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Dr. Armin Dürrschmidt


CMS Hasche Sigle
Nymphenburger Straße 12
80335 Munich
Languages German, English

Armin Dürrschmidt advises German and international clients in the context of complex disputes and represents them in court as well as in international arbitration proceedings. Acting as lead counsel, he has represented private investors and international companies in numerous cross-border disputes. As a party representative, he has conducted arbitration proceedings under the rules of all major arbitration institutions.

Based on his long-standing M&A work as a corporate lawyer, Armin in particular focuses on post-deal disputes including disputes between joint venture partners.

He joined CMS in 1998 and became a partner in 2002. In 1998, he was seconded to Kronish Lieb Weiner Hellman in New York and in 2001 to Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston.

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"proactive, assertive, skilled
and creative"", client

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2022 (GCLF)

"Recommended" for Dispute Resolution

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2020-2022 (GCLF)

Listed for Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2017-2021 – Handelsblatt in Kooperation mit Best Lawyers

"keen intellect and good implementation", competitor

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

"superb understanding of the case, very structured, sees the bigger picture" (competitor)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2020 (GCLF)

"crystal clear mind", competitor

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2019 (GCLF)

Relevant experience

  • Advising a US automotive supplier in ICC arbitration procedure
  • Advising a German investor in a series of disputes arising from the acquisition of a group of companies
  • Advising an Austrian construction group in ICC arbitration procedure related to the construction of a pipeline in Montenegro
  • Advising a globally operating group in arbitration proceedings related to disputes arising from licence agreements with Chinese licensees
  • Advising a Serbian client in arbitration proceedings related to the construction of a bridge in Serbia

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  • Post Merger Arbitration – Schiedsverfahren und Fusionskontrolle, M&A Review 2018, 130, together with Tilman Niedermaier
  • Haftung für irreführende Werbung über Garantien - zum Vorschlag einer Richtlinie des europäischen Parlaments und des Rates über den Verbrauchsgüterkauf und -garantien vom 18.06.1996, GRUR 1997, p. 549 f
  • Änderungen des Personengesellschaftsvertrags, Juristische Schulung (JuS) 1997, p. 17 f
  • Werbung und Verbrauchergarantien, VDS Verlag 1997
  • Festschrift für Walter Sigle, Beschränkungen der Austritts- und Kündigungsmöglichkeiten des Gesellschafters einer Familien-GmbH 2000
  • Festschrift für Siegfried Widmann, Vertretungs- und Aufsichtsorgane bei der Verschmelzung von Unternehmen gemäß §§ 25 und 27 UmwG 2000
  • Festschrift für Welf Müller, Gedanken zur Schadensersatzpflicht von Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern der Aktiengesellschaft für verlustverursachende Fehlentscheidungen 2001

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Lectures list

  • Vortrag vor dem Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum zu IP-Arbitration, 2016
  • Vortrag vor dem M&A Forum München zu Post M&A-Streitigkeiten, 2015
  • Frequent lecturer on procedural and corporate law matters since October 2002, lecturer for business law at FH Deggendorf

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  • Law studies at the University of Munich

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