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. Vanessa Pickenpack is recommended by name in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms.



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].

The US publishing house Best Lawyers lists Vanessa Pickenpack among the best lawyers for arbitration and mediation as well as for litigation.

Dr. Vanessa Pickenpack


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