Gerhard is a partner in the firm's dispute resolution group.

He represents German and foreign clients in disputes before German courts, predominantly in relation to disputes in commerce and trade, corporate and directors' liability. Together with local counsel, he represents clients before state courts in other countries, particularly in major cases of fundamental importance in which strategic counseling in the conduct of litigation is required.

Gerhard also represents clients in international arbitration proceedings conducted in accordance with various institutional rules. The focus of his arbitration practice is on infrastructure, engineering and construction cases. In addition, Gerhard advises corporate clients and board members in cases involving board liability. This international litigation activity covers numerous countries in Europe, the Middle East and South America.

Most of the arbitration proceedings in which Gerhard has acted have been ICC proceedings. He has also conducted proceedings under DIS-Rules, Vienna Rules and other institutional rules.

Besides his litigation/arbitration practice, Gerhard attends to a number of long-standing clients on current matters, smaller M&A and real estate transactions and in relation to commercial contracts.

Gerhard was one of the co-founders of the firm's Munich office in 2006. Before moving to Munich he worked in our Frankfurt office where he also acted as notary public.


  • Admitted to bar 1984
  • Universities of Munich and Freiburg (Dr. jur.)
  • Assistant professor at the Institute for Foreign and International Private Law of the University of Freiburg, 1980-1982
  • Law firm in Washington D.C., 1986-1987


  • Co-editor: "Vertrags- und Formularbuch zum Handels-, Gelsellschafts- und Bankrecht" von Klaus J. Hopt, 4th ed. 2013