Busse, Daniel

RA Dr. LL.M.

Current activity

Founding partner of Busse Disputes, a boutique law firm with a focus on arbitration; previously, partner at Allen & Overy (litigation and arbitration) and head of the German Dispute Resolution practice group since 2010; active for a long time as a lecturer as well as an honorary professor for arbitration law at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen.

Professional focus

Automotive Sector
Energy and power
Gas and Oil
Real Estate
Infrastructure and Transport
Information Technology (IT)
Investment Disputes
Joint Ventures/Consortia/Shareholder Agreements

Areas of law

Adjudication/Dispute Boards
Stock corporation law
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Banking law
Construction law
Civil law
Energy law
EU law
Corporate law
Commercial law
Property law
Insolvency law
International investment law
Private international law
International economic law
Public law
Sports law
Environmental law
Procedural law
Contract law

My career

  • 1995 First German Law Degree
  • 1995 - 1998 academic assistant, especially at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
  • 1998 doctorate (title: "Unjust Enrichment in Private International Law")
  • 1999/2000 Second German Law Degree and began career as a lawyer
  • 2000 awarded Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Columbia University)
  • 2004 - 2019 Partner at leading international law firm
  • 2019 Founding partner at Busse Disputes

Arbitration experience

As arbitrator: approx. 80 proceedings (international and ad hoc, including 10 as chairperson or sole arbitrator); as counsel: more than 100 proceedings; subject matter of the arbitrations: Corporate law (predominantly "post-M&A" and joint venture), commercial law, energy law, construction, real estate, commercial law, international trade law


  • More than 30 publications, focusing on arbitration law, international procedural law and international private law




Further informations

Dr Daniel Busse holds, or has held, a variety of positions and offices: for example, he is the founder of the DIS-40 group in Hamburg and one of three co-founders of the Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V. Dr Busse has also served on various committees or task forces of international arbitral institutions, such as the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the Task Force on the Revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence. He was a member of the DIS Appointments Committee and the Drafting Committee for the revision of the DIS Rules (which entered into force in 2018); he is a member of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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