Dr. Inken Knief

Dr. Inken Knief


Email inken.knief@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 0

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Short turnaround times and strategic approach"

Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Inken Knief focuses on international arbitration and complex disputes. She has extensive experience in international litigation and arbitration, both ad hoc and before most major arbitral institutions (including ICC, DIS, SCAI, SCC, VIAC, PCA), governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws, and seated anywhere in the world. She acts as counsel, and frequently serves as arbitrator. Her practice comprises disputes in the energy, telecommunications, and construction/projects sector, with a particular focus on life sciences and post M&A disputes.

Inken obtained her Ph.D. in constitutional law from the University of Bonn under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Josef Isensee. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Inken practiced as a managing associate with other international law firms in Düsseldorf and London.

Awards and recognitions


Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (including international arbitration)
Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)


Included for Litigation and Arbitration and Mediation law, Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany, 2019
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany, 2019

Education and admissions


Dr. iur., University of Bonn, 2009

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Cologne, 2005

First State Exam in Law, University of Bonn, 2000

Diploma in International Law and EC Law, Université Aix-Marseille III, 1997

Interim Law Examination, Faculty of Law, University of Freiburg, 1996

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