Axel Benjamin Herzberg, LL.M.

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Axel Benjamin Herzberg is an expert in litigating, arbitrating, and collecting claims of all kinds, both, nationally and internationally. He primarily handles domestic and international commercial arbitration as well as cross-border commercial litigation matters. He also has vast experience in German as well as in cross-border asset tracing and asset recovery work.

In addition to his work as party"s counsel, Mr Herzberg also frequently acts as arbitrator in international and domestic proceedings (especially ICC and DIS) and, upon nomination of the German National Committee of ICC, has been appointed member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of its Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings.

Mr Herzberg"s clients come from diverse industries, including
▬ commerce,
▬ real estate,
▬ tech, media and telecommunications,
▬ NGOs,
▬ energy,
▬ life sciences,
▬ logistics and transportation.

Mr Herzberg studied law at the German universities of Passau, Munich and Freiburg, as well as at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where earned the Certificate in Transnational Law. Following his first state exam in Germany in 2006 (ranking among the top 2 %), he served as research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and subsequently completed his practical training period (Referendariat) with the Supreme Court of Berlin, Germany, earning his second state exam in 2010 (ranking among the top 5 %).

Thereupon, Mr Herzberg was appointed Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, France, handling some 80+ international commercial as well as investor-state arbitrations. In 2011, Mr Herzberg assumed a position as associate with the litigation and arbitration group of Baker & McMenzie in Berlin where he handled international dispute matters until 2013. In 2014, Axel Benjamin Herzberg completed the University of London (Queen Mary/UCL) Postgraduate LL.M. programme in International Business Law with "merit", and launched HERZBERG LEGAL, which merged to BODENHEIMER HERZBERG, of which Mr Herzberg was one of the two founding partners in 2017. The firm now has four partners and 20+ attorneys from six different jurisdictions at two offices (one in Berlin and one in Cologne).

Mr Herzberg is a bar-certified specialist in international business law (FA IWR), a member of the Berlin Bar Committee for Attorneys Specialised in International Business Law. He is also admitted to the roll of solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Mr Herzberg is frequently invited as speaker, lecturer or panelist to conferences and seminars across the world. He is one of the managing editors of the most detailed German-language commentary on the ICC and on the DIS Rules of Arbitration (Nedden/Herzberg/Kopetzki, ICC-SchO / DIS-SchO, 2nd ed., 2022).

Axel Benjamin Herzberg, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt | Solicitor (England and Wales)
Fachanwalt für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
Master of International Business Law (London, Queen Mary/UCL)