Dr. Löhner represents clients in complex commercial disputes before German courts and international arbitral tribunals.

She guides market-leading companies and private equity funds through all aspects of bet-the-company litigation. Dr. Löhner counsels clients on:

  • Complex commercial disputes and mass actions
  • Post-M&A and shareholder litigation
  • Controversies involving cross-border components or multi-jurisdictional parallel proceedings

Dr. Löhner draws on extensive experience to help clients achieve optimal resolutions to their most challenging disputes. She regularly advocates for her clients in arbitration under DIS and ICC rules, and before trial and appellate courts across Germany. She is also well versed in amicable dispute resolution, including expert determination proceedings and mediation.

Ms. Löhner previously worked as an associate in the firm’s New York office and is admitted to practice law in Germany and New York. She is a member of the firm‘s global Ethics and Diversity Leadership Committees.

She maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing Ashoka and other non-profits in disputes and contract negotiations related to charitable projects around the globe.

Ms. Löhner’s experience includes representing:

Complex commercial litigation and mass actions

  • Global software corporation in a breach of contract lawsuit against a software developer in relation to complex contractual and licensing law matters
  • Daimler AG and Toll Collect GmbH in favorably settled ad hoc arbitration proceedings against the Federal Republic of Germany, with more than €10 billion in dispute in connection with the introduction of the route-based truck toll in Germany
  • A German food manufacturer and its Austrian parent in various German court proceedings against a former CEO concerning multi-million euro damages claims for illegal cartel activities
  • A leading car manufacturer against customer claims in connection with the diesel emissions controversy in German trial and appellate courts
  • A US fiber and polymer company in an ICC arbitration involving trade secrets, patent inventorship and confidentiality 

Post-M&A and shareholder litigation

  • Austrian shareholders of a leading media group in a shareholder dispute and successful dismissal of antisuit proceedings in German courts directed against an arbitration under the rules of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI)
  • A Swiss manufacturer in a post-M&A arbitration against the German sellers under DIS rules
  • A German private equity fund in ICC arbitration regarding compliance violations at an Italian target company
  • A German private equity fund in a post-M&A arbitration against a Dutch seller under DIS rules and in ad-hoc expert determination proceedings concerning leakage claims

Cross-border controversies

  • Daimler AG and former board members in a securities class action in US federal court in connection with the diesel emissions controversy
  • A German automotive supplier with respect to discovery in a US bankruptcy proceeding against the US parent company
  • Directors of a foreign bank and investment funds in relation to multi-jurisdictional investigations and civil proceedings arising out of a global financial fraud

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Rechtsanwältin (Germany)

Education

  • Dr. iur., Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 2012
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2012
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Munich, 2011
  • First German State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German