Dr. Martin Metz

Dr. Martin Metz


Investment Manager, Senior Legal Counsel

Martin Metz is responsible for the originating, funding and managing of investments with a focus on EMEA and Germany.

Based in Cologne, Martin is a member of Omni Bridgeway’s global international arbitration team and responsible for the German speaking arbitration market. He also handles national and cross-border litigation and enforcement matters.

Before joining Omni Bridgeway in 2021, Martin practiced law at DLA Piper and advised clients on large and high-profile cross-border arbitration, litigation and enforcement cases. His experience spans from post M&A disputes, international trade disputes, commercial disputes, energy disputes to construction disputes.

Martin is admitted to both the Cologne and California Bar and lectures on "Transnational Commercial Litigation" at the EBS Law School in Wiesbaden. He graduated with a law degree at the University of Cologne and holds an LL.M. from the French and German Masters-Programme of the University of Cologne and the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Martin is also recognized by Best Lawyers Arbitration and Litigation as “Ones to Watch in Germany”.

  • Patent arbitration: A modern dispute resolution mechanism, Dispute Resolution Magazin, 2/2023 (publication in German)
  • Reimbursement of funding costs in arbitration proceedings Dispute Resolution Magazin, 2/2022 (publication in German) 
  • Foreign claimants must provide security for costs under German Law, Dispute Resolution Magazin, 4/2022
  • Erstattung von Finanzierungskosten in Schiedsverfahren, Dispute Resolution Magazin, 2/2022 (publication in German)
  • US Human Rights Claims and Neo-Territoriality, Peter Lang Verlag, 2017 (publication in German)
  • Transatlantic Data Transfers - Conflict or Consistency?, Zeitschrift für Datenschutz 2017, 361 (co-authored with Jan Spittka, publication in German)
  • The long Road to the Determination of Claims - In Focus: Occurrence of Insolvency after the Arbitral Award, Dispute Resolution, 3/2017, 11 (co-authored with David Buntenbroich, publication in German)
  • Enforcement without Borders - Regulation on a European Account Preservation Order: New Possibilities for Provisional Measures when Securing Claims Cross-Border, Dispute Resolution, 1/2017, 6 (co-authored with David Buntenbroich, publication in German)
  • 12th DAJV Specialized Group Conference 2016: "Methods of Dispute Resolution during Ongoing Contractual Relations: Ad Hoc Arbitration, Dispute Boards and Emergency Arbitrators", SchiedsVZ 2016, 322 (publication in German)
  • Transatlantic Proceedings: Issues of Service of Process and International Law in Human Rights Claims, The Decision of the German Constitutional Court of 03.11.2015 (2 BvR 2019/09), Dispute Resolution, 1/2016, 6 (publication in German)
  • Narrowing Personal Jurisdiction: Recent US Supreme Court Jurisprudence, IPRax 2014, 364 (publication in German)
  • Beyond treaty arbitration? Exploring the challenges of contract-based arbitration with States. GAR Live. 12 September 2023. Berlin.
  • The attractiveness of Germany as arbitral seat in view of recent developments. ICDR (Y&I). 30 August 2023. Frankfurt. 
  • Artificial intelligence in international arbitration. ICC YAAF. 23 April 2023. Berlin.
  • Commercial Arbitration and Sanctions in Today’s Interconnected World. Legal 500 GC Summit DACH. 16 September 2022. Frankfurt.
  • Prozessfinanzierung – Empfehlung auch für solvente Mandanten? DIS40 Rhein/Ruhr. 11. October 2022. Düsseldorf
  • The Future of Investment Arbitration in the European Union (Moderation of panel discussion). 2n Bucerius Conference on Investment Law and Arbitration. 2 April 2022. Hamburg.
  • Finanzierung von Schiedsverfahren – Wieso, weshalb, warum? Ein Prozessfinanzierer steht Rede und Antwort. Chambers Webinar. 24. November 2021
  • Zehn Fragen zur Finanzierung von Schiedsverfahren. Arbitration Circle. 4. November 2021. Köln

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