Dr Vanessa Pickenpack > Oppenhoff > Cologne, Germany > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution - Litigation - Arbitration Proceedings, Commercial


Vanessa Pickenpack is a partner of Oppenhoff. She advises and represents national and international enterprises in civil, trade and commercial matters. In addition to the examination and structuring of contracts, this includes extrajudicial dispute resolution as well as representation before the state courts and arbitral tribunals. A focus of Vanessa Pickenpack’s activities is cartel damage proceedings in which she advises and represents both on the claimant’s and defendant’s sides. Additionally, she regularly acts as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings.


Vanessa Pickenpack has been a lawyer at Oppenhoff since 2008. Following


German, English


Vanessa Pickenpack is a member of various arbitration associations and a founding member of the Cologne Vis Moot School. She is Vice President of the German Bar Association [Deutscher Anwaltverein], a member of the Civil Procedural Law Committee [Zivilverfahrensrechtsausschuss] and on the Board of Trustees of the Contra Right-Wing Extremism Foundation [Stiftung Contra Rechtsextremismus] as well as being Deputy Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Conciliation Board for the Legal Profession [Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft].


Following her studies at the University of Göttingen, she completed her legal training in Düsseldorf, with stations at commercial law firms in Düsseldorf and Sydney. She subsequently gained her doctorate on a topic of civil procedural law.

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Kartellrecht > Kartellrecht

Oppenhoff zeichnen eine ‘sehr große fachliche Expertise‘, ‘sehr hohe Serviceorientierung‘ sowie Branchenexpertise insbesondere in den Bereichen Automotive, Chemie und Konsumgüter aus. Mandanten werden bei der Fusionskontrolle, bei zivilrechtlichen Kartellklagen und Compliance-Fragen unterstützt, wobei auch das Vertriebskartellrecht eine wichtige Säule der Praxis darstellt. Andrés Martin-Ehlers  in Frankfurt leitet das Team, Daniel Dohrn  bietet ‘hervorragende Beratung in Kartellrechtsfragen’ und ist gemeinsam mit Vanessa Pickenpack  für die kartellrechtliche Prozessführung zuständig; das Zweigespann glänzt insbesondere in Kartellschadensersatzklagen.

Germany > Antitrust

Oppenhoff impresses with ‘extreme technical expertise‘, a ‘very high level of service orientation‘ and industry expertise particularly in the automotive, chemical and consumer goods sectors. The group assists clients with merger control, civil antitrust litigation and compliance issues, while distribution antitrust law represents another important pillar of the practice. Andrés Martin-Ehlers in Frankfurt leads the team, Daniel Dohrn offers ‘excellent advice on antitrust issues’, and together with Vanessa Pickenpack is the key contact for antitrust litigation; the duo is particularly well versed in cartel damages claims.