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Matthias Schlingmann

Dr. Matthias Schlingmann, LL.M.


CMS Hasche Sigle
Stadthausbrücke 1-3
20355 Hamburg
Languages German, English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Matthias Schlingmann specialises in dispute resolution. He represents clients before state courts as well as in national and international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. Matthias focuses on international trade, cases involving technical issues, banking and fund related disputes as well as other commercial disputes.

He joined CMS in 2004 and became a partner in 2012. In 2011, he was seconded to the Brazilian law firm Barbosa Müssnich & Aragao (BM&A) in Rio de Janeiro.

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Relevant experience

  • Highland Group Holdings Ltd: Drafting complex arbitration clauses for offshore wind farm project “Veja Mate“
  • Representing a Chinese solar panel manufacturer in a number of international arbitration proceedings
  • Representing a globally operating trading company in complex cross-border disputes, including interim relief measures
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  • 2001 - 2003: Trainee lawyer in Hamburg
  • 2000 - 2001: LL.M./DEA in European Law and International Economic Law at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva
  • 1995 - 2000: Law studies in Passau
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  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC)
  • European Latinamerican Arbitration Center (ElArb)
  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Lateinamerikaverein (LAV)
  • Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht (DVIS)
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  • Zur Reform des brasilianischen Schiedsrechts, SchiedsVZ 2015, S. 178, Aufsatz von Dr. Matthias Schlingmann, Juliana Wimmer
  • Les nouvelles règles d’arbitrage de la CCI, La lettre France Allemagne, CMS 2012
  • Reform of French Arbitration law strengthens Paris as place of arbitration, Bulletin Deutschland - Frankreich, CMS Hasche Sigle und CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre 2011, p. 5
  • Terms of Payment in Business Connections in Germany and France, La Lettre France - Allemagne, CMS Hasche Sigle 2010, p. 5-6
  • Terms of Payment in Business Connections in Germany and France, PARISBERLIN 2010, p. 30
  • Das Bunkerölübereinkommen - Einführung und Überblick, Schriften des Deutschen Vereins für Internationales Seerecht (Reihe A: Berichte und Vorträge) Heft 104, Dr. Klaus Ramming 2009, p. 1-7
  • Die Dritthaftung von Klassifikationsgesellschaften, VersR 2004, p. 1095
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Lectures list

  • Replacement of Arbitrators/Truncated Tribunals (Young Approaches to Arbitration, ICC YAF/YAAP Conference, Vienna, 31 March 2012)
  • Liability without limits? (CMS Update Einkauf und Vertrieb, 17 November 2011)
  • The course of (GMAA) arbitral proceedings (GMAA40 Meeting, 17 August 2011)
  • Brazil - Booming giant, also in the maritime sector (CMS Maritime Breakfast, 18 May 2011)
  • INCOTERMS 2010 - News and amendments (Praxisseminar Incoterms, 9 December 2010)
  • Embargos - consequences and risks (CMS Maritime Breakfast, 9 November 2010)
  • Product recalls - How to consider them in quality assurance agreements and supply contracts (Update Einkauf und Vertrieb, 19 October 2010)
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