Dr. Andreas Respondek, LL.M. (Vorsitz), Singapur / Thailand

AMERICAN ATTORNEY AT LAW • GERMAN “RECHTSANWALT” • CHARTERED ARBITRATOR (FCIArb)

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UNIVERSITY & LEGAL EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), December 1981 (Freiburg University / Germany)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), May 1983 (Fulbright Scholarship, Tulane University / USA)
  • Doctor iuris (Ph.D.), November 1987 (Linz University / Austria)
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, CIArb London February 2005
  • Chartered Arbitrator, (FCIArb) Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, May 2007

ADMISSIONS TO THE BAR

  • USA (New Orleans, LA.), October 1983; first non-US lawyer to be admitted; Louisiana Supreme Court: In re application of Andreas Respondek 434 So.2d 413 (La.1983); 442 So.2d 435 (La.1983)
  • Germany (Berlin), August 1986
  • Singapore Offshore License 1998

WORK EXPERIENCE / MANAGEMENT

  • Managing Director Boehringer Mannheim Thailand Ltd.
  • Bangkok 1996 – 1997;
  • Managing Director Boehringer Mannheim China Ltd.
  • Hong Kong / Beijing 1997 – 1998;
  • Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific Fresenius Kabi Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Bangkok / Singapore 1998 – 1999;

WORK EXPERIENCE / LEGAL

  • Private Law Practice with several International Law Firms in Germany 1984 – 1987
  • Legal Counsel Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt and Singapore 1988 – 1989
  • Area Counsel and Secretary of the Executive Committee Boehringer Mannheim International S.A., Luxembourg 1989 –1991;
  • Director Legal Services and Member of the Board, Boehringer Mannheim Overseas, Luxembourg 1991 – 1993
  • Director Legal Services and Member of the Board, Boehringer Mannheim Pte. Ltd./ De Puy Asia Pacific, Singapore 1993 – 1996
  • Founder & Managing Director of RESPONDEK & FAN, Singapore / Thailand;1998 – present; areas of expertise: International Arbitration, Commercial, Corporate and Contract law; Foreign Investment; Healthcare; serving international corporate clients in Asia; regularly recommended (without advertisement) in The Asia Pacific Legal 500

ARBITRATION PANEL APPOINTMENTS
Member of Arbitration Panels:

  • AUSTRIA – Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC) • CHINA - 北京仲裁委员会 Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC)
  • HONG KONG – HK International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • ICDR – International Centre for Dispute Resolution, International Panel of Arbitrators
  • MALAYSIA – Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  • SINGAPORE – Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), 01.05.2003 – 31.12.2014
  • THAILAND – Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI); Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC)
  • VIETNAM: Pacific International Arbitration Center (PIAC)

ICC Commission Thailand / Commission Member
http://www.iccthailand.or.th/home/commission.php?pageid=NQ==&directory=MTM

Regularly appointed for ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, Swiss Chambers, TAI and ad hoc matters as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator & Counsel

LANGUAGES

  • German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin)

PUBLICATIONS

  • The American Bar Examination; JuS 1985, 326
  • Rescission of arbitral awards under Austrian and German Law (Doctoral Thesis, Johanes Kepler University, Linz Austria 1987)
  • The Setting up of Operational Headquarters (OHQ) in Singapore, RIW 1991, 490
  • Legal restrictions for foreign companies that plan to set up affiliates in Thailand, RIW 1991, 821.
  • The New Mexican Law dated June 17, 1991 regarding the promotion and protection of industrial property rights, RIW 1992, 376
  • Singapore as International Arbitration Center, RIW 1992, 680
  • Annulment of Arbitral Awards in Austria, RIW 1993, 376
  • The establishment of Corporations in Panama, RIW 1993, 730
  • Reception and Applicability of English Law in Singapore, RIW 1995, 28
  • Now also Japan has a Product Liability Law, BddW dated March 17, 1995, p.1
  • If the concepts of the Partners differ - what enterprises negotiating Joint Venture Contracts in the PR China should pay attention to, BddW, October 7, 1996, p. 13
  • Singapore's new Consumer Protection Law, Thailand Aktuell, April 2003, pages 42 -45
  • Typical drafting mistakes in international commercial agreements, Thailand Aktuell, July 2003, pages 44 – 46, August 2003, pages 60 – 62
  • Thailand’s new arbitration regulations, Business Minds Singapore, October 2003, pages 15 - 20
  • The Drafting of International Commercial Agreements, Aktuell Thailand, 08/2003, pages 60 - 62
  • Employment Agreements with Managing Directors, Aktuell Thailand 03/2004, p. 30 – 32
  • Joint Venture Agreements, Aktuell Singapore 01/2005, pages 24 - 26
  • License Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Aktuell China 04/2005, p. 28
  • License Agreements in the Life Sciences, Transkript No. 11, 2007, p. 54/55
  • Development of Biological Products, Bioforum Europe 5, 2009, p. 14
  • Thailand's New Product Liability Act, Singapore Law Gazette 2010, p. 33
  • Was bringt der Einsatz eines Interim Managers? Transkript 10, 2012, p. 56
  • Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) – An Overview; Juriste International, 2013, p. 66 to 69
  • Singapur als internationals Schiedsgerichtszentrum, BIZGUIDE 2014, p. 54 – 59
  • Minimizing Delays in International Arbitration Proceedings; SIArb Newsletter, June 2014, No. 10
  • Five proposals to Further Increase the Efficiency of International Arbitration Proceedings – Journal of International Arbitration (JOIA), Vol 31, Issue 4, 2014
  • A Grain of Civil Law – Some (Not so) New Chords for the International Arbitration Jazz, The Singapore Law Gazette, October 2014, p. 19 – 31
  • Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Agreements in Thailand, APAC Employment Newsletter, Clyde & Co, December 2014, p15
  • Arbitration in Germany: The American Review of International Arbitration 2014 / Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 289 – 296
  • Singapore – Springboard for Asian markets; Interview with Dr Respondek by “Manager Wissen vor 9”, 27. August 2015 www.manager-wissen-vor9.de/interview-respondekSingapore as International Arbitration Hub, Global Contact 3/2015, p. 28/29
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and Foreign Judgments in Thailand, SGP Law Gazette November 2015, p. 30
  • Singapur bietet ein investoren freundliches Klima, Interview with Dr Andreas Respondek by Ms Gabriele Bastian, Fruchthandel, August 2015, p. 4-5
  • Viele verlässliche Quellen für die Bonitätsprüfung des Handelspartners; Interview with Dr. Andreas Respondek by Ms Gabriele Bastian, Fruchthandel, August 2015, volume 34, p. 8 - 9
  • Country Report Myanmar in: Geimer/ Schütze, Handbook for International Civil and Commercial Legal Matters, 51st supplement, February 2016
  • How Civil Law Principles could help to make International Arbitration Proceedings more time and cost effective, The Singapore Law Gazette, February 2017, p. 33 – 37
  • Accolades 2017, Asian Legal Business, September 2017, p. 26
  • Sprechtag von Wirtschaftsanwälten mit der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich („WKO“), Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna, September 2017
  • Schwammig formuliert, Streit produziert, Asia Bridge, November 2017, p. 40-41
  • Joint Venture Agreements in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmind Pharm. Ind. 80, No. 4, 494 – 498, April 2018
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation, The Hong Kong Lawyer, April 2018

