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Christoph Pies

Christoph Pies



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Christoph co-leads our Dusseldorf litigation team, representing international and domestic clients in complex commercial, liability and corporate litigations and arbitrations.

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Christoph is a Counsel in the Litigation & Arbitration practice of Clyde & Co and based in the Dusseldorf office.

He advises and represents international and domestic clients in a wide array of complex commercial, liability and corporate disputes. Christoph’s key areas of focus are disputes in the fields of international trade, construction, natural resources, energy, automotive, aviation and infrastructure as well as post-M&A and shareholder disputes. His expertise further encompasses the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration awards as well as the defence against enforcement measures in Germany.

Christoph was elected by his colleagues as one of Germany’s best lawyers for Litigation by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyer in Germany 2020. He is a member of the German-American Lawyers’ Association as well as the DIS40 – German Initiative of Young Arbitration Practitioners. Furthermore, he is part of the NextGen Initiative 2021 of AmCham Germany which connects young professionals with a strong interest in fostering the transatlantic partnership.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Christoph was a Salaried Partner within the Dispute Resolution practice of a renowned German law firm in Berlin. He started his career as a lawyer in 2013 in the Corporate/M&A practice of a leading American law firm in Dusseldorf. Christoph studied law at the University of Muenster and completed his legal traineeship at the Berlin Court of Appeal.

  • Representing a board member in a complex high-volume compensation dispute in connection with a construction project in the U.S.
  • Representing a real estate entrepreneur in a high-volume compensation dispute regarding a bank loan
  • Representing an aviation company in connection with a shareholder dispute
  • Representing an international investment company in a large compensation dispute
  • Advising a Canadian technology group in connection with a large compensatory damage claim
  • Advising a UK-based law firm on the consequences of Brexit
  • Advising a German automotive enterprise in numerous compensation disputes
  • Representing wealthy family foundations in corporate and regulatory law disputes


  • Aviation

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Infrastructure

  • Trade & Commodities



  • Commercial Disputes

  • Corporate

  • Corporate & Shareholder Disputes

  • International Arbitration