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commercial law and arbitration experience

  • 25+ years of professional experience in int'l business and trade law, EU law

  • 17+ years as tenured professor at Indiana University

  • law degrees from Germany, the USA, and the Netherlands (continental European and common law)

  • specific consulting experience in int'l business law, blockchain law and regulation, competition / antitrust law, customs & trade law, int'l investment law, int'l shipping & insurance law, trade finance, sharia compliant financing, intellectual property protection, as well as int'l commercial litigation and arbitration

  • specific experience as mediator & arbitrator in numerous cases involving int'l business transactions, shipping and insurance, financing and payments; incl. online arbitration

  • specific experience with UCC, CISG, CFR, Unidroit Principles, Swiss and German Law, English law, French law, EU law

  • specific experience with UCP600, ISP98, URDG758, UCC Articles 4A and 5

  • specific experience with Hague Rules, Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg Rules, Rotterdam Rules, COGSA, as well as Institute Cargo Clauses

  • industry specific experience in aerospace, automotive, blockchain contracts, construction, DeFi, finance, food & feed, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, retail & distribution, robotics, tourism, transportation, turn-key plant development

  • arbitration experience under UNCITRAL Rules, ICC Rules, London Rules, VIAC Rules, Swiss Rules, AAA Rules, IBA Rules and Guidelines


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (, member of the Executive Committee of the North America Branch

  • President and CEO of the International Smart Mediation and Arbitration Institute, Indianapolis (

  • Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (

  • American Bar Association (ABA) (academic member)

  • Indiana State Bar Association (academic member)

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (academic member)

  • Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors at Indiana University

  • American Society of Comparative Law

  • Council on International Law and Politics (


  • professional level: english, german

  • conversational level: french

  • reading proficiency: spanish

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