Annette Keilmann

Dr. Annette Keilmann

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Annette Keilmann has 15 years of experience in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises on dispute resolution, and regularly supports clients in matters mostly relating to contracts for works and services and commercial lease. She frequently publishes articles on international arbitration as well as on construction disputes and lectures on conducting negotiations at the University of Mannheim. She has been named as stand-out lawyer in the 2018 and 2021 Acritas Stars reports.

Practice Focus

Annette advises and represents clients in disputes, mainly relating to construction and the engineering industry. While her advisory activity includes proceedings before German courts, she focuses on arbitration cases, most notably in the area of plant construction and infrastructure projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a major global technology company in an ICC arbitration about an infrastructure project (value of matter in dispute estimated at more than EUR 3 billion).
  • Acted for two German multinational companies in arbitration proceedings related to the construction of offshore wind farms.
  • Leads and supervises a team defending a major automobile manufacturer in a mass litigation regarding alleged manipulation of diesel cars. 
  • Advised a German stock corporation in a litigation case involving rolling bearings.
  • Advised a British international company in the energy sector in litigation cases over the termination of a project (including financing issues).

Professional Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 and 2023 edition for Litigation
  • Acritas Star, Acritas Sharplegal 2018 and 2021

Corporate Responsibility

  • Workshops on lease contracts for PRO BONO Mannheim – Studentische Rechtsberatung e.V.


  • Germany (2007)


  • Referendariat District Court Mannheim (Second State Exam) (2007)
  • University of Mannheim (Doctorate) (2005)
  • University of Mannheim (First State Exam) (2002)


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Co-author, "International Arbitration 10x10: 100 Facts an in-house counsel needs to know," 1st edition, 2022
  • Co-author (with Jörg Risse), "Kaufpreisverzinsung in M&A-Transaktionen," NZG 2021, October 2021
  • Co-author (with Maximilian Sattler), Comments on §§ 420-432 BGB, first English language edition, Beck Verlag, 2020
  • Co-author, "The Complete (but Unofficial) Guide to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot," 1st through 6th edition, 2013-2021


  • Greenberg, Simon, in: DRI Book Review (1) - May 2015
  • Hayward, Benjamin, in: Deakin Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2014, p. 379