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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Gustav knows anything and everything about arbitration"
"An impressive advocate who displays an ability to get into the details of the case while not losing sight of the big picture"
"An outstanding transnational arbitrator"
"His calm composure, authoritativeness and swift decision-making in the most challenging procedural situations is truly impressive"
"He is highly experienced in the technicalities of institutional arbitration"
"Professional, smart and incredibly friendly"



Gustav is a partner at Seven Summits Arbitration (7SA), a Munich-based disputes specialist firm combining the expertise and cross-border track record clients expect from a leading international law firm with the flexibility and efficiency of a boutique practice.

Gustav acts as counsel and arbitrator in multifaceted domestic and international arbitrations, involving a wide array of matters under many different laws. His institutional track record includes cases under the ICC, DIS, VIAC, SCC, FAI and SCAI Rules. He has extensive experience with ad hoc arbitrations (domestic and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules), and sits as chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and emergency arbitrator at various seats throughout Europe. Gustav’s main areas of expertise include construction and engineering, post-M&A, international sales, licensing, distribution, energy (including oil and gas) and infrastructure projects.

Before 7SA, Gustav practised with the litigation and arbitration group of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Düsseldorf and headed the case management team responsible for arbitrations seated in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux and the Nordic countries at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. During his tenure at the ICC Secretariat, Gustav supervised over 850 proceedings, including investment treaty and emergency arbitrator cases, and was involved in the scrutiny of 450 awards.

Gustav is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration. He has published and lectured widely on ADR related topics. Gustav served on the drafting committee for the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules and co-edited The DIS Arbitration Rules – An Article-by-Article Commentary, with over 1000 pages the most comprehensive treatise on the DIS Rules.

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