Dr. Norbert Wühler

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German lawyer with over thirty years of practice in international reparations and dispute resolution.
Specialty: claims by private parties against states.
WORK EXPERIENCE
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, Switzerland 2000 - 2011
Director, Claims and Reparation Programmes
United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), Geneva, Switzerland 1992 - 2000
Chief, Legal Services Branch
Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands 1983 - 1991
Legal Adviser to the President and Deputy Secretary-General
Bars of Heidelberg and Mannheim, Germany 1979 - 1983
Attorney
Practice in German private and administrative law, foreign commercial and international business law.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
1978 -1983
Research Fellow
University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany 1977 - 1978
University Assistant, Chair for German Constitutional and
Administrative and International Law
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Chairman, Member and Secretary of International Arbitral Tribunals 1989 - Present
Cases involved parties from Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, the United States and South America, as well as international organizations. Proceedings were, inter alia, under the ICC Arbitration Rules, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Swiss Civil Procedure Codes, ad hoc rules and under bilateral investment protection treaties.
Chair, Appeal Board of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2014 - Present
The Appeal Board is the last instance of WIPO's internal justice system
Member, Kosovo Property Claims Commission, 2007 - 2015
The Commission resolved claims for the restitution of private and commercial real property lost as a result of the conflict in Kosovo during 1998 and 1999.
University of Mannheim and District Courts of Heidelberg and Mannheim, Germany 1990 - 1992
Lecturer
Taught courses for students and law clerks in international commercial arbitration and international
dispute resolution.
EDUCATION
Doctor of Law 1984
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Second State Examination in Law 1976
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
First State Examination in Law 1973
University of Heidelberg, Germany
LANGUAGES
German - mother tongue
English - fluent
French - very good working knowledge
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Publications and papers in the fields of international state responsibility and dispute resolution.
MEMBERSHIPS
German Institution for Arbitration (DIS)
German Society for International Law
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Law Association (ILA)
(Member, Committee on International Commercial Arbitration)
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

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