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Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Dr Kühn's area of practise is corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and international arbitration. Dr Kühn advised national and foreign clients in a large number of M&A transactions including those related to energy, automotive, media (TV and telecom), food production and service industries. Dr Kühn has handled numerous national and international arbitration proceedings as arbitrator or counsel in respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, construction project contracts, turnkey plant contracts on behalf of German and international corporate parties or clients. He acts as chairman in large international arbitration proceedings, such as those related to disputes under foreign investment treaties or international joint ventures (such as UNCITRAL ad hoc, ICC, DIS, SIAC, Copenhagen Arbitration and Vienna Arbitration, etc).
Professional Memberships: Honorary member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) ; Past chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association; 2010 advisor to the IBA Rules of Evidence Subcommittee; Member (1990 to 1996) of the ICC International Court Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Career: Dr Wolfgang Kühn is a Senior Partner of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, a major German law firm with presently 250 lawyers and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Chemnitz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Zurich. The firm engages in general corporate and commercial, international arbitration and M&A.
Publications: "Current Issues concerning the application of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards", Journal of International Arbitration 2008; Common Law vs Civil Law Proceedings in Commercial Arbitration in Liber Amicorum Dr. Lüer 2008; Münchener Handbuch Corporate Law, Part 2, 3rd edition 2009; German Chapter in Arbitration Word, 3rd edition 2010; "Arbitration and Insolvency", Journal Dispute Resolution International 2011; "Arbitration and Insolvency – A comment on Elektrim v Vivendi (Switzerland)" in The Practice of Arbitration, Essays in Honour of Hans van Houtte, 2012.
Personal: Universities of Munich and Münster (Assessor 1971, Dr. jur. 1971).