Verena Groß

Counsel, Doha

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwältin
Paris Bar
Education
Higher Regional Court of Munich
LLM
London School of Economics and Political Science
First State Exam
University of Passau
Languages
German
English
French

Experience

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.

Publications

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