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Client Choice – International 2013
Ragnar Harbst is a partner at Baker & McKenzie’s Frankfurt
office and a member of the global dispute resolution team.
Dr Harbst’s practice is devoted to international arbitration and
adjudication proceedings. He has represented clients in more
than 30 arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber
of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the
German Institution of Arbitration, the Kuala Lumpur Regional
Centre for Arbitration and others. He is also sought after as
an arbitrator.
Dr Harbst specialises in disputes involving complex civil
engineering and industrial projects, including power plants,
offshore projects (particularly in the wind energy sector) and
tunnel construction. His practice further focuses on contentious
issues arising from the railway industry. He also has substantial
experience in commercial matters, with a focus on post-M&A
Dr Harbst has presented widely on arbitration and
adjudication. He lectures at the University of Frankfurt on legal
writing and regularly teaches courses on the subject for clients
and students. He is a qualified lawyer in Germany and a
qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and is thus skilled to
handle both civil and common law-style arbitrations.
Dr Harbst holds a PhD in international arbitration from the
University of Cologne. He speaks English and German.
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What clients said
“He is intelligent, hard working, patient, collaborative,
responsive and easy to communicate with.”
“Ragnar analysed correctly the technical issues,
together with their commercial consequences, and
set solid strategies to reinforce his client’s position
and arguments.”
“Ragnar proved his professional approach by using
efficient analytical tools and software to adopt easily
all the potential scenarios he might be confronted
with during the cross-examination of the witnesses.”
“His self-confidence, control over the dispute items,
and tactical questions which revealed the true facts
of an old dispute during the hearing were impressive,
and certainly provided comfort to the client’s team.”
Harbst, Ragnar
Baker & McKenzie – Partner |
Winner – Arbitration, Germany