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RA Dr. Gino Lörcher

Eichenhainallee 30
51427 Bergisch Gladbach

Fon+49 2204 963248
Fax+49 2204 69000
German, Stuttgart 1933

Present Position
Arbitrator and attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt)

Training / Professional Experience
From 1960: Assistant/Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for International Law; 1963: Second State Examination of Law; 1964: Doctor-at-Law; 1964-1969: Legal Officer/Senior Legal Officer in London with INCO Europe Ltd.; 1969-1970: Chief Legal Officer, Girmes AG, Oedt; 1970-1974: Chief Legal Officer, DEMAG AG, Duisburg; 1974-1979: Chief Legal Officer/Member of Executive Committee, Schmalbach-Lubeca Group, Braunschweig; Since 1979: Attorney-at-Law and Arbitrator in Cologne; 1994: Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; 1996: Mediation training, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva; 10 years abroad in England, France, Italy and Belgium

Areas of specialisation
International sale of goods; distribution systems (including agency and franchising); acquisition of participations; company law (also other West European countries), industrial plants;international turn-key projects; licences and transfer of technology; international contracts

Arbitral experience
As arbitrator: more than 55 arbitrations, usually international, of which more than 25 as chairman or sole arbitrator, with English and/or French and/or Italian and/or German as languages of procedure, under rules of DIS, ICC, LCIA, AAA, UNCITRAL, Vienna Rules and ad hoc rules, with seat of arbitration in Paris, London, Geneva, Milan, Tucson/Arizona, Vienna and in Germany, and with parties from Europe, USA, Africa, Near and Far East. As counsel: 10 arbitrations, mostly international, with parties from Poland, Russia, England, Switzerland, Israel and others, with German and English as languages of procedure. As a rule ad hoc arbitrations, but also under ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. Subject-matter of arbitral proceedings: Industrial plants, turn-key projects, major international construction projects; international licence, agency, distributor and franchise contracts; international sale of goods; acquisition of participation; air freight contracts; air-plane maintenance contracts; transfer of technology; bank guarantees; charter parties, demurrage

Membership in professional associations
DIS, Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage; Comité Français de l'Arbitrage; London Court of International Arbitration; American Arbitration Association - International Panel; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana

Books on: New German Arbitration Act (with Heike and Torsten Lörcher), 2nd ed. 2001, and on: "The Treaty-Making Powers of the Three European Communities - ECSG, EEG and EAC", 1965; Numerous articles on the law of arbitration, mediation and contracts

Language Skills
German, English, French, Italian

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