Gero Pogrzeba

Gero Pogrzeba
Gero Pogrzeba is counsel in the Litigation Department of our Frankfurt office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration. In addition, he concentrates on internal and administrative investigations in the financial sector as well as financial services litigation.

Gero studied law at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Frankfurt (law degree 2013). His legal traineeship included professional stations at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and in the arbitration department of an international law firm in Singapore. He is fluent in German and English.

Gero's experience includes inter alia:

  • Representing a German bank as issuer of listed profit participation rights against claims brought by more than 50 profit participation right holders
  • Advising a German bank in an internal investigation regarding multiple real estate transactions in the US
  • Advising a logistics-portfolio company of a US private equity client regarding a compliance investigation
  • Advising the administrators of the UK investment arm of a sanctioned Russian bank. Coordination of the liquidation of assets located in Germany and aligning with Bundesbank
  • Defending an airline client in injunctive relief proceedings before imminent Chapter 11 filing
  • Advising a leading international financial institution on litigation risk in connection with a EUR 500 million bond issued by insolvent Wirecard AG
  • Advising various financial institutions in connection with internal investigations regarding cum-ex trading schemes and parallel criminal investigations brought against bank employees
  • Defending an international bank against damage claims in a triple-digit million amount after a structured leasing transaction
  • Representing a food manufacturer in a damages litigation against a supplier due to the delivery of contaminated raw materials
  • Advising a US private equity client in the context of ICC arbitration proceedings relating to a shareholder dispute between a minority shareholder and a majority shareholder
  • Advising Tier-1 supplier in an ICC arbitration against a Tier-2 supplier regarding a damages claim after defective delivery in connection with the rear seat bench
  • Advising a client in the energy sector in the setting-aside proceedings of an ICC award
  • Advising the founder of a start-up in the D2C cosmetics sector on a potential post-M&A dispute with the acquirer after the exit under the DIS Arbitration Rules
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of aluminum rolled products in Europe in a post M&A dispute and during negotiations with OEM’s after energy price increases