Prof. Dr. Klaus Sachs is a partner in the law firm of CMS Hasche Sigle.
After attending schools in Paris, Bonn and Brussels, Dr. Klaus 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, Dr. Klaus practised at Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Mannheim, and thereafter, from 1980 until 1984, at the American law firm of Curtis, MalletPrevost, Colt & Mosle, Paris.
Dr. Klaus has over 30 years of experience as party’s counsel, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman in both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitration proceedings (including ICC, LCIA, PCA, DIS, Vienna Rules, Swiss Chambers of Commerce, SCC, JCAA, SCAI, CRCICA), most of them relating to international commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters, as well as to major infrastructure and construction projects and to the energy sector. He has also acted as chair or co-arbitrator in more than 30 investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID Rules or the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He also acted as chairman in the third arbitration proceeding, USA vs. Canada, regarding the Softwood Lumber Agreement.
Dr. Klaus is member of the Governing Board of ICCA, member of the Council of the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS) and a former Vice President of the ICC Court, a former Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration and a former member of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Association. He is the author of various publications on international arbitration. He is co-editor of the German Arbitration Journal. He is honorary professor for international arbitration law at the University of Munich.