Franziska Gräfin Grote, LL.M.



Franziska Gräfin Grote is a member of the International Arbitration Group in the Düsseldorf offices of Orrick. Her practice focuses on national and international arbitration as well as commercial litigation.

Franziska advises and represents clients in arbitration proceedings related to corporate law, post M&A disputes, construction law, energy law and investment law and she has acted under various rules, e.g. ICC Rules, DIS Rules, ICSID Rules and in ad hoc proceedings. In addition, she is regularly appointed as arbitrator. Further, she acts as counsel for global enterprises in disputes before the national German courts.
  • Franziska is the regional representative of the young practitioners group of the German Arbitration Institution (DIS).
  • Recent cases include: 

    • Representation of an Eastern European State in investment arbitration proceedings.
    • Serving as party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute concerning the termination of a franchise agreement in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
    • Advising and representing a company specialized in plant construction in arbitration related annulment proceedings with regard to claims made in a major plant construction project.
    • Representation of a German solar plant investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty.
    • Representation of an entrepreneurial family in an ad hoc-arbitration dispute relating to the termination of a participation agreement and corresponding damage claims. 
    • Representation of a German group of companies with regard to possible damage claims against a German car manufacturer under capital markets law.
    • Representation of US and European companies in arbitration and litigation proceedings regarding supply contracts in the solar business.