Leonardo Ohlrogge is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution Team in Zurich and Geneva. He advises and represents clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Prior to joining Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Leonardo Ohlrogge worked in the arbitration departments of top-tier law firms and gained solid experience in commercial and investment arbitration.
He also has experience in international contracts and M&A. Before moving to Switzerland, Leonardo Ohlrogge specialized as a corporate lawyer in Germany and Brazil.
Regarding his education, Leonardo Ohlrogge holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen and an LL.M. from the University of Frankfurt. During his undergraduate studies in Brazil, he spent three semesters as an exchange student at the University of Freiburg (Germany).
Leonardo was admitted to the Brazilian bar in 2011 and to the Portuguese bar in 2019.
He is fluent in Portuguese, English and German and holds both Brazilian and German citizenships.
Education & Admission
- University of St. Gallen, Dr. iur. (2018)
- University of Frankfurt, LL.M. (2014)
- Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, lic. iur. (2011)
- University of Freiburg im Breisgau (2008–2009)
Memberships and public offices
- Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)
- Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
- Swiss Arbitration Association’s Young Practitioners Group (ASA Below 40)
- Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
- LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
- Deutsche Initiative junger Schiedsrechtler (DIS 40)
- Young ICCA
Multi-Contract Arbitration Arising from Contracts and Subcontracts: Where to Set the Threshold for Finding Consent?Young Arbitration Review 2021, Edition 43, pp. 94-98, December 2021
Speaker at CAMAGRO, 11 February 2021
Beneficent Lecture – Instituto Mundo Aflora, 3 February 2021
MLL-News, 4th January 2021
5th Summer ELSA Law School Geneva on Arbitration, 17-24 July 2022
The 2020 Revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the arbitration community showed its ability to adapt quickly to a changing world. Several arbitration institutions amended their rules or started the process of doing so, motivated mainly by the need to provide expressly for the possibility of online hearings. With evidentiary hearings in the spotlight, the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence (IBA Rules) could not be left behind and marked the ten-year anniversary of their last revision with new amendments.
The Revised 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules
On 8 October 2020, the ICC International Court of Arbitration published the revised arbitration rules, which entered into force on 1 January 2021. The ICC is the leading arbitral institution worldwide and has administered more than 25,000 cases since its establishment in 1923. The last revision of the ICC Rules was in 2017 when expedited procedure rules were introduced.More