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fbellen@reedsmith.com

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Francis Bellen is a partner in the Frankfurt office and member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group. He has almost 20 years of experience in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Credentials

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1998, Second State Exam (Bar exam equivalent)
  • University of Frankfurt, Germany, 1996, First State Exam (J.D. equivalent)
  • University of Frankfurt, Germany, 1990, Study of Law

  • Germany

  • All German Higher Regional Courts
  • All German Local and District Courts

  • Frankfurt Bar Association 
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)

  • German
  • English

Awards & Recognition

  • German legal publisher JUVE Handboook for German Commercial Law Firms (2011/2012) describes Francis Bellen as a lawyer who stands out from competitors due to his "tact and sensitivity" in difficult matters and his "pleasant process management" 
  • Legal 500 Europe (2011/2012) characterises him as an “outstanding lawyer with excellent knowledge of the industry”whose advice is “always goal-oriented” 
  • He was included in European Legal Experts 2011/12 
  • The handbook Kanzleien in Deutschland (Law Firms in Germany) (2013) states that "Bellen possesses remarkable expertise in representing family offices" 
  • According to JUVE Handboook for German Commercial Law Firms (2014/2015), clients praise his “clear and precise advice” and competitors say that his strike rate is “impressive” 
  • Recognized as one of Germany's Best Lawyers for litigation by Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt
  • Recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution "The man for client-oriented settlement proceedings" in JUVE Handboook for German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018