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Dr. Julia Grothaus

Managing Associate, Frankfurt


Specialised experience in domestic and international dispute resolution including litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly in the context of post-M&A- disputes and cartel damage claims. Further core areas are corporate and contractual disputes as well as drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, dispute resolution clauses and general terms and conditions.

Professional experience
  • 2015 to date Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • 2011 - 2015 Associate, Linklaters
  • 2009 - 2011 Legal traineeship (Referendariat), Linklaters Frankfurt and London
  • 2007 - 2009 Legal support, Linklaters Cologne and Frankfurt

2011 Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)

2009 - 2011 Higher Regional Court of Cologne, legal traineeship Referendariat), including inter alia service to the German Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam) and work for Linklaters in Frankfurt and London

2007 - 2010 University of Cologne, Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.)

2007 First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)

2002 - 2007 Universities of Bielefeld and Cologne, law studies

  • Post-award challenges to impartiality and independence in Germany“, Arbitration.Links, 13 September 2017 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • Advocate General Wathelet endorses intra-EU BITs“, Arbitration.Links, 27 September 2017 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • Do arbitration clauses catch cartel damages claims?“, Arbitration.Links, 9 January 2018 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • The judgment of the CJEU in Slovak Republic v. Achmea B.V.: intra-EU BITs incompatible with EU law“, Arbitration.Links, 13 March 2018(together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • Erstes Urteil zum Lkw-Kartell – Rückenwind für Kartellgeschädigte?“, NZKart 2018, 116 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • Escalation Clauses: No Longer a Tripping Hazard for Arbitrations with Seat in Germany?“, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 1 December 2016 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • "The CJEU’s decision in CDC v Akzo Nobel et al: A Blessing or a Curse for Arbitrating Cartel Damage Claims?", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 31 July 2015 (together with Dr. Rupert Bellinghausen)
  • DIS Autumn Conference 2014: “Global Pond or Single Playing Field: How international should international arbitration really be?", German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ) 2015, 32
  • "When Does an Arbitration Agreement Have a Binding Effect on Non-Signatories? The Group of Companies Doctrine vs. Conflict of Laws Rules and Public Policy", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 30 July 2014 (together with Kirstin Schwedt)
  • “Inlandsvollstreckung mit Auslandswirkung – die inländische Vollstreckung von Handlungs- und Unterlassungsentscheidungen mit ausländischem Leistungsort“, Baden-Baden 2010 (at the same time doctoral thesis, University of Cologne, June 2010)