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Dr. Michael Thomas Melber

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Dr. Michael Melber is a partner in the firm’s Berlin office. Dr. Melber assists German and international companies of various industries in resolving large-scale commercial disputes before state courts and international tribunals. He regularly represents clients before regulatory bodies and in internal investigations.

Mr. Melber has been a Specialist Lawyer for Banking and Capital Markets Law (Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht) since 2017.


Professional Background

Mr. Melber joined K&L Gates as counsel in December 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at the Berlin, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart offices of three leading international law firms since 2003. Before he was admitted to the bar in 2003, Dr. Melber served as an assistant lecturer at the University of Constance.


  • Specialist Lawyer for Banking and Capital Markets Law, 2017

Professional/Civic Activities

  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • German-British Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of German Lawyers (Deutscher Juristentag)

Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. Melber frequently gives lectures on banking and capital markets law, as well as on arbitration.
Dr. Melber has acted as counsel in various large-scale commercial disputes, particularly in cross-border matters.

Recent highlights include:
  • Representing the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) in ad hoc arbitration proceedings against adidas.
  • Advising an international private equity firm in a post-acquisition internal investigation.
  • Representing an international private equity firm in a lawsuit before a state court in relation to third-party claims upon the acquisition of a real estate portfolio.