FRANKFURT (14 June, 2016) – McDermott Will & Emery Litigation partner, Dr. Sabine Konrad, has been appointed as an Arbitrator to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). The SIAC, which commenced operations in 1991 as an independent, non-profit organization, provides neutral arbitration services to the global business community.
Dr. Konrad focuses her practice on international dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial international arbitration and public international law. She advises investors and governments in matters of investment protection and also has experience representing clients in a broad range of industries, including energy and infrastructure. In addition, she acts as arbitrator in investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases.
“I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate Dr. Konrad on this appointment,” said Dr. Norbert Schulte, head of McDermott’s German practice. “As one of the top international arbitrators, she is a prime example of the calibre of talent that McDermott attracts. We wish her further ongoing successes in her spectacular career.”
“It gives me great pleasure to see our lawyers progress internationally in this increasingly competitive legal environment,” said Lazar Raynal, global chair of McDermott’s Controversies Practice Group. “Sabine’s appointment by SIAC is a great testament to the strength of our global trial capabilities,“ he added.
In 2007 and again in 2013, Dr. Konrad was nominated by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Panel of Arbitrators of the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She is a member of the roster of arbitrators of the International Development Law Organisations (IDLO), the list of practitioners of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel of Mediators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), and now also the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators.
Dr. Konrad also founded the Frankfurt International Arbitration Moot Court, the leading international moot court in the investment treaty field. In 2005, she was involved in setting up the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center, a cooperation facility of ICSID for investment treaty arbitrations in Germany.
McDermott’s Litigation practice includes many recognised trial lawyers and specialised litigators in the United States, Europe and China (through our strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices). McDermott Trial lawyers are regularly engaged in all aspects of civil, regulatory and white-collar criminal defense litigation. Combining a deep bench with broad geographic reach, Firm lawyers offer sophisticated insight stemming from firsthand experience in higher courts in the European Union, China, the United States and elsewhere. The Firm’s international arbitration and mediation lawyers bring creative capability, experience and a record of critical success to resolving commercial disputes that span the globe.
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