Political Risk & Trade Credit
Georg is Head of Arbitration Germany and member of the firm’s Global Arbitration Group, advising both private and state parties on complex arbitrations and cross-border litigations.
Georg works with the firm’s Global Arbitration Group representing clients in commercial and investment arbitrations. He also sits as arbitrator and advises clients both under German and English law.
His commercial arbitration track-record covers a broad range of legal issues and sectors including international trade (CISG), corporate disputes, such as joint venture/post-M&A, and energy. In the energy sector, Georg has considerable experience in handling arbitrations involving renewable energy sources (PV, CSP, hydropower, wind) as well as conventional sources such as nuclear, coal, oil & gas. He has represented clients in arbitrations involving several large-scale offshore construction projects. Georg has represented clients in ad hoc arbitrations seated in Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, France, Turkey, and Singapore and under various institutional rules (DIS, ICC, LCIA, VIAC, AAA, SIAC, FOSFA, GAFTA, and SCAI). Georg has a particular regional focus on disputes relating to investments and business transactions in Scandinavia, the Baltics, the wider CIS region, and the Western Balkans.
His public international law experience includes advising clients in relation to bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral investment treaties including the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He has acted for investors in several complex treaty cases (ICSID, UNCITRAL and ad hoc) relating to infrastructure and energy investments in Spain, Czech Republic, Albania, Ukraine, and Germany. Closely related to his investment arbitration work, albeit of commercial nature, is his dispute work in the field of political risk insurance and climate change litigation.
Georg studied law at Humboldt University Berlin (1st State Exam), completed his legal training and bar admission also in Berlin (2nd State Exam) and subsequently studied law at King’s College London (LL.B.). He practises as a German attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and a solicitor (England and Wales). Between 2013 and 2016 he was Regional Co-Chair of the DIS40, the German forum for young arbitration practitioners, and from 2016 to 2018 European Representative of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG). Georg regularly publishes academic articles, contributes to legal commentaries and speaks on international dispute resolution and arbitration. He has most recently contributed to the ICSID Rules and Regulations 2022: Article-by-Article Commentary (Editors Happ/Wilske), published with Hart/Nomos/Beck.
In 2022, Georg has been awarded a “Top Lawyer” for Arbitration by WirtschaftsWoche. He has been praised by clients and peers as “astute and results-driven” with “a sharp mind who is very able at thinking outside of the box” (Who’s Who Legal Arbitration - Future Leaders), he is commended for his “attention to detail” and “vigilance” whilst clients were also impressed with his cross-examination skills (GAR 100 - Global Arbitration Review). Georg was also recognized as a 2021 “Rising Star” in Arbitration by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides. He was also top ranked in Germany in his Who’s Who Legal peer group 2023. Georg was also named by the directory Best Lawyers (Handelsblatt) in the category “Arbitration and Mediation” for the 2024 edition.
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Political Risk & Trade Credit