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Susanne Schwalb

Susanne Schwalb

Counsel
Rechtsanwältin

CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Germany
Languages German, English, French, Spanish

Susanne Schwalb mainly represents clients in international arbitration proceedings. She also has several years of experience as secretary or assistant to the tribunal. She specialises in commercial arbitration, particularly shareholder and post-M&A disputes, specifically in the telecommunications and life sciences sectors, as well as supply and distribution agreement disputes. Susanne also advises on investment arbitration proceedings under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, with a focus on disputes related to plant construction and services of general interest.

Susanne joined CMS in 2014 and was made counsel in 2019.

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Relevant experience


Commercial arbitration

  • German company | Representation in ICC arbitration proceedings against German automotive supplier (ongoing)
  • German company | Representation in ICC arbitration proceedings against subsidiary of a Dutch group regarding a dispute arising from a contract for work and services (ongoing)
  • International group of sellers | Advising on post-M&A dispute in life sciences sector (ongoing, DIS arbitration proceedings)
  • Tribunal secretary in shareholder dispute between a Southern European company and other shareholders from an African state (ICC arbitration proceedings)
  • Tribunal secretary in post-M&A dispute between a Central European and an Eastern Asian company (ICC arbitration proceedings)
  • Tribunal secretary in distribution agreement dispute (automotive industry) between contracting parties from various Eastern Asian states (JCAA arbitration proceedings)

Investment arbitration

  • Central Asian government | Representation in ICSID arbitration proceedings against US investor (ongoing)
  • German company | Advising on preparation for ICSID proceedings against North African country
  • Central European company | Advising on preparation for arbitration proceedings against Southern European country
  • Assistant to the tribunal in ICSID arbitration proceedings between Australian investor and Central Asian country (ongoing)
  • Assistant to the tribunal in ICSID arbitration proceedings between European investor and Southern American country
  • Assistant to the tribunal in arbitration proceedings between a Southern European investor and an Eastern European country (ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules)
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Education


  • 2013: Second state examination in law
  • 2011 - 2013: Trainee lawyer at Munich Higher Regional Court
  • 2011: First state examination in law
  • 2006 - 2011: Law studies with a focus on corporate, capital markets and insolvency law at the University of Munich
  • 2005/2006: Graduation in Washington D.C. (US High School Diploma and German Abitur)
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Memberships


  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • DIS40 (German initiative of young arbitrators)
  • International Court of Arbitration Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA Below 40)
  • ArbitralWomen and Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP)
  • Young International Group of the London Court of International Court of Arbitration (YIAG)
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10/03/2020
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03 March 2020
Ar­bit­ral tribunal de­cides on ques­tions of for­eign law without ap­point­ing...
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03 April 2019
Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court re­jects Achmea's com­plaint that its right...
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18 February 2019
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13 December 2018
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16 November 2018
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25 September 2018
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27 November 2017
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06 June 2017
Sub­stance over Form – When Is an Ar­bit­ral Tribunal an Ar­bit­ral Tribunal?
High­er Re­gion­al Court of Frank­furt a.M., De­cision of 2 Feb­ru­ary 2017 – 26 Sch 6/16 The de­cision of the High­er Re­gion­al Court of Frank­furt a.M. deals with the ques­tion of when a de­cision by a pan­el...