Dr. Ulrich Theune

Dr. Ulrich Theune

Dr. Ulrich Theune


T +49 40 18067 12154

Retired Partner

Areas of practice

Dr. Theune specializes in complex national and international state court and arbitration proceedings in the areas of heavy industries and energy supply, plant engineering and construction, as well as commercial and corporate law. His department is presently handling proceedings before national courts and arbitral tribunals with parties from more than 25 countries. Foreign law expertise: France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and United States.


Dr. Theune has many years of experience in arbitration (i.a. DIS, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, Swiss Rules and SCC). He has acted in more than 140 national and international arbitration proceedings either as arbitrator or as counsel; and in more than 40 proceedings as sole arbitrator or chairman of the arbitral tribunal. Dr. Theune published a commentary on the DIS Arbitration Rules in Schütze (Editor), "Institutional Arbitration" (2nd edition 2011).

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Recommendation under "Dispute resolution - commercial conflicts"
  • Who´s Who Legal (2018): Ranking in "Commercial Litigation"
  • JUVE Guide (2016/2017): Listed in "Dispute Resolution"
  • Who's Who Legal: Germany (2013): Ranking in the category Commercial Arbitration
  • Legal Experts EMEA (2012): Ranking in the category "Dispute Resolution"
  • Chambers Europe (2011-2015): Ranking in the category „Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel"
  • The Legal 500 (2011): Ranking in the category "Dispute Resolution"
  • JUVE Guide (2010/2011, 2011/2012): frequently recommended lawyer in the category "Dispute Resolution"