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Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jan Spangenberg is "an outstanding lawyer" who is "very thorough, smart and client-oriented". He is able to "identify the main issue immediately and provide clear and helpful advice".

Biography

Jan Erik Spangenberg is a German attorney specialising in arbitration and litigation, and a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He acts as counsel and arbitrator, and assists companies, individuals and governments in navigating complex disputes, in particular international commercial and investment arbitrations. He also advises investors and governments on investment and public international law.

Jan Erik Spangenberg has successfully represented clients in numerous high-stakes litigations and arbitrations under the major arbitration rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, CEAC, RUCIP, ICSID, UNCITRAL). He also has significant experience as arbitrator, including as president and sole arbitrator, under various rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, UNCITRAL/PCA, GMAA, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc). He has handled corporate, shareholder, post-M&A, joint venture, energy, construction (including FIDIC) and machinery, distribution, insurance, cartel, compliance, and a variety of contract, trade and other commercial disputes, as well as claims under bilateral treaties (BITs) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

Before founding Manner Spangenberg, Jan Erik Spangenberg worked for eight years in the international arbitration practice group of a leading global law firm. He studied law in Germany (Bucerius Law School) and the United States (Washington and Lee University).

As well as being recognised by WWL, Jan Erik Spangenberg has been “frequently recommended” for arbitration by JUVE which calls him “dedicated and professional”, adding that he “demonstrates unprecedented confidence as a party representative” and “impressed me in witness examinations – already worldly-wise and seasoned”. He is also named a “rising star” by LMG’s Expert Guide. He is a past co-chair of DIS40 and participated in the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly lectures on arbitration.

National Leader

Germany - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jan Erik Spangenberg is a “very experienced” arbitration lawyer who wins widespread praise from market sources for his “excellent” work as arbitrator and counsel.

Biography

Jan Erik Spangenberg is a German attorney specialising in arbitration and litigation, and a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He acts as counsel and arbitrator, and assists companies, individuals and governments in navigating complex disputes, in particular international commercial and investment arbitrations. He also advises investors and governments on investment and public international law.

Jan Erik Spangenberg has successfully represented clients in numerous high-stakes litigations and arbitrations under the major arbitration rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, CEAC, RUCIP, ICSID and UNCITRAL). He also has significant experience as arbitrator, including as president and sole arbitrator, under various rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, UNCITRAL/PCA, GMAA, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and ad hoc). He has handled matters relating to corporate; shareholders; post-M&A; joint ventures; energy; construction (including FIDIC) and machinery; distribution; insurance; cartels; compliance; and a variety of contract, trade and other commercial disputes, as well as claims under bilateral treaties (BITs) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

Before founding Manner Spangenberg, Jan Erik Spangenberg worked for eight years in the international arbitration practice group of a leading global law firm. He studied law in Germany (Bucerius Law School) and the United States (Washington and Lee University).

As well as being recognised by WWL, Jan Erik Spangenberg has been “frequently recommended” for arbitration by JUVE (which says he “demonstrates unprecedented confidence as a party representative” and is “dedicated and professional”, with one source adding that he “impressed me in witness examinations, already worldly wise and seasoned”). He was also named a “rising star” by LMG’s Expert Guide. He is a past co-chair of DIS40 and participated in the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly lectures on arbitration.

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