Sarah Grigo advises both domestic and international clients on distribution law, in particular commercial agency law. She is experienced in advising foreign clients on setting up or maintaining distribution systems under EU and German law. Additionally, she helps clients navigate and deal with mandatory EU and German legal provisions for distribution systems on German territory (which may apply regardless of choice of law clauses of the specific contract).

She is in particular specialized in advising insurance companies when dealing with the termination of agency agreements of insurance agents. Additionally, Sarah advises international clients in structuring distribution systems and drafting, reviewing or updating distribution agreements. She focuses on creating tailor made solutions for the distribution of the client’s products or services in Europe.

Sarah assists the client in choosing adequate jurisdiction or arbitration clauses and, in particular, advises on the risk of facing an indemnity claim upon the termination of commercial agency or distribution agreements. She is experienced in out-of-court negotiations as well as litigation and international arbitration.

Before joining Osborne Clarke’s Hamburg office in February 2016, Sarah worked for the renowned German law firm Graf von Westphalen for several years and was seconded to Gorrissen Federspiel (a leading Danish law firm) for a couple of months in 2013. She studied law at the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lund (Sweden). During her legal traineeship she worked for a leading international law firm in Düsseldorf. She has been admitted to the German bar in 2011. Being a German native speaker, Sarah is also fluent in English and, additionally, speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and Swedish.

Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of Sales, Commerce and Logistics in 2017.

Work

VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH

Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH on acquisition of rehabilitation centre in Karlsruhe

VR Ventures

Osborne Clarke advises VR Ventures on investment in Empion, read more

Sylphar NV and KaroPharma AB

Osborne Clarke advises Sylphar NV and Karo Pharma AB on purchase of Satin Naturel, read more

OSF Digital

Osborne Clarke advises OSF Digital on the acquisition of netnomics, read more

Keen Venture Partners

Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more

VAMED Gesundheit

Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Gesundheit on acquisition of Chiemgau Health Centre

Highland Europe

Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more

DoorDash

Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more

Appian

Osborne Clarke advises Appian on the acquisition of Lana Labs, read more

Providence Strategic Growth

Osborne Clarke advises Providence Strategic Growth on investment in Hornetsecurity, read more