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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Joseph Schwartz is well known for his first-rate arbitration practice and is recognised by peers as “definitely one to watch” in the German market.


Joseph Schwartz is a German attorney based in Berlin. As an arbitration practitioner, he serves as both party counsel and arbitrator to parties and clients around the world.

His professional experience and expertise in dispute resolution and arbitration include proceedings administered by the ICC, DIS, SCC, DIA, GMAA and other institutions, as well as UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration proceedings, inter alia, as (sole and party-appointed) arbitrator, lead counsel and secretary to the arbitral tribunal.

In addition to his involvement in arbitral and state court disputes, Joseph regularly advises parties regarding their dispute and negotiation strategies in cases of emerging tensions and disputes and frequently represents parties in extrajudicial (contractual and shareholder) disputes. Using the experience and expertise gained from the handling of conflicts and disputes, he also provides advice during the drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts and corporate matters. Joseph’s special interest and core competence is the intersection between technology and the law, and he has strong knowledge about information- and telecommunication technology and digital matters.

Joseph holds a doctorate degree from Humboldt-University Berlin where he wrote his doctoral thesis on national and European energy law. He coordinates the German Arbitration Institution’s under 40 chapter (DIS40) in Berlin.

Joseph regularly speaks at conferences and contributes to publications on international commercial arbitration.

His working languages are English and German.

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