Dr. Trost

Dr. jur. Ulrich Trost, Counselor at Law











Education / Professional Experience:

1978  First State Examination in Law; 1979 Research Assistant at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld (Prof. Dr. Norbert Horn); conferral of a doctorate ("Dr. jur.");  1983 Second State Examination in Law;

1983  Admission to the Düsseldorf Bar; Attorney with Porsch, Schneider & Partner, Düsseldorf;

1984  SMS Schloemann-Siemag AG, Düsseldorf (international industrial plant contracting group), Chief Legal Advisor, Company Officer, last position: Director of Legal, Licenses, Contract Division;

1999  Lurgi AG (Holding), Frankfurt/Main (international industrial plant engineering and contracting group), Chief Legal Advisor, Company Officer, Vice President Legal and Patents;

2006  Of Counsel, US Law Firm Kaye Scholer (Germany) LLP, Frankfurt / Main, Germany, until 04/2007

2007  Opening of the Law Offices of DR. TROST RECHTSANWÄLTE at Steinweg 3-5, 60313 Frankfurt / Main, Germany, relocated to Eschersheimer Landstrasse 42, Suite 190, 60322 Frankfurt / Main.


Areas of Specialization:

National and international commercial law, specifically large scale industrial plant contracts; machinery delivery contracts; all national and international collateral contracts related to such projects; contracts related to consortiums and similar partnerships; contracts related to construction, contractors and developers; claims disputes related to such projects;

law and practice of the automotive industry and component supply industry; law and practice of the life-sciences industry; national and international licensing; Securities in international commercial transactions (bonds, l/c);

Specific regional experience: USA, China, India, South America,

Seminars: "Negotiating International Contracts", "Claim Management", "Licensing and Cooperations"

Experience as an Independent Arbitrator:

As party representative, in-house counsel, as arbitrator or as chairman more than 50 proceedings in Europe, in the USA, China, India, with the ICC (F), DIS (D), NAI (NL), CIETAC (PRC), UNCITRAL and ad hoc;

Membership in Professional Associations / Credentials:

Chairman Legal Committee of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau VDMA 1995-2001 (Member since 1986); during that time Member Legal Committee of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie BDI; Member Licensing Executives Society LES; Member of the Transnational Working Groups "Technology Contracts" and "Investment Contracts" Germany / China, set up by the German Federal Ministry of Economy; Member and Listed Arbitrator at the German Institution for Arbitration, DIS www.dis-arb.de

Languages:   German and English (good negotiating skills)