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Tilman Niedermaier is a partner in the dispute resolution department of CMS Hasche Sigle in Munich. His practice focuses on complex transborder disputes.

Tilman specialises in corporate and commercial as well as international investment disputes. He regularly advises and represents clients on matters related to acquisitions, joint ventures and large-scale projects, including the automotive, aerospace/defence, renewable energy and telecommunication sectors. Tilman acted as counsel in a series of EU merger control arbitrations. He also sits as an arbitrator. Tilman's experience as counsel and arbitrator extends to arbitrations under various institutional and ad hoc rules, including expedited and emergency arbitration rules.

Tilman studied at the universities of Munich and Geneva. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree from the University of Göttingen. As well as speaking German, Tilman is fluent in English and French.

Tilman regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is a lecturer at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Tilman is a member of the advisory board of the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum, the ICC commission on arbitration and ADR, and the IBA subcommittee on international arbitration case law. Tilman is listed as an arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Tilman has contributed chapters to several prominent publications, including “UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules” in Institutional Arbitration (co-authored by Paolo Michele Patocchi and edited by Rolf A Schütze; soon to be published by CH Beck/Hart/Nomos); “Arbitration in the United States” in International Commercial Arbitration (edited by Stephan Balthasar; soon to be published by CH Beck/Hart/Nomos); and “Renewable Energy Disputes” in International Arbitration in the Energy Sector (co-authored by Simon Manner and edited by Maxi Scherer; OUP, 2018).

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