Dr. Sarah Ganz


Ganz, Sarah
Dr. Ganz focuses her practice 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, energy, and oil and gas.

Publications & News


June 16, 2015

Karrieresprungbrett Wahlstation

An interview with Dr. Sarah Ganz, published in the May 2015 edition of Anwaltsbaltt Karriere.

March 18, 2015

The Big Unknown Amongst the Arbitral Institutions?

An article by Dr. Maxi Scherer and Dr. Sarah Ganz, published in Dispute Resolution magazine on March 18, 2015.

June 3, 2013

Die Internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit

An article by Sarah Ganz and Olga Braeuer, published by JUVE's career magazine azur.

January 1, 2012

Third Party Funding: Snapshots From Around the Globe: Germany

An article by Sarah Ganz and Olga Braeuer, published by Global Arbitration Review, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p. 8.

October 21, 2011

Weighing the Interests of Host-State and Investor - A Further Blow to Domestic Litigation Provisions in BITs?

An article by Sarah Ganz, published by Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 Oct 2011.

January 1, 2009

Das Tragen religiöser Symbole und Kleidung in der öffentlichen Schule in Deutschland, Frankreich und England: Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung unter Berücksichtigung der EMRK [The Wearing of Religious Symbols and Clothing in Schools in Germany, France and England: A Comparative Analysis Having Regard to the ECHR]

Authored by Sarah Ganz, published by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2009.

Recent Highlights

  • Telecom joint venture dispute – 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
  • M&A dispute – represented a leading electronics manufacturer in a dispute arising from a share purchase agreement, sited in Zurich
  • Joint venture dispute – represented a major European telecommunications company in an arbitration involving the break-up of a joint venture under the ICC Rules, sited in Geneva
  • Investment protection – advised a telecommunications company on protection under applicable bilateral investment treaties

Professional Activities

Dr. Ganz is a member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) and a member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I. She is also a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS and DIS Below 40), the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG),and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA Below 40).


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Second State Exam, Munich Higher Regional Court, 2008

Dr. jur., magna cum laude, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2008

M. Jur., with Distinction, University of Oxford, 2005

First State Exam, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2004

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

Bar Admissions

Rechtsanwältin, Munich

England and Wales, Solicitor






Munich Higher Regional Court

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