Swiss and German; born 1957, Hamburg.



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



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


Articles and lectures on international arbitration and international sales law