Thümmel, Schütze & Partner has an outstanding reputation in the area of arbitration, based on decades of experience. Our arbitration practice group regularly represents major domestic and foreign companies in ad hoc and institutional arbitration – for instance, arbitration administered by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris – ICC -, the German Institution of Arbitration – DIS -, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – VIAC -, the London Court of International Arbitration – LCIA -, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission – CIETAC -, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre – SIAC – or the American Arbitration Association – AAA -. The firm’s engagement in special forms of alternative dispute resolution, including dispute adjudication, has grown significantly with increased use of ADR. We assist our clients in the successful solution of commercial conflicts involving joint venture parties, complex construction agreements for large-scale projects, licence agreements, distribution and agency agreements and connected financing and security instruments, as well as failed M&A transactions and shareholder disputes.
Arbitration processes are subject to their own, international rules. Handling a case and dealing with arbitrators, disputing parties and counsels from diverse cultural and legal backgrounds require considerable know-how, experience and sensitivity. Major cross-border proceedings also necessitate teamwork and co-operation with foreign colleagues and experts. Lawyers in the firm have the advantage of possessing extensive skills and a thorough understanding to meet these requirements. Moreover, the firm disposes of a well-qualified personnel with a very good knowledge of English and other foreign languages. Several partners at the firm regularly act as arbitrators.