Dr. Gero von Jhering

Local Partner, Hamburg



Gero von Jhering is a local partner in the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Recognized by Legal 500 (Germany) for Commercial Litigation, he specializes in litigation and arbitration regarding all areas of business and commercial law, with a focus on multijurisdictional litigation, trade law, contract law, insolvency law, competition law and corporate law. His varied commercial litigation background enables him to offer clients robust and knowledgeable representation across a broad range of matters.

Furthermore, Gero von Jhering has gained significant experience in complex negotiations and focuses on a functional and economical approach to find reliable outcomes in the client's interest. His practice also extends to advising clients on issues related to contract drafting, enforcement and interpretation, as well as counseling clients in connection with pre-dispute strategy and settlement negotiations.

In 2017, Gero von Jhering was seconded to the New York office of White & Case and during his secondment he worked in the department of Glenn Kurtz (Global Chair of Commercial Litigation at White & Case).

Before joining White & Case Gero von Jhering worked as a research assistant and assistant lecturer at the Seminar for Civil Procedural Law. He wrote his doctoral thesis (Dr iur) as a scholar of the postgraduate program of the Universities of Hamburg, Valencia, Cambridge, Wroclaw as well as the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Bars and Courts
Dr jur
University of Hamburg
Second State Exam
Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Saarland



The effect of arbitration agreements, arbitration clauses and arbitral awards in corporate law (Die Wirkung von Schiedsvereinbarungen, Schiedsklauseln und Schiedssprüchen im Gesellschaftsrecht), Frankfurt am Main et al., 2013

2nd Hamburg Insolvency Symposium, ZInsO, Issue 17, pp. 729–730, 2012

The limitation of the entitlement to a declaratory judgment (Die Verjährung des Feststellungsbegehrens), ZInsO, Issue 35, pp. 1526–1530, 2011

Awards and Recognition

Recommended Lawyer Commercial Litigation, The Legal 500 Germany, 2020