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Dr. Karl Peter Puszkajler

Consultant, former judge of the Munich Court of Appeal

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Class action in Germany.

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Class action and investment damage protection tools

Career history      

Latest public appointments (Bavarian Ministry of Justice, Germany, 1975 - 2011):

Judge (section president) - Court of Appeal (Oberlandesgericht) Munich, appeals in general and in banking & financial disputes (2003– 2011)

Judge (section president) - Regional Court (Landgericht) Munich, national and international      company cases and 1994 2003)  



Arbitrator (Chair) in> 30 national and international, ad-hoc und institutional arbitrations 

DIS – member (German Institution of Arbitration)

Arbitrator and Chairman in numerous commercial arbitrations, national and international, ad-hoc and institutional (1998 - present)


Main Areas of Practice

· International Private Law and Procedure

Company law (inter-company disputes, director's responsibility, M&A, asset valuation)

Commercial law (international sales, agency, supply of goods and services, construction)

Investor Protection (class actions), Finance and Banking

Criminal Law (also as background to tort litigation)

Since 2012: Counselor in major Arbitrations and litigations (share holder claims, setting aside procedures (arbitration award), international bank  loans)  

Since 2012: Arbitrator in franchise and company law cases

Since 2012: IRZ-Projects in Kurdistan (enforcement procedures) and Tunisia (training for lawyers and judges)  

2012 - 2017: Compliance work in Ethiopia (involving investigation in the UK)


Publications      _cc781905-5cde-3194-3194-bb589094-136bad5ccc3 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Various articles on company, commercial and international private law

Co-author: Saenger / Inhester, GmbHG (Limited Liability Company)



Courses in EU and German company law et alia for judges and advocates in Russia, Latvia, Syria, Egypt and Tunisia (1999 – present)  

Private international law for graduate students, Court of Appeal, Munich (1986 - 2006)

Member of the board of examinations, 2nd grade law degree, Ministry of Justice, Munich (1994 - 2017)


Consultancy and project management

Consultant to the government of Rwanda (Prosecutor General), Rebuilding of the legal system, based in Kigali (GTZ, German Agency for Technical Cooperation), cooperation with other donor countries and UNDP (9/1995 - 6/1996, 6/1998 , 12/2002)

Program consultancy for the German Foundation for International Legal Co-operation (IRZ) in Kurdistan (2012- 2016)

Program evaluation, judicial defenders' project in Kigali / Rwanda (Danish Center for Human Rights, Copenhagen) (8/1997, 12/1999)


Professional affiliations

International Bar Association (IBA)

Company Law Association, Germany (VGR)

German-Italian Law Association


Pro Bono

Compliance officer for the non-profit foundation Menschen für Menschen (integrated rural development in Ethiopia) till  05/2016


Education      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb589094-136bad5cde-3194-bb589094-136bad5ccc3 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

2nd grade law degree, Ministry of Justice, Munich (1975)

3-years of practical training (District Court, Regensburg; other government agencies; EU Legal Service, Brussels) (1972 - 1975)

1st grade law degree (honors), University of Regensburg, Germany  (1972)

Gymnasium (Humanities), Jesuit College Stella Matutina, Feldkirch / Austria (1958 - 1966)

Primary school in Calcutta / India (1952 - 1958)

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