Dr. Harald Sippel, MBA, FCIArb is one of the two co-founders of Putilin Sippel, a dispute resolution and public international law boutique headquartered in Hong Kong and active across Central Asia and East Asia. He also holds an appointment as the Academic Director at the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center. Dr. Sippel specialised in international dispute resolution from when he was still at university and his thesis for his first law degree dealt with comparative international commercial arbitration in East Asia. Since then, the main focus of his work has been dispute resolution and international arbitration, in particular. Over the cause of his career, Dr. Sippel gained extensive and multifaceted experience in dispute resolution. In addition to being involved in over 2,000 adjudication, mediation and other ADR proceedings, he also acted in several hundred arbitration proceedings as an arbitrator, counsel and tribunal secretary, Head of Legal Services at an arbitral institution and in-house counsel. He also looks back on a very long and successful track record in the academic field / engaging in advisory work. Dr. Sippel's broad experience in addition to his legal and business background allow him to take into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders involved in a dispute and thus give him a unique advantage.