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Karl Pörnbacher is a partner of Hogan Lovells’ German Dispute Resolution Practice.Karl advises and represents clients in national and international arbitration proceedings, commercial litigation and other ADR proceedings (mediation, adjudication). His experience covers disputes in connection with energy projects, corporate and M&A, insurance and reinsurance, white-collar crime and general commercial relationships. Furthermore, he is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in corporate and energy project-related disputes.On the legal market Karl is known as "frequently recommended lawyer for dispute resolution" ("unbelievably efficient and competent assistance", client; "constructive and very well-balanced", competitor; JUVE Handbook 2009/10), who "... enjoys ‘a stellar reputation for international arbitration’, both as counsel and arbitrator, and particularly in the energy and construction sectors." (Chambers and Partners Global 2010).From 2000 to 2003 Karl worked in Lovells’ Warsaw office. Due to his specific experience he is frequently involved in cross-border disputes involving Poland and other central and eastern European countries. Karl is president of the arbitration court of the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of EUCON (European Institute for Conflict Management) and chairman of the ADR working party at the Munich bar.Karl is listed as an arbitrator and speaks regularly at national and international arbitration conferences. He is fluent in German, English, Polish and French.
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