Sophie Eichhorn is part of the counsel teams in investor-state disputes between companies and states under the ICSID Convention, focusing on disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty and bilateral investment treaties. She further advises and acts as party counsel in commercial proceedings before German state courts and has gained experience in drafting commercial contracts. She has also gained experience in both national and international commercial arbitrations in a variety of sectors, such as energy, construction, gaming and technology, post M&A and tax services. Her areas of specialization include all areas of international business and commercial law and public international and European law.
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Sophie completed her legal education at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome (Italy) and the Humboldt-University of Berlin. She focussed on public international and European law, participating in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court and working for Prof. Dr. Anne Peters, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. After graduating from law school she worked as a staffer for Alexander Graf Lambsdorff in the German Bundestag with a focus on foreign and defense policy and European issues.
Zustellung aus dem Ausland in Deutschland – ein kleiner Grenzverkehr, Wagner Arbitration Journal, https://wagnerarbitration.com/journal/zustellung-aus-dem-ausland-in-deutschland-einkleiner-grenzverkehr/ (together with Dr. Philipp K. Wagner, LL.M and Alena Rogge)
Sophie has been influenced both privately and professionally by many years living abroad, in particular nine years in the USA, as an exchange student in Chile and one year of study abroad in Rome. The German-American and the German-Italian dialogue are particularly close to her heart. She is a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis and a Young Leader at the German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue, a network for young leaders from politics, business, science, civil society, media and culture from both countries.