Wolf Jurgen von Kumberg
Wolf Jurgen von Kumberg
CEDR Panel member since 2015
Wolf von Kumberg brings over 30 years of international legal and business experience to the practise of ADR. Having served as Legal Director and Assistant General counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation and before that to Litton Industries Inc., he has unique knowledge related to the Aerospace, Defence and High Tech Industries. His practise involved most regions of the World and included, commercial, government and state entities. He is now applying this accumulated knowledge to the field of global commercial conflict avoidance and resolution.
Wolf is a certified CEDR mediator and an arbitration Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Directors. He has mediated numerous types of commercial disputes and has been involved in a variety of domestic and international arbitrations. He sits on the mediation panels of CEDR, KLRCA and the AAA/ICDR. In addition, he is a member of arbitration panels at AAA/ICDR, KLRCA, LCIA and the DIFC. He is a founding panellist of the Aerospace/Security panel of the AAA and has assisted in the development of Investor State Mediation Guidelines for the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat.
Wolf’s ADR experience includes:
- International arbitration, mediation, dispute and conflict avoidance boards,
- Company Board,
- Government procurement,
- Corporate governance,
- Compliance (FCPA, Bribery Act, OECD) and ethics,
- Regulatory investigations,
- Risk management,
- International corporate and commercial law,
- Corporate secretarial and board management,
- Corporate restructuring,
- International M&A,
- Global banking, financing, taxation,
- Export regulations,
- Intellectual property and licensing,
- ADR program implementation.
Wolf’s expertise includes development and implementation of specialised global Early Issue Conflict Management (EICM)© programs such as:
- Investor/State conflict avoidance structures;
- Single and co Mediation programs;
- Board Room and partnership dispute programs.
- 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.
ADR Positions held:
- Former Chairman and current Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI)
- Director American Arbitration Association (AAA)
- Former Chair of the Board of Management Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
- Member of the Steering Committee of the CCIAG (Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group)
2000- 2015 European Legal Director Assistant General Counsel Northrop Grumman Corporation European HQ – London, England
1992 – 2000 European Legal Director
Litton International SA
European HQ – Zurich, Switzerland Litton Industries Inc.
1987 - 1992 Vice President, Counsel and Assistant Secretary to Litton Systems Canada Limited (a subsidiary of Litton Industries, Inc.), a 3'000 employee aerospace electronic manufacturer having facilities in Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax, Canada.
1985 - 1987 Litigation Associate - Smith, Lyons, Torrence, Stevenson, & Mayer Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1974 - 1977 York University, Toronto, Ontario - B.A. History and Political Science
1977 - 1980 Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario - LL.B. Bachelor of Law
1981 - 1982 Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario Bar Admission Course
Barrister and Solicitor - April, 1982
1984 - 1985 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom - LL.M. Master of Law
International Commercial Law
1989 Solicitor's Final Examination - The Law Society England and Wales