Nils Hala

Lawyer / Senior Associate

Nils Hala represents domestic and foreign clients in complex commercial disputes out of court, before state courts and arbitration tribunals. He is a skilled and experienced German lawyer especially with regard to cross-border disputes and has excellent knowledge of foreign languages (English and French). He focuses on contract and liability law, plant construction, corporate law, and banking and capital markets law.

T +49 69 795 83 72 0
F +49 69 795 83 72 11

  • 2002-2011 Studied law in Potsdam (1st German legal exam) and Paris (degrees Licence, Maîtrise and – best in class – Master Bilingue des Droits de l’Europe in commercial law with a focus on comparative international private and procedural law and international arbitration law), legal clerkship in Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011-2013 Research assistant at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt (Litigation & Dispute Resolution), in particular with RA Dr. Fabian von Schlabrendorff
  • 2012 German bar admission (Frankfurt Bar Association)
  • 2014-2015 German Lawyer with Shearman & Sterling in the lawfirm’s global International Arbitration practice group
  • 2016-2019 Associate with Wiehe & Scharm in Frankfurt
  • Since 2020 Senior Associate with ERIS LEGAL

German, English, French

Representative Cases (Litigation)

  • Representation of an airline in connection with the enforcement of claims for damages resulting from a ramp accident at a German airport
  • Extrajudicial defence of a manufacturer of industrial fans against claims for subsequent performance in connection with the delivery of a leaking wind tunnel engine supplied by a subcontractor
  • Extrajudicial and judicial representation of the manufacturer of an exploded industrial fan being part of an exhaust air suction draft of a power plant
  • Representation of a plant constructor regarding the enforcement of compensation claims in connection with the redesign of a plant during construction
  • Representation of a group of companies in various lawsuits against former managing directors due to directors’ liability
  • Legal representation of foreign institutional investors regarding the enforcement of subsequent payment claims in connection with a public voluntary takeover offers pursuant to the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpÜG)
  • Representation of the lessor of an office tower regarding the enforcement of post-contractual claims for damages against the former tenant
  • Representation of an Austrian manufacturer of coatings in connection with the enforcement of claims for damages against German suppliers
  • Representation of an Austrian bank in connection with the restructuring of a foreign currency loan in favour of a German debtor
  • Participation in the representation of defendants for prospectus liability in mass litigations on various film and ship funds

Representative Cases (Arbitration)

  • Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in a corporate dispute (annulment of shareholder resolutions; DIS proceedings)
  • Consulting on the setting aside of an arbitral award (ad-hoc arbitration proceedings according to the 10th book of the ZPO)
  • Assistance in the enforcement of an arbitral award against a foreign state in Germany
  • Participation in the representation of a French plant manufacturer of a German-French consortium in connection with the enforcement of claims for damages against a Finnish principal (ICC proceedings)
  • Participation in the representation of an English manufacturer and distributor of floor coverings against a German supplier in connection with the enforcement of claims for damages under the UN Sales Convention (DIS proceedings)
  • Assisting in an ICC arbitration of a Finnish plant manufacturer against an English supplier in connection with the enforcement of claims for damages under the UN Sales Convention
  • DIS40 Group of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
  • International Litigation Exchange (ILEX)
  • Deutsch-französische Gesellschaft (German-French Society) Frankfurt