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Diana-Maria White has extensive experience in advising national and international clients in all areas of corporate, commercial and contract law as well as in cross-border transactions. Having worked for top law firms in Austria and CEE, Diana has advised numerous reputable clients over the past 15 years. She is reputed as a fast, solution-oriented and efficient negotiator. Given her experience serving as a main legal counsel to leading companies and providing and coordinating the delivery of legal advice in all relevant areas of law over the past years, Diana has gained extensive insights into clients' legal and economic needs and procedures and is best suited to provide hands-on and customized advice. In addition to her legal education in Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. (LL.M.), Diana has studied international economics and holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. She is furthermore a qualified business mediatior ("eingetragener Mediator") and acts as a mediator in national and international disputes. Diana is also a lecturer at various universities and business schools.

admitted to the bar

2002, Germany
2006, European Attorney at Law
2009, Austria

previous work experience

International Law Firm (Schönherr), Partner, Vienna/Austria (2012-2016)
International Law Firm (KWR), Partner, Vienna/Austria (2010-2012)
International Law Firm (DLA Piper), Head of German Desk, Vienna/Austria (2005-2010)
The Thomson Corporation, Head of Legal, Frankfurt/Germany (2002-2005)
International Law Firm (Jones Day), Associate, NY/USA and Frankfurt/Germany (2000-2002)
High Court of Hamburg, Trainee Lawyer, Hamburg/Germany (2000-2002)
International Law Firm (Coudert Brothers), Associate, NY/USA and Berlin/Germany (1999-2000)

education

MAB Berlin 2014 / certified business mediatior (Wirtschaftsmediator)
University of Vienna/Austria (Dissertation)
University of Phoenix, Arizona/USA (M.B.A 2004)
High Court Hamburg/Germany (Bar Exam 2002)
University of Essex/UK and Amsterdam/NL (LL.M. European Business Law 1999)
University of Konstanz/Germany, Faculty of Law (Ass.iur. 1998)
University of Berkley/USA, Law School (1996)
Georg-August University of Göttingen/Germany, Faculty of Economy/Law School (Mag. 1995)

teaching positions

Lecturer (transnational contracts), University LUISS Guido Carli, Rome (since 2016)
Lecturer (international contract law), University La Sapienza, Rome (since 2016)
Lecturer on a wide range of commercial and corporate law topics at universities in Austria and Germany (since 2006)
Lecturer (commercial and corporate law, contract law), FH Giessen (former Berufsakademie Nordhessen (SAI)), Germany and Croatia (2004-2007)
Lecturer, European Business School (EBS), Germany (since 2003)

memberships

Austrian Lawyers Association
German Lawyers Association
American Lawyers Association
DHK Austria
DAAD
ÖBM (Austrian Federal Association for Mediation)

languages

German, English, French