Horst Daniel is the managing partner of our Frankfurt office. He also serves as the firm’s vice global chair of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

For more than 20 years, Horst has focused on high-profile national and international dispute resolution, regularly representing national and international companies or sovereigns at German and EU courts or in arbitration proceedings.

His particular expertise is in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as in national and international litigation, with a particular focus on cartel damages, product liability, unfair competition, intellectual property (IP) and international distribution matters. He has further developed a specialised practice area for temporary and permanent injunctions in cases of urgency.

Horst often speaks on these topics at seminars and conferences around the globe.

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Arbitration

  • Representing several EU member states in ICSID investment treaty arbitrations ranging from €90 million to €2 billion.
  • Representing a major ceramics manufacturer in a €17 million DIS arbitration against its former joint venture partner.
  • Representing a manufacturer of meat processing equipment in a US$20 million SCC arbitration.
  • Representing a Saudi Arabian food distributor in a US$68 million ICC arbitration.
  • Representing the buyer of a global group of companies in a €62 million DIS post-M&A arbitration.
  • Representing a global medical devices manufacturer in a €365 million LCIA arbitration.
  • Representing a global contract manufacturer of electronic goods in a €13 million ICC arbitration.

Antitrust/Cartel Litigation

  • Representing a major airline in a €3 billion cartel damages litigation.
  • Representing a global manufacturer of cooling equipment in a €55 million cartel damages litigation.
  • Representing a global manufacturer of cooling equipment in a €63 million cartel damages litigation.
  • Representing a leading European food company in a €165 million cartel damages litigation.
  • Representing a leading European food company in a €24 million cartel damages litigation.
  • Defending the selective distribution system of a multinational group against a wholesaler’s antitrust allegations.
  • Representing a European cosmetics distributor in a dispute to state nullity of nationwide drugstores purchasing cartel in Germany.
  • Representing a European cosmetics company in complex alleged price fixing procedures.
  • Representing a global battery manufacturer in various cartel damages proceedings.

International Commercial Litigation

  • Representing a global luxury fashion house in major IP and unfair competition lawsuits.
  • Representing a global hardware manufacturer in a US$1 billion IP lawsuit.
  • Representing a leading European winery in a complex product liability litigation.
  • Defending a global medical devices manufacturer in major cross-border product liability proceedings.
  • Defending hundreds of advertising campaigns in unfair competition proceedings.
  • Defending a major IT company in a libel dispute against former distributors.
  • Representing a global hotel chain in various IP and commercial disputes.
  • Managing a major life sciences company’s global product recall proceedings.
  • Representing a global car manufacturer in complex commercial litigation proceedings.

Education

  • OLG Frankfurt, Second State Examination, 1991
  • University of Frankfurt, First State Examination, 1988

Admissions

  • Germany, 1991

Memberships and Affiliations

  • German Arbitration Institution (DIS)
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Frankfurt Bar Association (FAV)
  • Frankfurt Pro Bono Round Table Initiative
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

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