International Activities

1979 I was elected member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome and remained there till 1993, since 1989 as second Vice President. During this period the UNIDROIT Principles, Principles for international commercial contracts have been elaborated.

As an employee of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations I was Secretary of the Working Group on the New International Economic Order of UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) which elaborated a Guide on Drafting of International Co-operation Agreements.

Valuable inspiration in my scientific work came from my membership in the International Law Association.

After my admission to the bar I became a member of

International Bar Association
German-American Lawyers Association
German-British Jurists' Association
German-Israeli Lawyers Association

My clients are mainly survivors of the holocaust and reside above all in the United States of America and Israel, but also in Austria, England, France and South America.

For this reason I established close co-operation with lawyers in the USA, Israel and Austria.