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Arbitrator/Mediator Roster

The sector specialism of arbitrators and mediators is often cited as a key attraction of these dispute resolution methods. This Roster has been created so as to enable prospective parties to an arbitration or mediation the ability to identify potential candidates with technology experience relevant to their dispute. ITechLaw hopes that the Roster is a useful tool to help resolve technology related disputes. Your attention is drawn to the disclaimer below. The ITechLaw Privacy Policy applies as appropriate. In addition, the following specific disclaimer applies to the Roster.

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Thomas Schafft

Germany

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsGermany

Degrees and Certifications
Graduate mathematician, certified specialist lawyer for Intellectual Property Law (German "Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz"), certified specialist lawyer for IT law (German "Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht")

Arbitrator

Lester Schiefelbein

United States

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified Jurisdictions

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Office of President, Lockheed Corporation

Degrees and Certifications
Les is the CEO of Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association (Large Complex Case) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Arbitrators (Member Aerospace, Aviation and National Security Panel); International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration; International Panel of Arbitrators, London Court of International Arbitration; Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Panelist, Asian International Arbitration Centre; Panelist, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board International; Panelist, The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taiwan; Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center’s 2018 list of leading arbitrators and mediators in the technology sector; CEO, Global Technology Dispute Resolution Council; International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member, New York International Arbitration Center; Member, Society of Satellite Professionals International; Member, Board of Directors, California International Arbitration Council.

  • 20+
  • 6 - 10
  • 11 - 20
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
Arbitrator

Stephan Schmidt

Germany

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsGermany

Degrees and Certifications
CIPP/E

  • 1-5
  • 1 - 5
  • German Arbitration Institution (DIS)
Both Arbitrator and Mediator

Abdelmohsen Sheha

France

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified Jurisdictions

Both Arbitrator and Mediator

J. Hanneke Slager

Netherlands

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsDutch

  • 6-10
  • 1 - 5
  • 6 - 10
  • 1 - 5
Mediator

Claus Spangenberg

Denmark

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsDenmark

  • 6 - 10
Mediator

Alesch Staehelin

Switzerland

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsSwitzerland

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Information Technology, Media

  • 20+
Both Arbitrator and Mediator

Per-Kaare Svendsen

Norway

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsNorway

Wolfgang Tichy

Austria

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsAustria

Both Arbitrator and Mediator

Charles Tigerman

United States

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsCA, MO (inactive)

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Programmer, business systems analyst, consulta.

Degrees and Certifications
Refer to website, for selected cases and experience.

  • 20+
  • 20+
  • 1 - 5
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (inc. AAA and BCDR)
  • 6 - 10

Yoong San Toh

Malaysia

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsMalaysia

Arbitrator

KIYOSH TSURU

Mexico

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsConduce una de las prácticas DE Propiedad Intelect

Degrees and Certifications
Internet Law Program, Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002; LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, (Recipient of the 2002 Thelma Weaver Memorial Award). The George Washington University School, Washington, DC, 2001-2002; Diploma, Derecho de Propiedad Intelectual, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), 1999-2000.

  • 20+
  • 1 - 5
  • 1 - 5
Arbitrator

Gikera & Vadgama

Kenya

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsRepublic of Kenya

Both Arbitrator and Mediator

Paul Van den Bulck

Belgium

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified Jurisdictions

Degrees and Certifications
CIPP/E certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

  • 1-5
  • 11 - 20
Arbitrator

Polo Van der Putt

Netherlands

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified Jurisdictions

  • 6-10
  • 1 - 5
  • 6 - 10
Arbitrator

Jos Van der Wijst

Netherlands

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsThe Netherlands

  • 1-5
  • 1 - 5

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri

Chile

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsChile

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Music/Media/TV/Entertainment

Both Arbitrator and Mediator

Rajesh Vellakkat

India

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsIndia

Degrees and Certifications
I have acted as counsel for parties in many arbitration proceedings

  • German Arbitration Institution (DIS)

Axel Von Walter

Germany

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsGermany

Juma Weeks

United Kingdom

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsEnglish & Wales

Degrees and Certifications
LLB (Law), First Class, University of Reading, 2007

Marc Weinstein

United States

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsPennsylvania Florida

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Chief Privacy Officer

Arbitrator

Henrik Witt

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsDenmark

Mediator

Anthony Wong

Australia

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsAustralia

Non-Legal Industry Experience
Leader in ICT Industry, Chief Information Officer

Degrees and Certifications
Accredited IT Disputes Mediator, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC)

Mediator

Beverley Zabow

Israel

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified JurisdictionsIsrael

Arbitrator

Joseph Zammit

United States

  • N/A
  • Qualified LawyerYes
  • Qualified Jurisdictions

Degrees and Certifications
JD, Harvard Law School; LLM, New York University; Retired Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Adjunct Professor, St. John's University School of Law; SVAMC List of the World's Leading Technology Neutrals; Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); Member, NYC Bar Association Arbitration Committee; Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2019; New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2018; Mr. Zammit has been involved with technology arbitrations for more than three decades, as both an arbitrator and advocate; he was a senior member of his firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Department and Disputes Department, and was also a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and ADR Practice Group; he undergoes annual ADR training.

  • 20+
  • 20+
  • 6 - 10
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (inc. AAA and BCDR). CPR Institute; EDNY Arbitration Panel

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