Federal Republic of Germany
Professor of International Business Law, Univ. of Cologne; Partner in law firm in Düsseldorf (until 1971); counsel and arbitrator. President, International Law Association (ILA) 2004 – 2006.
ICCA Governing Board, Council of ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris; ICC Arbitration Commission
The Patron of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2008-2010); President, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague (1984-1988); President, LCIA, 1993-1997; Panel Chairman, UNCC, 1995-1997; Chairman of arbitral tribunal, arbitrator or parties’ counsel in many national and international arbitrations, including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT, AAA and other national arbitration institutions, arbitrations between governments, and in many ad hoc arbitral proceedings; Chair, “Arbitration of the Century”, IBA Conference Amsterdam 2000.
Twelve books authored and 35 books edited. More than 350 articles; Libri Amicorum: 1) Law of International Business and Dispute Settlement in the 21st Century – Liber Amicorum Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel; Editors: Briner, Fortier, Berger, Bredow; Cologne 2001, 824 pages. 2) Air and Space Law in the 21st Century – Liber Amicorum Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel; Editors: Kröll, Benkö; Cologne 2001, 496 pages.
In 2011, a bi-annual lecture series was started by the DIS in Germany as “The Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture” at which the speakers were Meg Kinnear (secretary general of ICSID) and John Beechey (president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration). At the second lecture in 2013, the speaker was Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg, and at the third in 2015, Judge Bruno Simma (ICJ). In 2014, Global Arbitration Review (GAR) published a cover article: Portrait of the Arbitrator – An Interview with Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, on-line and in hard-cover Magazine 2014, Issue 2.