Dr. Morris Besch

Associated Partner
Practice Group Litigation, Arbitration & ADR

Dr. Morris Besch is an Associated Partner at Noerr in the Litigation, Arbitration & ADR Practice Group. He has many years of experience in the field of arbitration law and litigation. Dr. Morris Besch represents German and international clients in national and international arbitration proceedings (inter alia under the rules of DIS, ICC and SCC and in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings) and before state courts. He specialises in complex civil, commercial and corporate-law disputes, for example in connection with long-term supply agreements, contractual and price adjustments and contractual penalty provisions. His industry focus is on energy, renewable energy and trade.


  • National and international arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate disputes, Post M&A
  • Civil, trade and corporate law


  • Legal studies at the University of Cologne
  • Doctoral thesis at the University of Cologne "Foreign Investments - Risk prevention by Investment Contracts" (grade: summa cum laude, awarded with the Osborne Clarke Price 2008 for International Law))
  • Legal experience in the M&A department of a British major law firm in Cologne
  • Experience in the legal department of BayerMaterialScience AG in Leverkusen as well as with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn
  • With Noerr since 2008
  • Admitted to the Dresden Chamber of Lawyers


  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS)
  • DIS 40
  • Energy Arbitration Group

Selected Publications

  • Besch/Kreuzeder, The new DIS-Arbitration Rules - A summary of the changes entered into force on 1 March 2018, RIW 5/2018, 256-266
  • State Contracts – Typical questions arising within negotiations, in: Bungenberg/Griebel/Hobe/Reinisch (Hrsg.), International Investment Law (Beck/Harta/Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015)
  • Schutz von Auslandsinvestitionen – Risikovorsorge durch Investitionsverträge (Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft, Frankfurt am Main 2008)