Sarah Schröder’s practice focuses on international arbitration, litigation, and public international law.

In particular, she represents investors and States or state-owned companies in the context of investment arbitrations before the ICSID and other arbitration institutions.

Sarah joined the firm in 2014.

Notable Experiences

  • The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in an ongoing ICSID arbitration commenced by Wise Solutions CDI, SA arising out of a dispute related to a concession contract for waste management services in Abidjan.

  • The Hellenic Republic in two separate ongoing ICSID arbitrations commenced by Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd and Bank of Cyprus Public Co. Ltd under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty concerning measures taken to address the Hellenic Republic’s financial crisis.

  • The Hellenic Republic in an ICSID arbitration commenced by Poštová banka a.s., a Slovak bank that purchased interests in Greek Government bonds, and its Cypriot shareholder, Istrokapital SE, under the Hellenic Republic-Slovak Republic and the Hellenic Republic-Cyprus bilateral investment treaties, challenging measures taken to address the Hellenic Republic’s financial crisis.  In April 2015, the arbitral tribunal dismissed all of the claims for lack of jurisdiction. A challenge of the award was dismissed in September 2016.

  • The Republic of Austria in an ICSID arbitration commenced by a Maltese investor alleging violations of the Austria-Malta bilateral investment treaty.

  • The Republic of Iraq in an ICC arbitration initiated against the Republic of Turkey under inter-State agreements governing the use and operation of oil pipelines between Iraq and Turkey.

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Selected Activities

  • Lecturer for University Paris-Est Créteil’s LL.M. in Advanced International Business Dispute Resolution
  • Group Advisor for the 9th cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Program

  • Lecturer at the Ecole de formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (international arbitration)
  • Coach of the Université de Paris II – Panthéon-Assas team for the 2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Member of the Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage, ASA Below 40
  • Member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Member of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Member of the Comité français de l’arbitrage, CFA-40
  • Member of ICDR Young & International