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 Franz J. Sedelmayer Biography

Franz J. Sedelmayer is the author of “Welcome to Putingrad,” the memoir of his years as an entrepreneur in Russia and his legal case against President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation. He has contributed to the New York Times and the Transnational Dispute Management Journal.

His lawsuit, Sedelmayer vs. Russian Federation is case law on the subject of asset recovery. He is a subject matter expert on international investment, risk and dispute management, global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements, investment arbitration, sovereign immunity, money laundering, business intelligence and political risk management.

He is a regular speaker at universities, bar associations, law firms, and trade and government agencies ranging from the University of Vienna, the University of Cologne, Utah Valley University, to the International Section of the Florida Bar Association, the Geneva Foreign Lawyers’ Association, Latham & Watkins, to London’s elite Special Forces and East India Clubs, the Offshore Alert Conference and the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He has long been the focus of the international media. Starting in 1996 he has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Economist, der Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Newsweek (Russia), Bild, Reuters and Dow Jones. He has also appeared on BBC, CBS, CNN, RTL, ARD, BR, ZDF, and Russian State Television’s RTR and NTV.

Sedelmayer is CEO of the US-based MARC LLC (Multinational Asset Recovery Company), which specializes in international dispute management and world-wide claim recovery services. He also serves as trustee, director, and consultant for companies and individuals involved in litigation and claim recovery against sovereigns, state-owned enterprises, and other foreign debtors.

He was educated at the Munich International School, attended the University of Utah, and served in the German armed forces (airborne and signaling). In 1989 he moved to Russia and became a pioneering entrepreneur, forming the joint venture “Kamenny Ostrov Company JSC” with the USSR Ministry of Interior’s Leningrad City and Regional Police Department to supply law enforcement equipment. He enjoyed a good working relationship with the then deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin, which included his building, equipping and training the FSB SWAT team “GRAD” pro bono for the Goodwill Games. During his time in Saint Petersburg he was a founder of the Saint Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA), served as an advisor to the Kazakh government, the Leningrad Region Governor, the Ministry of Federal Security (FSB), the Russian Presidential Guard Service, and the Leningrad Police Department.

In 1996 President Boris Yeltsin nationalized Mr. Sedelmayer’s Russian holdings. Russia refused to compensate him and so he pursued his claim through ad hoc arbitration in Sweden under the German-Russian bilateral investment treaty. “Sedelmayer vs. Russian Federation” resulted in the first international arbitration award against Russia. Mr. Sedelmayer prevailed in proceedings against the Russian Federation in dozens of cases brought before European public court and arbitration tribunals, proceedings that spanned more than a decade.

He is an authority on the rise of Vladimir Putin, Russia and its descent into a Kremlin-sponsored kleptocracy, and the lengths to which the West will have to go in order to contain current day Russia and its gangster-driven leadership.

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Welcome to Putingrad

Welcome to Putingrad

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  • Welcome to Putingrad

    The rise and influence of Vladimir Putin in the new century. Why is Russia so active in destabilizing the world order? The use of corruption as a political instrument. How we can contain Russian expansionism and support the forces of democracies. Myth and Truth, Facts and Figures.

  • Sedelmayer vs. Russia: Beating Russia at its own Game

    Adventures in international law. How to fight and win against a kleptocracy on the international stage. Speaking the truth to power and getting paid in the process.

  • Doing your Homework: Business Intelligence and Political Risk Management

    An investor’s guide. Getting in is easy, defending your assets on the ground and exiting a market intact can be murder. How to get it right from the start.

  • Taking Organized Crime Public: Will the Russian Federation be the New Role Model for Developing States?

    Is Putinism the new and coming ideology? How the Russian state successfully incorporated organized crime and corruption and won the support of almost any Western industrial country. Using the judiciary, law Enforcement and intelligence agencies for criminal activity.

  • A Practical Approach to International Investment, Risk and Dispute Management

    International investment risk and dispute management, global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements, investment arbitration, sovereign immunity, business intelligence and political risk management, with a special focus on Russia and other developing nations.

