Herr Claus H. Lenz

Rechtsanwalt
LDR Lenz Dispute Resolution

Dweerblöcken 36
22393 Hamburg

0049/40/30098380
0049/151/40244670
0049/40/30098381

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BRIEF OVERVIEW

From 2020            Principal of LDR Lenz Dispute Resolution, Hamburg, Germany
1995 – 2019          Partner of the law firm Lungerich & Lenz, since 2017 LST Lenz Schuhmacher Tap, Cologne, Germany
(1999-2000)          Head of Legal Department Technip Germany GmbH
1991 – 1994          In-House Counsel Mannesmann Demag AG
1988 – 1990          Head of Thümmel Schütze & Partners, Singapore
1987 – 1991          Associate with Thümmel Schütze & Partner, Stuttgart/Germany
1979 (4 months)  Assistant Site Manager Antara Steel Mills, Malaysia

ARBITRATION/ DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE

In Arbitration:

  • As Arbitrator: more than 40 arbitral proceedings (ICC, SIAC, DIS, SGO-Bau, ad-hoc, Sports Arbitration) with more than 20 as Chair of the Arbitral Tribunal or as sole arbitrator
  • As Counsel: more than 50 proceedings (ICC, DIS, SIAC, SCC, CAS, Arbitral Tribunal of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, ad-hoc, Sports Arbitration)

In other Proceedings:

  • As Dispute Board Member and as Counsel in Mediation

INVOLVEMENT IN DISPUTE SETTLEMENT OF MAJOR PROJECTS (recent)

Aromatics Plant in Singapore:
Advising Sub-Contractor in Claims Dispute with General Contractor

Industrial Grade Potash Project in Jordan:
Advising General Contractor Consortium in Claims Dispute with Employer

Pipeline Construction in Thailand:
Advising General Contractor in Dispute with Sub-Contractor (Thailand) and representing General Contractor as Counsel in ICC Arbitration Proceedings in Thailand

Coke Calcining Plant in Bahrain:
Advising General Contractor in Dispute with Sub-Contractor (Italy) and representing General Contractor as Counsel in ICC Arbitration Proceedings in Germany

Conversion of Chemical Plant in Germany:
Advising General Contractor in Dispute with Sub-Contractor (Tunisia) and representing General Contractor as Counsel in ICC Arbitration Proceedings in Germany

Airport Extension Project in Cairo/Egypt:
Chairman of the Disputes Review Board

Construction of a Waste Incineration Plant in Germany:
Advising the Japanese General Contractor in Sub-Contracting and Claim
Management as well as in Financial Restructuring of the Project

Water System Project in Libya:
Advising Austrian Engineering Company in claim settlement

Water Treatment Plant in Moscow/Russia:
Co-Arbitrator in ICC Arbitration Proceedings in Germany between General
Contractor and Sub-Contractor

Road Project in Romania:
Sole Arbitrator under ICC Rules in Dispute between Employer and Contractor

Telecommunication Licence in Turkey:
Chairman of Arbitral Tribunal under ICC Rules in Dispute between Licencee and
Government Authorities

Chemical Plant in the Netherlands:
Co-Arbitrator under DIS Rules in Dispute between General Contractor and Sub-
Contractor

Stadium Project in Germany:
Co-Arbitrator under German Construction Arbitration Rules (SO-Bau) in Dispute
between General Civil Contractor and Sub-Contractor

Wind park Project in the North Sea:
Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal under DIS Rules in Dispute between Employer
and General Contractor

International Sales Transaction re: solar panels for solar park in Germany: Co-Arbitrator under SIAC Rules in Dispute between Seller (Taiwan) and Purchaser (Germany)

Waste Incineration Plant in Germany:
Representing Japanese Main Contractor (Claimant) in DIS-Arbitration against
German Subcontractor

Freight Forwarding Services for Wind park in Italy:
Representing Danish Freight Forwarder (Respondent) in DIS-Arbitration against
Italian Transport Company

Refinery Expansion Project in Surinam:
President of the Arbitral Tribunal under ICC Rules in Dispute between Employer
(Surinam) and Civil Works Contractor (Dutch)

Power Plant Project in Germany:
Co-Arbitrator under ICC Rules in Dispute between Employer (German) and
General Contractor Consortium (German/Japanese)

Wind park Project in the Baltic Sea:
Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal under DIS Rules in Dispute between various Subcontractors

Power Plant Project in Germany:
President of the Arbitral Tribunal under ICC Rules in Dispute between Main
Contractor (Spanish) and Employer (German)

Chemical Plant in Germany:
Representing Claimant (German Main Contractor) against Respondent (German Subcontractor) in Arbitration Proceedings under DIS Rules

Airport Project in Saudi-Arabia:
Co-Arbitrator under ICC-Rules in Dispute between General Contractor Consortium (Turkey, Dubai, Saudi-Arabia) and Subcontractor (Luxembourg, Saudi-Arabia)

Refinery Project in Kuwait:
President of an ad-hoc DRB in Dispute between an international Joint Venture as
Contractor (UK, South Korea) and Employer (Kuwait)

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS (recent)

22 August 2019           “Construction Arbitration”, Presentation and Talk at the occasion of the London 2019 Adjudication & Arbitration Conference, London, UK

27 September 2018     “Penalty Clauses Around The Globe: Germany”, Presentation and Talk at the occasion of the 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference,
                                         Chicago, United States

15 September 2017     “Are FIDIC forms worth their popularity? – Presentation of the ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects”, Presentation and Talk at the occasion of                                             the 6th Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference, Brussels, Belgium

