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Partner

Dr. Elke Umbeck

Hamburg

+49 40 35 52 80-68 +49 40 35 52 80-80

Languages
German, English, French, Italian
Practice groups/Expertise
Consulting focuses
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Stock Corporation Law
  • Liability issues of legal practitioners
  • Banking Supervision Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Compulsary Auction
  • Compulsory Enforcement Law
  • French Clients
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Vita

  • Included in the list of list of arbitrators by the European Commission for disputes under EU trade agreements since 2022
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2001
  • Partner since 2008
  • Member of our French Desk
  • Education and former activities
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg for International Commercial Law 2009-2017
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berlin und Hamburg 2001-2008
  • Institute for Foreign and International Civil Law, University of Cologne 1996-1999
  • Universities of Bielefeld, Strasbourg, Cologne and Münster Dr jur 1998

Affiliations

  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V. (Board Member)
  • Chinese European Arbitration Center (Advisory Board Member)
  • Chinese European Arbitration Association (President)
  • German Bar Association (DAV) (Working Group Commercial and Corporate Law)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Lawyers' Association of Hamburg (HAV)
  • German Foreign Law Association
  • German-Italian Lawyers Association (DIJV)
  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Dr. Elke Umbeck's Distinctions

WiWo Top Kanzlei 2022
WiWo Top Anwalt 2022
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022
Best Lawyers 2023
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
WWL Germany 2022
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/2022
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
Best Lawyers 2022
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Legal 500 Germany 2021
WWL Germany 2021
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020
Best Lawyers 2021
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Legal 500 Germany 2020
Who's Who Legal Germany 2020
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Legal 500 Germany 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Who's Who Legal 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Legal 500 Germany 2017
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2016/2017
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015/2016
Legal 500 EMEA 2015
Legal 500 Germany 2015
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2014/2015
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Legal 500 EMEA 2014
Legal 500 Deutschland 2014

Publications

2022

Die Abhilfe(-klage) kommt
ICC Germany-Magazin, Edition 15 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
International Arbitration 2022
Chambers Global Practice Guide, August 2022 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Anpassungsbedarf bei Schiedsklauseln in Gesellschaftsverträgen von Personenhandelsgesellschaften
Update Gesellschaftsrecht Nr. 33 | Update Prozessführung & Schiedsverfahren, August 2022 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Vorteile von Schiedsverfahren für die IT-Branche
ICC Germany-Magazin, Edition 14 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Klimaklagen - was bedeuten sie für Unternehmen?
ICC Germany-Magazin, Edition 13 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust

2021

International Arbitration 2021
Chambers Global Practice Guide, August 2021 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Die neue ICC-Schiedsordnung 2021
ICC Germany-Magazin, Edition 12 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Les contentieux collectifs sont en nette augmentation
Décideurs Magazine, April 14, 2021
Post-Brexit, Germany can handle more international commercial disputes
Leaders League, Décideurs Magazine, March 18, 2021
Indepth Feature: Commercial Arbitration 2021
German Chapter, Financier Worldwide, p. 26-30
Die neue ICC Schiedsordnung 2021
Update Dispute Resolution January 2021 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust

2020

International Arbitration 2020
Chambers Global Practice Guide, August 2020 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust
Streitbeilegung vor staatlichen Gerichten und Schiedsgerichten in Zeiten der COVID-19-Pandemie
Update Dispute Resolution, April 2020 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust, Daniel Froesch

2019

Modernes Case Management
ICC Germany-Magazin Ausgabe 9, November 2019
International Arbitration
Chambers Global Practice Guide, 2nd edition, September 2019

2018

Neue DIS-Rules treten am 1. März 2018 in Kraft
Update Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, February 2018 by Dr. Elke Umbeck, Dr. Jonas Pust

Lectures

2021

Klimaklagen – was bedeuten sie für Unternehmen
Lecture, ICC Digital Lunch Breaks, December 03, 2021
International arbitration – Practical guidance for in-house counsel
Legal 500 Online Panel Discussion, November 10, 2021
Das Schiedsverfahren von der Einleitung des Schiedsverfahrens bis zum Schiedsspruch
Lecture, Hamburg Arbitration School, October 18, 2021
International arbitration – practical guidance for in-house counsel
Lecture, The Legal 500, October 10, 2021
Fact Witness Memory and the Impact of Legal Traditions
Online Panel Discussion at the Paris Arbitration Week, September 20, 2021

2019

Legal Tech and its Impact on Litigation
Speech at the 7th Litigation Summit on 28 February 2019 in Berlin

2018

Mass Litigation - An new threat for Companies
Speech at the 6th Litigation Summit on 27 February 2018 in Berlin

2016

Introduction to Dispute Boards and the ICC Dispute Board Rules 2015
Lecture at Berlin Club Meeting in Warschau, June 17, 2016
Dispute Boards – A better way of resolving disputes?
Lecture at Munich Summit on China Arbitration, HKLW Munich, June 15, 2016
Iura novit arbiter? Rechte und Pflichten der Schiedsparteien bei der inhaltlichen Ermittlung des anwendbaren Rechts
Schiedsgespräch – Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V., May 26, 2016

2015

International Commercal Law
Visiting Lecturer at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)since WS 2009/2010
Prozessführung bei der GmbH - Typische Streitfälle, Prozesstaktiken und Prozessprävention
Beck-Akademie-Seminar with Dr. Erich Waclawik, Lawyer at the Federal Court of Justice, half-yearly since October 2009
Aktuelle Entwicklungen im GmbH-Recht
Lecture at the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg annually since 2010 together with Dr. Johan Schneider

2014

M&A Disputes: Deceit, Avoidance and Restitution
Kiev Arbitration Days, November 6, 2014 in Kiev
Konfliktlösung im Anlagenbau und in Bausachen: Adjudikation und Schiedsverfahren – der bessere Weg?
Lecture at Handelskammer Hamburg, March 27, 2014

2012

Time Efficiency in Arbitration Proceedings – the User's, Arbitrator's and Counsel's Perspective
Lecture on the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) in December 13, 2012 in Hamburg

2011

Guerilla Tactics im Schiedsverfahren, Reaktionsmöglichkeiten für Gegner, Schiedsgerichte, staatliche Gerichte
Lecture at the 2. Hamburg Arbitration Talks of the Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V., June 21, 2011 in Hamburg
Cash Pooling als Instrument der Konzernfinanzierung
Lecture at the Client Seminar "Aktien- und Kapitalmarktrecht 2011", February 10, 2011 in Hamburg

2010

How do German Courts support Arbitral Tribunals in their Fight against Guerrilla Practices?
ICC-Austria-Conference, November 12 and 13, 2010 in Vienna according "Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration and Litigation"
Das Aufsichtsratsmandat im öffentlichen Unternehmen
Seminar organized by Behörden Spiegel October 25, 2010 in Hamburg with Dr. von Heusinger and May 12, 2011 in Hamburg

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