Biography

Steffi Spitznagel is an accredited mediator and globally recognised practitioner in international dispute resolution. She has extensive experience in international arbitration. Steffi has become a key figure in some of the world’s largest energy and mining litigation and arbitration cases.

Through her extensive operational experience, she has also developed unique experience in attaining arbitration settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Steffi is a member of The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), as well as a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the German Bar Association.

Background

Steffi served as a consultant at Kerman & Co. in London and joined Armstrong Teasdale when the firms combined in early 2021. Before that, she held various in-house legal roles for major technology and construction industry manufacturers in Switzerland, the U.K., Japan and the U.S. She worked as solicitor in private practice with another American-British law firm and served as Managing Partner of the Global Resolutions Group there prior to joining Kerman & Co.

Education

  • Clerksroom London  (Accredited Mediator, 2007)
  • Boston University  (2002)
    • International Arbitration and Mediation Course
  • Harvard Business School  (LL.M., 1997)
    • Arbitration, Negotiation Skills and Mediation
  • Universität St. Gallen-Hochschule für Wirtschafts-, Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaften  (Executive MBL-HSG, 1997)
    • International Law and Legal Studies
  • Universität Konstanz  (Staatsexamen, 1996)
  • Universität Konstanz  (Staatsexamen, 1993)

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2001
  • Germany, 1996

Professional Activities

  • The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Established charitable advisory company, specialising in high-quality infrastructure projects in emerging markets by creating strategic alliances between local partners/governments and direct foreign investments in the health care sector (Rwanda, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Mozambique).

Accolades

  • Freedom of the City of London via the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators

Languages

  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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