Biography | Klaus M. Sachs

Klaus M. Sachs | Biography & Photos

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Klaus Sachs is a partner in the law firm of CMS Hasche Sigle.


After attending schools in Paris, Bonn and Brussels, Mr Sachs graduated from Heidelberg University in 1973. He obtained a doctor juris degree in 1975 and was admitted to the bar in 1976. Before joining the CMS Hasche Sigle firm, Mr Sachs practiced at Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Mannheim, and thereafter, from 1980 until 1984, at the American law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Paris.

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Mr Sachs has over 25 years of experience as party’s counsel, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings (including ICC, LCIA, ICSID, DIS, Vienna Rules, Swiss Chambers of Commerce, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration), most of them relating to international commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters, as well as to major infrastructure and construction projects. He has also acted as chair and co-arbitrator in investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID Rules or the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

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Mr Sachs is Vice President of the ICC Court, member of the board of the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS), Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration, and member of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Association, member of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, listed on the Panel of Arbitrators maintained by the ICSID. He is the author of various publications on international arbitration. He is co-editor of the German Arbitration Journal. Mr. Sachs is lecturing on international arbitration law at the Munich University.

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