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Mathias Wittinghofer

Mathias Wittinghofer

Herbert Smith Freehills


Mathias is double-qualified as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany and a solicitor in England and Wales. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, where he serves on the Committee of the European Branch. A member of i.a. the German Arbitration Institution, the Austrian Arbitration Institution and the Swiss Arbitration Association and listed as a panellist at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Mathias has over 10 years' experience in handling all kinds of commercial litigations and domestic and international arbitrations, with a special focus on capital markets- and post-M&A disputes, both as counsel and as arbitrator.

Mathias has completed the training required to qualify as a Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (spezialized banking and finance lawyer), published several articles on banking and finance law as well as international arbitration, and has spoken extensively on both topics. Mathias is also a lecturer on International Arbitration at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

In 2012 and again in 2015, Mathias was awarded the prestigious ILO Client Choice Award as Germany’s best litigation counsel, based on a survey among more than 2,000 in-house counsels worldwide. Mathias was recently named by Global Arbitration Online and Who's Who Legal: Arbitration a "Future Leader": "Mathias Wittinghofer impresses with his impeccable legal skills, outstanding character and great judgment". Mathias is recommended by The Legal 500 Germany as "fast and professional" ("schnell und professionell"), and JUVE, the leading German legal directory, lists Mathias as a frequently recommended dispute resolution and litigation expert.

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