Dr. Maximilian Clasmeier | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Maximilian Clasmeier
Maximilian Clasmeier

Dr. Maximilian Clasmeier

Associate, Frankfurt

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Maximilian Clasmeier is a member of the Frankfurt Dispute Resolution Group. He mainly advises clients in national and international arbitration and litigation proceedings and has experience working under the ICC, 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 well-positioned to advise on international arbitration matters across Southeast Asia and understands the regional particularities.

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

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • 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


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Thai


Indian client, 2017 – ongoing

Representation in ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations about force majeure against an Arab state

African cocoa company, 2017

Representation of an African cocoa company in FCC commodity arbitration proceedings as well as insolvency proceedings against a German buyer

Automotive parts supplier, 2017 – ongoing

Representation of an automotive parts supplier in a product liability dispute

International energy company, 2017

Representation in a post-M&A ICC arbitration concerning an alleged violation of disclosure obligations

Korean client, 2017 – ongoing

Representation in exequatur and enforcement proceedings against a German state entity following an ad-hoc arbitration

Russian client, 2017 – ongoing

Representation in exequatur and enforcement proceedings against a German company following ICAC arbitration


  • 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, S. 345-360
  • Clasmeier, Maximilian: The Kingdom of Thailand and International Arbitration – Ending the Journey on a Winding Tollway?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2015