Tim Robben

Tim Robben is an associate in the Baker McKenzie office in Dusseldorf. He joined the Firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group in 2022. During and prior to his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, he worked at different renowned international law firms in Dusseldorf and Brussels gathering experience in the fields commercial and corporate litigation, arbitration, corporate and competition law. Tim advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of dispute resolution.

In Germany, arbitral tribunals decide most disputes arising from M&A transactions. Parties often are concerned that German state courts are not experienced and therefore in no good position to decide complex and high-value M&A disputes. Parties favor arbitration because it allows them to choose arbitrators who have either experience in negotiating complex transactional agreements or in handling M&A disputes. The downside of this preference for arbitration over litigation is that not much case law is…