15 September 2016      “The ABC of construction delivery systems: DBB’s, EPC’s, EPCM’s, Alliance Contracts and alike”, Talk on the occasion of the Sixth Society of Construction                                                Law Biennial Conference Sao Paulo, Brazil

14 September 2016     “Hot tubbing session with experts: Best practices for delay and quantum analysis”, Talk on the occasion of the Sixth Society of Construction Law Biennial                                              Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil

26 October 2015         “Witness Preparation in International Arbitration”, Presentation on the occasion of the Evening Talk Series held by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for                                                  Arbitration (KLRCA),, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8 October 2015           “See spot run: a construction lawyer’s primer on the all-important ICC rules of arbitration”, Presentation on the occasion of the International Bar                                                           Association Annual Conference,, Vienna, Austria

21 February 2015       “Procedures for contractors’ and employers’ claims and pitfalls – in particular under FIDIC contracts”, Presentation on the occasion of the conference                                                “International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution”, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

19 September 2014    “Recent Developments in Construction and the Law: Waste-to-Energy Project in Germany – Lessons (to be) learned for an Asian General Contractor”,                                              Presentation on the occasion of the Construction Law International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

19 May 2014              “Enforcement and/or Challenges of Dispute Board Decisions in Arbitration”, Presentation on the occasion of the Afternoon Talk Series held by the Kuala                                                   Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

25 April 2014             “Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration”, Presentation on the occasion of the 18th LAWorld Annual Conference & AGM as Chair of the                                        Arbitration Working Group, Hong Kong, China

12 February 2014      “Claim Management“, Presentation on the occasion of the 5th Meeting of the working group “Power Plants” of the bauforumstahl e.V.,
                                      Düsseldorf, Germany

22 October 2013        “Mechanism of dispute resolution“, Presentation on the occasion of the conference „Maschinenrechtstag“,
                                       Cologne, Germany

7 October 2013          “Use and abuse of tiered dispute resolution processes“, Introductory presentation as Chair of session on the occasion of the International Bar Association’s                                              Annual Conference, Boston, United States

EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS

2018                Qualified as licensed Mediator
2016                Qualified as Specialist solicitor for International Commercial Law (Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht)
Since 2013      Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
2013                Absolving course as Specialist solicitor for construction and architects law (Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht)
1995                Absolving course as Specialist solicitor for tax law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht)
1984 – 1987   Practical Legal Training in Cologne and Singapore, 2nd State Exam
1978 – 1984   Legal Studies at the University of Cologne/Germany, 1st State Exam/ Diplom-Jurist
1975 – 1977   Professional Education (Commercial training): Merchant for International Trade with Klöckner Industrie-Anlagen GmbH

PUBLICATIONS (Extract)

  • “Tribunal-Appointed Experts”, part of Chapter 13: Arbitration – From an Arbitrator’s Perspective in: “Delay and Disruption in
    construction Contracts”, edited by Kim Rosenberg, Erin Miller Rankin and Bryan Dayton of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP,
    2020
  • “UNIDROIT Principles” by Prof. Eckart Brödermann, Book review in “Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht” 2/2019
  • “Project Finance and Construction Law”, (co-authored with Rouven F. Bodenheimer) in: Bueno, Julio Cesar (Ed.), The Projects and
    Construction Review, 5th Ed., London 2015 and 6th Ed., London 2016;
  • “Die überarbeiteten Arbitration Rules des Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)“, (co-authored with Rouven F.
    Bodenheimer) in: SchiedsVZ, 2014, Vol. 3;
  • „ADR in Construction – Germany“ in: IBA International Construction Projects Committee, Construction ADR Guide, London 2014
  • “Construction and Infrastructure Disputes in Germany”, (co-authored with Rouven F. Bodenheimer) in: Hernandez Garcia, Roberto,
    Construction and Infrastructure Disputes, London 2013
  • “Singapore: Court of Appeal was correct to set aside ICC award in FIDIC case“ in: Global Arbitration Review, March 2012;
  • “Public procurement law in Germany”, (co-authored with Rouven F. Bodenheimer) in: Hernandez Garcia, Roberto, International Public
    Procurement, London 2009;
  • “Dispute Boards – scope, tasks and authority”, in: CLInt (International Bar Association, Construction Law International, April
    2007
  • “Gesellschaftsrecht in Singapur und Malaysia” (Company Law in Singapore and Malaysia), München 1995

LANGUAGES

German (native speaker)
English (fluent)

NEGOTIATION EXPERIENCE

PR China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Dubai, Saudi-Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Libya, Russia, Turkmenistan, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden, England, USA, Canada

MISCELLANEOUS/ PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Bar Association (IBA): International Construction Projects Committee:
    – Past Co-Chair (until 31 December 2017);
    – Past Co-Vice Chair (2014-2015);
    – Past Co-Chair Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee;
  • Member of the panel of Foreign Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Member of the panel of Foreign Arbitrators of the Kuala Lumpur Centre for Regional Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • Member of the panel of Foreign Arbitrators of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
  • Member of the panel of Arbitrators of the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS)
  • Member of the panel of International Arbitrators with the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
  • Member of the panel of Arbitrators of the German Institution for Arbitration in Sports Arbitration (DIS)
  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), since May 2019 member of the Board of Region 2
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), member of the European Branch Committee of CIArb
  • Founding Member of the German Arbitration Chambers, Kuala Lumpur

OTHER INTERESTS

Sports (Field hockey and Golf)
Travel

ADRESSE

Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V.
℅ SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte
Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 1
20459 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 40 33 401 15
Fax: 0049 40 33 401 530

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