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Anna Masser

Partner

Frankfurt am Main

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Anna Masser

Partner

Frankfurt am Main

Anna heads the international arbitration practice in Germany. She focuses on international commercial arbitration and advises on all stages of dispute resolution.

Anna acts as lead counsel in international commercial arbitrations, in particular in the energy, plant engineering and renewable energies sectors. She also advises on disputes under long-term contracts in general. She has experience of conducting arbitrations under a wide range of rules including those of the ICC, SCAI, DIS, LCIA, SCC, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations also under UNCITRAL rules. She was qualified in Switzerland until 2016 and advises on German and Swiss law issues. She equally deals with issues relating to the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments and is regularly appointed as arbitrator.

Anna has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader from 2017 to 2020, as “one of Europe’s top names”, and as an “efficient and pragmatic lawyer who is great to work with”. Additionally, she is praised as “very analytic” with “excellent strategy skills”. Legal 500 Germany mentions her as a key contact. She serves as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Anna is a member of DIS, ASA and VIAC, an immediate past Global Advisory Board Member of ICDR Y&I and has led the German DIS 40 group for three years.

News & insights

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

The ICC’s 2021 Arbitration Rules bring new focus on efficiencies and streamlined processes, including through the use of technology

The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules (2021 Rules).  The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021,…

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Publications: 04 NOVEMBER 2020

The global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial dispute resolution in the first seven months

This article, published in the International Bar Association (IBA) Dispute Resolution International journal at [2020] DRI 83, gives an overview of the profound global impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic…

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Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

What can in-house legal, risk and compliance leaders learn from the Covid-19 pandemic and other notable crises of the past 20 years to strengthen the legal resilience of their organisations?

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Covid-19 threatens surge in M&A disputes

The pandemic has led to a sharp up-tick in disputes between buyers and sellers, with the prospect of litigation and arbitration on aspects of the deal process that have rarely been tested before.

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Office

Frankfurt am Main

Allen & Overy LLP
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2007

Admitted to Swiss bar, 2013-2016

Academic

Second State Exam, Schleswig Holstein, 2007

First State Exam, University of Heidelberg, 2004

Published work

  • Masser, A. Choice of Law Clauses in Arbitration Agreements, Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide, ed. Arroyo (1st ed. 2013, 2nd ed. to be published in 2018)
  • Masser, A. Commentary of Art. 28 Swiss Rules, Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide, ed. Arroyo (1st ed. 2013, 2nd ed. to be published in 2018)
  • Masser, A. Commentary of Arts. 34 to 37 Swiss Rules, Co-Author with Dr Marc Veit, eds. Zuberbühler / Müller / Habegger, Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, 2nd ed., 2013
  • Masser, A. Die revidierte Schweizerische Schiedsgerichtsordnung (Swiss Rules), Co-Author with Dr Philipp Habegger, IPRax 5/2012, p. 459 et seq
  • Masser, A. Criminal Offences During the Arbitration – False Testimony, Fraud: What Should Arbitrators Do?, Dutch-Flemish Mediation and Conflictmanagement Journal, 2011, pages 32-42
  • Masser, A. The UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings – Time for an Update? Co-Author with Dr Philipp Habegger, Liber Amicorum Eric Bergsten, International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution, eds Kröll, Mistelis, Rogers, Perales Viscasillas, Alphen a/d Rijn 2011, pages 207-223