Professor of Law, University of Cologne
Klaus Peter has been appointed as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator in over 100 arbitrations under ICC-, Swiss Rules-, DIS-, LCIA-, VIAC-, UNCITRAL- and Ad Hoc-Arbitration Rules. Previous arbitrations involved disputes out of sales and service contracts, Post M&A, infrastructure projects, research & development, construction, int’l. loans, project finance, ISDA Master Agreement (close-out netting), gas price adaptation and gas storage contracts, aviation, automotive, patents and licensing, sale of non-performing loans, service provider contracts in the credit card business. Klaus Peter is a fervent art collector and has, in a private capacity, been involved in many art transactions.
He is listed on the following panels of arbitrators: CIETAC; ICDR Roster of Neutrals; P.R.I.M.E. Finance; DIAC; VIAC; Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (RIMA), Panel of Arbitrators for Financial Services Disputes (Hong Kong Int’l. Arbitration Centre); Driver Contract Recognition Board (CRB, Formula 1), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA); He has also acted as a legal expert on German and international contract law in numerous international arbitrations. He has published over two-hundred articles and several books on domestic and international arbitration and contract law, private international law, M&A, trade law, banking and finance.
Klaus Peter’s educational background includes Universities of Cologne, Bielefeld (Germany) and Virginia (USA).
Klaus Peter's professional experience includes Professor for domestic and international private and commercial Law, comparative and private international law; Director, Institute for Banking Law and Center for Transnational Law, University of Cologne Faculty of Law, Germany (since 2002) Professor for international business law and director of the Institute for International Business Law, Muenster University Faculty of Law, Germany (1996 - 2002) Visiting Professor: Asser Institute, The Hague (1997-2004); University of Virginia Law School (1999); Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Resources Law and Policy, University of Dundee (2004-2012); Columbia University Law School, New York City (2014) Member of the Board, German Arbitration Institute (DIS; Chairman of the Board 2012-2016); Chairman of the Board 2012-2016 Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.