Growing older. Growing up. Growing together.

Julian Bickmann was the first new hire at WagArb shortly after the little boat had set sails on the great ocean of international dispute resolution in 2013. He joined as a student intern back then and stayed on as research assistant until he graduated from law school. He was the first living proof that good work follows good people and thereby in a way paved the road for everyone else who followed.

After completing his legal training across different continents, including his second home, Brazil, Julian returned as a part-time lawyer while writing his doctorate thesis in international arbitration. Amidst all this, he also started a beautiful family with his Brazilian wife.

Step by step, Julian transitioned to full-time work in 2021, while expanding his family to five and completing his thesis. How did he manage to do all this with excellence, a perpetual smile, and always ready to play ball? It is his remarkable ability to stay laser-focused while embracing life to the fullest – a true Colognian one could say, or perhaps a German with a good touch of Brazil.

🎉 It is with great joy that we announce that as of today, Julian is growing into the partnership as Associated Partner, continuing to make his mark in an environment that we believe he loves and that for sure loves him! 🎉

Julian’s journey reminds us of the importance of blending passion, dedication, and joy in our work. His influence has led us to the conviction that we all need a bit more Brazil in our lives!


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 […]

About Wagner Arbitration

The law firm WAGNER Arbitration has its offices in Berlin and specializes in dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration. In addition, the firm offers comprehensive counseling services related to domestic and international business disputes and transactions.