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RA Christoph Harler

Falkenring 2
63454 Hanau

German , Bonn 1978

Present Position
Counsel at Wilmer Hale LLP, International Arbitration Group, Frankfurt am Main

Training / Professional Experience
First State Law Exam in Passau with a focus on European law (2005); Second State Law Exam in Düsseldorf (2007)

Associate at Mayer Brown LLP, Corporate Practice Group (2008)

Counsel at WilmerHale LLP, International Arbitration Practice Group (2009 to date)

Areas of specialisation
Extensive experience with disputes governed by various substantive and procedural laws under the auspices of several arbitral institutions. Practice includes domestic and international arbitration proceedings conducted in both English and German

Corporate/M&A background. Experience includes M&A and other corporate transactions, such as strategic alliances, joint ventures and licensing agreements

Arbitral experience
Experience (Selection):

Representation of a major energy provider as respondent and counterclaimant in a DIS arbitration sited in Berlin regarding mutual obligations under an M&A agreement

Representation of a major natural gas supplier as respondent and counterclaimant in multiple ad-hoc price review arbitrations sited in Stockholm

Representation of a leading international pharmaceutical company as claimant in a VIAC arbitration sited in Vienna over contractual guarantees following the acquisition of a company

Representation of a leading automotive manufacturer in an ICC arbitration sited in London over rights and obligations under a strategic alliance

Membership in professional associations
Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the German initiative of young arbitrators (DIS40) and the German-Irish Lawyers and Business Association

Harler/Weinzierl, The ECJ’s Judgement on Jurisdiction in Cartel Damages Cases: Repercussions for International Arbitration, EWS 2015, 121

Harler/Antipin, Arbitration Reform and State Court Merger in Russia, published in CDR’s September-October 2015 issue

Competition Law in International Arbitration, Co-author (with Franz Schwarz) of a chapter in a competition law handbook (not yet released)

Language Skills
German (mother tongue), English (fluent)

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