Leading names in arbitration

The selection of individuals in the above table reflects the research of the editorial staff at JUVE and is based on interviews with clients, lawyers and academics. It remains a subjective view and implies no disparagement of any person not mentioned here but who is nevertheless active in this field. The lawyers are alphabetically listed.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Berger

University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Boeckstiegel

University of Cologne

Dr. Christian Borris

Borris Hennecke Kneisel

Dr. Daniel Busse

Allen & Overy

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Elsing

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Dr. Ulrike Gantenberg

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Dr. Klaus Gerstenmaier

Haver & Mailänder

Dr. Inka Hanefeld


Dr. Richard Happ


Dr. Peter Heckel

Hengeler Mueller

Dr. Boris Kasolowsky

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dr. Sabine Konrad

McDermott Will & Emery

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll

University of Cologne

Dr. Wolfgang Kühn

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Dr. Torsten Lörcher

CMS Hasche Sigle

Dr. Anke Meier


Dr. Patricia Nacimiento

Herbert Smith Freehills

Dr. Günter Pickrahn

Baker & McKenzie

Karl Pörnbacher

Hogan Lovells

Prof. Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler

Ziemons & Raeschke-Kessler

Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert

SZA Schilling Zutt & Anschütz

Dr. Jörg Risse

Baker & McKenzie

Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler

CMS Hasche Sigle

Dr. Stefan Rützel

Gleiss Lutz

Dr. Klaus Sachs

CMS Hasche Sigle

Jan Schäfer

King & Spalding

Dr. Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert

Latham & Watkins

Prof. Dr. Roderich Thümmel

Thümmel Schütze & Partner

Dr. Volker Triebel

Dr. Volker Triebel

Dr. Rolf Trittmann

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Dr. Stephan Wilske

Gleiss Lutz

Highly recommended firms active before the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof)

The selection of law firms and individuals in the above table is the result of a survey carried out by JUVE of German commercial law firms. All statements made by the sources interviewed by JUVE editorial staff are subjective and reflect these sources’ own perceptions, experiences and assessments. Quotes are exclusively from lawyers active before the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof). The table does not claim to be a generally applicable or objectively verifiable ranking. It is possible that other research methods would lead to different results. The law firms are alphabetically listed. All firms are located in Karlsruhe.



Dr. Brunhilde Ackermann

Dr. Brunhilde Ackermann (“committed, competent, compelling writs”)

Baukelmann Tretter

Dr. Peter Baukelmann (“really knows his stuff and is a personable colleague”), Norbert Tretter (“precise and reliable work”)

Engel & Rinkler

Friedrich-Wilhelm Engel (“extremely profound work, highly knowledgeable on a technical level”), Axel Rinkler (“pragmatic and innovative”)

Jordan & Hall

Dr. Reiner Hall (“precise, foresighted, tactically adept and friendly”), Götz Jordan (“businesslike, well-informed, confident, maintains a good overview”)

Mennemeyer & Rädler

Dr. Siegfried Mennemeyer (“healthcare expertise, uncomplicated, smooth cooperation”), Dr. Peter Rädler (“outstanding specialties and a stellar personality”)

von Plehwe & Schäfer

Dr. Thomas von Plehwe (“sharp-witted and perceptive”), Gunhild Schäfer (“extraordinarily competent and highly service-oriented”)

Rohnke Winter

Prof. Dr. Christian Rohnke (“excellent, pleasant to work with”), Dr. Thomas Winter (“extremely clever and quick, strong-willed, also when it comes to oral negotiations”)

Dr. Jörg Semmler

Dr. Jörg Semmler (“direct, precise, outstanding legal knowledge”)

Dr. Matthias Siegmann

Dr. Matthias Siegmann (“experienced, keeps a clear head”)

Toussaint & Schmitt

Dr. Guido Toussaint (“competent, modest, linguistically exceptional”), Prof. Dr. Ralph Schmitt (“brilliant, clear and understandable language”)


Prof. Dr. Volkert Vorwerk (“expert on the Capital Markets Test Case Act, keen analyst”)

Ziemons & Raeschke-Kessler

Dr. Hildegard Ziemons (“strong collaboration, open exchange”), Prof. Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler (“outstanding expertise in arbitration proceedings”)

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