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Verena is a senior associate 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 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.
Is the Oasis now a Mirage? Dwindling scope of the DIFC Courts' 'conduit jurisdiction', 10 April 2017, (co-author, with Michael Turrini, Luke Robottom, Luka Kristovic Blazevic and Julian Bailey)
Arbitration in Qatar: Lexology Navigator Q&A, 2017, (co-author, with Michael Turrini and Julian Bailey)
Higher Regional Court Frankfurt: Requirement of form of an arbitration clause in a contract between a limited liability company and its managing director, BB, Issue 2, Pages 81-84, 2012, (co-author, with Markus Burianski) (OLG Frankfurt: Zur Berufung auf die Formunwirksamkeit einer Schiedsklausel in einem Vorstandsdienstvertrag)
The Lisbon Treaty and its implications for investment protection, Arbitration News, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 33-34, 2010, (co-author, with Patricia Nacimiento)
The protection of indirect investments of German investors, KSZW, Issue 3, Pages 152-159, 2011, (co-author, with Patricia Nacimientio and Christian Theissen) (Schutz indirekter Investitionen deutscher Investoren)