What path led you to the DIS?
Rather random circumstances: I have a public international law background having worked at the University of Munich with ICJ Judges Bruno Simma and Georg Nolte. If I had not been pushed by a colleague and dear friend to a DIS joint event on international arbitration in Korea with Korean partner institution KCAB (Korean Commercial Arbitration Board), I would have never heard of the DIS. When DIS was on search for Counsel at the end of 2017, it had the implementation of its e-filing system (enaio) and the entry into force of its 2018 Rules in the pipeline, which were highly interesting, challenging and promising facts for me to join the club. And here I am, still at the DIS.
What do you particularly appreciate about your work?
Diversity in all aspects – Diversity of the disputes, of arbitrations, of people to deal with; diversity in assignments, in minds, in opinions, in the composition of the team. And yet one thing forms us together: The goal to strive always for the better. The team spirit at DIS is outstanding and was outstanding throughout difficult times particularly last year.
What motivates you?
To make the sheer impossible work. And to have mates around me that tackle challenges together with the same motivation.
How would you describe the DIS in three key words?
Efficiency, German Style.
Tell us a fun fact we should know about you?
I am not sure if it is a fun fact, but as many get this wrong; my last name only consists of three letters. Suh. And it is pronounced ‘saw’, not ‘sue‘.