Jennifer Bryant

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer), Attorney-at-Law (California), Partner

Corporate and Financial Litigation
Compliance & Investigations

Jennifer Bryant

Jennifer Bryant steers her clients through complex international disputes, often before international arbitral tribunal or before state courts in Germany or the U.S. She represents clients in all aspects of contractual disputes, in particular in the context of post M&A claims, supply agreements, service and works agreements, in complex damages proceedings, and in corporate disputes such as disputes concerning shareholder resolutions, other disputes between shareholders and directors' and officers' liability issues. She also advises her clients with respect to international legal actions, especially U.S. litigations, in particular regarding discovery proceedings in the U.S. The "well versed arbitration specialist" (JUVE Handbook 2022/2023) acts in arbitrations both as counsel and as arbitrator. She is a member of the board of the German Arbitration Institution (DIS). Jennifer Bryant is admitted to practice in Germany and in the U.S. (California).


  • Represented the seller in an international post M&A arbitration under ICC Arbitration Rules including expert proceedings for the determination of purchase price adjustment claims
  • Represented a European reinsurer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings against a European primary insurer concerning a reinsurance contract for business closure insurance in connection with Covid-19 risks
  • Represented a global special chemicals group in a multi-party / multi-contract arbitration under DIS Arbitration Rules on the junction of energy law and post M&A issues
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, pre-trial and trial
  • Represented a U.S. purchaser post acquisition in a complex fraud case involving an internal investigation and multiple ligitations and arbitrations


  • Capital Young Elite Top 40 under 40
  • JUVE Top 40 under 40
  • Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers 2021 - 1 of 25 Rising Stars
  • Who's Who Legal since 2019: Future Leaders - Arbitration; 2021: named "leading individual in Germany" with quotes from peers such as "fights tirelessly for her clients" and is "well experienced in US-German disputes"
  • JUVE Handbuch Commercial Law Firms: frequently recommended for dispute resolution (trade and liability) with quotes such as "very determined, assertive and competent"; "Top arbitrator"; "trenchant, up and coming"
  • The Legal 500: Mention as core attorney for arbitration
  • Best Lawyers/ Handelsblatt: Best Lawyers Arbitration/ Dispute Resolution/ Mediation
  • Expert Guides Rising Star since 2018: Commercial Arbitration


  • Studied law at the University of Cologne
  • Experience with a major law firm in London (United Kingdom)
  • Secondment with the legal department of a leading pharmaceutical company
  • Secondment with the litigation and arbitration practice group of a leading U.S. law firm in New York (USA)
  • Lecturer on arbitration at the University of Bielefeld (Germany)
  • At Noerr since 2012
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Chamber of Lawyers and the State Bar of California (U.S.)


  • Board member of the German Arbitration Institute
  • Board member of the German-American Lawyers Association
  • DIS, DIS40 (former Co-chair), CC YAF, YIAG, Young ICCA
  • Co-Chair of international arbitration initiative "MUTE OFF Thursdays"


