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Dr. Daniel Schnabl


Commercial litigation | Energy | Industrials | Infrastructure | International arbitration |

Very smart, diligent and extremely creative lawyer

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About Dr. Daniel Schnabl

Daniel represents clients in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings involving most areas of business law, with a particular focus on post-M&A disputes, joint venture disputes, construction disputes and liability cases.

Daniel has represented clients in numerous arbitration cases as well as complex litigation cases, including cross-border litigation. In more than a decade of dispute experience, he has appeared before courts and arbitral tribunals around the globe and was involved in several landmark cases decided by the German Supreme Court. 

He has also acted as arbitrator (including as president of the arbitral tribunal and as sole arbitrator) in several arbitration proceedings including ICC, DIS and ad hoc arbitrations. Secondments took Daniel to our offices in London, New York, Düsseldorf, and to one of our clients in Berlin.

He has published numerous articles on commercial, contract and procedural law. Several of his articles have been referred to in decisions of the German Supreme Court and other federal courts. Clients value his wide range of experience as well as his creativity and commitment.

Daniel speaks German and English.



  • University of Leipzig (Law)
  • University of Leipzig, Germany (Dr iur, summa cum laude)
  • University of Miami, US (LLM) 
  • Georgetown University, US (Foundations of American Law) 
  • Regional Court Frankfurt a.M. (legal clerkship)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany


  • Feldbausch Award for an outstanding doctoral thesis
  • Fulbright Scholarship