Dr. Daniel Klein focuses his practice on commercial agreements, as well as litigation and arbitration. He emphasizes on directors and officers (D&O) liability disputes, including inter alia, claims related to insolvencies and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as general commercial law disputes. Beside his litigation practice, Daniel advises national and international companies on the drafting, negotiation and implementation of general terms and conditions and standard contracts, as well as on regulatory and compliance issues. Daniel also has extensive experience in international procedural law issues, including the taking of depositions in cross-border litigation.

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  • D&O litigation: Defended a multimillion-euro damage claim of bondholders against the majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers in connection with its restructuring under UK insolvency law
  • Commercial litigation: Served as a trial and appellate counsel in several proceedings for a leading German company in the food production sector in connection with breach of contract and tortious interference
  • Contractual advise: Advised various international companies on drafting and implementing general terms and conditions with a particular focus on food, automotive and aircraft, as well as engineering and plant construction businesses


University of Cologne, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2010
Hanseatic Court of Appeal, Hamburg, Second State Exam, 2009
University of Bonn, First State Exam, 2005
University of Erlangen



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