Studies of Law and Economics at the Universities of Freiburg/Brsg. (B.A. Econ., 1979), Geneva and Göttingen (First State Examination, 1983); Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 1984); University of Basel (lic. iur., 1986); Second State Examination (Stuttgart, 1987).
New York, USA 1985; Hamburg, Germany 1987; Zurich, Switzerland 1991; US Supreme Court 2014
Chairman, party-appointed, sole arbitrator and counsel in more than 160 international arbitrations under the rules of ICC, LCIA, SCAI (Swiss Rules), DIS, ICDR (AAA), VIAC Vienna, Stockholm, SIAC, CAS, MKAS, Ukrainian CC, German-Swiss CC, and other institutions; UNCITRAL/ad hoc. Domestic arbitration experience. Mediation experience. Arbitration-related court practice (annulment & execution proceedings). Member EU Commission's Expert Group on the Interface between the Brussels I Regulation (44/2001) and Arbitration.
Subject-matters of arbitrations: commercial contracts and international trade, more specifically international sales and purchase agreements, agency/distribution, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, privatisations, foreign investments, infrastructure/development projects, construction/engineering, automotive, oil and gas, energy and natural resources, mining, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology, IT/telecommunication, IP (patents, license agreements, FRAND, technology transfer), insurance/reinsurance, banking/finance, tax, defence contracts, disputes involving states and public entities/enterprises; under the substantive laws of Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England and Wales, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New York, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, CISG, etc.
German (mother tongue); English (fluent); French (fluent); Portuguese (basic); Spanish (basic)
Articles and lectures on international arbitration and international sales law
1 January 2017