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Detlef A. Huber

Certified Arbitrator

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Current Employment

Company: AURIGON Advisors AG
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Managing Partner of AURIGON Advisors providing challenge & litigation management, audit & analysis as well as claims & exit strategy services.
Address: Alte Steinhauserstr. 1
Cham/Zug, 6330
Switzerland
Phone: +41 41 561 3818
Cell: +41 792 789 567
Fax: +41 41 561 3819
Email: d.huber@aurigon.ch
Website: www.aurigon.ch

Previous Employment

Company: Alea Group
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Group Head of Reinsurance Claims (SVP); Board member and general manager of Alea Services AG in Switzerland
Company: Chiltington International GmbH
Position(s) and Responsibilities: Consultant to the reinsurance industry; claims inspections, claims management, arbitration & litigation support

Credentials

Attorney: Yes
Education: Legal Studies at Universities of Freiburg & Hamburg (Germany); European Law at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Degrees: Dr.iur. of University of Hamburg; 1st and 2nd State Exams (Law) in Hamburg; Master in European Law of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Designations: Admitted to practice law in Germany
Languages: English; German; Spanish; good working knowledge of Portuguese
Other Information: ARIAS Europe certified arbitrator; member of German Institute for Arbitration (DIS) and AIDA Swiss Chapter

Work Experience

Reinsurance Company: 7 years

Claim Department: 7 years. Group Head of Reinsurance Claims (SVP), Board Member, General Manager (SVP), Claims Manager (VP)

Insurance-related Firms: 5 years

Consultant: 4 years. Consultant, Chiltington

Consultant: 1 year. Managing Partner, AURIGON Advisors

Breakdown of Experience

Commutations   15%
Contract Wording   15%
Asbestos   10%
Catastrophes (Property)   10%
Environmental/Pollution   10%
Finite   5%
Product Liability   5%
Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions   5%
Toxic Tort   5%
Architects & Engineers   5%
Automotive Liability/Property   5%
Catastrophes (Casualty)   5%
Directors & Officers   5%

By Market

U.S. Market: 10%

U.K. Market: 30%

Bermuda/Off-shore Market: 5%

European Market: 50%

Global Market: 5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 20/80%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; December 2009

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Fall 2013

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As Employee Manager: 7
As Corporate Representative: 1

Employee Manager Experience

Number of Arbitrations

1 Employee Manager of arbitration.
1 Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage as well as significant motions before the panel, panel consultations, and interim awards, but not through the hearing briefs.
1 Employee Manager of arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
2 Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2 Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

Company Representative Experience

Number of Arbitrations

1 Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.

Biography

Detlef is a German attorney with more than twelve years of practical experience in the reinsurance sector. He is Managing Partner of the Swiss based re-/insurance consultancy AURIGON Advisors AG, providing challenge & litigation management, inspection and other services to the industry. Prior to setting up AURIGON he acted as a board member and managing director of Alea Services AG in Switzerland and as Group Head of Reinsurance Claims of the Alea Group. In this function Detlef was responsible for claims departments in Switzerland, Bermuda, the USA as well as London and managed various litigations and arbitrations in Germany, France, Italy, the UK and in the USA. In addition to that he was heavily involved in downsizing the Alea group of companies by way of restructuring, outsourcing, company sale and finally in redomiciling the Swiss reinsurance entity to Bermuda, which was the first transaction of that kind out of Switzerland. Detlef started his career in reinsurance as consultant at Chiltington International in Hamburg, where he specialised in exit strategies, inspections of records and management of long-tail claims. Parts of his legal trainee programme (so-called “Referendariat”) has been spent at a law firm in Hamburg, the German consulate in Rio de Janeiro and at Hannover Re in Hannover.

He became certified arbitrator of ARIAS US and Europe in 2011, is a member of the German Institute for Arbitration (DIS), the AIDA Swiss Chapter and of the Swiss Institute for Liability and Insurance Law (SGHVR).

Detlef studied in Freiburg and Hamburg, holds two German State Exams in legal studies, a Spanish master degree in European Law and a Dr. iur in insurance law of the University of Hamburg.

He is fluent in German, English and Spanish and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.

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