Dr. Christian Probst, LL.M. (VUW) is your experienced and competent German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and arbitrator with international experience in jurisdictions in Europe, Asia-Pacific region (e.g. China, Singapore, New Zealand, Sri Lanka) and in the USA (e.g. Florida). He practices German and international business law and arbitration and can be appointed as arbitrator. He is the owner of the boutique Berlin law firm PROBST ADVISORY.
Dr. Christian Probst, LL.M.
„With my experience I can bridge the gap between parties from different cultures and initiate fruitful business negotiations. This helps focusing on the matter and gets results. Contributing to the success of the project is what counts for me.“
Dr. Christian Probst, Attorney at Law, Berlin
Dr. Probst is based in Berlin and regularly travelling around the world, whether it is negotiation of international sale of goods agreements with a New Zealand client, claim management in Singapore, Investment in Sri Lanka, joining a supplier finding mission to South Africa, dispute resolution with arbitration in Shenzhen, China or real estate matters in the wake of the Lehmann breakdown in Florida, USA.
Dr. Probst has gained his experience in renowned German companies and law firms operating internationally. Before setting up his own practice, he worked as an attorney in the corporate and dispute resolution practice group of a prestigious law firm (KPMG Law) in Berlin.
As part of International Enterprise Singapore and its iAdvisory programme to promote the overseas growth of Singapore-based enterprises and international trade, he used to regularly advise small and medium sized companies from Singapore on international trade and business matters abroad and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Probst is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIETAC), also known as the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) in Shenzhen. He has been invited to join as the first German arbitrator and only very few foreign arbitrators.
Dr. Probst also is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., DIS). He can represent clients before arbitral tribunals in Germany or be appointed as arbitrator in arbitration proceedings.
Dr. Probst represents the Berlin chapter of the German Australian Pacific Lawyers Association.
His professional memberships include, among others, the German Pacific Lawyers Association (Dr. Probst representing the Berlin chapter), German-British Jurists Association, German French Jurists Association as well as the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration.
Your attorney and arbitrator of choice
Dr. Probst has published on arbitration (worked on the first edition of the commentary "Arbitration in Germany" by Böckstiegel/Kröll/Nacimiento (eds), Kluwer Law International 2008), investment law and intellectual property.
He regularly sits as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong as well as the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot. Those are the world's biggest student arbitration moots where students from around the world argue cases before arbitral tribunals.
Dr. Probst is very well qualified and received law and business degrees from different parts of the world. He has studied both civil and common law systems.
Dr. Probst was admitted to the Berlin bar as an attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and is entitled to practice before German courts. He completed his legal clerkship in Berlin and Singapore and passed the bar exam at the highest court in Berlin (Kammergericht). During this time he worked with Siemens Pte Ltd in Singapore, Vattenfall Europe AG and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin.
He studied law in Germany at the Universities of Bayreuth and Munich and in the United States at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his law degree with a focus on international law from the University of Munich.
His interest in international dispute resolution resulted in writing a dissertation (Dr./Ph.D.) on European civil procedure and international law at the Institut für auslaendisches und internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
In order to study the common law systems in more depth, Dr. Probst decided to obtain a master's degree in law (LL.M.) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with a focus on intellectual property law.
In his pursuit of gaining experience in multiple and interdisciplinary subjects, he studied business administration which was tailored for law students. He earned the business degree "Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth)" from the University of Bayreuth in Germany.
Non scholae, sed vitae discimus