  • Investment Guide Vietnam (114 pages), 2010
  • Investment Guide Singapore (140 pages), 2018
  • Investment Guide Thailand (170 pages), 2018
  • Asia Arbitration Guide (330 pages), 2017

SEMINARS / ORGANIZED & CONDUCTED
Regular speaker at selected seminars

  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Agreements, 14/15.10.1999, The Regent, Singapore*
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Agreements, 09/10.03.2000, The Shangri-La, Bangkok / Thailand*
  • Health Care Portals 2000, 15/16.05.2000, Grand Hyatt, Singapore
  • International E-commerce: Legal Basis for Successful Business Transactions, 25/26.05.2000, The Shangri-La, Singapore
  • Successful foreign investment in Europe and Asia, 07 - 08. December 2000, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Legal and Tax Updates for Successful Business Ventures in China, 29-30 July 2002, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 7th German Technology Symposium & Exhibition, 12-16 November 2002, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Agreements (held jointly with the Thai Medical Device Association), 12 February 2003, Plaza Athenée Hotel, Bangkok / Thailand*
  • Video Conference Presentation “Effective contract negotiations in a cross-cultural context”, Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Singapore, 05.05.2004*
  • Effective contract negotiations in a cross-cultural context, Orchard Hotel Singapore, 12.05.2004
  • Conducting Business Effectively in China and Thailand, Singapore, 4/5.10.2004
  • Joint Ventures – Structuring an Alliance, Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11./12.10.2004
  • Comparative Contract Law, CIDC – SIAC Arbitration Centre, Arbitration Workshop, Chennai, India, 25/27.08.2005
  • Germany for Asia Pacific, Aktuelle Rechtsentwicklungen im Deutsch-Thailändischen Rechtsbereich, Berlin, Germany, 23.09.2005
  • Preferential Investment Applications in Thailand – Board of Investment and other Privileges, Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, 06.04.2006
  • Recovery of Costs – Proportionality in the award of costs from a Civil Law Perspective, AAA-ICC-SIAC Conference, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 03/04.10.2006
  • Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Commercial Contracts, Meritus Mandarin Singapore, 07.11.2006
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts, 28.05.2008, The Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City*
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts, 07.10.2008, The Raffles Hotel, Singapore*
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts, 28.11.2008, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok*
  • ADR in Asia 2009, Hong Kong, 15.09.2009
  • Who are the parties to an Arbitration Agreement? SIArb, Maxwell Chambers, Singapore 08 December 2009
  • Pharma Law Update, The Landmark, Bangkok, November 18-19, 2010
  • Singapore – Legal and Business Update 2012, 15.06.2012, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok*
  • Thailand - Legal and Business Update 2014, 14.01.2014, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts in China, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, The Raffles Hotel Singapore 20.03.2014
  • Five proposals how to further increase the effectiveness of international arbitration proceedings, KLRCA, Kuala Lumpur 05.05.2014
  • Nine Costly Mistakes In International Contracts – Shangri-La Singapore 12.06.2014
  • The Growing Importance of International Arbitration in Corporate Law and some practical insights; Guest Lecture at the Freie Universitat Berlin, 28.10.2014
  • Current Developments in Court and Arbitration Proceedings in China, Deutsch Chinesischer Wirtschaftstag 15.12.2014, Cologne
  • Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand, The Raffles Hotel Singapore, 03.03.2015
  • CBBL Asia Seminar, Frankfurt, 30.11.2015
  • GTCC Event: Breakfast Seminar on "9 Costly Mistakes in International Contracts and How to avoid them", Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand 03.12.2015
  • Arbitration and Mediation - Two Mutually Exclusive Worlds?, Singapore, SIArb, 11.08.2016
  • Praxis von Schiedsverfahren in Asien, Verein Hamburger Exporteure e.V., Hamburg, 02 November 2017 • Medizintechnik – Wachstumsmarkt Asien, Tuttlingen, 06. March 2018
  • "Compliance: What restrictions foreign investors in Thailand have to observe under the Thai Foreign Business Act (FBA)”, Bangkok, 01.11.2018

DR. ANDREAS RESPONDEK
(Cellphone: +65 9751 0757)