Olga Braeuer is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice. She joined the firm in 2010 and focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution.


Ms. Braeuer focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution. She has represented clients in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws, of both civil and common law jurisdictions. She has acted as counsel as well as secretary to the tribunal in ad-hoc arbitrations and before major arbitral institutions (including ICC, DIS, VIAC, NAI, CAS), at multiple seats and governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws. Ms. Braeuer also serves as an arbitrator.

Ms. Braeuer has broad experience in the fields of commercial arbitration, covering a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, luxury consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and energy. Her experience covers an extensive range of commercial disputes, including those arising out of joint venture, shareholder, licensing and distribution agreements. In addition to international commercial arbitrations, Ms. Braeuer's practice includes sports arbitration. She is an arbitrator at the German Court of Arbitration for Sport (DIS-Sportschiedsgericht).

Professional Activities

Ms. Braeuer is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS and DIS Below 40), the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), ICDR Young & International and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA Below 40).


  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration involving a license agreement, sited in Singapore. 
  • Represented a global biotechnology company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a joint venture with a Korean company.
  • Represented a global 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, sited in London, subject to US, EU and Japanese law.
  • Represented a European energy company in multiple gas price reviews under the UNCITRAL rules and the SCC rules, regarding natural gas imported into the Turkish market, sited in Stockholm. 
  • Represented a European energy company in a gas price review under the ICC rules, regarding natural gas imported into European markets.
  • Represented the German branch of a global oil and gas service company in a DIS arbitration against an oil and gas storage company relating to alleged defects in subsurface equipment, sited in Hanover, subject to German law. 
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration governed by Japanese law.
  • Represented a leading German energy provider in a DIS arbitration governed by German law.
  • Represented Swatch Group in an international arbitration against Tiffany. In December 2013, the tribunal found that Tiffany had breached a long-term cooperation agreement with Swatch Group, that those breaches were material and that Swatch Group was entitled to prematurely terminate the cooperation. The tribunal proceeded to award Swatch Group lost profits in the amount of USD $480 million, and it dismissed counterclaims by Tiffany for USD $500 million.
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a patent dispute under the WIPO Rules governed by Swiss law.
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a VIAC arbitration arising from a share purchase agreement, sited in Vienna and governed by Austrian law.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies in a series of parallel arbitrations under the VIAC Rules concerning the breakup of a joint venture in Eastern Europe, with an amount in dispute of several billion US dollars, sited in Geneva and Vienna.


  • Who's Who Legal consistently names Olga Braeuer as one of the best of her generation and as a “Future Leader” since 2018 (“versatile arbitration practitioner with experience in a variety of different arbitration forums (2022).”    
  • Recognized in Germany by Handelsblatt’s Best Lawyers® 20232024 for international arbitration.

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  • Education

    • LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010

      with Merits
    • Second State Exam, Berlin Superior Court of Justice, 2010

    • First State Exam, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, 2007

    • Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, (Sciences Po), 2005

  • Admissions

    • Rechtsanwältin, Germany, Berlin

    • Registered European Lawyer, England and Wales

  • Clerkships

    • Berlin Superior Court of Justice, 2007 - 2009



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