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Markus Rieder

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Dr. Markus S. Rieder is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department in the Munich office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Rieder has profound expertise representing clients in the fields of international and domestic arbitration, corporate litigation, white collar matters and compliance.



Within: Compliance

Latham & Watkins LLP is ‘highly commended’ for its cooperation with clients. The integrated, cross-practice team is able to cover the full range of compliance issues, including advice on corruption prevention, antitrust law, data protection as well as sanctions and customs duties. Practice head Markus Rieder also has experience handling matters pertaining to white-collar criminal law and corporate litigation. He assisted an automotive parts manufacturer with the restructuring of its business segment. In addition, Rieder is a member of a team of compliance and corporate lawyers who advise Stada Arzneimittel on an internal investigation into the alleged breach of a position of trust and breaches of executive board duties by former management. Tobias Larisch joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Finn Zeidler moved to Gibson Dunn.

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Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Latham & Watkins LLP was involved in Germany’s longest arbitration proceedings to date lasting over ten years, in which the team defended both Daimler and Toll Collect against the Federal Republic of Germany. In another highlight, the firm was able to utilise its network when the experienced Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert collaborated with the London office to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an ICSID arbitration of the World Bank against claims brought by construction company Hochtief concerning the construction of an airport in Saudi Arabia. Christoph Baus and Markus Rieder are also recommended.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP’s fully integrated international approach is a strength of the team, which is always able to offer a wide range of legal representation services to suit the case at hand. The group often acts on banking, corporate and antitrust law disputes; it reached an amicable settlement in a long-standing family dispute after taking over the representation of Robert Tönnies. In addition, highly regarded practice head Christoph Baus represents an airline in a matter concerning a claim for damages under insolvency law. Christine Gärtner and Markus Rieder, who are both experienced in corporate law, also have a good track record. The group was further strengthened by the arrivals of Thomas Grützner, who is experienced in litigation and compliance instructions and joined from Baker McKenzie in October 2018, and data protection expert Tim Wybitul, who was previously at Hogan Lovells International LLP. Carsten Witzke left for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in October 2018.

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