Dr. Vanessa Pickenpack

Dispute Resolution – Litigation – Arbitration ProceedingsCommercial

Dr. Vanessa Pickenpack


Vanessa Pickenpack is a partner of Oppenhoff. She advises and represents national and international enterprises in civil, trade and commercial matters. In addition to the examination and structuring of contracts, this includes extrajudicial dispute resolution as well as representation before the state courts and arbitral tribunals. A focus of Vanessa Pickenpack’s activities is cartel damage proceedings in which she advises and represents both on the claimant’s and defendant’s sides. Additionally, she regularly acts as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. 

The US publisher Best Lawyers lists Vanessa Pickenpack among the best lawyers for arbitration and mediation as well as for litigation. She is recommended by name in the renowned JUVE Handbook for Commercial Law Firms. Vanessa Pickenpack is also listed in the Who's Who Legal Handbook as one of the leading national experts in the field of litigation.


Vanessa Pickenpack has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since 2008. Following her studies at the University of Göttingen, she completed her legal training in Düsseldorf, with stations at commercial law firms in Düsseldorf and Sydney. She subsequently gained her doctorate on a topic of civil procedural law.

Vanessa Pickenpack is a member of various arbitration associations and a founding member of the Cologne Vis Moot School. She is also a member of the Civil Procedural Law Committee [Zivilverfahrensrechtsausschuss] of the German Bar Association [Deutscher Anwaltverein].


Dr. Vanessa Pickenpack


German, English

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