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Franz J. Sedelmayer Biography

Franz J. Sedelmayer is the author of “Welcome to Putingrad,” the memoir of his years as an entrepreneur in Russia and his legal case against President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation. He has contributed to the New York Times and the Transnational Dispute Management Journal.

His lawsuit, Sedelmayer vs. Russian Federation is case law on the subject of asset recovery. He is a subject matter expert on international investment, risk and dispute management, global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements, investment arbitration, sovereign immunity, money laundering, business intelligence and political risk management.

He is a regular speaker at universities, bar associations, law firms, and trade and government agencies ranging from the University of Vienna, the University of Cologne, Utah Valley University, to the International Section of the Florida Bar Association, the Geneva Foreign Lawyers’ Association, Latham & Watkins, to London’s elite Special Forces and East India Clubs, the Offshore Alert Conference and the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He has long been the focus of the international media. Starting in 1996 he has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Economist, der Spiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Newsweek (Russia), Bild, Reuters and Dow Jones. He has also appeared on BBC, CBS, CNN, RTL, ARD, BR, ZDF, and Russian State Television’s RTR and NTV.

Sedelmayer is CEO of the US-based MARC LLC (Multinational Asset Recovery Company), which specializes in international dispute management and world-wide claim recovery services. He also serves as trustee, director, and consultant for companies and individuals involved in litigation and claim recovery against sovereigns, state-owned enterprises, and other foreign debtors.

He was educated at the Munich International School, attended the University of Utah, and served in the German armed forces (airborne and signaling). In 1989 he moved to Russia and became a pioneering entrepreneur, forming the joint venture “Kamenny Ostrov Company JSC” with the USSR Ministry of Interior’s Leningrad City and Regional Police Department to supply law enforcement equipment. He enjoyed a good working relationship with the then deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin, which included his building, equipping and training the FSB SWAT team “GRAD” pro bono for the Goodwill Games. During his time in Saint Petersburg he was a founder of the Saint Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA), served as an advisor to the Kazakh government, the Leningrad Region Governor, the Ministry of Federal Security (FSB), the Russian Presidential Guard Service, and the Leningrad Police Department.

In 1996 President Boris Yeltsin nationalized Mr. Sedelmayer’s Russian holdings. Russia refused to compensate him and so he pursued his claim through ad hoc arbitration in Sweden under the German-Russian bilateral investment treaty. “Sedelmayer vs. Russian Federation” resulted in the first international arbitration award against Russia. Mr. Sedelmayer prevailed in proceedings against the Russian Federation in dozens of cases brought before European public court and arbitration tribunals, proceedings that spanned more than a decade.

He is an authority on the rise of Vladimir Putin, Russia and its descent into a Kremlin-sponsored kleptocracy, and the lengths to which the West will have to go in order to contain current day Russia and its gangster-driven leadership.

Franz J. Sedelmayer Videos

  • Franz Sedelmayer speaks at Utah Valley University
    The Office for Global Engagement hosted Mr. Franz Sedelmayer for an insightful lecture. Many UVU students, faculty, and members of the community...
  • Franz J Sedelmayer & John Weisman about "Welcome To Putingrad"
    Franz J Sedelmayer and John Weisman discuss the book "Welcome To Putingrad".
  • Welcome to Putingrad | The Story of Franz J. Sedelmayer
    The Incredible Story of the Only Man to Collect Money from Vladimir Putin. The real story of a German entrepreneur and his epic legal dispute with...

Franz J. Sedelmayer Books

Franz J. Sedelmayer Speaking Topics

  • Welcome to Putingrad

    The rise and influence of Vladimir Putin in the new century. Why is Russia so active in destabilizing the world order? The use of corruption as a political instrument. How we can contain Russian expansionism and support the forces of democracies. Myth and Truth, Facts and Figures.

  • Sedelmayer vs. Russia: Beating Russia at its own Game

    Adventures in international law. How to fight and win against a kleptocracy on the international stage. Speaking the truth to power and getting paid in the process.

