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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 disputes in the energy and the telecommunications 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 in the fields of arbitration and litigation 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 co-chair of the DIS40, 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)