I also focus on ESG-related due diligence, contractual cascading along international supply chains and corporate governance.
A selection panel established by the European Commission found me suitable for appointment for the position of arbitrator and trade and sustainable development expert (TSD Expert) in bilateral disputes under the EU’s trade agreements with third countries.
I am Certified Supervisory Expert recognized by the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO).
I have extensive experience both in civil and common law (several years registered foreign lawyer in Singapore) representing clients in international commercial arbitrations (both as counsel and lead counsel in numerous arbitrations administered by international arbitration institutions such as the Singapore International Arbitration Center, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, etc.) in disputes relating to international trade, post M&A matters and industrial sectors including oil and gas, railway and construction.
My research has resulted in numerous publications relating to international commercial arbitration and ESG (e.g. extensive articles published in the German Arbitration Journal, SchiedsVZ, CIArb’s International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, SIAC’s Asian International Arbitration Journal and the Journal for the Law of Sustainable Development, Nachhaltigkeitsrecht).
In February 2021, Springer Singapore published my book “CSR and Codes of Business Ethics in the USA, Austria (EU) and China and their Enforcement in International Supply Chain Arbitrations” (ISBN: 978-981-33-6072-3).
I am listed as arbitrator in 10 international arbitration institutions, including the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (SHAC), the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC Reserve Panel), etc.
I am a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), a Senior Fellow of the Austrian-Chinese Legal Society (Vienna) and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) Moreover, I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the European Chinese Arbitrators Association (ECAA), the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) and the Legal & Compliance Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.
I hold two PhD and two master degrees in Law and Religious Science, a master degree in Applied (Business) Ethics and an LL.M. degree in South East European Law and European Integration (Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria).