Margaretha Kramer, LL.M.

Senior Associate


Margaretha Kramer, née Lawrynowicz, is a Managing Associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the International Arbitration Group.

Margaretha advises and represents clients in national state court and international arbitration proceedings. She furthermore acts as Administrative Secretary for Arbitral Tribunals under the ICC and DIS Rules and has extensive experience with disputes under the ICC, ICDR, ICSID, DIS and the LCIA Arbitration Rules.

Margaretha’s practice focuses on corporate, construction, distribution and energy law matters. Her experience further extends to post M&A disputes, the determination of FRAND rates in license agreements in the telecommunications sector, gas price revision in long term contracts in the LNG sector as well as layer structured insurance policies in transactional matters.

Margaretha regularly publishes on topics related to international arbitration, particularly with a focus on post M&A disputes. She frequently appears as speaker at seminars.

Prior to working with Orrick, Margaretha was research assistant at the European Legal Studies Institute in Osnabrück where she wrote and presented briefing papers on behalf of and for the European Parliament (IMCO Committee).

  • A representative selection of Margaretha's recent engagements includes:

    • Advising and representing of the insolvency receiver of AgfaPhoto GmbH in an arbitration against the Belgian Agfa-Gevaert Group and in the following annulment proceedings of the award before the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt a.M.

    • Advising and representing an international client from the chemical industry sector in post M&A court proceedings before the Regional Court in Düsseldorf

    • Advising and representing a foreign car dealer during an ICC arbitration case with its main focus on distribution law and with a value of USD 100 million

    • Advising and representing a European energy company in a dispute against an international consortium as general contractor in connection with a turn-key EPC contract for the construction of a power plant (Value: EUR 600 million)

    • Advising a private equity investor with respect to the execution of an M&A transaction with a value of EUR 50 million

    • Advising a venture capital investment fund during the financing of a start-up in the medical technology field and then advising the start-up during the expansion to Poland