Dr. Ekkehard H. Schulze LL.M.

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Ekkehard studied law in Berlin (Germany) and Cape Town (South Africa). He graduated from the University of Cape Town with an LL.M., and obtained a Ph.D. (Dr.iur.) from the Free University of Berlin.

He started his professional career as an associate with the Chicago-based multinational law firm of Baker & McKenzie, before being appointed to the Bench. After stages as Judge and Presiding Judge, and subsequently Head of Legal Affairs in the aviation industry, Ekkehard established his own law firm in Berlin.

As a highly experienced adjudicator, Ekkehard is listed by major arbitral institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA). He is Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa). His wide arbitral experience includes, but is not limited to, international commercial law, joint ventures, corporate law, oil & gas and construction law.

For a number of years, he has also been participating in peacekeeping and rule of law operations in various roles on behalf of International Organisations (UN, UN Agencies, OSCE, EU). Appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ekkehard held office as an International Judge. He also served as Vice-President of the Independent Judicial and Prosecutorial Commission, which under the auspices of the United Nations, selected all future Supreme Court Justices in Kosovo.

Having been a keen horseman for many years, Ekkehard has been awarded the status of a forensic equine expert by the state government of Berlin.