Dr. Ole Jensen is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.

Dr. Jensen’s practice focuses on commercial arbitration matters across a range of industries and jurisdictions. He has represented clients and acted as arbitrator as well as secretary to tribunals in arbitrations under various institutional and ad hoc rules (including the ICC, LCIA, DIS, SCC and UNCITRAL Rules). These matters included arbitrations seated in civil and common law jurisdictions, with a variety of applicable laws, and conducted in both English and German

Apart from his practice, Dr. Jensen is a guest lecturer at Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Chile and the Hague University of Applied Sciences. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of International Arbitration and has authored a range of publications on topical issues of arbitration and international commercial law.


  • Representing a Latin American mining conglomerate in two ICC arbitrations against a Middle Eastern steel company relating to long-term iron ore supply contracts. Seated in London, subject to English law.
  • Representing a US mining consortium in an ICC arbitration against an African company and its US parent company relating to shipping rights allegedly assigned to the former by a West African State. Seated in Switzerland, subject to the law of a West African State.
  • Representing a high net worth individual in an ICC arbitration concerning a contested division of complex assets. Seated in Switzerland, subject to the law of a Middle Eastern State.
  • Representing a European pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against a Japanese pharmaceutical company relating to the payment of royalties under a license agreement after the relevant patents expired. Seated in London, subject to US, EU and Japanese law.

  • Representing the German branch of a global oil and gas service company in a DIS arbitration and setting aside proceedings against an oil and gas storage company relating to alleged defects in subsurface equipment. Seated in Hanover, subject to German law. The dispute was settled on terms favorable to our client.
  • Sole arbitrator in a DIS arbitration in the financial services sector between German parties, seated in Munich, subject to German law.
  • Acting as tribunal secretary in an ICC arbitration in the consumer goods sector between Middle Eastern and European parties, seated in Paris, subject to German law; an investment arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules in the railway sector between an African investor and two African states, seated in London; an ICC arbitration in the pharmaceutical sector between Asian and European parties seated in Germany, subject to German law; an LCIA arbitration in the oil industry between African parties, seated in London, subject to English law; an ICC arbitration in the aerospace sector between European parties, seated in Belgium, subject to Belgian law; an LCIA arbitration in the educational sector between European and Middle Eastern parties, seated in London, subject to English law; an ICC arbitration in the aerospace sector between Eastern European parties, seated in Bulgaria, subject to Bulgarian law.


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® and Handelsblatt as “One to Watch” in International Arbitration.
  • Honored with the 2019/2020 DIS Sponsorship Award for his book on Tribunal Secretaries in International Arbitration.

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  • Education

    • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2019

    • Dr. iur., University of Cologne, 2018

      summa cum laude
    • Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2016

    • First State Exam, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 2015

  • Admissions

    • Rechtsanwalt, Berlin

    • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales

  • Languages

    • German

    • English



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