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Dr Nadja Harraschain


Frankfurt am Main

Nadja Harraschain
Dr Nadja Harraschain


Frankfurt am Main

Nadja primarily advises domestic and international companies on resolving complex cross-border disputes in the field of commercial arbitration and litigation.

She focuses on post-M&A disputes as well as disputes in the energy industry and has particular expertise in the field of private international and international procedural law, with a special focus on commercial and investment arbitration law.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Nadja worked with several major international law firms in Frankfurt am Main and New York while completing her PhD in the field of investment arbitration. For her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. In parallel to completing her PhD, Nadja also lectured at the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (VWA) Freiburg in the field of economic and internet law.

In addition to her work as counsel, Nadja is founder and CEO of breaking.through, a career platform for women jurists in Germany and Switzerland, and co-founder of ARBinBRIEF.


Frankfurt am Main

Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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2022 - Second State Exam, Hessen, Germany

2019 - Dr. iur, University of Basel, Switzerland

2014 - First State Exam, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany

Published work

  • Harraschain, N., Does the CISG Apply to Arbitration Agreements?, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2021, No. 1, pp. 36-38 (Co-Author with Anna Masser)
  • Harraschain, N., CISG und Schiedsvereinbarung, verträgt sich das?, Commentary of Federal Supreme Court Decision I ZR 245/19 dated 26 November 2020, in SchiedsVZ 2021, 97 (Co-Author with Anna Masser)
  • Reichweite einer Schiedsklausel bei nachträglicher Ergänzung des ursprünglichen Unternehmenskaufvertrags, jurisPR-HGesR 9/2019 Anm. 3 (Co-Author with Marina Arntzen)