Nico Köppel, LL.M.

Salary Partner
Lawyer since 2014
Master of Laws, London 2011



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Main practice areas

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration (domestic / international)
  • Sector focus: Energy, Automotive, Commercial
  • Representation in arbitrations regarding price adjustments of high-volume long-term contracts in the energy sector
  • Counsel for the defense against an action for damages lodged by the competitor of a biotechnology company due to alleged anti-competitive behavior which included multi-jurisdictional aspects
  • Representation of an automotive supplier in recourse proceedings against its supplier after the occurrence of a multitude of damage events
  • Counsel in damages lawsuit after a failed follow-on financing of a five-star superior hotel

Since 2020

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Spatscheck & Partner, Salary Partner

2018 – 2019

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Spatscheck & Partner, Lawyer

2014 – 2018

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Fox • Kröck & Partner, Lawyer

2011 – 2013

Higher Regional Court of Berlin, legal traineeship including trainee position at leading Brazilian litigation law firm

2010 – 2011

King’s College London, LL.M. studies

2005 – 2010

Humboldt University of Berlin, law school

German, English, Portuguese

  • „Die Schiedsbindung von Insolvenzverwaltern – (K)ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln“ (mit A. Kuhli), in SchiedsVZ 2020, S. 2
  • DIS40 Workshop with Svenja Wachtel: Drafting Skills in Arbitration – Do’s and Don’ts of Drafting Submissions and Written Witness Statements (April 2019)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS / DIS 40)
  • German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association (DBJV)

2021: Best Lawyers

Nico Köppel was recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany for work in Litigation.

2020: Legal 500 - Germany

„Nico Köppel hat beeindruckendes Detailwissen ohne dabei den Überblick zu verlieren; er ist gut in der Argumentation und Kommunikation“ und „für seine Kenntnisse im Energierecht anerkannt“.

2020: Handelsblatt

Nico Köppel gehört gemäß Handelsblatt in dem Bereich "Konfliktlösung" zu den "Besten Anwälten 2020".