Dr. Thomas Peter Knaak

Dr. Thomas Peter Knaak

Dr. Thomas Peter Knaak


Since 2015 Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, Task force on the Revision of the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other ad hoc Arbitration Proceedings

Since 2002 Member of the Mexican Group of Countries for Arbitrators at the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris

Since 2000 Consultant lawyer of the Embassy of the Republic of Mexico in Germany

Since 1999 Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guatemala in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse

Since 1998 Partner of the law firm Nehm & Coll. Rechtsanwälte Nehm Knaak, Duesseldorf, Germany

1996 – 1998 Associate lawyer with the law firm Schlotke & Nehm, Duesseldorf, Germany, legal consultants of Price Waterhouse

1992 – 1995 Associate lawyer with the law firm Ehle, Schiller & Partner, Cologne, Germany


Foreign trade law, international private law, software / computer law, data protection; contract law, EU law, excise duties, commercial law, complex litigation and arbitration proceedings

Additional information on arbitration and ADR

  • Arbitrator in institutional international arbitration, ICC and DIS cases in relation to Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, France, Netherlands and Spain, commercial arbitration (finance, commerce, insurance and distribution, m&a), nominations by the parties and by the Mexican National Committee
  • Counsel in international ad hoc arbitration
  • Arbitrator in domestic arbitration
  • Mediator in domestic mediation
  • Counsel either in institutional domestic arbitration (DIS) or domestic mediation
  • Publications of articles on arbitration
  • Speaker at international (arbitration) conferences (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Germany)

Banking and Financial Services, Insurance and Reinsurance, M&A Disputes, Mediation

Bar Association in Duesseldorf, Germany, admitted at all Local Courts, District Courts and Courts of Appeal
ICC Germany
Arbitration Chapter of the ICC Mexico
German Institution for Arbitration (DIS)
Asociación Mexicano-Alemana de Juristas
Camexa Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Guatemalan-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Club del Arbitraje Español (CEA)
Spanish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Latin-American Association (LAV)

1995 PhD in law at the University of Hamburg, Germany
1991 2nd law degree in Hannover, Germany
1988 1st law degree in Hamburg, Germany
1986 Advanced legal education in international private law at the Hague Academy of International Law (summer academy), The Hague, Netherlands
1984 – 1985 Studies of jurisprudence and French at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
1985 – 1988/ 1982 – 1984 Studies of jurisprudence and economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany
1970 – 1981 School education in Guatemala and Germany

English, French, German, Spanish
Grafenberger Allee 277-287, Eingang C,

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