Jan K. Schaefer heads the dispute resolution practice in Germany. As a partner in the International Arbitration and Contracts and Business Tort practices, Jan represents foreign and German clients in domestic and international arbitration matters, both commercial and investor-state. He appears before German courts in first- and second-instance matters, including the taking of evidence for foreign proceedings, interim relief and enforcement matters, and has an active international arbitrator practice.
With substantial trial and arbitration experience, Jan represents clients in post–merger and acquisition, joint venture, distribution, sales and license matters, as well as in foreign investment, construction and energy-related disputes.
Mr. Schaefer appears as counsel and advocate before German courts at the first- and second-instance levels, as well as before domestic and international tribunals in complex, high-value arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of International Chamber of Commerce, DIS (German Institution of Arbitration), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes rules in multiple venues. He also has experience in ad hoc proceedings under both German and Swiss arbitration law, including United Nations Commission on International Trade Law rules.