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Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Simon Manner is highlighted for his "sharp legal mind" and "unique blend of in-house technical expertise". He is described as "an excellent arbitrator known for his experience in infrastructure cases".

Biography

Simon Manner is a German attorney specialising in arbitration and litigation, and a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He assists companies in navigating high-stakes disputes as well as in the drafting, negotiation and execution of complex contracts.

Simon Manner has significant experience as counsel and as arbitrator, including as president and sole arbitrator, in domestic and international arbitrations under various rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, CEAC, RUCIP, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc) and laws (including Austrian, German, Indonesian, Korean, Swedish and Swiss law). He has handled construction (including FIDIC), machinery, energy (gas and renewables), transportation, infrastructure, distribution, intellectual property, information technology, corporate, shareholder, post-M&A and a variety of contract, trade and other commercial disputes.

Before founding Manner Spangenberg, Simon Manner was a senior legal counsel with the Nordex Group for five years, where he was globally responsible for handling the companies’ disputes and negotiated numerous high-volume construction contracts (often FIDIC-based) and procurement contracts. Prior to his in-house role, he worked for several years as an attorney at a disputes law firm in Hamburg. He holds law degrees from Germany (Freiburg) and Switzerland (Basel, Doctor of Laws, summa cum laude).

As well as being recognised by Who's Who Legal, Simon Manner has been named a “rising star” by LMG’s Expert Guide. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration and a past co-chair of DIS40, and he participated in the revision of the DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly publishes and lectures on international contract law and dispute resolution.

National Leader

Germany - Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Simon Manner is an "impressive arbitrator" who is "commercially minded" and deeply experienced in high-stakes disputes. 

Biography

Simon Manner is a German attorney specialising in dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation, and a founding partner of the boutique law firm Manner Spangenberg. He assists companies in navigating high-stakes disputes as well as in the drafting, negotiation and execution of complex contracts.

Simon Manner has significant experience as counsel and as arbitrator, including as president/chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator, in numerous domestic and international arbitrations under various rules (including ICC, DIS, SCC, KCAB, CEAC, RUCIP, GMAA, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc) and laws (including, inter alia, Austrian, German, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, Swedish and Swiss law). He has handled construction (including FIDIC), machinery, energy (gas and renewables), transportation, infrastructure, distribution, intellectual property, information technology, corporate, shareholder, post-M&A and a variety of contract, trade and other commercial disputes.

Before founding Manner Spangenberg, Simon Manner was a Senior Legal Counsel with the Nordex Group for more than four years, where he was globally responsible for handling the companies’ disputes and negotiated numerous high-volume construction contracts (often FIDIC-based) and procurement contracts. Prior to his in-house role, he worked for several years as an attorney at Hanefeld in Hamburg and was a Research Assistant to Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M. (University of Basel) and Prof. Andreas Voßkuhle (University of Freiburg, former President of the German Federal Constitutional Court). He holds law degrees from Germany (Freiburg) and Switzerland (Basel, Doctor of Laws, summa cum laude).

As well as being recognised by Who's Who Legal, Simon Manner has been "frequently recommended" for arbitration by JUVE (with one source adding that he is "commanding, experienced and compassionate"). He was also named as "rising star" by LMG's Expert Guide. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Arbitration and a past co-chair of DIS40, and he participated in the revision of the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules. He regularly publishes and lectures on international contract law and dispute resolution.

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