Partner, LALIVE, Geneva
- International commercial arbitration and litigation
- international contracts
- private international law. Areas of specialization include construction and engineering contracts
- energy and natural resources
- mergers & acquisitions
- joint ventures
- distribution & agency
- Training: law studies at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Heidelberg and Geneva (1991-1996)
- First State Examination, Heidelberg (1996)
- Second State Examination, Freiburg i.Br. (1998)
- LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2000)
- Ph.D. (Dr. iur.), University of Heidelberg (2001).Professional Experience: Associate with Ehle & Schiller, Cologne (1998-1999)
- Associate with Graf von Westphalen, Freiburg i.Br. (2000-2003)
- Associate with LALIVE (2003-2008)
- Partner with LALIVE (since 2009).
Counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings (ICC, DIS, Swiss Rules, Vienna Rules, CAS, ad hoc) governed by various procedural and substantive laws; counsel in Swiss court proceedings related to arbitration.
- The Arbitrator as a Settlement Facilitator, In: Walking A Thin Line - What an Arbitrator Can Do, Must Do or Must Not Do, Bruylant, 2010, pp. 77-95
- Belated nomination of arbitrator before the Swiss juge d'
- appui: Three recent decisions, ASA Bull. 2008, pp. 392-399
- Concurrent jurisdiction: Arbitral tribunals and courts granting interim relief, In: International Arbitration and Mediation, Salzburg, Yorkhill Law Publishing, 2007, pp. 157-169
- Arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism in mergers and acquisitions, In: Campbell (Ed.), The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer, The Hague, 2005, pp. 287-311.
- German (mother tongue)
- English and French (fluent)
- Spanish (basic knowledge).
- German-Swiss Lawyers’ Association DSJV (Board member).