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Arundel McDougall, Executive Director of the European Justice Forum 

 Arundel McDougall is the Executive Director of the European Justice Forum. After graduating from Oxford University in 1975 Arundel practised as a commercial litigation lawyer in London for over thirty years, handling complex product liability and competition damages cases, including several group actions. He retired as a partner in Ashurst in 2012. He now uses his experience in national and international dispute resolution techniques to promote practical redress mechanisms at EU and Member State level .

 

 

 

Sebastian Stolzke, Chairman of the European Justice Forum

Sebastian Stolzke, Dr. iur., is a Senior Legal Counsel with the corporate law department of Zurich Insurance Group in Zurich, Switzerland. He is responsible for litigation and investigation matters of Zurich Insurance on a group wide basis, with a focus on EMEA. Sebastian Stolzke is the chairman of the European Justice Forum since 2015.

Prior to joining Zurich Insurance Group in 2010, Sebastian Stolzke worked for four years in the litigation and arbitration practice of Homburger, one of the leading Swiss law firms, in Zurich. Before that he was an associate with Latham & Watkins and Clifford Chance, practicing law in Frankfurt, Germany and New York, USA. His focus in private practice was on securities litigation, cross-border disputes, class and mass actions. Sebastian Stolzke studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Vienna and Konstanz and received his doctor iuris magna cum laude from Cologne University.

Sebastian Stolzke regularly publicizes on litigation and arbitration themes and is a sought after speaker at conferences on litigation and investigation topics. Sebastian Stolzke is also a board member of the Swiss E-Discovery & Investigations Association and a passive member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations. He lives with his wife and son in Zurich and enjoys fishing, hiking and skiing during his leisure time. 

   

Lorenz Ködderitzsch, Board Member and Past Chair (2008-2015) of the European Justice Forum

Lorenz Ködderitzsch, Ph.D., LL.M., is an Assistant General Counsel with the corporate law department of Johnson & Johnson in Brussels. He is responsible for legal support of medical device franchises of Johnson & Johnson in EMEA. Lorenz Ködderitzsch has been on the board of European Justice Forum since 2006 and served as its chairman between 2008 and 2015.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2003, Lorenz Ködderitzsch worked for seven years in one of the leading German corporate law firms in Düsseldorf and Tokyo and was an associate professor of law at the State University of Kyushu in Japan for two years. Lorenz Ködderitzsch received his legal education at the Universities of Freiburg, Tokyo and Washington (Seattle).