Attorney, Partner and Global Co-Chair International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, McDermott Will & Emery
Arne is a partner based in the Frankfurt office of McDermott Will & Emery and global co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution group. JHe has extensive experience acting as counsel and (sole) arbitrator in a wide variety of highly complex international arbitrations. He has experience with disputes conducted under most major institutional rules (including DIS, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC and SCAI Rules), the ICSID Convention, UNCITRAL ad hoc rules, as well as with pure ad hoc arbitration.
He is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb) and is included on the list of arbitrators of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) as well as the Panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He serves as delegate of the German National Committee of the ICC on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and he is a Member of the Users’ Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) as well as the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in January 2020.
Arne has been recognized as one of “the most highly regarded arbitration lawyers from Europe” who “stand out as among the best of their generation for their exceptional counsel and arbitration work in complex international proceedings” by GAR’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders (since the inaugural 2017 edition). His peers and clients describe him as “very smart”, “an excellent lawyer and arbitrator”, “phenomenally hard working” and “a prominent name in the investment arbitration space”. Similarly, Legal 500 EMEA and the Expert Guide Commercial Arbitration recognize and recommend his dispute resolution expertise.
Arne studied law at the University of Augsburg and obtained an LL.M. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. where he focused his studies on international arbitration and public international law. He also successfully completed an advanced training program in German and International Arbitration at the University of Frankfurt as well as the American University’s Washington College of Law Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration. He is an English and German native speaker, is fluent in French and reads Spanish.