Professional Profile

Anja is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with over a decade of experience in regional and international arbitrations. Anja has been appointed by institutions including the DIFC–LCIA and DIAC) and by parties as sole arbitrator; tribunal member; Chairperson and has acted as party representative. Particular areas of arbitration expertise and interest include corporate and commercial disputes; mergers and acquisitions; family business structures; joint ventures; commercial agency and distributorship as well as real estate and construction matters. Anja always seeks to bring a commercial and practical approach to arbitration disputes to ensure an efficient and equitable process and outcome for the parties. 

Anja is a German national and is bilingual in English and German. She also speaks French, Dutch and Spanish fluently. Anja holds a Postgraduate Degree in Law from the University of Law in London as well as a Bachelor of Arts BA and a Master of Arts MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from Cambridge University; a Master of Arts MA in European Business Management from Cranfield University; a Diploma in Financial Strategy from the Open University and a Diploma in Foundations from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Anja is admitted to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and is a Chartered Marketer in the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She is also admitted to the Chartered Institute of Linguists as a Translator. 

Anja qualified as a UK solicitor after graduating and worked for over a decade at the Magic Circle UK/US City law firm HoganLovells specialising in corporate and commercial law. Anja then moved to Dubai to set up the respected Family Business practice at leading Middle Eastern law firm Al Tamimi.

For the last decade, Anja has been advising a respected local business family as in-house counsel with responsibility for all contentious and non-contentious legal affairs for the family business. She has also garnered extensive arbitration experience acting as an independent arbitrator during that time.

Location

Dubai, UAE

Nationality/ies

German

Proficient Language(s)

English
German
Spanish
French
Dutch

Main Profession

Lawyer
Arbitrator

Current Ocupation

Lawyer
Arbitrator

Gender Identity

Female

Date of Birth

August 19, 1967

Employer and/or Professional Affiliation(s)

Interwater Group - Group General Counsel
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellowship
Solicitor admitted by UK Law Society

Degrees / Certificates / Education

Master of Arts
European Management
Cranfield University

Master of Arts
Modern and Medieval Languages
University of Cambridge

Professional Training

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellowship
Step (UK) - Diploma in Foundations
Genesis Institute (Dubai) - Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (Dubai) - Techniques in Handling International Arbitrations
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (Dubai) - Member and Arbitrator
Insead (Abu Dhabi) - Negotiation Dynamics Programme
Open University - Diploma in Financial Strategy
Chartered Institute of Marketing - Diploma in Marketing
Chartered Institute of Linguists - Diploma in Translation

Relevant memberships in professional organizations

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Fellowship
Solicitor admitted by UK Law Society
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (Dubai) - Member and Arbitrator

Arbitral institutes that they are listed as an arbitrator with

DIAC
DIFC-LCIA
ADCCAC

Arbitral institutes that they have experience with

DIAC
DIFC-LCIA
ADCCAC

Have they ever been a judge

No

Years of experience as a judge

N/A

Highest court level appointed as judge

N/A

Jurisdictions in which they were a judge

N/A

Highest value of dispute adjudicated as a judge

N/A

Are they a full-time arbitrator

Yes

Date of first appointment as arbitrator

2009

Date of most recent appointment as arbitrator

2021

Number of appointments as arbitrator

25+

Highest value of arbitration dispute appointed as an arbitrator for

USD 50 million

Number of appointments as chair on an arbitral tribunal

1

Number of arbitral awards issued

24

Number of sanitized arbitral awards issued

N/A

Number of arbitration disputes they were counsel to

15

Highest value of arbitration dispute they were counsel to

USD 20 million

Number of arbitration disputes they were an expert witness to

0

Highest value of arbitration dispute they were an expert witness to

N/A

Jurisdictions they have experience in

United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

Applicable jurisdictional laws to arbitration that they have experience in

United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

Value of arbitrator liability insurance

N/A