Dr. Johanna Büstgens

Dr. Johanna Büstgens

Senior Associate

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  • Litigation
  • Arbitration


  • German
  • English

Practice areas

  • Commercial law
  • Construction law
  • Corporate law (M&A)
  • Distribution law


  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Trade
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Insurance
  • Engineering



Dr. Johanna Büstgens acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings. She also acts as arbitrator and, as secretary to arbitral tribunals in large-volume and complex proceedings. The focus of her practice is energy law (in particular disputes involving long-term energy supply contracts and price adjustments), construction & engineering (including FIDIC model contracts), international trade and distribution law and international commercial and sales law.

  • Since 2016: Attorney with HANEFELD, Hamburg
  • 2017: Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.), Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • 2013 - 2016: Legal traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg including work experience with the European Commission (Directorate-General for Competition), the German Parliament and the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • 2012: Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 2011 - 2013: Research and teaching assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, Private International and International Commerical Law, and Comparative Law at Bucerius Law School
  • 2011: Internship at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (international arbitration group), London
  • 2006 - 2011: Law studies Bucerius Law School (with a focus on international commercial law) and Oxford University (Brasenose College)
  • Co-chair of DIS40
  • Co-chair of the Bucerius Law School Alumni group “Dispute Resolution”
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS40)
  • Young ICCA
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l'Arbitrage (ASA Below 40)
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Arbitral Women and Young Arbitral Women Practitioners (YAWP)
  • Feminin pluriel



Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte
Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Brooktorkai 20
20457 Hamburg