Wolf Von Kumberg
“Well placed to understand the needs of business people.”
English, German & Italian
Wolf is a leading internationally recognised independent arbitrator and mediator practising globally out of London, Washington D.C and Abu Dhabi. He has a broad range of experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management. He has been involved in a large variety of international commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. He has acted as mediator and joint mediator in a range of corporate, commercial, boardroom, aviation, aerospace, technology, insurance and investor state related disputes. He is a consultant for the development of conflict avoidance systems, a member of the CEDR training faculty and lecturer in ADR, has written on the subject and sits on the boards of several ADR Institutions, including CEDR.
Before establishing his ADR practice, he served as Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation and prior to this at Litton Industries Inc. During his international career he was located in their Toronto, Zurich and London offices.
As Assistant General Counsel for Northrop Grumman, Wolf worked with Governments and State Agencies in over 52 countries dealing with trade, security, regulatory and investment matters, and responsible for international disputes including arbitration, adjudication, and mediation. In that role he has held security clearances in major NATO countries. He is also very familiar with EU Law and the domestic Laws of most EU States, as well as being a qualified solicitor in England and Canada. As such, he is well versed in civil as well as common law.
His expert analysis has covered all types of dispute management and resolution boards, adjudication systems, ADR guidelines and Model Clauses, ADR policies and procedures, Global conflict compliance and governance programs, arbitration programs, government procurement and supply chain dispute management. He has worked extensively with ADR institutions to develop appropriate process design mechanisms for highly complex disputes including state-to-state, investor-state, and commercial matters.
He is a well-rounded and effective international dispute resolution expert, capable of dealing with the most complex and high value cases.