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Dr. Sarah Gbekor

Dr. Sarah Gbekor advises and represents companies in contentious disputes, both before the ordinary courts as well as during arbitration proceedings. Her focus in this area is on proceedings involving complex technical issues and patent disputes. Her work also involves advising companies in all matters pertaining to corporate law, especially M&A transactions, corporate structuring and compliance issues.

Practice areas
  • Litigation and arbitration proceedings
  • Patent law and patent litigation
  • Corporate acquisitions and sales
Vita
  • 2003 - 2009 Law studies in Heidelberg and Bilbao, Spain
  • 2009 - 2011 Research assistant at the Institute for German and European Corporate and Economic Law, Heidelberg University
  • 2011 - 2013 Research assistant at the law firm Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte, Heidelberg
  • 2011 - 2014 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Karslruhe with stages in Heidelberg and Stuttgart
  • 2015 Admitted to the German bar
  • 2015 - 2016 Lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2017 Secondment at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
  • 2018 PhD (Dr. iur.) at Heidelberg University
Memberships
  • Member of DIS40 – Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (German Initiative of Young Arbitrators)
  • Member of ICC YAF – Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Bar Association)
  • Member of the Mannheimer Anwaltsverein (Mannheim Bar Association)
Publications
  • Renaissance des modifiziert zweistufigen Überschuldungsbegriffs, in: NZI 2012, 4 – 9
  • Internationale Finanzmarktkrise und Bankabschlüsse: Herausforderungen für die Finanzierung des Mittelstandes, in: Ebke/Möhlenkamp/Welling (Hrsg.), Internationale Finanzmarktkrise, Bankabschlüsse und Mittelstand, 2011, ISBN ISBN 978-3-8329-6733-8, S. 111 – 128 (zusammen mit Leonard Kirscht)
Besides

 

Running is my passion, both with a team of colleagues and at the weekends with my husband. I reached one of my big goals on 30 April 2017 when I ran my first half marathon in Heidelberg.

 

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