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Detlef A. Huber
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:
  • Website:
    www.aurigon.ch
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Reinsurance Claims, Audit / Records Inspection, Commutations
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:
    Spanish
    German
  • 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: 14 years.
    Consultant: 4 years. Consultant, Chiltington
    Consultant: 10 years. Managing Director, AURIGON Advisors
Breakdown of Experience
  • Contract Wording
    15%
  • Commutations
    10%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    10%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    10%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    5%
  • Directors &, Officers
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • MGA/MGU
    5%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    5%
  • Political Risk
    3%
  • Construction Defects
    2%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    15%
  • U.K. Market:
    25%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    50%
  • Global Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
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: 8

As Corporate Representative: 3

Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
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.
1
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 pre-hearing briefs.
1
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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 twenty years of practical experience in the reinsurance sector as board member, claims executive and consultant.

He is Managing Partner of the Swiss based re-/insurance consultancy AURIGON Advisors AG, providing arbitration and 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.

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.