Viktoria Schneider

Viktoria Schneider, M. Jur. (Oxford)


Viktoria Schneider, M. Jur. acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings as well as secretary to arbitral tribunals. The focus of her practice lies in the areas of international arbitration (in particular corporate law and post-M&A) as well as public international and EU law.

Viktoria studied at the universities of Freiburg, Helsinki and Oxford (M. Jur.). She completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg inter alia with an internship at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. She has also previously worked as a research assistant at the department of political science and legal theory and at the department of public law at the University of Freiburg.

Viktoria’s working languages are German, English and French.

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

  • Arbitration and litigation
  • Investment protection, public international law and sovereigns
  • European law
  • International contract and sales law, commercial and corporate law, post-M&A
  • Private international law, law of international civil procedure and comparative law
  • Legal Tech
  • German
  • English
  • French

Clifford Chance Proxime Accessit Prize for the Second Best Performance in the M.Jur. 2016, University of Oxford

  • Since 2019
    Attorney with HANEFELD, Hamburg
  • 2016 - 2018
    Legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg including work experience with the European Court of Justice, the Federal Foreign Office, and at a large international law firm (Competition) in Hamburg
  • 2016 - 2017
    Research assistant at a large international law firm (Litigation) in Hamburg
  • 2015 - 2016
    Magister Juris (M. Jur.), St. Cross College, University of Oxford
  • 2012 - 2015
    Research assistant at the Department of Political Science and Legal Theory and at the Department of Public Law at the University of Freiburg
  • 2011 - 2014
    Additional Study Program “European, International and Foreign Law” of the University of Freiburg
  • 2009 - 2015
    Studies of law at the University of Freiburg and the University of Helsinki

Lecturer on international contract law at the FOM University of Applied Science Hamburg

2021Young MUTE-OFF ThursdaysThe Art of Preliminary Assessments./.Online event
2020DIS40 NordArbitration and 'Sick' Companies: Insolvent Parties./.Online event
2019CIArb Diploma in International ArbitrationArbitration: Past, Present and the FutureOxfordUnited Kingdom
202012th Conference of the Krickenbeck Circle on International Investment Law at Montabaur Castle (jointly with Petyo Nikolov, in German)SchiedsVZ 2020, pp. 138 et seq.
2020Arbitration and insolvency proceedings – an overview on particularly practice-relevant topics in the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic (in German)NZI 2020, pp. 449 et seq.
2020The BGH’s fine adjustments as to the consequences of the violation of disclosure obligations for setting aside and enforcement procedures (in German)SchiedsVZ 2020, pp. 35 et seq.
2019The Consequences of the Non-Disclosure of Conflict of Interest on the Enforceability of Awards: The German StanceKluwer Arbitration Blog
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS40)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Arbitral Women and Young Arbitral Women Practitioners (YAWP)
  • Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
  • ASA Below 40
  • Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF)