Dr. Johanna Büstgens


Dr. Johanna Büstgens acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings as well as secretary to arbitral tribunals. The focus of her practice is international arbitration and international commercial and sales law.

Johanna received a Doctor of Laws at Bucerius Law School. She completed her legal traineeship inter alia with an internship at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. She has also previously worked as a research assistant at a chair for private international and international commercial law at Bucerius Law School. Johanna's working languages are German and English.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

As secretary to the arbitral tribunal
Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

As counsel in state court proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in state court proceedings before German Courts (cross-border litigation, commercial disputes, enforcement of arbitral awards)

  • Arbitration and Litigation
  • Energy law (in particular long-term gas and gas storage conracts; adjustment of gas and gas storage prices)
  • International contract and sales law (CISG) and commercial law, antitrust and construction law
  • Private international law, law of international civil procedure and comparative law
  • German
  • English
  • Since 2016
    Attorney with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
  • 2017
    Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.), Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • 2013 - 2016
    Legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg including work experience with the European Commission, the German Parliament and the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • 2012
    Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 2011 - 2013
    Research and teaching assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, Private International and International Commercial Law, and Comparative Law at Bucerius Law School  (inter alia teaching of and correcting exams covering the German law of obligations, international private and civil procedure law and UN sales law)
  • 2011
    Internship at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (international arbitration group), London
  • 2006 - 2011
    Law studies at Bucerius Law School (with a focus on international commercial law) and Oxford University
2017Corporate Disputes and ArbitrationAnnual Conference of the German-Russian Law InstituteKielGermany
2013Introduction to Arbitration and UN Sales LawWillem C. Vis MootHamburgGermany
2017Transparenz und Öffentlichkeit gemischter SchiedsverfahrenDissertation
2017Germany, Global Legal GroupEnforcement of Foreign Judgements, International Comparative Law Guide 2nd ed.
2015The Arbitral Tribunal’s Deliberations - potential conflicts and ways to avoid themSchiedsVZ 2015, p. 169 et seq.
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS40)
  • Young ICCA
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Arbitral Women