About Peter

Peter Bert_010Dispute Resolution has been a substantial part of my practice throughout the years, often with a cross-border element – my most exotic court appearance ever took me to the Brunei Court of Appeals.

Since 1996, I have been in private practice in Frankfurt and admitted as Rechtsanwalt to the Frankfurt Bar. In 2003, I qualified as a Solicitor in England and & Wales, and joined Taylor Wessing’s Frankfurt office as partner.

I live in my home town, Aschaffenburg, south of Frankfurt, in Bavaria. Aschaffenburg is home to a live music venue that punches way above its weight, having had the likes of John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Al di Meola, Joe Zawinul, Bill Evans, Nils Landgren or Esbjörn Svensson on stage. And home to Greser & Lenz, the cartoonists of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Occasionally, I run marathons.

TW Marathon 2018

But I digress…

I read law in Passau and Cardiff. In addition, I spent time at Harvard Law School as a visiting researcher, and obtained a post-graduate degree in International Economics from Konstanz University.

I did mediation training with CEDR way back in 1999,  and more recently with CIArb, getting accredited by both bodies – and apparently I have sufficiently grey hair now to be considered for arbitrator and mediator appointments. In 1999 I thought that mediation was a great thing that I wanted to get involved with it (which I still think) and that it would become very popular in Germany very quickly (which turned out not to be the case). Nevertheless, I was able to get experience both as counsel and neutral in mediations. As of now, I have served as an arbitrator in DIS, ICC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

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  1. Dear Peter,

    We were interested to recently come across your blog and article relating to English language in German courts. I manage and edit a global nn-profit mediation resource called Mediation World and hoped to take a moment to introduce you to the site – http://www.mediationworld.net.

    Mediation World is sponsored by the British Ministry of Justice and others, and is designed to make  up-to-date information on mediation developments in every country available for free – e.g. news, articles, legislation, mediation schemes, research, training, conferences, courses, blogs, podcasts, etc.

    The site is fundamentally a global collaboration of mediation organisations and experts, all participating to share knowledge, experience and information, and in turn receive profile.   It is a dynamic resource for any dispute resolution student or professional and provides access to the widest range of mediation developments around the world.

    We depend on leading mediation organisations to submit relevant mediation news, papers, training events, conferences, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, etc., as and when they become available, which we then upload onto the site.  Each news item, conference, article, etc., is credited to the author and brings heightened profile to the country of origin.   

    Along with others in your country, you can:
    – publicise your events globally – conferences, training courses, etc – through global events calendar
    – circulate your own institution’s newsletter or articles globally through the site, and also to the weekly email to all site subscribers
    – publicise news, articles, podcasts, papers, etc. globally
    -submissions are welcome in ANY language

    We encourage you to visit the site and register your email address to receive our free weekly newsletter.  We hope you will join us in helping expand this unique resource.


    Allison Malkin
    Mediation World

    • Thanks for letting me know – I am not sure whether I can make it, but I will in any event post a note on the event in this blog.

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