Dr. Maximilian Clasmeier

International Associate, Washington, DC, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Maximilian Clasmeier is a member of the Firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Groups and advises corporates and states in national and international commercial and investment arbitration as well as litigation proceedings. He has experience working under the ICC, ICSID, DIS, UNCITRAL and SIAC Rules.

Before joining White & Case in 2017, he gained international commercial and investment arbitration experience with law firms in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Singapore. He has particular expertise in public international law, international investment law and dealing with matters of state sovereignty, having worked with a think-tank in Singapore, a state representation to the European Union in Brussels and the World Bank in Washington, DC. He is author of "Arbitral Awards as Investments – Treaty Interpretation and the Dynamics of International Investment Law" (Wolters Kluwer – 2017) and an active supporter of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition with judging experience at its international rounds.

Furthermore, he is well-positioned to advise on international arbitration matters across Southeast Asia and understands the regional particularities. In 2019, he was admitted to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC).

He has studied law in Münster, Barcelona, Singapore and Düsseldorf, regularly publishes on international arbitration and teaches international investment law at Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf and at Thammasat University in Bangkok.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
Dr iur
Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf
Visiting Researcher Programme
National University of Singapore
First State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Hamm
Foreign Law Programme (FFA)
University of Münster
University of Barcelona
Languages
German
English
Spanish
French
Thai

Experience

Vladislav Kim and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan, ongoing
Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT in an ICSID arbitration concerning two cement plants

International think tank, 2019
Advised an international think tank regarding mechanisms for international human rights protection in a Southeast Asian state (pro bono)

Development bank, 2018 – ongoing
Representing a development bank in ICC proceedings relating to a project in Southeastern Europe

Polish client, 2018 – ongoing
Advising a Polish client on claims following the outbreak of the Arab Spring in an Arab state

Indian client, 2017 – ongoing
Representing in ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations about force majeure against an Arab state

Automotive parts supplier, 2017 – 2018
Represented of an automotive parts supplier in a product liability dispute

Japanese client, 2017-2018
Advised a Japanese client in the automotive industry on German law implications of a US patent litigation

African state, 2017
Advised an African state on its new media law and its compliance with international human rights standards (pro bono)

Russian client, 2017 – ongoing
Representing in exequatur and enforcement proceedings against a German company following ICAC arbitration

Publications

Clasmeier, Maximilian: Singapore High Court Upholds Multi-Million Dollar ICC Award Relating To A Power Plant Project In Guatemala, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2018

Clasmeier, Maximilian/Lucas, Natalie/Secomb, Matthew: Panorama international de jurisprudence/Panorama of World Cases Law: Singapour/Singapore, Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitration 2018 (forthcoming)

Clasmeier, Maximilian/Lucas, Natalie/Secomb, Matthew: Panorama international de jurisprudence/Panorama of World Cases Law: Singapour/Singapore, Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitration 2017-3, pp. 575-584

Clasmeier, Maximilian: Arbitral Awards as Investments: Treaty Interpretation and the Dynamics of International Investment Law, Aalphen aan den Rijn, 2017

Clasmeier, Maximilian: Myanmar's New Investment Law and its Confidence in International Arbitration, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2017

Lorz, R. Alexander/Clasmeier, Maximilian in: Ebke, Werner F./Olzen, Dirk/Sandrock, Otto (Hrsg.), Festschrift für Siegfried H. Elsing zum 65. Geburtstag, From International Commercial to Investment Arbitration: A Long Journey and No Common End, 2015, pp. 345-360

Clasmeier, Maximilian: The Kingdom of Thailand and International Arbitration – Ending the Journey on a Winding Tollway?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2015