Dr Laura Volk


Laura specializes in advising clients on national and international arbitration proceedings, state court litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
She advises national and international companies in commercial and corporate disputes as well as liability disputes.


Representative matters

A client in connection with alleged claims for damages of approx. EUR1.5bn brought by an insolvency administrator for alleged breaches of professional duties in connection with the client’s work for a former DAX-listed company.

Published Work

  • Volk, L. (2023) “Paritätische Wahlgesetzgebung (Parity electoral legislation)”, Bonn: ZJS
  • Volk, L. (2022) “Paritätisches Wahlrecht – verfassungsrechtliche Zulässigkeit und demokratietheoretische Bezüge (Parity voting rights – constitutional admissibility and references to democratic theory)”, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag
  • Volk, L. (2021) “Die Kardinalfrage der Paritätsdebatte: Formeller oder materieller Gleichheitsbegriff im Wahlrecht? (The cardinal question of the parity debate: formal or substantive Concept of equality in electoral law)”, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag
  • Volk, L. (2020) “Verteidigung eines formalen Gleichheitsverständnisses im Wahlrecht – warum das Grundsatzurteil zum Paritätsgesetz zu begrüßen ist (Defending a formal understanding of equality in electoral law – why the fundamental judgment on the parity law is to be welcomed.)”, Berlin: Verfassungsblog

Speaking Engagements

  • Podcast Guest Speaker, Constitutional feasibility of a quota for women in elections, F.A.Z. Einspruch, March 2023



Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2023


Second State Exam, Law, Germany, 2023 

Doctor iur., Law, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2021

First State Exam, Law, Germany, 2018


German, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.