Dr. Klaus Günther
LL.M. (Berkeley)

Corporate LawMergers & AcquisitionsDispute Resolution – Litigation – Arbitration Proceedings

Dr. Klaus Günther<br/>LL.M. (Berkeley)


Klaus Günther specialises in the counselling of German and foreign companies and entrepreneurs in matters of commercial law. He also has extensive experience in over 100 proceedings both as an arbitrator and as a legal representative in large-scale arbitration proceedings in the areas M&A, joint ventures, energy, plant engineering and construction, the aircraft industry and general contractual relations, inter alia Toll Collect as representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, expropriations in the electricity sector, contracts in the public regulatory and telecommunications sectors concerning the scope of licences, the termination of the contracts as well as price and volume adjustments pursuant to ICC, DIS, LCIA, VIAC and UNCITRAL Rules as well as in ad-hoc proceedings. He has regularly gained recognition for his arbitration experience both as presiding arbitrator and as a member of arbitral tribunals.

The US-American publishing company Best Lawyers voted him to be one of the best lawyers in Germany for Arbitration and Mediation.


Klaus Günther has been of Counsel at Oppenhoff since March 2008. From 1977 onwards he was a partner of Oppenhoff & Rädler and subsequently of Linklaters LLP. He studied law at the Universities of Munich and Cologne (Dr. iur.). He received the degree of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the German-American Lawyers’ Association (former President, honorary member), of the International Bar Association (Committees on Arbitration and ADR and on International Sales) and of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (Delegate for Germany) und has published works, particularly in the field of arbitration.


Dr. Klaus Günther
LL.M. (Berkeley)

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