Philipp Duncker | Fieldfisher
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My main areas of practice
I have 15 years of experience in representing my clients' interests before (arbitration) courts and in out-of-court dispute resolution. My philosophy is that the best dispute is the one that can be settled quickly and inexpensively without the involvement of a third party. If formal proceedings are nevertheless necessary, I conduct them efficiently and always with due regard to the economic significance of the dispute.

The main focus of my work is on disputes in the Automotive sector as well as in the Energy sector and in connection with large, international infrastructure projects and in the Insurance sector. For example, I have successfully represented various clients in a number of arbitration proceedings on price revision in long-term gas supply contracts, in supply disputes in the automotive supply industry, in connection with complex infrastructure projects in the offshore wind industry or in the assertion of claims in the Solar sector.

My experience includes arbitrations under the ICC, DIS, LCIA, VIAC, Swiss and UNCITRAL Rules as well as various ad-hoc proceedings. I have conducted disputes in many major arbitration venues around the world on contracts governed by different jurisdictions.

I advise as early as the contract drafting stage in order to draft the appropriate dispute resolution clause. Especially in the supply chain or in complex contractual relationships, the right contractual clause can help to optimise the starting position for a later dispute or prevent it altogether.

If (arbitration) proceedings cannot be avoided, I represent clients in all phases of the dispute, in particular in interim relief for the provisional protection of claims as well as in the recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards or the defence against them. I am also active as an arbitrator myself and can incorporate this experience into my client work.

In addition, I have many years of experience in the area of corporate disputes, whether between shareholders or in the context of managerial liability. Insurance companies and the interplay between coverage and liability, with which I am well acquainted, often play an important role.

I have experience from hundreds of court cases as well as a large number of arbitration proceedings which I have conducted as party representative. My clients come from all areas of business life - from large corporations and medium-sized companies to private individuals.

I advise my clients in German, English and Spanish.

Personal engagement
I regularly publish and speak on Arbitration topics and take an interest in the Spanish legal market.

What others say…

Creative, also good at out-of-court dispute resolution. Very pleasant, very professional.


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