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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.
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