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Expert resume of Dr. Markus Burianski

Partner at White and Case LLP (Frankfurt), Head of the German Arbitration Practice

Practice Experience

Head of White & Case's German arbitration practice, Markus' work focuses on national and international dispute resolution. He represents German domestic and multinational clients in a variety of court and arbitration proceedings, including those conducted under the DIS, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, SIAC, VIAC and Swiss rules. In addition, Markus regularly acts as an arbitrator or as a German-law "expert" in international arbitration proceedings.

At ease with the multijurisdictional intricacies of international arbitration matters, he has significant experience of supporting clients with complex disputes relating to post-M&A matters, supply contracts, financial transactions, liability issues (including managing directors' liability), and energy law . Markus also regularly advises clients on issues relating to private international law and cross-border litigation (jurisdiction, service, taking of evidence and enforcement). Clients that have benefited from his knowledge and experience come primarily from the automotive, financial services, electronics,  and energy (including renewable energy) sectors.

Prior to joining White & Case, Markus worked in Brussels for a renowned US law firm, with a particular focus on litigation relating to competition and international trade law before the courts of the EU.

He is a prolific author on arbitration law and is an active member of several professional associations, including the German Lawyers' Association (DAV), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (an association with a special interest in antitrust law).

Markus is an active member of White & Case's award-winning International Arbitration Practice, which is ranked No. 1 in the world by Global Arbitration Review 2017 and has been described by Chambers Europe 2017 as the "Leading international arbitration outfit".

Bars and Courts

Rechtsanwalt, 2004


Dr jur, University of Cologne, 2003

Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Cologne, 2003

LLM, University of Hull, 2000

First State Exam, University of Cologne, 1999

Awards and Recognition

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders 2017

Handelsblatt Best Lawyers Germany 2017: Arbitration and Mediation

Notable Practitioner, Chambers Germany 2016

Recommended Lawyer: Dispute Resolution – Germany, The Legal 500 Germany, 2017

Highly Recommended Lawyer: Corporate Litigation (JUVE 2016/2017); Product Liability (JUVE 2016/2017); Arbitration/Mediation (JUVE 2016/2017); Litigation & ADR (Kanzleimonitor 2014/2015/2016)


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