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5th Annual Asset Recovery International
1-3 February 2023

Stephan Wilske
Partner at Gleiss Lutz (Germany)


Stephan advises national and international clients on arbitration and crossborder litigation. He has acted in numerous arbitrations (national and international) with an emphasis on project-related disputes, post-M&A disputes, joint ventures, investment arbitrations and general commercial law.

Stephan studied at the Universities of Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en Droit 1986) and Chicago (LL.M.; Casper Platt Award 1996). He was admitted to the New York bar and the German bar in 1997 and has been a partner at Gleiss Lutz since 2002.

He was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2007, to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2010. Stephan has been an Advisory Committee Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) since 2008, Senior Committee Member of the Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal since 2009 and a member of the Editorial Board of ARBITRATION – The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management (since 2018). He has also been a member of the SIAC Users Council since 2016. Stephan has been a lecturer at the University of Heidelberg since 2008 and at the University of Jena since 2015. In spring 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan University College of Law.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), a member of the Expert Panel of Neutrals of the Mediation and Conciliation Network (MCN) India and of the American Law Institute (ALI). Since 2019, he is a Vice President of the CAAI Court of Arbitration and a member of the ICC Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”. Since 2021, he is a member of the International Arbitration Committee (IAC) of the KCAB International.

Stephan speaks German, English, French and Spanish.