Arbitral tribunals may be a very effective alternative to state courts, both for domestic and international disputes. This applies, in particular, to commercial or sports-related matters. However, in all cases it is of utmost importance that potential parties to proceedings are aware of the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration so as to be well informed before signing arbitration agreements or commencing arbitration proceedings.

Do you intend to file a request for arbitration? Are you looking for an arbitrator? Have you been sued before an arbitral tribunal? Do you want to draw up an arbitration agreement? Are you seeking an advisory opinion? Do you want to enforce an arbitral award? Are you looking for a speaker on arbitration issues? Does your company or law firm need external support in an arbitration proceeding? Do you need any other legal advice with regard to arbitration?

In a number of different roles (e.g. as an arbitrator, clerk, counsel or consultant) I have participated in more than 140 arbitration proceedings before the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) and ad-hoc tribunals. In those cases I dealt with different procedural rules and guidelines for arbitration, as well as state laws and conventions on the international and national level, in particular with respect to Germany (e.g. §§ 1025 et seq. Code of Civil Procedure) and Switzerland (e.g. Articles 176 et seq. Code on Private International Law, and Articles 353 et seq. Code of Civil Procedure). I will be glad to share my experience with you for the benefit of your case.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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