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Dr. Sarah Ganz

Counsel

Ganz, Sarah

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.

Publications & News

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July 25, 2016

Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Arising from an Internal Trust Arbitration: Issues Under the New York Convention

A chapter by Dr. Sarah Ganz in SI Strong (ed), Arbitration of Trust Disputes, Issues in National and International Law (OUP 2016, forthcoming).

June 16, 2015

Karrieresprungbrett Wahlstation

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

April 1, 2015

Interviewing Sarah Ganz

Young Arbitration Review interviews Sarah Ganz on trends and developments in international arbitration.

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

  • 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

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).

Practices

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Education

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

Languages

German

English

French

Clerkships

Munich Higher Regional Court

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