Julia Klesse, LL.M.

  • Studies at the University of Munich and the University of Wellington, New Zealand (LL.M.)
  • Legal clerkship (Referendariat) in Munich and Hong Kong
  • Qualified as commercial mediator (CVM)
  • Admission as attorney (Rechtsanwältin) in Germany

Practice areas:

Languages: German, English

Selected References

  • Advice and representation of clients in post M&A disputes in national and international arbitration proceedings (inter regarding breach of warranties and rescission of contract)
  • Advice and representation of members of the advisory board of an internationally active group in defending against action for defective resolutions and defending against claims for damages in DIS arbitration proceedings
  • NGP Capital on Series D financing of eGym
  • Advice and representation of a listed investment company in a post-M&A dispute concerning the enforcement of the disputed reversal of an asset deal
  • Advice and representation of a company in an ICC proceeding on the enforcement of commission claims arising from M&A brokerage activities
  • Representation of a large medium-sized motor vehicle trading company in a claim against the auditor for a defective audit of the annual and consolidated financial statements
  • Advice and representation of in numerous other auditor and tax advisor liability cases (including representing a medium-sized chemical company in asserting claims against the tax advisor for tax misadvice in connection with the tax treatment of dividend distributions)
  • Advice and representation of  the German subsidiary of a Spanish real estate group in the enforcement of claims for damages against a major German bank in connection with the conclusion of swap agreements
  • Advice and representation of a company in ICC proceedings in defending itself against claims arising from an agency agreement
  • Advice and representation of a foreign, internationally active cosmetics company in a joint venture dispute (various court proceedings as well as arbitration proceedings concerning the amount of compensation to be paid to the exiting joint venture partner)
  • Representation of a market-leading company in the manufacture of concrete part machines in the context of a commercial agency dispute
  • Representation of the Dutch subsidiary of a Japanese engine manufacturer in the defence of product liability claims


  • The consequences of the changes to the standard of disclosure and the requirements for challenge of arbitrators in the DIS Arbitration Rules 2018, SchiedsVZ 2021, 278 ff (together with Michael Wietzorek)
  • Fraudulent deception when concluding a share purchase agreement - false information about the economic situation of the target company - Simultaneously review of the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich, dated 3.12.2020 - 23 U 5742/19, NZG 2021, 732 et seq. (together with Maike Michels)
  • Anforderungen an die Aufgabenverteilung zwischen Geschäftsführern einer GmbH – zugleich eine Besprechung von BGH, Urteil vom 06.11.2018 – II ZR 11/17, NZG 2019, 501 et seq. (together with Philip Peitsmeyer)
  • Arbitration Mechanism for Sovereign Debts: A Last Chance for Millennium Development Goal 8?, Victoria University of Wellington, LL.M. Master-Thesis 2010


  • „Are commercial courts the better choice in emergency cases?” debate at the DIS40 Autumn Conference 2023 on 15 September 2023, Berlin
  • "Interactions between the Forum of Jurisdiction and the Seat of Arbitration" Presentation at the Conference of the Federal Ministry of Justice and the German Institution of Arbitration "Convergence of Arbitration and State Jurisdiction" on 29 June 2023, Karlsruhe
  • Experience report on the practice of the Commercial Courts Stuttgart, Stuttgart Commercial Court Symposium on 8 May 2023
  • Arbitrator Challenge – Dos and Don’ts bei der Schiedsrichterablehnung: Webinar der DIS40 München am 09.09.2020, zusammen mit Michael Wietzorek

Julia Klesse, LL.M.

Karlstr. 10
D-80333 Munich

T: +49 89 89 05 89-284
F: +49 89 89 05 89-299
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