Speaker

Wolf von KUMBERG

International Mediator and Arbitrator

Wolf von Kumberg spent nearly over 25 years in Zurich, Switzerland and then London, England, as European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global aerospace/security company. In that position he was responsible for its international legal affairs. Prior to that, he served 5 years as the Vice President – Legal Affairs for Litton Canada, after having spent several years in legal practice with a major Toronto law firm. He retired from Northrop Grumman in 2015 to develop his global practice as an arbitrator and mediator. He is now a member of specialist International ADR Chambers in London, Arbitra International – based at the International Dispute Resolution Centre. Wolf is also the Managing Director of Global Resolution Services, a provider of dispute resolution services. He is a qualified lawyer in both Canada and England, a certified CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) mediator, an American Arbitration Association Master Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has experience of disputes across Aviation & Aerospace, Defence, Compliance, IP, Cyber Security and High Tech Industries – this throughout, Asia, US, Europe and Middle-East which includes commercial, government and State entities. Wolf is also active in international commercial and ISDS arbitration and mediation. He has been a thought leader working with ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes), ECT (The Energy Charter Treaty), IMI (International Mediation Institute) and CEDR to help develop the use of mediation in investor/State disputes and has taught courses and written articles on the subject. He was the first Chair of the IMI, which has advocated international standards for mediators and in particular IS mediators. Wolf is also the former Chair of the CIArb Board of Management. He serves as a Director of the American Arbitration Association and of CEDR in the UK.