In this chapter we highlight 77 pre-eminent lawyers in the arbitration field, known for their work as counsel or arbitrators in complex, often international cases.
Most Highly Regarded
Baker McKenzie sees five practitioners highlighted this year.
Joerg Risse stands out “among the very best arbitrators in the world” according to impressed peers who laud his “deep and varied experience” in post-M&A and infrastructure disputes across an array of industries.
Sources have every confidence in recommending Günter Pickrahn as a result of his significant experience resolving complex domestic and international IP cases.
Heiko Alexander Haller comes highly esteemed as an “extremely sharp and efficient lawyer” who excels in post-M&A and joint venture disputes as well as construction arbitration.
Hanefeld performs well with three listings in this chapter.
Inka Hanefeld stands out for her extensive experience in domestic and international disputes, with peers describing her as “one of Germany’s finest arbitrators”.
Jan Heiner Nedden earns plaudits for his expertise as arbitrator and counsel in high-value investor-state and commercial disputes.
Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts receives effusive praise for his expert handling of a broad range of ad-hoc and institutional proceedings, from post-M&A and joint venture disputes to infrastructure and international trade cases.
With more than 25 years of experience, Klaus Michael Sachs from CMS Hasche Sigle is celebrated for his profound expertise as counsel and arbitrator in complex joint venture and post-M&A disputes.
Torsten Lörcher is hailed as a “top quality arbitrator” and is distinguished by the breadth of his experience in corporate and commercial disputes.
The “excellent” Daniel Busse of Busse Disputes is an “extremely well-experienced and diligent figure” with a strong track record in arbitration proceedings arising from large-scale energy and infrastructure projects.
University of Cologne’s Klaus Peter Berger is a longstanding figure who is “incredibly well-known in the arbitration field” for his vast experience as arbitrator in high-stakes international cases.
Rolf Trittmann of Trittman Legal comes highly regarded as a “market-leading arbitrator” with significant experience resolving commercial disputes arising from the automotive industry.
Independent practitioner Stefan Kröll earns acclaim as a “remarkable arbitrator” who is “at the top of his game” according to peers who highlight his wealth of experience in investor-state disputes.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Ulrike Gantenberg is widely regarded as a top-tier arbitrator, with particular expertise in disputes arising from construction and energy projects.
Independent practitioner Dorothee Ruckteschler is touted as “the perfect choice” for arbitration proceedings that amount from M&A transactions, energy projects, D&O liability claims and shareholder disputes.
Boris Kasolowsky with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a “go-to arbitration specialist” who excels in investment treaty disputes.
From Hogan Lovells, Karl Pörnbacher stands out as a “truly excellent arbitrator” with extensive experience in domestic and international energy disputes.
Stephan Wilske at Gleiss Lutz is noted for his expansive knowledge of investment arbitration proceedings, as well as his expertise in disputes pertaining to M&A transactions and joint ventures.
With three decades of experience in the field, Siegfried Elsing of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is distinguished by the depth of his knowledge regarding investor-state arbitration.
Jan Schäfer of King & Spalding impresses peers with his “immense intellect and decisive nature” which he applies to commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings.
Luther’s Richard Happ is hailed “a specialist” by sources who distinguish him as a “top lawyer” who excels in investment arbitration proceedings.
Rouven Bodenheimer of Bodenheimer Herzberg is highlighted for his broad expertise spanning an array of ad-hoc and institutional proceedings including construction, shareholder and manufacturing disputes.
Sole practitioner Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel is a longstanding dispute resolution specialist who has amassed a wealth of experience in complex investor-state arbitration proceedings.
Richard Kreindler from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton applies more than 35 years of experience to his splendid disputes practice which sees him regularly engaged in post-M&A, investment treaty and energy arbitrations.
Jan Erik Spangenberg of Manner Spangenberg excels across a wide variety of disputes, from energy and construction, to post M&A and joint ventures.
Francesca Mazza at the German Arbitration Institute is considered to be an authority on ICC arbitration proceedings.
At Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Sabine Konrad is a “superb lawyer” who is lauded by peers for her stunning track record in investment arbitration proceedings.
Christian Borris of Borris Hennecke Kneisel is a “top quality lawyer” who is renowned for his “vast experience and straight forward approach” in complex post-M&A and construction disputes.
The “outstanding” Anke Meier of Noerr is “fully devoted to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients” and is nominated for her “strong delivery of complex arguments” as well as her “highly skilful and thoughtful approach” to investment disputes.
Antje Baumann of BAUMANN Resolving Disputes is “one of Germany’s leading arbitrators” and is well known for producing “consistently great-quality” work.
Roderich Thümmel of Thümmel Schütze & Partner is described by peers as “fabulous, diligent and detailed in his approach” to complex corporate disputes.
Haver & Mailänder’s Klaus-Albrecht Gerstenmaier is “extraordinarily well-prepared and so very smart” according to impressed sources. He is distinguished by his 45-plus years of experience and earns acclaim as “one of the greatest arbitrators in the market”.
Allen & Overy’s Alice Broichmann is a “well-established arbitration practitioner who excels in post-M&A disputes”. She is touted as an “extremely focused lawyer” who is “excellent at handling complex situations and difficult people”.
Kantenwein Zimmermann Spatscheck & Partner’s Annett Kuhli is “excellent at post-M&A work and brings a number of technical skills to the table” remark sources, who add she is “great to work with”.