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Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jan Spangenberg is recognised by sources as an "exceptionally good lawyer with a lot of international experience" who is "user-friendly with strong advocacy skills in arbitration".

Biography

Jan Erik Spangenberg is a German attorney specialising in international dispute resolution with a particular focus on arbitration and is a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He assists companies, individuals and governments in navigating complex disputes, in particular international commercial and investment arbitrations. He also advises investors and governments on the protection of foreign investments and public international law. In addition, he regularly sits as an arbitrator (chairman, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator).

Jan Erik Spangenberg has successfully represented clients in numerous high-stakes arbitrations under the major arbitration rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, ICSID, and UNCITRAL) and in litigation proceedings in German courts. He has handled commercial, corporate, shareholder, post-M&A, compliance, energy, construction and international trade disputes under various laws, as well as claims under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He also has broad experience in mass litigation in the financial and insurance sector.

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

As well as being recognised by Who’s Who Legal, Jan Erik Spangenberg has been “frequently recommended” for arbitration by JUVE (“dedicated and professional”, “impressed me in witness examinations, already worldly-wise and seasoned”) and named a “rising star” by LMG’s Expert Guide. He is an immediate past co-chair of DIS40 and participated in the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly speaks on dispute resolution and arbitration.

National Leader

Germany - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "excellent" Jan Spangenberg is a talented practitioner who is highly recommended for his vast experience representing clients in high-value arbitration proceedings.

Biography

Jan Erik Spangenberg is a German attorney specialising in international dispute resolution with a particular focus on arbitration, and is a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He assists companies, individuals and governments in navigating complex disputes, in particular international commercial and investment arbitrations. He also advises investors and governments on the protection of foreign investments and public international law. In addition, he regularly sits as an arbitrator (chairman, sole arbitrator and party appointed arbitrator).

Jan Erik Spangenberg has successfully represented clients in numerous high-stakes arbitrations under the major arbitration rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, ICSID, and UNCITRAL) and in litigation proceedings in German courts. He has handled commercial, corporate, shareholder, post-M&A, compliance, energy, construction and international trade disputes under various laws, as well as claims under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He also has broad experience in mass litigation in the financial and insurance sector. 

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

Next to being recognised by Who’s Who Legal, Jan Erik Spangenberg has been “frequently recommended” for arbitration by JUVE (“dedicated and professional”, “impressed me in witness examinations, already worldly-wise and seasoned”) and named a “rising star” by LMG’s Expert Guide. He is an immediate past co-chair of DIS40 and participated in the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly speaks on dispute resolution and arbitration.

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