Dr. Arthur Wolff is a retired partner and now counsel of Baier, an Austrian law firm based in Vienna, with 35 years experience with international business transactions, in particular foreign direct investment/joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer, agency and distributorship agreements and computer law with a special focus on Asia, in particular China, which he first visited in 1983. He has also many years' arbitration experience as counsel and arbitrator. A recognized expert in China-related legal matters, in particular foreign investment and technology transfer and licensing, he also is well-versed in China-related arbitration, having for many years acted as counsel for foreign and Chinese companies and as arbitrator in CIETAC, SHIAC and ICC arbitrations.
Dr Wolff taught for up to 20 years courses on foreign direct investment/joint ventures, licensing and technology transfer, legal aspects of doing business in Asia and computer law at universities in Austria, and has been teaching for more than 15 years courses on the first two of these subjects as well as on international commercial contracts and international commercial arbitration at universities in Beijing and Shanghai.
He has worked as consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), wrote a study on joint ventures for it and was chairman of its advisory committee on its Technology Transfer Manual, to which he also contributed as author. He presented at events organized by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and lectured on technology transfer and licensing at its training courses for government officials and patent and trademark office staff.