  • Speaker at Practice of International Arbitration, Lecture Series at University of Würzburg on Third Parties in International Arbitration
  • DIS Lunch DIScussions - Organization and Host on Technical Expert Advisor to the Arbitral Tribunal
  • Organization and MC at DIS Autumn Conference 2022 on Disputes in an Age of Uncertainty - Managing the Energy Transition
  • DIS Lunch DIScussions - Organization and Host on International Arbitration and US Discovery after Luxshare vs. ZF Friedrichshafen?
  • Speaker at MUTE OFF Thursdays on Expert vs Arbitrator - Who determines the Purchase Price in Post M&A Disputes
  • DIS Spring/ Summer Conference 2022: Speaker on Diversity in Arbitration - a Debate
  • Panelist at XVI Annual MAA Generations in Arbitration Conference on Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement - Significance, Scope and More
  • Panelist at ASA Below 40 Fall Seminar on How to deal with challenging clients, difficult counsel, lying witnesses and biased arbitrators?
  • ARBinBrief video guide, Season 1, Episode 1: Arbitrator Appointments
  • Moderation at DIS40 Rhein/Ruhr: In the Mind of Arbitrators
  • Arbitration Happy Hour #19 (Clubhouse): Third Parties in Arbitration
  • Speaker at DIS40/ ICDR Y&I: Fantastic facts and where to find them - Discovering evidence from a transatlantic perspective
  • Organisation and moderation of the virtual DIS40 conference on: Online Hearings
  • Speaker at the 1st Osnabrücker Schiedsgerichtstag (Osnabrück Arbitration Day) on the appointment of arbitrators and the arbitrators' fees, agreement with the arbitrators
  • Moderation and Speaker at the DIS40/ HK45 Arbitrator Skills Workshop in Hong Kong
  • Speaker at the Dispute Resolution Forum on Arbitration, Money Laundering and Corruption
  • Organisation and moderation of the DIS40 conference on: Arbitration in Latvia and Germany - A Comparative Look at Law and Practice in Riga
  • Speaker at the 12th Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference in Hong Kong on: CISG - Yay or Nay?
  • Moderation of DIS40 Autumn Conference 2017 in Berlin on: World Trade and Investment Arbitration – Towards a New Economic World Order?
  • Speaker at the DAJV Annual Conference 2016 on: EU Consumer Protection at Harvard Law School
  • Moderation of the AmCham Germany Expert Briefing on: U.S. Litigation – Risks and Strategies for German Companies
  • Speaker at the 2014 International Arbitration Symposium of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg
  • Moderation of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum on the issue of E-Discovery – Chances and Pitfalls


  • Class Arbitrations mit Verbraucherbeteiligung im deutschen Recht [Class arbitrations involving consumers under German law], SchiedsVZ 2021, pp. 58 et seq.
  • Advisory note on judgment by the Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken on the determination of the scope of the personal application of arbitration agreements, in: SchiedsVZ 2019, p. 300
  • The Brexit's repercussions on international arbitration, Yearbook on International Arbitration and ADR, Vol. VI, pp. 41 et seq.
  • Advisory note on judgment by the Federal Court of Justice regarding the binding effect of an arbitration clause agreed by the debtor on the insolvency trustee, NZI 2018, pp. 62, 64 et seq.
  • Advisory note on judgment by the Federal Court of Justice regarding "Schiedsfähigkeit III" (Arbitrability III), SchiedsVZ 2017, p. 196, 197 et seq.
  • Chapter on USA, Landbrecht/Gabriel (eds), Konfliktmanagement im internationalen Rechtsverkehr, 2017, pp. 236 et seq.
  • Banking and finance arbitration revisited, Yearbook on International Arbitration and ADR, Vol. V, pp. 107 et seq.
  • Advisory note on Saarbrücken Regional Court judgment regarding the specificity of an arbitration clause in relation to insolvency law, NZI 2016, p. 560
  • Advisory note on Munich Higher Regional Court judgment regarding set-off in enforceability proceedings, SchiedsVZ 2016, p. 120
  • Advisory note on Munich Higher Regional Court judgment regarding challenge of arbitrators, SchiedsVZ 2015, p. 312
  • Beijing vs. China – CIETAC Arbitration-Dispute settled?, YoungICCA Blog, 13 April 2015
  • E-discovery in international arbitration – still a hot topic?, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Vol. IV, pp. 109 et seq.
  • E-discovery in international Arbitration - still a hot topic?, TDM 4 (2014)
  • Advisory note on Hamm Higher Regional Court judgment regarding the law applicable to the validity of an arbitration clause with a foreign element, SchiedsVZ 2014, pp. 38 et seq.
  • Advisory note on judgment by the Federal Court of Justice regarding the extension of the scope of protection of corporate officers' special legal relations (Schutzbereichserstreckung organschaftlicher Sonderrechtsbeziehungen), NJW 50/2013, pp. 3636 et seq.
  • Gesellschaftsrechtliche Wettbewerbsverbote für Geschäftsleiter – eine rechtsformübergreifende Studie (Statutory non-compete covenants for directors and officers under corporate law - a study covering different forms of legal entities), doctoral thesis 2013
  • Schiedsfähigkeit gesellschaftsrechtlicher Beschlussmängelstreitigkeiten – Eine Bestandsaufnahme (Arbitrability of corporate law disputes regarding the validity of shareholder resolutions; with Bodo Dehne), KSzW 2/2013, pp. 152 et seq.