Curriculum Vitae

Since 03/2014 Private practice as “Rechtsanwalt” (attorney admitted to German bar), arbitrator, neutral third party in ADR proceedings.
1991–2014 Legal department of Siemens AG;
1991–1993 Advising former division Verkehrstechnik (railway technology), Erlangen, mainly railway projects in Spain and Latin America;
Since 1994 Senior Counsel;
1993–1996 Advising former Power Generation division, Erlangen, power projects in Latin America, project finance and M & A transactions in south east Asia;
1996–1997 General Counsel Siemens S. A., Spain, Madrid, compliance issues, M & A transactions;
1997–2008 Head of Offenbach office of former Power Generation group of legal department, bidding and implementation of power plant projects in U.K. and on Iberian and Arabian peninsula, including related disputes, in charge of model consortium agreement and model project transport agreement, involvement in setting-up of risk management system;
2004–2008 Coordinator of Arbitration/Litigation/ADR group, in charge of dispute settlement circular and model dispute settlement clauses;
2009–2013 Dispute settlement unit CL LIT, Erlangen, head of construction litigation sub-group, plant construction related arbitration and ADR proceedings, mainly in Europe and Latin America.
1989–1991 Rechtsanwalt with Rechtsanwälte Werner & Schneider, Berlin, mainly litigation work;
1989–1991 Involvement in European law project of Professor Grabitz and international investment law project of Professor Randelzhofer, Berlin.


Dispute settlement experience

20 arbitration proceedings in Europe and Latin America, mainly pursuant to ICC Rules of Arbitration, predominantly construction-related;

8 ADR proceedings in Europe, the U.S., Latin America in the form of mediation, conciliation, adjudication, Dispute Board; mainly construction-related;

10 international court proceedings in Europe, U.S. and Latin America, numerous court proceedings in Germany.

Rechtsanwalt Volker Mahnken