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Brödermann Jahn
Hamburg, Germany

At the occasion of the publication of an article-by-article commentary of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts founding partner Eckart Brödermann of the German Primerus member Brödermann Jahn (Hamburg) has given an interview in the Primerus journal “Paradigm” (Fall 2018) to colleagues from Nashville, Tennessee, and Singapore/Guangzhou about his practical experiences with the UNIDROIT Principles. Brödermann Jahn is using these principles in their daily practice since 2001, in all kind of contracts and in arbitration. The UNIDROIT Principles have been developed by an intergovernmental organization over a period of 35 years; the fourth edition 2016 was published in 2017. The book discusses all 211 rules article by article, including their background, options and limitations. You find the interview here.

Prof. Dr. Broedermann is the managing partner in the law firm of Broedermann Jahn in Hamburg, Germany.  In his practice, Prof. Dr. Eckart Broedermann has concentrated both on international business law (including distribution schemes, M&A, trade, international construction) and on international litigation and arbitration for 25 years.  In his teaching at Hamburg University and in his publications, Prof. Dr. Broedermann concentrates on international contract law (including risk management) and on international arbitration.  His education includes University of Paris, Harvard Law School, and the University of Hamburg.  He is fluent in German, English, French, and Italian.  Prof. Dr. Broedermann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, and he is a German Bar “Certified Specialist of International Economic Law.” Prof. Dr. Broedermann sits as an arbitrator with various arbitration institutions and is listed on several panels around the globe. He serves as the honorary Managing Director of the Chinese European Arbitration Centre (, and is the Chair of the Primerus International Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Broedermann Jahn is also a member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Prof. Dr. Eckart Broedermann
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Hamburg, 20354   Germany
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