Max Planck Lecture Series

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 16:00 

“Litigation and Arbitration of IP Disputes”

Prof. Dr. Siegfried H. Elsing, LL.M. (Yale)
(Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for North Rhine-Westphalia)

Prof. Dr. Siegfried H. Elsing is a senior partner for Germany at the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and an honorary professor at Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf (Germany). He lectures on international commercial arbitration and international civil procedure. For more than 30 years, Prof. Elsing has acted as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman. He has represented private investors, international companies, sovereign states and state agencies on a national and international level. Since 2013, he acts as an Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for North Rhine-Westphalia. From 2011 to 2017 he served on the Panel of Conciliators for the Administrative Council of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Prof. Elsing’s experience extends in particular to complex disputes involving M&A and corporate transactions, investment protection, energy law, infrastructure disputes, financing arrangements, insurances, joint ventures, distributorship agreements and IP disputes. He is admitted as an attorney both in Germany and New York and acted in more than 230 arbitrations, including ad hoc proceedings as well as arbitral proceedings under the rules of leading arbitral institutions such as DIS, HCCI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, SCC, VIAC.


Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Conference room, 4th floor
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L-2721 Luxembourg

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