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September 27, 2016


1 p.m. to 6 p.n.

Oktoberfest starting at 8:30 pm


Baker & McKenzie

Theatinerstraße 23

80333 München


Clara Schmidt

Manager Marketing

T: +49 69 2 99 08 371

Mail an Clara Schmidt

Baker & McKenzie invites you to its seminar “The legal department in the year 2030” on September 27, 2016 at the Munich office of Baker & McKenzie  (Theatinerstraße 23, 80333 München).

In our seminar, we will discuss with you the following four topics:

  1. Technology
  2. Corporate Governance
  3. Globalization and
  4. Legal department and external advisors

The seminar will end at 6 p.m. There will be a get-together at the Oktoberfest in the evening. The seats at the Oktoberfest are limited and your seat is only guaranteed after you have receive a confirmation from us.

We have also blocked a limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked. If you are interested in booking one of the rooms, please let us know in advance.

For registration please complete the registration form or contact Clara Schmidt.



Prof. Dr. Joerg Risse LL.M. (Berkeley) is a member of the Dispute Resolution Group at Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt. Being double-qualified as an attorney-at-law in Germany and in New York (USA), he represents his clients in international arbitrations before all major arbitral institutions. Since Prof. Risse is frequently appointed to act as an arbitrator or mediator, his clients also benefit from his "judiciary" outlook on a case. Prof. Risse teaches advocacy skills and dispute resolution at the University of Mannheim. Prof. Risse is ranked by Chambers Global 2015 as one of the top two arbitration counsels in Germany and among the most in-demand arbitrators. Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2015/2016 honors him as "Lawyer of the Year" in international arbitration. According to Juve (2010 - 2015), he is a "leading name" in arbitration, and Who is Who Legal 2015 declared him one of the top seven commercial mediators in Germany. Prof. Risse advises in post merger and acquisition disputes, in particular in price adjustment disputes, reps and warranty claims and claims raised against transaction advisers. His second main area of practice are disputes related to large infrastructure projects such as power plants, offshore wind farms, electricity networks, public transport projects or airports. Most of his clients are from the “old economy”, including turn-key contractors for large projects and companies from the chemical, automotive, medical and mass transport industry. Prof. Risse has particular experience in ADR-proceedings where he advises his clients in settlement negotiations, mediation and adjudication proceedings. Prof. Risse can be reached at and +49 69 299080.


Dr. Markus Altenkirch LL.M. is a member of Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution teams in Düsseldorf and London . Markus focuses on international arbitration and currently represents clients in ICC, DIS, LCIA, and HKIAC arbitrations. Markus primarily advises on Post-M&A as well as construction disputes. Moreover, Markus regularly advises on disputes in the Pharmaceutical industry. In 2021, Markus has started his own podcast series: #zukunft. Markus, and his colleague Lisa Reiser, interview leading arbitration practitioners and in-house lawyers on the future of international arbitration. Markus teaches at the University of Mainz and regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration. He is a contributor and editor for Global Arbitration News. Markus Altenkirch can be reached at and +49 211 311160 and +44 20 7919 1000.