Julia is a commercial litigator focusing on competition litigation which is international in scope.
Julia undertook her training contact at Hausfeld Berlin and London. A significant amount of her work involves cartel damages claims and she has also acted in proceedings relating to the renowned ‘interchange fees’ litigation.
Julia gained expertise in international arbitration whilst interning as a foreign qualified lawyer at Wilmer Hale, working on high-profile cross-border disputes under various sets of arbitration rules.
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Julia completed her doctorate at Humboldt University of Berlin with research studies in Washington DC and New York City. She worked at the German Federal Parliament during her PhD, first in the Research Unit for Constitutional and European Law and subsequently for a Committee specifically tasked to investigate the failure of the German Governments, law enforcement and secret services in uncovering the existence and crimes of an active terrorist group. After the committee concluded its work, Julia joined the German Federal Ministry of Justice as a research associate for one year.
Julia has acted for several leading automotive manufacturers in pursuing damages claims relating to the car glass, bearings, maritime car carrier and other auto-part cartels. She has also represented a group of international retailers against Visa and Mastercard.
Doctor of Laws (magna cum laude), Humboldt University of Berlin
First State Exam (with honours), Humboldt University of Berlin
Second State Exam (with honours), Higher Regional Court Berlin
Admitted to the Berlin Bar (Germany), 2018
Julia's PhD was published in May 2021. This is in German and available to buy.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
The Lawyer Top 20 Litigation 2019
“The trucks litigation is one of the most significant follow-on damages cases being heard in the English courts”, says The Lawyer who counted it in its Top 20 Cases for 2019. Lining up to defend the manufacturers from further damages are some of biggest names in litigation. Julia is a member of the team representing Wolseley UK Ltd & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors and Veolia Environnement S.A. & Ors.