Arne Fuchs is a partner and global co-chair of the international arbitration and dispute resolution group at McDermott. He has extensive experience advising clients in international commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations across sectors (including automotive, banking, energy, gaming, health, infrastructure, IT, M&A, mining, real estate, and TMT). He has handled disputes in pure ad hoc proceedings, under UNCITRAL ad hoc rules, as well as under most major institutional rules (including the ICSID Convention, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SCAI, DIS Rules and DIS Sport Arbitration Rules).
In addition to his role as counsel, Arne is also acting as (sole / presiding) arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb) and was appointed to the list of arbitrators of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), the Panel of Arbitrators of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the arbitrator and mediator pool of the Court of Arbitration of Art (CAfA).
Arne serves as delegate of the German National Committee of the ICC on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and he is a Member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association. In 2017, Arne was appointed by the ICC International Court of Arbitration as Regional Representative for the Europe and Russia Chapter of the ICC YAF (with a 2017-2019 mandate). He regularly speaks on international arbitration topics and teaches training courses and workshops on dispute resolution around the world.
Arne has been recognized and recommended for his dispute resolution expertise by leading directories, including GAR’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders, Legal 500 EMEA and the Expert Guide Commercial Arbitration. Clients and peers describe him as “very smart”, “an excellent lawyer and arbitrator”, “phenomenally hard working” and “a prominent name in the investment arbitration space”.
Arne studied law at the University of Augsburg and obtained his Master of Laws degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he focused his studies on public international law and international arbitration. He also successfully completed an advanced training program in German and International Arbitration at the University of Frankfurt and the American University's Washington College of Law Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration.
Arne is fluent in English, German and French. He reads Spanish.