Dr. Daniel Greineder

Senior Counsel

"A very eloquent lawyer with a great command of arbitration proceedings"
"He is a very sharp lawyer with wealth of experience"
"The more technical and complicated the issue, the better he performs".

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Dr. Daniel Greineder
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"A very eloquent lawyer with a great command of arbitration proceedings"
"He is a very sharp lawyer with wealth of experience"
"The more technical and complicated the issue, the better he performs".

Dr. Daniel Greineder is an English lawyer who combines experience of civil law culture with common law advocacy know-how. He is particularly skilled in applying foreign law and developing and presenting foreign law arguments to tribunals of diverse legal cultures, and is well-versed in working on factually and economically complex cases with expert witnesses, especially financial and industry experts, as well as the cross-examination of expert witnesses.

Dr. Greineder has expertise in disputes arising out of M&A transactions, the oil and gas sector, including unconventional gas, JVs and construction projects. He also advises parties to contractual price reviews under long-term agreements for the supply of gas and electricity. Much of his practice involves complex factual and expert evidence, especially damages calculations.

Geographically, recent cases have involved parties from throughout Europe, the CIS countries, including Kazakhstan, Asia, including China, and Turkey. He is familiar with the rules of the leading arbitral institutions, such as ICC, UNCITRAL, SCAI, DIS, SIAC and LCIA, and has advised on the procedural laws of numerous arbitral seats, including Geneva, London and Singapore. He is also experienced in mediation as well as setting of aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal and litigation before the English High Court and Court of Appeal.

Dr. Greineder frequently contributes to debates about arbitral practice at international conferences, and has published widely on matters relating to international arbitration.


His areas of expertise are:

  • International Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation

Key cases include:

  • Counsel to a Turkish contractor in a JV dispute among international partners arising in the construction sector, Swiss governing law, arbitration under ICC Rules, amount in dispute EUR 250 million.
  • Counsel to a U.S. company specializing in solar grade silicone solutions in a dispute with a Kazakh company arising under a sales contract, English governing law, arbitration under ICC Rules, amount in dispute USD 2 million.
  • Co-counsel to Canadian company in a dispute with two Chinese state-owned enterprises arising out of a production sharing contract in the nonconventional gas sector, Chinese governing law, arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, amount in dispute USD 550 million.
  • Advised major European energy company in relation to prospects of a gas price review arbitration in light of a previous adverse award, Swedish governing law, amount in dispute more than EUR 100 million.
  • Advised third-party funder in relation to the merits of a claim under a construction company against a Turkish contractor, English governing law, amount in dispute USD 30 million.
  • Counsel to a major European energy company in a dispute with Italian company in a dispute arising out of a contract for the supply of electricity, Italian governing law, ad hoc expert determination, amount in dispute EUR 17 million.
  • Counsel to major European energy company in relation to a contractual review of the prices of gas and electricity payable under long-term supply agreements.
  • Co-counsel to a major European bank in a dispute with a Turkish pension fund arising out of an M&A transaction, Turkish governing law, arbitration under ICC Rules, amount in dispute USD 380 million.
  • Counsel to a Turkish building contractor in two related arbitrations against a Ukrainian state company arising out of a construction contract, Ukrainian governing law, arbitrations under the ICC Rules and Swiss Rules, combined amount in dispute USD 60 million.
  • Assisted in opposing setting aside proceedings against the ICC Award and securing an important victory for the client at the Swiss Supreme Court level, resulting in the "Ukrainian Railways" decision on aspects of res judicata under Swiss law.


  • B.A. (First Class Honours), Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • M.St. (Distinction), Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • D.Phil., Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • Diploma in Law, City University, London
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London


  • "Arbitrators Don’t Speak Esperanto: The Difficulties and Dominance of English as a Procedural Language in Arbitration", Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2021)
  • "Wirrsal, Esperanto und Kulturkampf: zum Englischen als Rechts- und Verfahrenssprache in der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (Confusion, Esperanto and Culture Wars: English as the Language of Law and Procedure in International Arbitration)", D Greineder, K Pörnbacher and S Vogenauer (Ed.), Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Rechtssprache Festschrift für Volker Triebel zum 80. Geburtstag, Beck Verlag, Munich (2021)
  • "Making the Most of Diversity: In Favour of Arbitral Liberalism", Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2021) (with Kap-You (Kevin) Kim)
  • "Too Close For Comfort: Arbitrator Independence After Eiser", Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2020)
  • "Beyond High Hopes and Dark Fears: Towards a Deflationary View of Soft Law in International Arbitration", 38 ASA Bulletin (2020) (with Anastasia Medvedskaya) 
  • "Expert Evidence", GAR - The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review (2019)
  • "Conflicts between Expert Determination Clauses and Arbitration Clauses" , Amy C. Kläsener (Ed.), GAR - The Guide to M&A Arbitration, London (2018) (with Wolfgang Peter)
  • "The Limitations of Soft Law Instruments and Good Practice Protocols in International Commercial Arbitration", 36 ASA Bulletin 4/2018 (2018)
  • "Acceptance and Anxiety: Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration", Young Arbitration Review (2018) (with Rodica Turtoi) 
  • "Overview: Joint Venture Disputes", GAR - The European Arbitration Review 2018 (with Konstantin Christie)
  • "Witness Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration", Financier Worldwide Magazine (2017)
  • "Country Chapter: Switzerland", Edward Poulton (Ed.), Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide (2014) (with Sébastien Besson and Nina Thommesen)
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