Dr. Wolfgang Kühn


+49 211 600 55-205 +49 211 600 55-200

German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate Law
  • Stock Corporation Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Law
  • International Building Contract Law
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Automotive
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  • Admitted to the Bar in Germany
  • Education and former activities
  • Universities of Munich and Münster (Legal Trainee/Referendar; Assessor; Dr. jur.)
  • Buckeridge & Braune, Solicitors, London, United Kingdom
  • Westfalenbank AG


  • Founding member of the Dispute Resolution Forum Düsseldorf and Cologne
  • Honorary member of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Past Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Past Member, ICC International Court Arbitration
  • Co-Chair, Arbitration in Maritime and Transport Disputes, Hamburg
  • Co-Chair, International Bar Association First International Arbitration Day, New York
  • Co-Chair, International Bar Association Second International Arbitration Day, Düsseldorf

Dr. Wolfgang Kühn's Distinctions

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/2022
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
Best Lawyers 2022
Chambers Europe 2021
Chambers Global 2021
Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2021
WWL Germany 2021
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020
Best Lawyers 2021
Chambers Europe 2020
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2019
Best Lawyers 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Who's Who Legal 2019
Chambers Europe 2019
Legal 500 Germany 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2018
Best Lawyers 2019
Who's Who Legal 2018
Chambers Europe 2018
Chambers Global 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
Who's Who Legal 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018
Best Lawyers 2018
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2017
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Chambers Europe 2017
Chambers Global 2017
Legal 500 Germany 2017
Who's Who Legal 2017
JUVE Award 2016
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2016
Best Lawyers 2017
Chambers Europe 2016
Legal 500 EMEA 2016

International Arbitration

  • Chairman, Co-arbitrator and Counsel in international arbitrations (investment treaty, post M&A, construction, corporate under ICC, Danish Arbitration, SIAC, DIS, etc. and UNCITRAL ad hoc).


Arbitrator und Counsel in major gas pricing arbitration proceedings, construction disputes etc.



The Burden of Substantiation and Proof in Continental European Civil Procedure and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
Best Lawyers, Fall Global Business Edition 2017
Procedural Tools In Support Of Predictability In International Arbitration
Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2017


Adjudication in International Arbitration
Festschrift für Siegfried H. Elsing zum 65. Geburtstag, 11/2015


Defaulting Parties and Default Awards in International Arbitration
Liber Amicorum Prof. Gerhard Wegen, March 2015
Dispute Adjudication vs Arbitration
Liber Amicorum Prof. Siegfried Elsing, March 2015


The Practice of Arbitration, Arbitration and Insolvency
Liber Amicorum Hans van Houtte 2012


Advisor to the IBA Rules of Evidence Subcommittee
2010; Arbitration and Insolvency / Dispute Resolution International Vol. 5 No. 2, November 2011


Advisor to the IBA Rules of Evidence Subcommittee
Münchener Handbuch Corporate Law, Part 2, 3rd edition 2009


Current Issues concerning the application of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: a German perspective
Journal of International Arbitration 2008
Common Law vs Civil Law Proceedings in Commercial Arbitration
in Liber Amicorum Dr. Lüer 2008


Honorare bleiben gedeckelt
in: Financial Times Deutschland of May 22, 2007


Jurisdictional Comparison on Germany
 Arbitration World 2006, p. 93
Vertragsgestaltung bei M & A-Transaktionen – Sorgfältige Strukturierung vermindert Risiken
GoingPublic  Magazin 9/2006
Commercial Arbitration in Germany
German Chapter for Arbitration World/European Lawyer, 2nd Edition 2006
in SchiedsVZ for Handbook of ICC Arbitration by Michael Buehler and Thomas H. Webster, Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 2006


Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Deutschland
Bestandsaufnahme und Potentiale, Vortrag Handelskammer Hamburg 2005, Veröffentlichung im Tagungsband der Handelskammer
Die Kostenentscheidung im Schiedsgerichtsverfahren
DIS-Materialien, X, 2005, p. 83
Confidentiality in Arbitration
Grenzüberschreitungen – Beiträge zum internationalen Verfahrensrecht und zur Schiedsgerichtbarkeit. Festschrift for the 70. date of birth of Peter Schlosser 04/2005, p. 461


Jurisdictional Comparison on Germany
Arbitration World 2004, p. 183



Alternative funding redux
Kiev Arbitration Days 2017, November 3, 2017


Procedural Tools in support of Predictability in International Arbitration
Vienna Arbitration Days, January 22-23, 2016
Comparative Techniques of Obtaining Oral Evidence in International Arbitration
DIS Autumn Conference 2015 in Berlin, September 21 – 22, 2015 
Length of Arbitration and Fast-Track Procedures
4th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days 2015 in Riga, June 4 -5, 2015
Gesellschaftsrechtliche Streitigkeiten in der Praxis der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit polnische und deutsche Perspektiven
DIS / SAD Arbitrazowy Seminar an der Universität Warschau, May 21, 2015
Die Rolle des Mitschiedsrichters
Freshfields Arbitration Lecture, March 25, 2015


MFN Clauses and Dispute Resolution Provisions in International Investment Arbitration: An Overview
Fordham Law School in New York, June 12, 2014


Informationsbegehren und deren Abwehr im Schiedsverfahren
Dispute Resolution Forum Düsseldorf-Köln, Industrie-Club Düsseldorf, June 19, 2013


Neue Trends (Mehrparteienverfahren, Joinder, Consolidation, Emergency Arbitrator) im Lichte der Schiedsordnungen des VIAC und der DIS
VIAC Road Show in Düsseldorf, November 15, 2012
Numerous lectures at national and international arbitration conferences
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