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RA Prof. Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof
Am Dickhäuterplatz 18
76275 Karlsruhe-Ettlingen

Fon+49 7243 17077
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Present Position
Rechtsanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof (elected member to the bar of the German Supreme Court, 39 members only); honorary professor at the University of Cologne.

Training / Professional Experience
1965-1969 Universities of Göttingen and Bonn; 1974-1975 - LL.M. University of Chicago Law School; 1974 - Admission to Bar; 1975-1978 Associate with Peltzer & Riesenkampff, Frankfurt/Main, now CMS Hasche Sigle; 1979-1985 Partner of Hoffmann, Raeschke-Kessler, Liebs, Düsseldorf, now Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch Ruhe

Areas of specialisation
International and domestic arbitration mainly on: Post-M&A, telecommunication, government contracts (public procurement), foreign investment, international trade, privatisation, joint ventures, construction, litigation before the German Bundesgerichtshof.

Arbitral experience
Arbitrator (institutional and ad hoc): > 40; chairman: >25; sole arbitrator: >5; counsel: 7; consultant: 3; expert: 4.

Membership in professional associations
Board Member German Arbitration Institution - DIS - ; Past Vice Chair IBA - Committee on Arbitration (Committee D); Past Member working groups IBA - Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (1999), their review in 2010 and IBA-Guidelines on Conflicts in International Arbitration (2004); Vice President German branch of the International Law Association - ILA -; Member ICC - Commission on International Arbitration; ASA; Board Member Heidelberg Center for International Dispute Resolution at the University Heidelberg; panel member: ICDR, SIAC, VIAC, klrc; observer at UNIDROIT, Rome.

i.a. •Chapter „Germany“ in Carter (ed.), The International Arbitration Review, 1. Ed. (2008) – 6. Ed. (2015); Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration ? in Böckstiegel/Berger/Bredow (ed.); The Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration, volume 26, Carl Heymanns Verlag 2010, pp. 45 et seq.; Corruption in Foreign Investment - Contracts and Dispute Settlement between Investors, States, and Agents, in: The Journal of World Investment & Trade, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2008, pp. 5-33.

Language Skills
German, English, French, Italian

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