Nico Köppel, LL.M.

Salary Partner
Lawyer since 2014
Master of Laws, London 2011


Main practice areas

  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Representation in litigation proceedings
  • German and international arbitration (party representation, secretary of the arbitral tribunal)
  • Sector focus: Energy, Automotive, Post-M&A

Representative matters

  • Representation in arbitrations regarding price adjustments of high-volume long-term contracts in the energy sector
  • Counsel for the defense against an action for damages lodged by the competitor of a biotechnology company due to alleged anti-competitive behavior which included multi-jurisdictional aspects
  • Representation of an automotive supplier in recourse proceedings against its supplier after the occurrence of a multitude of damage events
  • Counsel in damages lawsuit after a failed follow-on financing of a five-star superior hotel

Education and Professional Experience

Since 2020

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Spatscheck & Partner, Salary Partner

04/2018 - 12/2019

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Spatscheck & Partner, lawyer

2014 - 03/2018

Kantenwein • Zimmermann • Fox • Kröck & Partner, lawyer

2011 – 2013

Higher Regional Court of Berlin, legal traineeship including trainee position at leading Brazilian litigation law firm

2010 – 2011

King’s College London, LL.M. studies

2005 – 2010

Humboldt University of Berlin, law school


    German, English, Portuguese


  • „Die Schiedsbindung von Insolvenzverwaltern – (K)ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln“ (mit A. Kuhli), in SchiedsVZ 2020, S. 2

Other Activities

  • DIS40 Workshop with Svenja Wachtel: Drafting Skills in Arbitration – Do’s and Don’ts of Drafting Submissions and Written Witness Statements (April 2019)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS / DIS 40)
  • German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association (DBJV)