Siegfried H. Elsing
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Assistant at the Institute for Labour Law and Business Law of the University of Münster, 1978; Legal practice in Cologne with concentration in Banking and Bankruptcy Law (1979-1981); Legal practice in New York (1981-1982); Legal practice in Düsseldorf (1983-present); Hölters & Elsing, Partner (1989-2008); Orrick Hölters & Elsing, Partner (2009-2012); Lecturer and Honorary Professor (2007) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (1990-present).
American Arbitration Association (AAA) (Member - Board of Directors); American Bar Association (ABA); Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) (President 1990/1991); Association Suisse de l'arbitrage (ASA); Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V. (DAV); Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS) (Member - Board of Directors); International Arbitration Institute (IAI); International Bar Association (IBA) (Chair - Mediation 2007/2008); International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
American Arbitration Association (AAA); Association Suisse de l'arbitrage (ASA); Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (DIS); International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC); Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); Panel of Conciliators for the Administrative Council of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
More than 30 years' experience in international arbitration serving as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman in more than 230 international arbitrations, to include ad hoc proceedings (together with those under UNCITRAL Rules) as well as arbitral proceedings under the auspices of leading arbitral institutions (ASA, DIS, HCCI, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, VIAC and others); legal expert witness in both the German courts (on U.S. law matters) and the U.S. and UK courts (on German law matters) and before foreign law-making institutions.
(selection) Procedural Efficiency in International Arbitration: Choosing the Best of Both Legal Worlds, German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ) 2011, 114-123; Performance as a Remedy: Specific Issues relating to Competition, in: M. E. Schneider, J. Knoll [Ed.], Performance as a Remedy: Non-Monetary Relief in International Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 30, Huntington, JurisNet, 2011, Chapter 15; On Babies and Bathwater: Keeping the Good (And Getting Rid Of The Bad) From the Company's Perspective, in: A. W. Rovine [Ed.], Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers, Leiden, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2011; Mastering the Opening Address, Mediation Techniques, in: P. Barclay [Ed.], IBA E-Book, 2010, 79-83 (with D. Mathiesen); Introduction to International Arbitration in Germany, Global Arbitration Review, GAR Reference, 2010; Die Kommanditgesellschaft, Heidelberger Musterverträge, 11th ed., Heidelberg 2010 (with N. Kessler); The Challenge of Developing Common Mediation Law Regimes in Europe and the United States: From "Patchwork" to Coherence?, World Arbitration & Mediation Review 2009, Volume 3, No. 1, 1-48; Discovery by German state courts in aid of foreign arbitration proceedings?, Experts in Commercial Arbitration, London, 2008, 42-43 (with N. Kessler); Commentary on Arbitration Rules of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS Rules), Sec. 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 20, 32-34, 37-39 in: K.-H. Böckstiegel, St. M. Kröll, P. Nacimiento [Ed.], Arbitration in Germany, The Model Law in Practice, Alphen, 2007; U.S.-American Commercial Law (U.S.-amerikanisches Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht), Schriftenreihe Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, 2nd ed., Heidelberg 1999 (with M. P. van Alstine); Deutsche Unternehmen auf dem amerikanischen Markt, Stuttgart 1988 (with J. M. Townsend); Erweiterte Kommanditistenhaftung und atypische Kommanditgesellschaft, Berlin 1977.