Dr. Simon Manner

Dr. Simon Manner

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney at Law)

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  • Arbitration
  • Litigation


  • English
  • German

Practice areas

  • Commercial law
  • Construction law
  • Corporate law (M&A)
  • Distribution law
  • Intellectual property law


  • Chemicals
  • Consumer products and retail
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Media, advertising and telecommunication
  • Technology
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Trade



Sole arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC) (3x) and the German Institute of Arbitration (DIS) (2x); counsel and secretary to the arbitral tribunal in domestic and international arbitration proceedings (DIS, ICC, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc); domestic and cross-border litigation for clients mainly from the industrial manufacturing and trade industry, including proceedings on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Germany; co-counsel and second-opinion arrangements with domestic and international clients in cooperation with national and international law firms.

Since 2011: Associate with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg; 2008-2011: Associate with Friedrich Korch Hanefeld, Hamburg; 2009: Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur., summa cum laude), University of Basel, Switzerland; 2005–2007: Research Assistant to Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M., University of Basel,Switzerland; 2006: Internship with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France; 2003–2005: Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Baden-Württemberg including work experience with the European Commission in Brussels (DG Internal Market and Services), Belgium; 2003–2004: Research Assistant to Prof. Andreas Voßkuhle, University of Freiburg; 1997–2002: Law studies at the University of Freiburg; 1996–1997: Studium generale at the Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF); German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (DIS40); Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l’Arbitrage (ASA Below 40); American Arbitration Association ICDR Young & International (ICDR Y&I); LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG); Association of German Jurists (DJT); German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

Damages and Fixed Sums for Breach of Arbitration Agreements (together with O. Mosimann, forthcoming); Monetary relief for trademark and copyright infringements (in German: "Finanzieller Ausgleich im Marken- und Urheberrecht"), Helbig Lichtenhahn / Nomos Publishers, 2010; Comment on the decision of the German Federal Court of Justice of 6 April 2009 (“Schiedsfähigkeit II”) (in German), BB 2009, 1263 et seq.; ‘The Pot Calling the Kettle Black’: The Impact of the Non-Breaching Party’s (Non-) Behavior on its CISG-Remedies, FS Kritzer, 2008, pp. 470 et seq. (together with I. Schwenzer); ‘The Claim is Time-Barred’: The Proper Limitation Regime for International Sales 23(2) Arbitration International (2007), pp. 293 et seq. (together with I. Schwenzer). Selected speeches: The CISG in Arbitral Practice, ICC YAF, Paris (2011); Introduction to German law, ICC Austria, Vienna (2011); Modern Dispute Resolution from a Counsel's perspective, DIS40 Nord (2009) and DIS40 Berlin (2008).



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