Jakob Schellmann

Senior Associate | Berlin

jschellmann@mofo.com | 49 30 72622-1230 jschellmann@mofo.com
49 30 72622-1230

Deutsch | English

Jakob is senior associate at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin and a member of the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on complex high-value commercial disputes, often in a cross-border setting relating to international business transactions. He also has expertise in both international commercial arbitration and mediation.

In addition, Jakob is committed to pro bono work. At Morrison & Foerster he is part of a team representing survivors of the Holocaust before German social courts claiming, inter alia, Ghetto pensions under the German ghetto pension program (ZRBG).

Jakob studied law at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He further received a master’s degree in International Law with a focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, USA. As part of his legal traineeship at the Supreme Court of Berlin, he worked, inter alia, for the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Tanzania.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Jakob worked as a research assistant for an international law firm in Berlin with a focus on labor law. As such he gained extensive experience in drafting contracts and litigating before German labor courts.

Jakob is admitted to the bar of Berlin, Germany.

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