Tim Rauschning

Tim Rauschning


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Tim Rauschning acts as counsel and arbitrator. He specialises in complex disputes, in particular international arbitrations, with a focus on commercial, corporate and energy-related disputes as well as investment arbitrations. He has extensive experience in managing complex disputes and damage issues (incl. business valuations aspects). His regional focus is on Latin America, where he also completed a secondment at a major Brazil law firm in São Paulo.

Tim Rauschning is Regional Co-Chair of the DIS40 and co-director of the initiative “Dispute Resolution Hamburg”. He regularly speaks and publishes on arbitration as well as investment law topics and was, inter alia, a lecturer in the master programme “International Politics & International Law” at Kiel University.

The leading directory Who’sWhoLegal lists him as one of only four Leading Indivduals its the “Future Leaders” (non-partners) section of its 2021 Arbitration guide.

References (selection)

  • Co-Arbitrator in a dispute between a Dutch and Bulgarian company in an insurance-related dispute (Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Sofia)
  • Presiding arbitrator in a construction dispute involving a subsidiary of a major Germany diary company (Hamburg Chamber of Commerce / Hamburg)
  • Co-Arbitrator in a corporate dispute (ad hoc / Hamburg)
  • Advising and representing a leading German medical devices company in a DIS arbitration concerning claims against a Mexican distributor
  • Advising and representing a Ger-man logistics company in an ad hoc arbitration concerning the termination of a dormant equity participation
  • Advising an Eastern European state-owned enterprise concerning an ICC arbitration relating to claims under an air charter agreement
  • Advising a Brazilian nutrition company concerning an ad hoc arbitration relating to a joint venture and distribution agreement
  • Lead associate advising and representing a major European utility in an investment arbitration arising out of the phase-out of coal-fired power plants in Europe
  • E.ON SE et al. v. Kingdom of Spain – Lead associate advising and representing the major German utility E.ON in an ICSID arbitration concerning claims arising out of fundamental regulatory changes in the renewables sector
  • Vattenfall AB et al. v. Federal Republic of Germany – Advising and representing the major Swedish energy utility Vattenfall in an ICSID arbitration relating to the German nuclear phase-out

Tim Rauschning studied law in Germany (Passau & Kiel) and France (Tour). Before taking his bar exam, he trained at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, with postings in the litigation and arbitration department of a major international law firm, at the United Nation’s Office of Legal Affairs and the German Mission to the United Nations in New York.

He joined Luther in 2012 where he is a member of the Complex Disputes practice group, the Energy industry group and the team for Latin America. 2017 he made a secondment in the arbitration department of a major Brazilian law firm in São Paulo/Brazil.

  • DIS & DIS40 (German Institute for Arbitration): DIS40 Regional Co-Chair
  • ELArb (European-Latinamerican Arbitration Association): Member
  • LAV & LAV Young Professionals (Business Association for Latin America): Member
  • ASA below 40 (Swiss Arbitration Association): Member
  • ICC YAF (Young Arbitrators Forum): Member
  • LCIA YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group): Member
  • YAAP (Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners): Member
  • Young ICCA (Int'l Council for Commercial Arbitration): Member
  • Young ICSID (Int'l Center for Settlement of Inv't Disputes): Member
  • ICSID Arbitration Rules 29-31, Commentary on the ICSID Arbitration Rules (eds Happ/Wilske, forthcoming)
  • Digest of ICSID Awards and Decisions: 2008-2010, Oxford University Press (forthcoming) (with Dr Richard Happ & Noah Rubins)
  • A closer look at the EU’s proposal for ECT reform, LexisNexis (2020)
  • Project Finance: Germany, Getting the Deal Through (2019 and 2020) (with Alexander Wojtek, Henner Puppel & Dr Richard Happ)
  • Germany [A Review of German Arbitral Jurisprudence in 2015 and 2016], The European Arbitration Review 2017 (with Dr Karl von Hase & Georg Scherpf)
  • Germany [A Review of German Arbitral Jurisprudence in 2014 and 2015], The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2016 (with Dr Richard Happ & Georg Scherpf)
  • German Federal Supreme Court paves states additional route to escape enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, IBA Arbitration News (September 2013) (with Dr Richard Happ)



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