Partner, White & Case LLP (Frankfurt); P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert
Head of White & Case's German arbitration practice, Markus's 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".
Since 2004, Markus is a qualified Rechtsanwalt, while he has been constantly recognized for his expertise. In 2017, he was mentioned as a Future Leader by Who's Who Legal Arbitration as well as he was included in Best Lawyers in Arbitration and Mediation by Handelsblatt (Germany). Markus was also referred to as a Recommended Lawyer: Dispute Resolution – Germany by Legal 500 and as a Highly Recommended Lawyer: Corporate Litigation (2016/2017), Product Liability (2016/2017) and Arbitration/ Mediation (2016/2017) by JUVE. Last but not least, he was recognized as a Notable Practitioner by Chambers (2016) as well as a Highly Recommended Lawyer: Litigation & ADR (2014/2015/2016) by Kanzleimonitor.
Markus received LL.M. from the University of Hull (2000) and was awarded Dr. jur by the University of Cologne (2003). He speaks German, English and French.