Verena is counsel in White & Case LLP's Doha office specializing in international construction and commercial arbitration.
She represents clients in construction arbitration proceedings, and has particular knowledge and experience of construction projects in the Middle East under Middle Eastern laws. Her experience includes power stations, large scale infrastructure projects, transport, and mixed-used developments.
Verena also represents clients in general commercial arbitrations, such as post-M&A, commodity, joint venture, and energy disputes. Verena is also acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC commercial arbitration.
Verena joined the dispute resolution practice group of our Frankfurt office in 2009. Since 2012, she has been a member of the international arbitration team in our Paris office, before she moved to White & Case's Doha office in 2016.
Representing a property developer in an ICC arbitration against a contractor in connection with the construction of two commercial towers in Qatar.
Representing a property developer in an ICC arbitration against a contractor regarding the construction of residential towers, in respect of the validity of the contract termination.
Representing a subcontractor in an ICC arbitration against the main contractor related to the construction of depots related to the Doha Metro.
Representing an employer in an ICC arbitration against the Engineer in relation to the construction of an airport in the Middle East.
Representing a property developer in an ICC arbitration against a contractor in relation to incomplete and defective works related to a residential development in Qatar.
Representing a property developer in relation to claims management for infrastructure works in Qatar.
Representing an employer in a construction arbitration related to an infrastructure project in Oman, Omani law, ICC.
Representing an employer in a construction arbitration related to infrastructure works in Qatar, Qatari law, ICC.
Representing a contractor in a construction arbitration related to mixed-use towers in the UAE, UAE law, ICC.
Representing an employer in a construction arbitration related to a nuclear power plant in Europe, under a European law, ICC.
Representing a contractor in a construction arbitration related to a hydroelectric power station in Chile, Chilean law, ICC.
Representing a party in an arbitration related to a gas supply contract, Middle Eastern law, ICC.
Representing an Austrian company in an arbitration concerning the financing of a shopping center in Moscow, English law, LCIA.
Representing a Georgian state entity against a German company in an arbitration arising out of a joint venture in the oil industry, Georgian law, ICC.
Representing a German aircraft manufacturer in a dispute against a US supplier, German law, ICC.
Representing a German company in a post-M&A dispute against a US company, German law, DIS.
Co-Author "Iraq ratifies the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards" (with Farah Haidar, Michael Turrini and Payvand Vahdat) June 22, 2021
Co-author, "Qatar Financial Center: Confirmation as Opt-In Arbitration Court", (with Julian Bailey, Michael Turrini, Payvand Vahdat) April 26, 2021
Co-author, "Arbitration in Qatar: Lexology Navigator Q&A", (with Michael Turrini and Julian Bailey) 2018
Co-author, "Judicial Tribunal Renders Further Decisions on the DIFC Courts' Jurisdiction", (with Julian Bailey, Michael Turrini and Luke Robottom) February 1, 2018
Co-author, "Is the Oasis now a Mirage? Dwindling scope of the DIFC Courts' 'conduit jurisdiction'", (with Michael Turrini, Luke Robottom, Luka Kristovic Blazevic and Julian Bailey) April 10, 2017
Co-author, "Higher Regional Court Frankfurt: Requirement of form of an arbitration clause in a contract between a limited liability company and its managing director (OLG Frankfurt: Zur Berufung auf die Formunwirksamkeit einer Schiedsklausel in einem Vorstandsdienstvertrag)", BB, Issue 2, Pages 81-84, (with Markus Burianski) 2012
Co-author, "The protection of indirect investments of German investors (Schutz indirekter Investitionen deutscher Investoren), KSZW, Issue 3, Pages 152-159, (with Patricia Nacimientio and Christian Theissen) 2011
Co-author, "The Lisbon Treaty and its implications for investment protection", Arbitration News, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 33-34, (with Patricia Nacimiento) 2010
Co-author, Focus on costs in international arbitration (with Ank Santens, Dr. Chiara Giorgetti, Nicholas Bouchardie, Olga Mouraviova) October 30, 2009