born 1957 in Hamburg/Germany; Swiss and German national
Studies of Law and Economics at the Universities of Freiburg/Brsg. (B.A. Econ., 1979), Geneva and Göttingen (First Legal State Examination, 1983); Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 1984); University of Basel (lic. iur., 1986); Second Legal State Examination (Stuttgart, 1987).
New York, USA 1985; Hamburg, Germany 1987; Zurich, Switzerland 1991; US Supreme Court 2014
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
Arbitration and Litigation; Commercial, Corporate and Contract Law; International Trade
Chairman, party-appointed and sole arbitrator as well as counsel in more than 170 international commercial arbitrations under the rules of ICC, LCIA, SCAI Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (Swiss Rules), DIS, ICDR (AAA), VIAC Vienna, Stockholm Institute, SIAC, CAS, ICAC (MKAS Moscow), Ukrainian CC, Romanian CC, Zurich CC, Berne CC, German-Swiss CC, and other institutions; UNCITRAL and ad hoc. Domestic arbitration experience. Mediation experience. Arbitration-related court practice (annulment & execution proceedings). Member of the EU Commission's Expert Group on the Interface between the Brussels I Regulation (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.
Panels of Arbitrators:
ICC, VIAC, LCIA, WIPO, etc.
Who'sWhoLegal on Commercial Arbitration; Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Experts in
ASA, DIS, LCIA, arbaut, iai, ICCA; Zurich, Swiss and German Bar Associations, NYSBA; IBA, UIA (Chairman, International Sales Law Commission, 1998-2004)
German (mother tongue); English (fluent); French (fluent); Portuguese (basic); Spanish (basic)
Articles and lectures on international arbitration and international sales law
1 July 2017