Lukas Ernst

Associate, Frankfurt



Lukas Ernst is an associate in White & Case's International Arbitration Practice Group. He represents clients in national and cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lukas gained experience in the field of dispute resolution through internships and during his legal clerkship, including in international law firms in Frankfurt and in a governmental agency within an international institution in New York.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main


Major Automotive OEM
Representation of a major automotive OEM in a variety of cases arising from regulatory questions.

Foreign Distributor in the Automotive Sector
Advising the client concerning the termination of all its distribution agreements with a German OEM.

Russian Client
Representation of the client in an ad hoc arbitration concerning the acquisition of real estate in Germany and breaches of contractual guarantees.

German Energy Supplier
Advising the client in filing a protective pleading against interim relief actions following the sale of shares to an investor through a bidding process.

Major German Charitable Organization
Pro bono representation of the client in an arbitration concerning disputes with certain members within the organization.

Software Company
Representation of the client in a post-M&A arbitration under DIS Rules concerning the acquisition of another software company in the sector of enterprise resource planning.


Fair and Equitable Treatment in the CETA ("Fair and Equitable Treatment" im CETA – Innovation im Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Investor und Staat), KritV, Issue 4, Pages 406-429, 2015