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Prof. Dr. Norbert Horn

Schau ins Land 10
51429 Bergisch-Gladbach

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German, Wiesbaden 1936

Present Position
Independent arbitrator, mediator and legal expert; Chairman, ADIC Cologne (see supra); Professor of law (em.), University of Cologne Faculty of Law; Director (em.), The Banking Law Institute at the University of Cologne.

Training / Professional Experience
1956-1960, Legal education at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Lausanne and Munich and 1st State examination in law Frankfurt/M 1960; 1965 2d State examination in law in Wiesbaden; 1965-73, Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History; 1966, Ph.D. in law at the university of Frankfurt/M (summa cum laude); 1972/73, admitted to the bar in Frankfurt/M and of counsel to the Institute for Capital Market Research in Frankfurt/M; 1973-1989, Professor of Private Law, Business Law and Conflict of Laws at the University of Bielefeld Faculty of Law; 1973-1982, visiting professor at London School of Economics (summer course on German law); 1974-1981, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Bielefeld; 1977, visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.; 1977-2001 member, 1982-2001 as chairman, of the supervisory board of DWW Deutsche Woolworth Holding GmbH (formerly F.W.Woolworth Co GmbH, Frankfurt/M; 1982-1988 seminar courses - International Economic Contracts - in Africa and Asia for experts in third world countries, on behalf of the German Federal Government and the U.N., as director of CITIC Centre for International Trade and Investment Contracts; 1983-85, dean of the law faculty of the University of Bielefeld; Since 1989, Professor of Private Law and German and international Business and banking law at the University of Cologne Faculty of Law; 1991 and 1999, visiting professor, University of Ferrara (banking law); 1992, 1994, 1997 visiting professor, Himeiji University (Japan) German private and commercial law); 1994-1966, dean of the law faculty of the University of Cologne; 1994-2001, visiting professor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (banking and capital market law); 1994-2006, member of the board of Hertie Charitable Foundation, Frankfurt/M; 1995-2005, founder and managing director of the Law Center for European and International Cooperation (R.I.Z.), Cologne; Since 1996, honorary professor of China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; 1998-2004, vice-president, office of the first State examination at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Cologne; 1999-2006, visiting professor, University of Danzig (Poland); Since 2006, visiting professor, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (banking law)

Areas of specialisation
German and international contract law, banking law, commercial and business law (e.g. variation of contracts, general conditions of contract, banking business contracts, sureties, partnerships and companies, B.O.T. contracts, joint ventures, M&A transactions, international sales, capital market law, commercial arbitration). Foreign laws: USA, England, France, Italy, Spain, P.C. of China.

Arbitral experience
As arbitrator: 38 proceedings (ICC, DIS, UNCITRAL, ad hoc), i.e. 12 proceedings as a chairman, 6 proceedings as sole arbitrator; As legal counsel (expert witness) and, occasionally, as attorney: in 11 international proceedings (i.a. before the US Claims tribunal) and in numerous domestic cases; As legal expert: in expert determination proceedings: 6 cases; Subject matter of the arbitral proceedings: banking and capital market transactions; licensing agreements; international bank guarantees and LCs; sales and b.o.t. contracts; joint ventures; M&A contracts; partnerships and companies; trusts and foundations; wills; variation of contracts; general conditions of contracts; government contracts; investment protection; monetary law.

Numerous (more than 300) publications in German and English, some in French, Spanish or Italian on German private and commercial law, banking and capital market law, international business law, comparative law, legal philosophy and arbitration. Select bibliography of publications in English: Arbitration in German Banking and Finance, in: Berger et al., Arbitration in Germany, 2007; The Arbitration Agreement in light of case law of the UNCITRAL Model Law, 10 Int.Arb.L.R. (2005) p.146-152; Arbitrating Foreign Investment Disputes. Procedural and Substantive Legal Issues, 2004 (ed.); Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions and the Law, 2001 (ed.); Non Judicial Dispute Settlement in International Financial Transactions, 2000 (ed. together with J. Norton); Adaptation and Renegotiation of Contracts in International Trade and Finance, 1985 (ed.)

Language Skills
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

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