Alexander Foerster is the head of Mannheimer Swartling’s German practice group for Dispute Resolution and based in Frankfurt and Stockholm. He is qualified as Swedish Advokat and German Rechtsanwalt and specializes in cross border dispute resolutions. He represents clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including disputes on delivery, manufacturing and turn-key contracts as well as  post- M&A and investment disputes. Alexander has been involved in a large number of international arbitrations under SCC, DIS, ICC and Swiss Rules and serves as arbitrator (Chairman and Co-arbitrator) in ad hoc and institutional proceedings. He also worked for more than a decade with banking and finance matters and is still retained to represent clients in complex post M&A disputes. He focusses on matters related to the German-Nordic business and is acknowledged by Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2014 as a Foreign Expert on Sweden. Alexander has also co-authored Mannheimer Swartling’s Guide to Commercial Dispute Resolution and has authored various articles and case notes in professional journals.

Alexander has served for more than 15 years as a member of the board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the last four years as its president. He was instrumental in building up the firm’s German practice and was the first non-Swede to join the firm.

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Germany in the field of arbitration (2015, 2016).
  • European Experts 2012 (Corporate and M&A
  • Chambers 2013 and 2014  recommended Dispute Resolution Foreign Expert
  • JUVE Handbuch recommended litigation and arbitration
    2008: „… Insbesondere Alexander Foerster hat sich hier einen Namen gemacht“
    2010:  „… kompetent, lösungsorientiert, unkompliziert“ ..
    2014: „..persönlich wie fachlich hoch qualifiziert“

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1996-
  • Associate and Rechtsanwalt, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990-1996
  • Associate, Mannheimer Zetterlöf Advokatbyrå, 1988-1990
  • Counsel in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings; mainly post M&A, Construction and Banking/Finance related disputes, German and Swedish contract, construction and commercial law.
  • Assignments as Arbitrator (party appointed and chairman) in various international arbitrations under DIS, SCC, ICC and  Swiss Rules

Education

  • LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1989)
  • M.C.L (Stockholm University, 1988)
  • Albertus Magnus Universität Köln, Universität Bonn and Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, Staatsexamen, -1986

Languages

  • German
  • Swedish
  • English

Speaking engagement and selected articles

  • Arbitration Law, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main, 2007-
  • Dispute Resolution, Institute for Law and Finance Spring Course
  • Summer School of International Dispute Resolution, Humboldt University Berlin, 2004-
  • Arbitration Master (ICAL) of the Stockholm University 2013 -
  • Examination team of Sveriges Advokatsamfund (Censor)
  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Frankfurt am Main Bar
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein
  • Deutsch-Nordischer Juristenvereinigung
  • International Bar Association (Arbitration Section)
  • DIS Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • ASA Association Suisse d’Arbitrage
  • Swedish Arbitration Association
  • Former President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Practice group

Alexander Foerster

Partner, Rechtsanwalt

Alexander Foerster is the head of Mannheimer Swartling’s German practice group for Dispute Resolution and based in Frankfurt and Stockholm. He is qualified as Swedish Advokat and German Rechtsanwalt and specializes in cross border dispute resolutions. He represents clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including disputes on delivery, manufacturing and turn-key contracts as well as  post- M&A and investment disputes. Alexander has been involved in a large number of international arbitrations under SCC, DIS, ICC and Swiss Rules and serves as arbitrator (Chairman and Co-arbitrator) in ad hoc and institutional proceedings. He also worked for more than a decade with banking and finance matters and is still retained to represent clients in complex post M&A disputes. He focusses on matters related to the German-Nordic business and is acknowledged by Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2014 as a Foreign Expert on Sweden. Alexander has also co-authored Mannheimer Swartling’s Guide to Commercial Dispute Resolution and has authored various articles and case notes in professional journals.

Alexander has served for more than 15 years as a member of the board of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, the last four years as its president. He was instrumental in building up the firm’s German practice and was the first non-Swede to join the firm.

Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Germany in the field of arbitration (2015, 2016).
  • European Experts 2012 (Corporate and M&A
  • Chambers 2013 and 2014  recommended Dispute Resolution Foreign Expert
  • JUVE Handbuch recommended litigation and arbitration
    2008: „… Insbesondere Alexander Foerster hat sich hier einen Namen gemacht“
    2010:  „… kompetent, lösungsorientiert, unkompliziert“ ..
    2014: „..persönlich wie fachlich hoch qualifiziert“

Experience

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1996-
  • Associate and Rechtsanwalt, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990-1996
  • Associate, Mannheimer Zetterlöf Advokatbyrå, 1988-1990
  • Counsel in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings; mainly post M&A, Construction and Banking/Finance related disputes, German and Swedish contract, construction and commercial law.
  • Assignments as Arbitrator (party appointed and chairman) in various international arbitrations under DIS, SCC, ICC and  Swiss Rules

Education

  • LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1989)
  • M.C.L (Stockholm University, 1988)
  • Albertus Magnus Universität Köln, Universität Bonn and Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, Staatsexamen, -1986

Languages

  • German
  • Swedish
  • English

Speaking engagement and selected articles

  • Arbitration Law, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main, 2007-
  • Dispute Resolution, Institute for Law and Finance Spring Course
  • Summer School of International Dispute Resolution, Humboldt University Berlin, 2004-
  • Arbitration Master (ICAL) of the Stockholm University 2013 -
  • Examination team of Sveriges Advokatsamfund (Censor)

Membership

  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Frankfurt am Main Bar
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein
  • Deutsch-Nordischer Juristenvereinigung
  • International Bar Association (Arbitration Section)
  • DIS Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • ASA Association Suisse d’Arbitrage
  • Swedish Arbitration Association
  • Former President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany