Donata advises and represents companies on complex matters under civil law in national and international arbitration proceedings as well as before German courts. She has successfully represented her clients in a number of arbitration proceedings, inter alia, under ICC, DIS, CEAC, UNCITRAL rules as well as in ad-hoc proceedings at different places of arbitration and in accordance with varying legal systems. Donata regularly sits as an arbitrator.
Her practice includes providing advice on all matters relating to commercial law, sales law, and distribution law. In addition, she advises her clients on all questions relating to product liability and product safety. As a founding member of the expert committee “Legal Aspects of Additive Manufacturing” of the Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI) she focuses on the legal challenges arising from the 3d printing technology. Donata regularly speaks on topical issues related to arbitration, product liability, and product safety.
Since 2021 Donata is a member of the Board of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS). Moreover, Donata is a member of the local management board of Taylor Wessing Hamburg.
|Since 2022||Equity Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2016||Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2014 – 2016||Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2011 – 2014||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2007 – 2009||Legal clerkship, inter alia, Philips Deutschland GmbH|
|2011||Admitted as a lawyer, Hamburg|
|2010||LL.M. with a specialisation on Commercial Law, University of Capetown, South Africa|
|2002 – 2007||Legal studies, Leipzig and Münster|
Vollziehung einer schiedsrichterlichen einstweiligen Maßnahme, in IWRZ: 2021/1, 44f.
AGB-rechtliche Fragen beim Einsatz von KI, Kapitel in: Rechtshandbuch Artificial Intelligence und Machine Learning, Kaulartz / Braegelmann (Hrsg.), 2020
Schneller, effizienter, internationaler: Was bedeutet die Reform der DIS-Schiedsordnung für die Praxis?, in: JUVE Handbuch 2019/2020
German Chapter in Chambers Global Practical Guide Product Liability & Safety 2019 and 2020, together with Dr. Henning Moelle and Dr. Philipp Behrendt
Hamburg – A German Hotspot for Arbitration, in: SchiedsVZ 2019, 81-85
German Chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: International Arbitration 2018 and 2019, together with Peter Bert
Blockchain – A Suitable Tool for Arbitration?, in: PlugIn – Wir denken das Recht der digitalen Zukunft, Ausgabe #18, Februar 2019
Die ganze Bandbreite im Blick behalten – Eine Rechtsprechungsübersicht zu den aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Praxis des Produkthaftungsrechts, in Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, Ausgabe 09, gemeinsam mit Dr. Philipp Behrendt
3D Printing – What Does it Mean for Product Liability? A European Law Perspective, in: DRI 2015, Vol. 11 Issue 12
Auf dem Weg zur Class Action in Europa? in: RIW 2014, 253-259, gemeinsam mit Dr. Philipp Behrendt
|German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), since 2020 Regional Chair North
Initiative of young arbitrational practitioners (DIS40), 2017 - 2019 Regional Chair North
Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V. (HAC)
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA below 40)
Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
VDI expert committee 'Legal Aspects of Additive Manufacturing'
Association of International Young Lawyers (AIJA), 2017 - 2020 Member of the Executive Committee
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
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