Wolf Von Kumberg
Wolf Von Kumberg
Director at American Arbitration Association | United Kingdom (UK)
Wolf spent nearly 30 years in London, as European Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman a global aerospace/security company. In that position he was responsible for its international legal affairs. Prior to that, he served 5 years as the Vice President – Legal Affairs for Litton Canada, after having spent several years in legal practice with a major Toronto Law Firm. He retired from Northrop Grumman in 2015 as its Assistant General Counsel and is now a member of ArbDB Chambers in London and the Managing Director of Global Resolution Services a provider of dispute resolution services. Wolf has received law degrees from Canadian and European Universities and is qualified as a lawyer in both Canada and England.
Wolf was involved in many of Northrop Grumman’s International legal disputes and has been a keen advocate for early dispute resolution (ADR), as well as conflict management. In that context, he is both qualified as an arbitrator and mediator and is an advocate for the broad use of dispute boards by Industry and Government. He has also been instrumental in bringing mediation to Investor/State disputes through work with the ECT and ICSID. In addition, he sits on the AAA/ICDR AANS Panel which specialises in aerospace, security and defence related disputes.
Wolf is a Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), which has advocated international standards for mediators. He is in addition, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is the former Chair of it’s Board of Management. He also serves as a Director of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and of CEDR in the UK. Wolf is a co founder of the International Dispute Registry (IDR), which specialises in drafting ADR systems architecture for States and provides speciality mediation panels for Investor State and State to State disputes. In addition, he has been widely involved in arbitration, mediation and conflict avoidance board training for the CIArb, AAA and CEDR.