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Dr Bajar Scharaw

Dr Bajar Scharaw


Bajar is an Associate in our dispute resolution practice based in Frankfurt am Main.



Bajar focuses his practice on international dispute resolution matters, with a particular emphasis on investment and commercial arbitration. He has experience representing investors and governments in investor-state arbitration proceedings.

His recent work includes defending a state in an investment arbitration under the ICSID Rules as well as representing investors in an investment arbitration against a state in the energy sector. Bajar also acted in international commercial arbitrations.

Bajar's experience includes:

  • defending a European state in an ICSID arbitration against a multi-billion dollar investor claim based on the Energy Charter Treaty
  • representing several European investors against a European state in a multi-million dollar ICSID arbitration based on the Energy Charter Treaty



Bajar holds a PhD in international law, law degrees from the University of Konstanz and the University of Queensland (LLM), and a degree in political sciences. He was admitted to practice in Germany in 2016.

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, he worked in another international law firm in Frankfurt in the field of public international law and investment arbitration.

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