Dr. Sarah Ganz

Dr. Sarah Ganz's practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation. She has represented clients in disputes governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws, of both civil and common law jurisdictions. She has acted as counsel in institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations including proceedings under the ICC, UNCITRAL, DIS and Vienna Rules. In addition to international commercial arbitrations, her practice includes the representation of investors and states in investment treaty disputes.

Dr. Ganz advises clients across a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, technology, energy, and oil and gas.

Dr. Ganz speaks regularly at conferences and seminars on international arbitration and is the author of several dispute-related publications.

Professional Activities

Dr. Ganz is a member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I. She is also 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), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA Below 40), the Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut) and the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP), Arbitral Women, and the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA).


Recent Highlights

  • Represented a leading telecommunications company in a series of joint venture disputes in Eastern Europe under the Vienna Rules, sited in Vienna, with an amount in dispute of several billion euros
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a post-M&A dispute, sited in Vienna
  • Represented a major natural gas supplier in multiple ad hoc price review arbitrations
  • Represented a leading electronics manufacturer in a dispute arising from a share purchase agreement, sited in Zurich
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in a dispute arising from a supplier agreement
  • Advised a telecommunications company on protection under applicable bilateral investment treaties
  • Represented a major European telecommunications company in an arbitration involving the breakup of a joint venture under the ICC Rules, sited in Geneva


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as one of the 10 Most Highly Regarded non-partners in Europe by Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018, with respondents commending her as "a sensible, dedicated and very likeable advocate, who keeps her calm in any situation." In 2017, Dr. Ganz was named a leading arbitrator in the inaugural edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017, with respondents calling her an "amazing lawyer" with a "sharp mind."

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  • Education

    • Second State Exam, Munich Higher Regional Court, 2008

    • Dr. jur., Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2008

      magna cum laude
    • M. Jur., University of Oxford, 2005

      with Distinction
    • First State Exam, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2004

    • Licence en droit, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), 2001

      with Distinction
  • Admissions

    • Rechtsanwältin, Munich

    • England and Wales, Solicitor

  • Clerkships

    • Munich Higher Regional Court