Dr. Dorothee Schramm

Independent International Arbitrator (Geneva, Switzerland)

Dorothee Schramm is an independent arbitrator who decides complex commercial disputes around the world. A Swiss lawyer by qualification and former partner at Sidley Austin LLP, she feels at home in both civil law and common law contexts, having been part of a common law team for over a decade. Dorothee Schramm is one of few arbitrators who have hands-on advocacy experience in billion-dollar cases but are fully independent with few conflicts of interest. 

While Dorothee Schramm’s experience spans many industries, she has particular interest in technology, engineering and life sciences. As former Head of Europe of Sidley’s Global Life Sciences team and member of Sidley’s Technology Committee, her insights into the life sciences and technology industries go far beyond contract disputes. Dorothee Schramm is recognized as a thought leader both globally and within Switzerland, and she helps further the development of international arbitration as a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).