Publications

Articles and lectures on international arbitration and international sales law