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RA Axel Heck, LL.M.

Alexander & Partner
Schlüterstraße 41
10707 Berlin

Fon+49 (0) 176 82171 838
Fax+49 (0) 30 88708568
Emailaxel_heck@1stcounsel.com; ah@alexander-partner.com
Webhttp://linkedin.com/in/axelheck; http://indianbarassociation.org/international-section/; www.alexander-partner.com
German, Gelsenkirchen 1947

Present Position
Of Counsel, Alexander & Partner, Berlin, Germany

Training / Professional Experience
1986-2015 independent legal counselor, arbitrator & mediator, Paris 1986-2006, Berlin 2006-2015
1978, Admission to bar, New York State and Germany, Paris (1992-2006)
1977-1986, Law Offices of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, New York City
1977, LL.M. Columbia University School of Law (DAAD scholar)
1976, 2nd German legal state exam
1974/75, stagiaire, DG IV (competition), EU Commission
1973, 1st German legal state exam

Areas of specialisation
International private dispute resolution; transnational litigation, in particular, France, Germany, United States; complex transnational transactions and corporate practice; legal expert in financial tort proceedings before the courts in New York; advisor to Indian Parliament on matters of detection and prevention of corruption and foreign black money accounts.

Arbitral experience
25 proceedings. As chairman: 3 proceedings (ICC; ad hoc). As sole arbitrator: 16 proceedings (ICC; DIS; ad hoc). As co-arbitrator: 6 proceedings (ICC; ad hoc). As counsel: 14 proceedings (DIS; ICC; ASA; AAA; ad hoc). Proceedings conducted to date involved parties from, and/or the laws of, the following countries: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Egypt; England; EU; France; Germany; Greece; India; Italy; Japan; Luxemburg; Nigeria; Philippines; Poland; Rumania; Russia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United States; and the following industries: airlines, automotive, construction, construction management, fashion, financial services, high tech, hotel management, insurance, leisure parks, machinery, media, optical, paper, pharmaceuticals, reinsurance, telecoms. -- Defended annulment actions in the Paris court of appeals; brought enforcement actions in the courts of England, France, India, and Japan.

Membership in professional associations
Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) American Arbitration Association, International Dispute Resolution Center (accredited arbitrator); International Chamber of Commerce, Member: Commission on Arbitration; National Bar Association of India, Co-Chair, International Section (accredited arbitrator); American Bar Association, International Section and Dispute Resolution Section.

ICC Legal Handbook on Global Sourcing Contracts, Chapter 14 Disputes (2007); U.S. Misinterpretation of the Hague Evidence Conv., 24 Colum. J. Transnational L. 231 (1986), cited by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of France, the Solicitor General of the United States, and other amici curiae in Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale v. United States Dist. Ct. for the S. Dist. of Iowa, 482 U.S. 522, 565 (1987); Hague Conference on Private International Law, Permanent Bureau, Prel. Doc. No. 10, The Mandatory / Non-Mandatory Character of the Evidence Convention (December 2008) at fn. 8 and 31; Transnational Litigation, 18 Int'l Law. 793 (1984), Cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Aérospatiale (Justice Blackmun, with whom Justice Brennan, Justice Marshall, and Justice O'Connor join, concurring in part and dissenting in part), 482 U.S. 522, 565 (1987)

Language Skills
English, French, German

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