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  • PhilRay-IDR Services since 2013.
  • Senior Counsel, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany / Siemens Corporation, Alpharetta, GA, USA, 1989-2012. Head of global legal support for Siemens AG’s Energy Transmission’s High Voltage Products business unit’s worldwide business (2008-2012) and key support for other business units in Energy, Healthcare, Industry, Infrastructure and Cities Sectors or predecessors (1989-2012).
    • Key dispute resolution support: (1) international arbitrations in Latin America and Europe; (2) mediations in Africa and Europe; (3) litigation in USA and Europe.
    • Key transactional support: (1) intellectual property right (IPR) risk mitigation for cross-border licensing and documentation; (2) international commercial sales risk mitigation for sales and documentation; (3) corporate secure e-business; (4) private-financed infrastructure projects in emerging markets (e.g., India, Kenya, Korea and Vietnam) for power generation, power transmission, telecommunications and rail transportation systems; (5) Healthcare Board-requested purchase contract audit, development of model contracts: OEM and R&D, sales/purchase, agents/distributors; andcontract termination (China,Iran); (6) mergers &acquisitions (Australia,U.K., USA) and joint ventures (India, China); (7) Siemens-US: Japanese steel mill project; Israeli energy management system; Puerto Rican energy authority project; consultant contracts; software licensing; trade secrets; environmental protection.
  • Digital Communications Associates (“DCA”),Network Group Counsel, Alpharetta, GA, USA, 1988-1989. Key support for DCA’s Network Group: (1) software licensing; (2) agent-distributor contracting and termination; (3) IPR; (4) arbitration (Europe)
  • Troutman Sanders, Associate, Atlanta, GA, USA, 1985-1987. Key support for: (1) banks (Japanese and domestic): trade finance; and (2) companies (domestic): international regulatory issues, e.g., anti-boycott; foreign equivalents of Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting; and commercial transactions, e.g., treasure trove rights in Belize, distribution in Saudi-Arabia.
  • U S Commerce Department, Attorney Adviser, Washington, DC, USA, 1978-1985. Legaladviser: anti-boycott; export controls (e.g., Soviet gas pipeline); Export Trading Company Act (co-author, antitrust guidelines); bilateral investment treaties; GATT, e.g., finance subsidies; and import relief.


  • 2017-Present: Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • January 2015-Present: Member, DIS (German Institution of Arbitration)
  • August 2014-Present: ICDR (International Center for Dispute Resolution), International Panel of Arbitrators
  • February 2014-Present: Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia Law School, Counsellor
  • January 2014-Present: Arbitrator Intelligence, Special Advisor, Member
  • October 2013-April 2016: Remote Coach, Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court (“Vis Moot”): (1) 21st Vis Moot, University of Georgia Law School, Athens, GA, USA; (2) 22nd, 23rd Vis Moot, Allameh Tabataba’i Law School, Tehran, IRAN
  • 2008-2016: International Mediation Institute (“IMI“), Member, Independent Standards Commission, Users Council.
  • 2000-2012: Coordinator, Siemens AG Legal Coaching Team support for Vis Moot (since 2009) and Jessup Moot Court (since 2000)
  • 2005-2011: Annual WIPO-sponsored 1-day International Mediation Interest Group (“IMIG”) workshops: Panelist (3 times). Geneva, SWITZERLAND.
  • 2004, 2005, 2007: Siemens AG representative, CPR European Business Mediation Congress (2004 The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS; 2005 Brussels, BELGIUM; 2007 Paris, FRANCE).
  • 1996-97, 1989-1991: Adjunct Professor, International Business Transactions Law: (1) Uni-Erlangen, Jura Fakultät, Erlangen, GERMANY; (2) Georgia State University (“GSU”) College of Law, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 1990-2008: Board of Advisers, Corporate Counsel’s International Adviser (Thomson West)
  • 1985-1995: State Bar of Georgia: (1) Institute of Continuing Legal Education presentations: export-import laws; arbitration and enforcing international contracts; (2) Chair, State Bar of Georgia’s Drafting Committee, Georgia International Transactions Arbitration Code of 1988.


  • LL.M. (International Trade) , Georgetown University Law Center. Washington, DC, USA. 1984.
  • J. D., University of Georgia Law School, Athens, GA, USA. 1978.
    • Editor-in-Chief, Georgia Journal International & Comparative Law (Vol. 8)
  • M. A.T. (English Education), Converse College, Spartanburg. SC, USA, 1971.
  • A.B. (German), Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA. 1969.
    • Junior Year Abroad, Uni-Marburg, Marburg/Lahn, Germany (1967-68);
    • President, Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary) (1968-69).


State Bar of Georgia, USA; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).


  • Author, Book Review: Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration  (3rd ed. 2015) by Klaus Peter Berger, 32 Arbitration International 388-396 (2016)
  • Author, Book Review: Arbitration and The Constitution by Peter B. (“Bo”) Rutledge, SchiedsVZ (Issue 4/2013)
  • Author, My Journey to Mediation, Core Solution Group’s 10th Anniversary Book THINKING DIFFERENTLY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE USING MEDIATION: A COLLECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS (2011)
  • Initiator/Co-author, Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”), Leading Practice Profile: The Use of Mediation in the United States and Western Europe to Add Value to Transactions and Effectively Resolve Commercial Disputes (5 US- and European-based multinationals 2006)
  • Author, Enforcement of International Contracts, INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY (October 1996)
  • Co-author, GUIDE TO EXPORT CONTROLS (1990)


  • English (native proficiency);
  • German (full professional proficiency);
  • French (limited working proficiency);
  • Spanish (limited working proficiency);
  • Cantonese Chinese (limited working proficiency)

REFERENCES: On request

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Phil Ray-IDR

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