Sven-Michael Volkmer | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Sven-Michael Volkmer
 Sven-Michael Volkmer

Sven-Michael Volkmer

Associate, Paris

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Sven-Michael Volkmer is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. His practice covers investment and commercial arbitration with a focus on energy-related disputes.

Prior to joining White & Case, Sven acquired experience within an international law firm in London.


Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Paris Bar


  • LLM, International Legal Studies, New York University
  • LLB, English and European Law, Queen Mary College, University of London
  • Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français, Université Paris II


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


Representing the claimant in B3 Croatian Courier Cooperatif U.A v. Croatia, an ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Croatia BIT relating to the claimant's investment in the Croatian postal market.

Representing Hungary in Vigotop Ltd. v. Hungary, an ICSID arbitration under the Hungary-Cyprus bilateral investment treaty relating to the alleged expropriation of a casino resort project.

Representing the State of Ukraine in its application to annul the award in Joseph C. Lemire v. Ukraine, ICSID No. ARB/06/18.

Representing and advising several European gas buyers in price review disputes under long-term supply contracts.

Advising a major Middle Eastern gas supplier in connection with a potential gas price review arbitration under a long-term supply contract.

Representing a former CIS state-owned gas company in a dispute concerning the sale, transit and storage of natural gas.


  • Price re-openers in long-term gas supply agreements, Leading Practitioners' Guide to Oil & Gas Arbitration, 2015, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)
  • Stay of Enforcement Decisions in ICSID Annulment Proceedings: Taking Stock, Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 29 Issue 6, 691, 2012