Dr. Karl J. T. Wach has long-standing experience in complex litigation and arbitration. His main areas of practice include banking and finance disputes, disputes in the energy sector, capital market disputes, post-M&A disputes, commercial disputes, manager liability disputes and cartel damages disputes.
In domestic and international arbitrations, Karl acts for parties and also sits as an arbitrator. He is a member of the Munich Arbitration Circle (Wissenschaftlicher Gesprächskreis Schiedsrecht München).
Karl is further recognized for his publications on capital markets law, procedural law, cartel damages as well as post-M&A litigation and arbitration. Among his publications is the book "Tactics in M&A Arbitration" which he co-authored with Frank Meckes as well as a joint contribution with Tom Petsch in the book “Beweis im Schiedsverfahren” (Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings) by Dr. Walter Eberl. He also published articles relating to arbitration and civil litigation in the commemorative publications for Prof. Dr. Siegfried H. Elsing and Prof. Dr. jur. h.c. Reinhold Geimer. Most recently, Karl was the driver behind the launch of the The Munich Rules, a set of rules for arbitration proceedings that now allow third parties to be involved in arbitration proceedings.
Karl is recognized by JUVE, Legal500, Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt as a specialist in the areas of Litigation and Arbitration.
Before founding Wach und Meckes, Karl was a partner in the litigation department of a leading German law firm, which he also headed for a considerable time. From 2001, he was Head of the Munich office and Head of the German Litigation / Arbitration Group of a leading international law firm.
Karl speaks German and English.
- Studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
- Admission to the bar (Rechtsanwalt), 1983
- Ph.D. on futures trading law, 1986
- Partner at Wach und Meckes since 2009