For about forty
years I was engaged as an arbitrator in the economic field national
and international. In more than one hundred international arbitration
proceedings in the court of arbitration attached to the Chamber
of Foreign Trade of the German Democratic Republic I acted as chairman
or member of the tribunal. The parties came from all over the world
but mainly from member countries of the COMECON, but also from Western
Europe and the United States of America.
I have been
arbitrator also in other institutional courts of arbitration like
the International Court of Arbitration of the Economic Chamber of
Austria or the International Maritime Court of Arbitration at Gdynia
Moreover I have
been an arbitrator in dozens of cases in ad-Hoc arbitration proceedings
in Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
I gathered experience
participating in international conferences and seminars on arbitration,
among others in England, France, India, Yugoslavia, and Austria.
analysed and commented arbitration proceedings in scientific legal
journals in Germany and France like Rabels'Z, RIW, IPRax and Journal
de droit international. Since 1990 I work mainly in the field of
restitution for victims of Nazi persecution.