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Dr. Philipp Schütt

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Philipp Schütt, a counsel and member of the Firm’s International Commercial & Trade Practice Group, began his career in law in 2009. He advises companies on all aspects of commercial law, contract law and distribution law. Moreover, his work focuses on cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings in a variety of areas of private commercial law.

Practice Focus

Dr. Schütt advises companies on all aspects of commercial law, contract law and distribution law. He particularly drafts and advises on agency and distribution agreements, customer and supply agreements and general terms and conditions. He also represents German and international clients in complex disputes before German courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals and is working as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings. In 2014, he was appointed as Certified Specialist for International Commercial Law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised several international clients in cross-border commercial and distribution law matters, particularly in connection with the localization and termination of agreements.
  • Advised a German company in the conclusion of international supply contracts with a Russian company.
  • Represented a German company in defending against unjustified claims in Germany and Switzerland.
  • Representing an English company in international litigation proceedings against a German engine builder.
  • Represented a German company in international arbitration proceedings relating to alleged breaches of post-contractual duties under a share purchase agreement.
  • Represented a German chemical company and its US affiliate in defending against unjustified claims for damages for breach of invention rights in Germany and the United States.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) – Member
  • German Initiative of Young Arbitrators (DIS40) – Member
  • German Society for Distribution Law e.V. – Member


  • Germany (2009)


  • Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (Attorney specializing in International Economic Law)
  • Court of Appeal, Cologne (2009)
  • University of Cologne (2007)
  • University of Cologne (2005)


  • English
  • German


Author, "The ICC Expedited Procedure – New Demands for the Drafting of ICC Arbitration Agreements as from 1 March 2017," Global Arbitration News, 20 February 2017

Author, "Admissibility to serve a complaint filed with a US-court in Germany," jurisPR-IWR 1/2016, Note 3

Author, "Disputes relating to indemnification claims in share purchase agreements," NJW 2016, p. 980

Author, "Annotation of judgment of the German Federal Court of Justice of 22 November 2012 ('Bring-or-Pay')," Betriebs-Berater 2013, p. 403