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Markus Rieder is a partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Class Actions, Transnational Litigation, Securities Litigation and International Arbitration Groups.
Mr. Rieder focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, both domestic and cross-border, and national and international arbitration, as well as on compliance and white collar defense. He has substantial experience in the automotive, industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Mr. Rieder is regularly recommended by the leading legal publications. Handelsblatt / The Best Lawyers™ 2022/2023 list him among the best lawyers for Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Governance and Compliance, International Arbitration and Litigation in Germany and recognized him in 2021 as a Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration and Mediation as well as the third time in a row in 2020 as Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Governance and Compliance. He was named among the 2021 Lawdragon Global Litigation 500, the inaugural list recognizing the 500 best dispute lawyers worldwide, for Transnational Litigation & Arbitration. JUVE Handbook 2021/2022 recognizes Mr. Rieder as “frequently recommended” for Dispute Resolution – Litigation. JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 listed him also as “frequently recommended” for Corporate Law and Corporate Dispute Resolution. Competitors recognized him as “efficient and well-founded” and described him as “brilliant” (JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 and 2020/2021). The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 recommend him for Compliance, Internal Investigations and Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation, citing a reference who describes him as “a true litigator through and through, very perceptive, yet able to compromise where necessary and very pleasant to work with.“ Another Reference said he is “an excellent litigator with bite, vision and stamina as well as a great understanding of process strategy and tactics,” and as “top litigator and an excellent advisor for all disputes and arbitration proceedings” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2021). The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 characterized him as an experienced counterpart for corporates, especially for industrial and automotive companies, and financial institutes.
Mr. Rieder regularly publishes on legal matters. Among others, he is co-editor of the volumes covering commercial law within the standard publication “Münchener Vertragshandbuch”, a handbook on model contracts and agreements (8th edition 2018/ 2020 published at Beck Verlag).
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Rieder was a litigation partner in the Munich office of a renowned US law firm.
In addition to his native German, Mr. Rieder is fluent in English.
*Includes experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - 2003 Dr. iur.
University of Michigan - 1996 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - 1995 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt
New York Bar