Dr Karl von Hase

Dr Karl von Hase

Dr Karl von Hase


T + 49 211 5660 25035

Certified Specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law
Industries Italy , Energy

Areas of practice

Dr Karl von Hase is a recognised specialist (“Fachanwalt”) in commercial and corporate law. He is bilingual in German and Italian (state-certified translator). He assists companies in all issues relating to commercial and corporate law, having particular expertise in cross-border cases, e.g. regarding international distribution or the sale of machinery and M&A. He assists his clients also in disputes, in and out-of-court, e.g. in disputes between shareholders or post M&A. He is widely experienced in international arbitration, also as an arbitrator or chairman of an arbitral tribunal.


Karl von Hase studied in Heidelberg, Germany, Urbino, Italy and Speyer, Germany, and passed both his graduation and bar examinations with major distinctions (“großes Prädikatsexamen”). He worked in a law firm in Haifa, Israel, and as a research assistant for civil and employment law at Heidelberg University before achieving a Ph.D (1998). From 1999 he worked for an international law firm, spending several months at their London office. He became a Partner with another major German law firm in 2005 and joined Luther in 2014.

Honors and distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2022): Award in "Arbitration and Mediation"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Nomination in Arbitration
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Arbitration and Mediation"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (since 2016): Mention in Dispute Resolution - Arbitration (including International Arbitration)

  • Chairman of an arbitral tribunal deciding a dispute between shareholders as to an exit compensation
  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute as to the winding-up of a realestate partnership between two partners
  • Representing a party in an international arbitration between a British, a German, an Italian and a Spanish company regarding a common defence project
  • Representing a party in an international arbitration between a US and a German company regarding post M&A litigation
  • Defending a major Italian producer in court against its German distributor after termination of the distribution contract for cause
  • Advising clients in different jointventureprojects (e.g. in Russia, China, Algeria)


  • MERCURIO Deutsch-Italienische Wirtschaftsvereinigung
  • Internationale Vereinigung Italienischsprachiger Juristen (AIGLI) - Vize-Präsident
  • Deutsch-Italienische Juristenvereinigung (DIJV)
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein Italien