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Clients praise his ‘highly professional and stringent handling of the case’
'The technical depth and capability' that he provides make his services 'exceptional'
David Tebel advises and represents clients in complex proceedings before arbitral tribunals and state courts, both domestic and international. He has broad experience with industrial product liability cases – particularly governed by international sales law, large-scale infrastructure projects and corporate disputes. David has acted as counsel and arbitrator in proceedings governed by DIS, ICC and ICSID rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
His clients include leading industrials and technology companies with a focus on corporates from the energy, automotive and oil & gas sectors.
Prior to co-founding rothorn legal, David was a member of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Arbitration Group for several years. At Freshfields, David also was part of the innovation think-tank Freshfields Lab and interfaced between legal operations and the practice group dispute resolution. His endeavour to increase efficiency through optimisation and innovation is also what drives him at rothorn legal.
David is a member of the VIAC Legal Tech Think Tank and served as a rapporteur to the CISG Advisory Council. He teaches as founder and Director of the Moot Academy and before that as lecturer at the Swiss International Law School and at the University of Basel international sales law and introduces young jurists to advocacy. He is co-founder of the German chapter of the initiative Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP) and co-coordinator of the Frankfurt chapter of the initiative Legal Hackers. He regularly publishes and speaks on topical issues of arbitration and international sales law.
David is fluent in English and German.