Dr. Stephan Klebes

Senior Legal Counsel

Main tasks
  • Legal analysis of German litigation and arbitration funding, investment recovery and antitrust cases
  • Managing European arbitration cases
  • Client relations with German-speaking European countries
Previous work experience
  • Attorney at Law (“Rechtsanwalt”) with international litigation law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhardt & Sullivan LLP, focusing on commercial arbitration and complex capital markets litigation, Hamburg (2021-2024)
  • Experience working for an arbitration and litigation boutique law firm, Hamburg (2020)
  • Experience working for an international marketing organization, inter alia as Sales Manager, Frankfurt, Paris and Vienna (2007-2010)
  • PhD. (Dr. jur.), summa cum laude, Osnabrück, 2020
  • Bar Exam (“2. Staatsexamen”), with distinction, Celle, 2020
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in alternative dispute resolution, with distinction, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2016
  • State Exam (“1. Staatsexamen”), with distinction, Mannheim, 2016
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), with distinction, Mannheim, 2013
Additional information
  • Particular experience in international arbitration and handling investment recovery proceedings
Professional Organizations
  • DIS40 (Young Arbitrators‘ Initiative of the German Institution for Arbitration)
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein
  • "Ones to Watch 2024” in Arbitration and Mediation, BestLawyers and Handelsblatt
  • German (native)
  • English (business fluent)
  • French (advanced)
  • Spanish (basic)

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