AXEL NEELMEIER

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-law)

Law studies at the University of Hamburg. With SNB since 1981.

Axel Neelmeier works in the Corporate and China Desk Hamburg practices. He advises companies on national and international corporate and real estate transactions. Many companies from the People’s Republic of China are included amongst his clients.

Together with Dr. h.c. Peter Schulz Axel Neelmeier established the China business of the law firm. Many activities and memberships in China-oriented associations are based on his decades of activities in this field. They stretch beyond the professional field, in particular as far as the promotion of encounters between German and Chinese pupils and students is concerned.

Moreover, Axel Neelmeier is active in national and international arbitration procedures as an arbitrator (also as president) as well as in his capacity as party representative.

He is one of a few German arbitrators of the CIETAC – China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Beijing) and the SHIAC – Shanghai International Arbitration Center. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Beijing-Hamburg Conciliation Centre, Hamburg.

Axel Neelmeier works on an honorary basis as judge at the Hamburg Lawyers Court.


SECRETARIAT: Frau Rogge
Telephone +49 (0)40 - 36 97 96-41 / Telefax +49 (0)40 - 36 20 88 / Email
a.neelmeier@snb-law.de
ADDRESS: Baumwall 7 / 20459 Hamburg


ADVISORY FIELDS: Corporate, China Desk, Company Law/M&A, Commercial and Civil Law


FOCAL ACTIVITIES: International arbitration procedures, in particular in a German-Chinese context, arbitration law

2016
„Länderbericht Volksrepublik China“ in „Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung“, Verlag C.H. Beck, 3. Auflage 2016

2015
Urteilsanmerkung zur Verlautbarung des Chinese Supreme People´s Court vom 15.07.2015 in SchiedsVZ 2015, 250 ff.

2014
„Schiedsgerichte in Asien - insbesondere China“ in „Hamburger Handbuch des Exportrechts“, C.H.Beck Verlag 2. Auflage, 2014

2013
„CIETAC versus CIETAC“ in Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e.V. Jahrbuch 2012-2013, S. 105 ff.

2012
„Rechte durchsetzen – CIETAC-Schiedsverfahren gewinnen an Bedeutung“, in China Contact 5/2012 Seite 27
„CIETAC Arbitration Rules 2012 – Another Move Forward“, SchiedsVZ 2012, 134 ff.

2009
"CIETAC Arbitration Compared to Other 2009: „Asian Institutions" in “Chinese Arbitration – A Selection of Pitfalls“, published by Maklu Antwerpen

2007
„Verbürgung der Gegenseitigkeit zwischen Deutschland und China?“ in SchiedsVZ 2007, 100 ff.

2006
„Streitbeilegung in der Volksrepublik China“ in Ranft/Schewe, Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht, NOMOS Verlag 2006

2005
„Ausländer als Geschäftsführer einer GmbH“ in GmbHR 2005, 1409 ff.,

German (mother tongue), English

  • Deutsch-Chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
  • CELA – Chinese European Legal Association e.V.
  • DIS - Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V.
  • Chinesisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft Hamburg e. V. (President)
  • Förderkreis Deutsch-Chinesischer Schüleraustausch e.V. (Chairman fof the Board)
  • CSH – Chinesische Schule Hamburg (Chairman of the Advisory Board)
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