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Jan K. Schäfer

Jan K. Schäfer
Name and surname

Jan K. Schäfer

First and Second State Examination in Law, Germany; LL.M. (National University of Singapore); Certificate of Comparative Law (SOAS, University of London)
Professional titles
International Arbitration


  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Civil law and civil contracts
  • Commercial law and commercial contracts
  • Company law
  • Construction law
  • Distribution agreements and franchising
  • Energy law and raw materials
  • European law
  • Infrastructure projects
  • International arbitration
  • International commercial law and international commercial contracts
  • International investment arbitration
  • Investment arbitration
  • Mergers and acquisitions
Year of birth



Frankfurt am Main




2012-today, King & Spalding; 2007-2011, Allen & Overy; 2001-2007 Shearman & Sterling.


“Das niederländische summarische Schiedsverfahren – Innovation für die deutsche Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit? [The Dutch Summary Arbitral Proceeding – Innovation for German Arbitration?]“, Festschrift Thümmel, Berlin 2020, pp. 781-795;

“Ensuring a Predictable Arbitration Framework – The German Courts’ Take on Three Key Provisions of German Arbitration Law”, b-Arbitra, 2/2019, pp. 451-468;

“§ 5 Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz, einschließlich Eilschiedsrichter” [Interim Measures and Emergency Arbitrator] and „§ 24 Besonderheiten einiger wichtiger Jurisdiktionen – Niederlande“ [Peculiarities of Selected Jurisdictions – the Netherlands] in Salger/Trittmann, Internationale Schiedsverfahren – Praxishandbuch, Munich 2019, pp. 121 ff. and pp. 827 ff.; “Court Assistance in Arbitration – Some Observations on the Critical Stand-by Function of the Courts”, Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 43, 2016, pp. 521-540; “Das Mandat als Prozessvertreter in deutschen Schiedsverfahren [Acting as Counsel in German Arbitration Proceedings]”, NJW 2015, pp. 3398-3404; “Alternatives to Investment Arbitration”, book chapter in M. Bungenberg et al. (eds.), International Investment Law, Beck 2015, pp. 1186-1211; Commentary on Sec. 1041 of the German Code of Civil Procedure in Böckstiegel/Kröll/Nacimiento (eds.), Arbitration in Germany – the Model Law in Practice, 2nd ed., Kluwer Law International 2015;

“Focusing a Dispute on the Dispositive Legal and Factual Issues, or How German Arbitrators Think – An Introduction to a Traditional German Method”, b-Arbitra, 2/2013, pp. 107-118; Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Kompendium für die Praxis [Arbitration – A Practical Guide], Betriebs-Berater Handbook, Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft, Frankfurt am Main 2006, 457 + XLI pages (co-authored).

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