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Germany - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas Hacke impresses international peers who say, “He always has a clear line of argument that is very easy to follow.”

Biography

Dr Andreas Hacke is partner at Zwanzig Hacke Meilke & Partner (zhmp) in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied law in Heidelberg, Leiden and Bonn, and holds a PhD in law from Muenster University. Before joining zhmp, he worked for Hengeler Mueller.

Andreas is regularly appointed as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, chairman, and party-appointed arbitrator) and as business mediator to resolve international and national corporate and commercial disputes. He is an expert in the design and conduct of innovative and hybrid dispute resolution procedures. He serves as arbitrator and mediator in ad hoc proceedings and under the rules of all relevant arbitration institutions.

Andreas’s recent appointments as arbitrator include post-M&A disputes, corporate matters and commercial disputes from different industries (eg, automotive, printing, gas, renewable energies, food and beverages and real estate).

As business mediator, Andreas is regularly appointed in corporate disputes (eg, shareholder, company succession and post M&A-disputes) and in commercial matters from a broad range of industries (eg, automotive, telecommunication, IP/IT, rail, gas and power industries).

Additionally, he practises as a specialist lawyer in corporate and commercial law. In this capacity, Andreas advises clients in the preparation and conduct of complex business negotiations and dispute resolution matters, including strategic advice and litigation risk analyses, as well as in M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, commercial dealings and in engineering and construction matters.

Andreas has also been appointed as expert witness on German law before foreign courts.

He is, inter alia, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); a distinguished neutral at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (New York); a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris); and member of the German Arbitration Institute (Bonn).

Andreas also works as an academic in the field of dispute resolution. His research and publications focus on the legal and strategic aspects of arbitration, negotiation and mediation. Andreas is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford on the BCL/MJur/MLF courses on international commercial arbitration and commercial negotiation and mediation. He is author of numerous publications on dispute resolution, and co-author of the German standard book on business mediation Mediation in der Wirtschaft (third edition, 2019). Further, Andreas is regularly invited to speak at conferences on dispute resolution topics. He is an author of and trainer for vocational training courses on dispute resolution matters for practitioners.

Germany - Mediation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas Hacke is “a young and upcoming star” of the German mediation market who stands out for his “extremely charming approach when convincing parties of the reciprocal benefits of a mediated compromise”.

Biography

Dr Andreas Hacke is partner at Zwanzig Hacke Meilke & Partner (zhmp) in Düsseldorf, Germany. He studied law in Heidelberg, Leiden and Bonn, and holds a PhD in law from Muenster University. Before joining zhmp, he worked for Hengeler Mueller.

Andreas is regularly appointed as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, chairman, and party-appointed arbitrator) and as business mediator to resolve international and national corporate and commercial disputes. He is an expert in the design and conduct of innovative and hybrid dispute resolution procedures. He serves as arbitrator and mediator in ad hoc proceedings and under the rules of all relevant arbitration institutions.

Andreas’s recent appointments as arbitrator include post-M&A disputes, corporate matters and commercial disputes from different industries (eg, automotive, printing, gas, renewable energies, food and beverages and real estate).

As business mediator, Andreas is regularly appointed in corporate disputes (eg, shareholder, company succession and post M&A-disputes) and in commercial matters from a broad range of industries (eg, automotive, telecommunication, IP/IT, rail, gas and power industries).

Additionally, he practises as a specialist lawyer in corporate and commercial law. In this capacity, Andreas advises clients in the preparation and conduct of complex business negotiations and dispute resolution matters, including strategic advice and litigation risk analyses, as well as in M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, commercial dealings and in engineering and construction matters.

Andreas has also been appointed as expert witness on German law before foreign courts.

He is, inter alia, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London); a distinguished neutral at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (New York); a member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris); and member of the German Arbitration Institute (Bonn).

Andreas also works as an academic in the field of dispute resolution. His research and publications focus on the legal and strategic aspects of arbitration, negotiation and mediation. Andreas is a visiting lecturer at the University of Oxford on the BCL/MJur/MLF courses on international commercial arbitration and commercial negotiation and mediation. He is author of numerous publications on dispute resolution, and co-author of the German standard book on business mediation Mediation in der Wirtschaft (third edition, 2019). Further, Andreas is regularly invited to speak at conferences on dispute resolution topics. He is an author of and trainer for vocational training courses on dispute resolution matters for practitioners.

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