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Dr Tino Schneider

Counsel

Tino specialises in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. 

He has represented clients in arbitrations throughout the world under most of the major institutional rules. Tino’s practice has a particular focus on construction projects, including power plants (renewables and nuclear), energy storage solutions (hydrogen, battery systems), industrial plants, and transport infrastructure. He also advises on disputes arising out of foreign investments, corporate transactions, joint ventures, gas supply agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements as well as distribution and agency contracts.

Tino also advises on contract management issues regarding the delivery of major construction and engineering projects. He has helped clients navigate critical project phases, resolve disputes during ongoing projects resulting in a significant acceleration of project delivery as well as secure favourable settlements. He also frequently provides claims and risk assessments to company managements.

For several years in a row, Tino has been listed by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader both in the fields of arbitration and construction and has been ranked as one of the most highly regarded individuals for arbitration and, since 2024, also as a “Global Elite Thought Leader - Under 45”. He is also hailed as “one of the best construction lawyers of his generation” and market observers state that he “combines deep technical knowledge, superb strategic thinking and outstanding advocacy skills” and that he possesses “a very sharp legal mind” (Who’s Who Legal 2022).

Experience

Representative matters

A European nuclear power plant operator in a high-value arbitration arising out of an EPC contract relating to the replacement of nuclear safety systems.

A European pump storage hydro power plant in an ICC arbitration relating to the delivery of defective hydro power turbines.

A European nuclear power plant operator in an ICC arbitration relating to the replacement of the main condensers in several reactor units.

A European pharmaceutical company in two parallel ICC arbitrations with seat in Geneva with a total amount in dispute in excess of EUR 600 million, concerning a post-acquisition dispute relating to multi-district product liability litigation in the US and a pharmaceutical product manufacturing dispute.

Published Work

  • T. Schneider/R. Loschi, in T. Cottier, K. Nadakavukaren Schefer (eds), Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (forthcoming) “The Role of Domestic Law in Investment Dispute Resolution”, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • S. Moss/T. Schneider/J.-R. Fiechter (2022) in D. Charrett (ed.), FIDIC Contracts in Europe: A Practical Guide to Application “Applying FIDIC Contracts in Switzerland”, London: Informa Law
  • S. Wilske/B. Ebert/N. Bassiri/T. Schneider/T. Stouten (2022) “The View From Europe: What’s New in European Arbitration”, Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 76, Issue 1, p. 137
  • S. Moss/T. Schneider/J.-R. Fiechter (2019) in D. Charrett (ed.), The International Application of FIDIC Contracts: A Practical Guide, “The Application of Swiss Law to FIDIC Contracts”, London: Informa Law

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Typische Rechtsstreitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit der (beschleunigten) Energiewende, German Swiss Lawyers Association (DSJV), September 2022
  • Guest Speaker, Legitimate Expectations in Domestic Legal Systems and Public International Law, American Society of International Law (ASIL), January 2022
  • Guest Speaker, Bonds in construction disputes – weapon of choice or last resort?, AIJA Construction Disputes Seminar, October 2021
  • Faculty, Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop – Questioning of Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration, June 2020

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, German Swiss Lawyers Association
  • Former Regional Representative of DIS40 (2018-2020)
  • Member, International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)
  • Member, German Arbitration Institution (DIS)
Recognition
'supremely talented lawyer' with 'unparalleled expertise in construction arbitration'
Who’s Who Legal 2021
one of the best construction lawyers of his generation
Who’s Who Legal 2022

Qualifications

Admissions

Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2012

Attorney-at-law, New York, 2013

Rechtsanwalt, Switzerland, 2020-2024

Academic

Dr. iur., Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany 2014

LL.M., Columbia University Law School, USA, 2012

Second State Exam, Germany, 2009

First German Law Degree, Germany, 2007

Languages

English, German
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.