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Name: Constantin Klein
Firm Name: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Practice Area: ADR Law

Telephone: +44 20 7786 9000
Fax: +44 20 7588 4180
Email: cklein@debevoise.com

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Professional Biography:

Constantin Klein is an associate in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, based in the London office. His practice focuses on international arbitration, multi-jurisdictional litigation and white collar investigations.

Mr. Klein joined Debevoise in 2013 as a trainee solicitor and completed his training in the London office, which included a six-month secondment to the Hong Kong office. Mr. Klein received his LL.B. (upper second class) from Kings College, London in 2010. In his final year Mr. Klein was the recipient of the Kings College Law School Prize in Jurisprudence. Mr. Klein holds an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (distinction) from Queen Mary University, London, and completed his L.P.C. (distinction) at BPP Law School, London. Mr. Klein is fluent in English, German and is conversational in Spanish.

From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Klein spent six months representing a pacific island state as a delegate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, while also working with an NGO seeking to address global climate change issues. He competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, receiving an honourable mention for his advocacy in 2012. Mr. Klein was enrolled in the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s (YICCA) Mentoring Programme from 2013 to 2014 as a mentee of the Honourable Marc Lalonde PC OC QC.

Mr. Klein’s recent publications include “Singapore Court of Appeal Clarifies Right to Challenge Tribunal’s Decision on Jurisdiction at the Enforcement Stage,” Arbitration Quarterly, Issue No.4 (December, 2013).

Mr. Klein was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2015.

Firm Overview:

Since opening in 1989, the London office – the firm’s second-largest – has developed remarkable talent and experience in Debevoise’s core practice areas, including private equity, insurance, international disputes and investigations, financial institutions, M&A, finance, capital markets and tax. Market wise and expert in English and European law, the London office is an integral part of a closely coordinated global practice that includes colleagues in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

In the corporate and transactional arena, where English and New York law have come to occupy leading positions in much of the world, the London office boasts deep experience in both. Some 30% of Debevoise’s London lawyers hold U.S. qualifications, and more than 75% are English law-qualified. Further, 10% of the firm’s London lawyers are dual-qualified in both England and the U.S.

The office’s leading Disputes Resolution practice similarly spans legal regimes, as well as international borders, languages, industries and court systems. Led by a team of seven partners, the practice’s advocacy-led approach makes it distinct in the market, with capabilities ranging from international commercial arbitration, domestic and international commercial litigation and public international law, to white collar crime and investigations. Debevoise’s London talent and resources in these areas are described by Chambers UK as “stellar” and “distinguished.” The practice is chaired by former UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC, who has been described by the major legal directories as “one of the great doyens of the English bar.”

Debevoise’s London transactional group has advised on some of the largest public listings, globally significant M&A transactions, and innovative acquisition financings and strategies for corporate clients, and has a market-leading fund formation practice supporting its expanding fund sponsor client base. According to Legal 500 UK, “the transactional team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP are ‘responsive, thorough and precise.’”

In close collaboration with the firm’s other offices, London office lawyers build and coordinate specialized teams to advise on local and international matters in the UK and throughout Europe, as well as across emerging market territories, including India, the Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS and Latin America.

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