🎙️Second #Wendegeschichten fireside chat at #WagArb

This year’s special discussion series, Wendegeschichten or “Turning Points” on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the fall of the BerlinWall, will continue on 13 June – with Dr. Ramona Schardt, LL.M. (UVA) and Anne K. Hoffmann.

Both were born in 1973 in the GDR. Ramona grew up in Magdeburg, Anne in East Berlin. The fall of the wall changed their lives and that of their families completely. They both embarked on a legal education that initially took Ramona to Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Anne to the Freie Universität Berlin.

After an impressive career as a lawyer and in-house counsel in Frankfurt am Main and Munich, Ramona was appointed Secretary General of the German Arbitration Institute, headquartered in Bonn, just over a year ago. Anne left Germany altogether after completing her legal training, and is now a prominent arbitrator based in Dubai, after an equally impressive career as a lawyer in London and Geneva.

Philipp will talk with both of them about how they perceived the fall of the Wall, how they oriented themselves in a new system, what challenges they faced, and what Germany 🇩🇪 means to them today.

If you are interested in joining, please let us know by sending an email to . There are a few places left. Please note, however, that the event will be held in German and that the Chatham House Rules apply.


Tanya Verma

Tanya Verma is an Indian qualified lawyer currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She obtained a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Legislative Law from a renowned university in India. During her five-year tenure in law school, Tanya had the opportunity to intern under esteemed designated Senior […]

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic

Pablo Ortega Krstulovic is a Chilean-qualified lawyer who joins us as a visiting professional from the new class of the IDR LL.M at HU. He grew up in Arica, Chile and completed his legal education at the University of Chile in Santiago. Before moving to Berlin, Pablo gained experience as an associate lawyer at one of […]

Diego Melendez Hirezi

Diego Melendez Hirezi is a Salvadorean-qualified lawyer. He graduated from the Superior School of Business and Economics of El Salvador. Currently, he is a student in the International Dispute Resolution LL.M program at Berlin Humboldt University. For more than five years, he worked as an associate in the litigation and arbitration department of Arias Law, a […]

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