Torsten has been a practising lawyer with CMS Hasche Sigle since 1999. He became a partner in 2007. Before joining, Torsten worked with Professor Böckstiegel at Cologne University and wrote his doctoral thesis on international dispute resolution. He also worked with international law firms in Paris and London.
Torsten’s practice is focused on acting as arbitrator and counsel in international and domestic arbitration proceedings under various regimes including arbitration proceedings under the ICC, DIS, LCIA, CIETAC, CEAC, SCC, UNCITRAL, Vienna, Norwegian, Finnish and Swiss Rules.
His track record as arbitrator comprises more than 60 cases and he has acted as counsel in a large number of cases. His practice is mainly focused on post-M&A, commercial and technology-related disputes, including plant engineering and construction disputes, and disputes from the energy and pharmaceutical sector.
From 2007 until 2014, Torsten was the global head of the CMS international arbitration group, and from 2013 until 2017 the global head of the CMS dispute resolution group. He has published widely on international arbitration and is regularly named in the legal directories as a leading arbitration practitioner.