Advantages of Arbitration
Siegfried has more than 30 years of experience as litigation and international arbitration counsel, having represented private investors, international companies, sovereign states and state agencies in a wide range of significant and complex cross-border disputes. He is admitted as an attorney in both Germany and New York and acted as counsel in more than 100 appellate court cases. He also served as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman (currently more than 230 arbitrations), to include ad hoc proceedings, as well as arbitral proceedings under the auspices of numerous leading arbitral institutions (DIS, HCCI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, SCC, VIAC and others).
Siegfried appeared as a legal expert witness in both the German courts and the U.S. and UK courts (on German law matters) and before foreign law-making institutions. Siegfried's experience extends to disputes involving, inter alia, M&A transactions, investment protection, infrastructure disputes, financing arrangements, joint ventures, distributorship agreements, IP disputes as well as energy law. He also advises frequently in corporate, financing, licensing, construction, joint ventures and M&A transactions both domestically and internationally.
In 2011, the President of the World Bank designated Siegfried to serve on the Panel of Conciliators for the Administrative Council of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
He is a Council Member of the American Arbitration Association (since 2009) and of the German Institution of Arbitration (since 2012).
Siegfried co-founded the German law firm Hölters & Elsing in 1989 and oversaw the firm's merger with Orrick in 2009.
Siegfried graduated from Münster Law School (Dr jur.) and holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He is a frequent lecturer and author on the topics of international arbitration and comparative law and is honorary professor at Heinrich-Heine-University, Faculty of Law, Düsseldorf, where he teaches international commercial arbitration and international civil procedure.
Since 2013, Siegfried serves as Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Representative engagements in the area of energy law include:
An indicative selection of Siegfriedʹs experience with regard to infrastructure and construction projects includes:
Examples for his engagements in Corporate Law and Post M&A Disputes include the following:
His investment related work includes:
Examples of other engagements include: