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Allen & Overy strengthens German arbitration practice with new counsel hire

Allen & Overy is growing its German arbitration group with the addition of arbitration expert Dr Tino Schneider, who will join the firm as counsel on 1 February 2024. Tino has extensive experience in international arbitration proceedings with particular expertise advising on cross-border construction and infrastructure disputes.

"We are delighted to welcome Tino to Allen & Overy. He combines a wealth of international experience with first-class expertise, which makes him a great addition to our team that will also be a benefit for our clients," says Anna Masser, head of Allen & Overy's international arbitration practice in Germany. Together with Anna, Tino will be based in Frankfurt and advise on international commercial arbitration with a focus on construction disputes, in particular in the energy sector, including nuclear power plants and renewable energies.

"With the addition of Tino Schneider, we are sending a clear signal to the German and international markets that Allen & Overy's arbitration practice in Germany is thriving and well-positioned for future challenges," comments Dr Wolf Bussian, Managing Partner of Allen & Overy Germany.

Tino joins from Swiss law firm LALIVE, where he worked since 2016 and practised as counsel in the international arbitration group (since 2020). Prior to that, he worked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, where he assisted arbitral tribunals in investment arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules of Procedure. He started his legal career with Hengeler Mueller in 2012. Tino was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia University in New York and is admitted to the bar in Germany, New York and Switzerland.