  • Doing your Homework: Business Intelligence and Political Risk Management

    An investor’s guide. Getting in is easy, defending your assets on the ground and exiting a market intact can be murder. How to get it right from the start.

  • Taking Organized Crime Public: Will the Russian Federation be the New Role Model for Developing States?

    Is Putinism the new and coming ideology? How the Russian state successfully incorporated organized crime and corruption and won the support of almost any Western industrial country. Using the judiciary, law Enforcement and intelligence agencies for criminal activity.

  • A Practical Approach to International Investment, Risk and Dispute Management

    International investment risk and dispute management, global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements, investment arbitration, sovereign immunity, business intelligence and political risk management, with a special focus on Russia and other developing nations.

FAQs on booking Franz J. Sedelmayer

  • How to book Franz J. Sedelmayer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Franz J. Sedelmayer for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Franz J. Sedelmayer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Franz J. Sedelmayer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Franz J. Sedelmayer?

    Booking fees for Franz J. Sedelmayer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Franz J. Sedelmayer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Franz J. Sedelmayer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Franz J. Sedelmayer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Franz J. Sedelmayer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Franz J. Sedelmayer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Franz J. Sedelmayer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Franz J. Sedelmayer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Welcome to Putingrad, Sedelmayer vs. Russia: Beating Russia at its own Game, Doing your Homework: Business Intelligence and Political Risk Management, Taking Organized Crime Public: Will the Russian Federation be the New Role Model for Developing States? and A Practical Approach to International Investment, Risk and Dispute Management. The estimated speaking fee range to book Franz J. Sedelmayer for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Franz J. Sedelmayer generally travels from Spotsylvania County, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Nichols, Rye Barcott, Bill Browder, Dean Karlan and Bing West. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Franz J. Sedelmayer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Franz J. Sedelmayer Speaker Videos

  • Franz Sedelmayer speaks at Utah Valley University
    The Office for Global Engagement hosted Mr. Franz Sedelmayer for an insightful lecture. Many UVU students, faculty, and members of the community attended and engaged in a discussion with Mr....
    Franz J Sedelmayer & John Weisman about "Welcome To Putingrad"
    Franz J Sedelmayer and John Weisman discuss the book "Welcome To Putingrad".
  • Welcome to Putingrad | The Story of Franz J. Sedelmayer
    The Incredible Story of the Only Man to Collect Money from Vladimir Putin. The real story of a German entrepreneur and his epic legal dispute with the president of the Russian Federation. Laugh, cry...
    Compensation for Expropriation | Legal Battle with Russia
    In the 1990s, German entrepreneur Franz Sedelmayer invested in a major new facility in St. Petersburg. But in 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered its confiscation. Sedelmayer embarked on a...

Franz J. Sedelmayer Speaking Topics

  • Welcome to Putingrad

    The rise and influence of Vladimir Putin in the new century. Why is Russia so active in destabilizing the world order? The use of corruption as a political instrument. How we can contain Russian expansionism and support the forces of democracies. Myth and Truth, Facts and Figures.

  • Sedelmayer vs. Russia: Beating Russia at its own Game

    Adventures in international law. How to fight and win against a kleptocracy on the international stage. Speaking the truth to power and getting paid in the process.

  • Doing your Homework: Business Intelligence and Political Risk Management

    An investor’s guide. Getting in is easy, defending your assets on the ground and exiting a market intact can be murder. How to get it right from the start.

  • Taking Organized Crime Public: Will the Russian Federation be the New Role Model for Developing States?

    Is Putinism the new and coming ideology? How the Russian state successfully incorporated organized crime and corruption and won the support of almost any Western industrial country. Using the judiciary, law Enforcement and intelligence agencies for criminal activity.

  • A Practical Approach to International Investment, Risk and Dispute Management

    International investment risk and dispute management, global enforcement of arbitration awards and judgements, investment arbitration, sovereign immunity, business intelligence and political risk management, with a special focus on Russia and other developing nations.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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