Dörfelt, Felix A. R.

RA Dr. LL.M. (Pepperdine)

b. 1979

Current activity

Partner for Litigation & Arbitration at Addleshaw Goddard (Germany) LLP

Professional focus

Banking and Finance
Energy and power
Infrastructure and Transport
Investment Disputes
Joint Ventures/Consortia/Shareholder Agreements
Third Party Funding
Project management
Quantum expertise

Areas of law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Civil law
Energy law
Corporate law
Commercial law
International investment law
Private international law
International economic law
Procedural law
Contract law
Public international law
Competition and antitrust law

My career

  • 2020 – Partner for Litigation & Arbitration at Addleshaw Goddard (Germany) LLP
  • 2012 – 2020 Associate for Litigation & Trial at Latham & Watkins LLP
  • 2014 Dr. jur. Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • 2009 – 2011 Law Clerk at Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht Hamburg (Hamburg Court of Appeals)
  • 2008 - 2011 Research assistant with Professor Dr. Karsten Thorn, LL.M. (Georgetown) an der Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • 2008 Teaching assistant at the Summer Law Institute in Suzhou China organised by Cornell University School of Law (USA), Bucerius Law School (Hamburg) and Kenneth Wang School of Law Soochow University (China)
  • 2006 - 2007 LL.M. Studies at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2002 Legal Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2000 - 2004 Legal Studies at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Arbitration experience

Arbitrator and Counsel in numerous national and international arbitration proceedings including investor-state disputes (ad-hoc, DIS, ICC, ICSID)


  • Applicable law, in: Stancke/Weidenbach/Lahme (editors), Kartellrechtliche Schadensersatzklagen (cartel damages claims), 2nd edition Frankfurt 2021
  • Gesetzgebungsziele im IPR (Legislative objections in conflict of laws), Hamburg, 2017
  • Arbitrating from A to Z – my first job as an arbitrator, a joint event by the DIS40 and the GMAA40, SchiedsVZ – Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren 2016, p. 264
  • Conflict of Laws and International Litigation under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, VersR – Versicherungsrecht 2010, p. 1547-1554
  • Jurisdiction as well as Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Judgments under the Bunker Oil Convention, IPRax – Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 2009, p. 470-474
  • Movement within Riskin's matrix, ZKM – Zeitschrift für Konfliktmanagement 2008, p. 77-79




  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Competition Litigation Forum
  • Rising Arbitrator Initiative (RAI)
  • FidAR e.V.

Further informations

Extensive expertience as mediator at the District Court of Hawaii, Mediation Center of the Pacific, and the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (conducting more than 75 mediation proceedings)

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