Senior Counsel and Team Leader

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 

Frauke Nitschke is a senior counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Frauke serves as the team lead for ICSID staff handling proceedings in English. Frauke also serves as secretary of tribunals, conciliation commissions and ad hoc committees in investor-State proceedings conducted pursuant to the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Rules involving a variety of economic sectors and legal instruments. Frauke further leads ICSID’s investor-State mediation activities, including the drafting of the proposed Mediation Rules and amendments to ICSID’s conciliation frameworks. Frauke has conducted investment mediation skills trainings for mediators and government officials. Prior to joining ICSID, Frauke served in the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency and the Inspection Panel. Frauke is an accredited mediator and admitted to the D.C. and New York State Bar. She holds a law degree from the Freie Universität Berlin, an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the FernUniversität in Hagen.