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Click here to enlarge.   Klaus Peter BERGER IAI Member   
University of Cologne, Banking Law Institute
Center for Transnational Law (Central)
Albertus Magnus Platz 1
D-50923 Köln
Tel: +49.171.934.4155
Fax: +49.221.934.5686

Languages   German (native); English (fluent)
Nationality   Germany
Position   Board member and past President, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
Education   Cologne University (Dr. iuris - 1992); University of Virginia (LLM - 1988); Bielefeld University (SJD - 1987)
Professor for Domestic and International Civil and Commercial Law, Comparative and Private International Law; Director, Institute for Banking Law and Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL, including TransLex Database at University of Cologne, Germany; Visiting Professor: Asser Institute, The Hague (1997-2004); University of Virginia Law School (1999); Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Ressources Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee (2003-2013); Columbia Law School, New York (2014)
as Arbitrator  
Chair, sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the aegis of the ICC, Swiss Rules, Vienna Chamber (VIAC), DIS, LCIA and Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC); Driver Contract Recognition Board (CRB, Formula 1), Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
Relating to  
Numerous publications on domestic and international arbitrations (for a full list of publications see

• Private Dispute Resolution in International Business. Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration - Vol. I: Case Study and Interactive USB Card, Vol. II: Handbook, Third Edition (Kluwer, 2015)

• The Creeping Codification of the New Lex Mercatoria (Kluwer, 1998; 2nd ed. 2010)

• The Practice of Transnational Law (Kluwer, 2001)

• Recht und Praxis des Schiedsverfahrens (RWS Verlag, 3d ed. 1999) (with H. Raeschke-Kessler)

• International Economic Arbitration (Kluwer, 1993)

• Co-editor, Arbitration International

• "Common Law v. Civil Law in International Arbitration: The Beginning or the End?, " 36(3) J. Int’l Arb. 295 (2019)

• "The Arbitrator's Mandate to Facilitate Settlement," 40(3) Fordham Int’l L.J. 887 (2017) (with J. Ole Jensen)

• "Due process paranoia and the procedural judgment rule: a safe harbor for procedural management decisions by international arbitrators," 32(3) Arb. Int'l 415 (2016) (with J. Ole Jensen)

• "'Force Majeure' in International Contract Law - A comment on National oil Corporation v. Sun Oil," in Essays in Honour of Hans Van Houtte 61, (P. Wautelet, T. Kruger & G. Coppens eds., Hart Publishing, 2012)(with O.J. Erdelyi)

• "General Principles of Law in International Arbitration, How to apply them," 5(2) World Arb. and Med. Rev. 97(2011)

• "The International Arbitrator's Dilemma: Transnational Procedure versus Home Jurisdiction—A German Perspective," 25(2) Arb. Int’l 217 (2009)

• "The Settlement Privilege - A General Principle of International ADR Law," 24(2) Arb. Int’l 265 (2008)

• "Evidentiary Privileges: Best Practice Standards versus/and Arbitral Discretion," 22(4) Arb. Int’l 501 (2006)

• "Law and Practice of Escalation Clauses," 22(1) Arb. Int’l 1 (2006)

• "Set-Off," in UNIDROIT Principles: New Developments and Applications 17 (ICC Pub. No. 662E, 2005)

• "Renegotiation and Adaptation of International Investment Contracts: The Role of Contract Drafters and Arbitrators," 36 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1347 (2003)

• "Integration of Mediation Elements into Arbitration 'Hybrid' Procedures and 'Intuitive' Mediation by International Arbitrators," 19(3) Arb. Int’l 387 (2003)

• " Power of Arbitrators to Fill Gaps and Revise Contracts to Make Sense," 17 Arb. Int’l 1 (2001)

• "The New German Arbitration Law in International Perspective," Forum Internationale, No. 26, at 1 (2000) (with C. Kessedjian)

• "International Arbitral Practice and the UNIDROIT Principles for International Commercial Contracts," 1998 Am. J. Comp. L. 129

• "Germany adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law," 1(3) Int'l Arb. L. Rev. 121 (1998)

• "Arbitration and Act of State: Exchange Control Regulations," in Arbitration and Act of State 99 (K.-H. Böckstiegel ed., Köln/Berlin/Bonn/München, 1997)

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