Amy Kläsener is a seasoned international arbitration partner with deep experience in engineering and construction disputes in the nuclear, energy, chemical, and manufacturing sectors. She also advises frequently in software development and M&A disputes. Amy takes a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to dispute resolution. As a U.S. lawyer based in Europe for over 15 years, she has developed a deep understanding of multiple legal cultures.
Amy advised on one of the first and largest arbitrations involving the construction of a nuclear power plant and one of the first M&A arbitrations involving warranty and indemnity insurance. German clients seek her counsel regarding international disputes, as do U.S. clients navigating complex German and European legal issues. Amy has served as sole arbitrator and president in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and German Arbitration Institute (DIS) arbitrations and conducts proceedings in English and German.
Amy is passionate about innovation in the delivery of legal services, including by deploying diverse teams and harnessing legal technology, and process and project management techniques. For example, she collaborated with Daimler to create a knowledge management tool for the in-house legal department. She also partnered with the IOTA Foundation in the 2020 Global Legal Hackathon to accelerate development of a health passport app.
Amy is editor of the GAR Guide to M&A Arbitration (3rd edition, December 2020). She lectures on arbitration and civil procedure at the Universities of Bonn and Frankfurt. From 2008 to 2010, she served as secretary to the IBA Rules of Evidence Subcommittee tasked with revising the 1999 IBA Rules of Evidence. She is currently collaborating on a new GAR Guide to Evidence (forthcoming 2021).
- Indiana University (J.D. summa cum laude 2005); Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (M.A. in German Literature 2002); Columbia University (B.A. in German Language and Literature 1992)
- New York
Recognized by Chambers, Who's Who Legal, JUVE, and Best Lawyers for arbitration counsel
Chambers: "very good and very professional — an excellent lawyer"; "she has unbelievably good knowledge and an excellent technical background"; "understands everything quickly, and she is quick to find the right position to promote our interests"
JUVE German Commercial Law Firms: "confident, capable and very well prepared"
- English and German