Dr. Gerrit Niehoff
Representative Legal Matters
Represents a Taiwanese pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration regarding the licensing of a drug and regulatory issues of marketing authorizations in Europe and the US (amount in dispute EUR 400 million).
Represents a global biotech company in preparation of a potential arbitration arising from a supply agreement in connection with minimum purchase volumes (amount in dispute > EUR 50 million).
Represents a European lighting company in an international litigation arising out of a cross-license agreement (amount in dispute > EUR 8 million).
Reached a favorable settlement for a Swiss R&D company in various related IP litigations regarding patent infringement and damages resulting from this infringement against German competitor (amount in dispute > EUR 50 million).
Reached a favorable settlement for a global pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration seated in Tokyo regarding damages for breach of a license agreement (amount in dispute > USD 20 million).
Represented a German power plant owner in an ICC arbitration about the breach of various performance guarantees (amount in dispute > EUR 140 million).
Reached a favorable settlement for an international plant manufacturer in a dispute with its Russian customer about the building of a chemical plant.
Advised a multinational manufacturer of technical gases in preparation of a potential arbitration with the manufacturer of defective compressors (amount in dispute > EUR 1 million).
- Ones to Watch for International Arbitration, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2021
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Licensing Executives Society - Member
- German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) - Member
- DIS 40 - Member
- German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV) - Member
- HKIAC’s HK45 - Member
- Germany (2016)
- Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt (Second State Exam) (2016)
- University of Passau (Dr. iur.) (2014)
- University of Passau (First State Exam) (2012)
- University of London (Diploma in Law) (2009)
Author, "Anmerkung zur Entscheidung des OLG Frankfurt a.M. zur Auslandszustellung nach der EuZVO (13 U 210/17)", IWRZ 2019, 232
Author, "Anmerkung zur EuGH-Entscheidung in der Rechtsache Zako/Sanidel (Rs. C-452/17)", IWRZ 2019, 73
Various publications on Global Arbitration News
Co-author (with Max Oehm), "Anerkennung und Vollstreckung ausländischer Entscheidungen in Deutschland", Iurratio 2017, 1, April 2017
Co-author (with Kabir Duggal), "The Conflicting Landscape Relating to Costs in Investor-State Arbitration", Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Volume 5, Issue 2, January 2017
Author, "Germany: Would, Could, Should – Arbitrator’s Duty of Impartiality Does Not Require Use of Language Emphasizing the Preliminary Nature of a Pre-Hearing Indicative Order", Global Arbitration News, August 2016
Co-author (with Kabir Duggal and José Manuel Maza), "Allocating Costs in Investment Arbitration", US Practical Law, July 2016
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Matthias Scholz, Dr. Thomas Schänzle, Dr. Christian Vocke
Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern is registered with the Local Court of Frankfurt/Main (registered seat) HRB 123975. It is associated with Baker & McKenzie International, a Verein organized under the laws of Switzerland.