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Philipp A. Schmieta


Philipp A. Schmieta

Philipp Schmieta focuses on the systematic preparation and execution of complex disputes. Whether you need advice on delay in delivery, defects or deficiencies, shortfall in performance or availability, obstructions, variations or other project-related disputes, with more than ten years of experience Philipp Schmieta should be your first point of contact for all project-related disputes including claim management, litigation and arbitration (DIS and ICC). He has an exceptional legal knowledge and an outstanding technical affinity to answer your legal questions in areas such as offshore wind farms, waste-to-energy, geothermal energy, tunnelling and mechanical engineering. Philipp is aware of the specific nature and pitfalls of the particular industries.

Contractors, sponsors, suppliers and project companies rely on his in-depth industry knowledge and experience as well as legal know-how throughout the entire life cycle of projects.

Representative experience

Advising a German general contractor in arbitrations with its subcontractors and the operator of a pulp mill with respect to several defects.

Claim management during erection phase for an operator of a German offshore wind farm.

Advising a leading German energy supplier in contract negotiations regarding geotechnical investigation services for an offshore wind farm.

Advising a German subcontractor on enforcement of remuneration claims against the Chinese general contractor of a hydropower project in Pakistan.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 2007
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Gießen, 2003


  • DIS
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
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