Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. (Cambridge)

Associate

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings as well as secretary to arbitral tribunals. The focus of his practice lies in the areas of international trade, post-M&A and corporate and EU and antitrust law.

Dirk studied at the universities of Freiburg, Geneva and Cambridge (LL.M.). While working as a research assistant to Prof. Jürgen Basedow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, he earned a Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.) from the University of Hamburg. Before joining Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Dirk worked at a major international law firm in the field of antitrust litigation. Dirk lectures on international sales law (CISG) at the European Business School (EBS). He speaks German, English, French and Dutch.

As counsel in arbitral proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

As secretary to the arbitral tribunal and as arbitrator

  • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in domestic and international arbitration proceedings
  • Sole arbitrator (ad hoc)

As counsel in state court proceedings
Representation of domestic and foreign companies in state court proceedings before German Courts (antitrust damages actions, cross-border litigation, commercial disputes, enforcement of arbitral awards)

  • Arbitration and litigation
  • International contract and sales law, commercial and corporate law
  • EU and antitrust law, in particular antitrust damages actions
  • Private international law, law of international civil procedure and comparative law
  • Investment protection, public international law
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Since 2018
    Attorney with Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Hamburg
  • 2017 - 2018
    Attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP, Hamburg
  • 2017
    Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.), University of Hamburg
  • 2012 - 2017
    Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg
  • 2015 - 2016
    Master of Law (LL.M.), Downing College, University of Cambridge
  • 2012 - 2014
    Legal traineeship including work experience with the Legal Service of the European Commission (WTO dispute settlement), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs (foreign direct investment) and Gleiss Lutz (corporate litigation)
  • 2011 - 2012
    Research and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva, Department of Private International Law
  • 2011
    Intern with the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • 2005 - 2011
    Studies of law at the University of Freiburg, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Lecturer for International Sales Law (CISG), European Business School (since 2018)
DateTitleEventCityCountry
2017The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages - Interlinking Public and Private Enforcement of Competition LawKonzil, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private LawHamburgGermany
2016The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages: Repercussions on Public Enforcement of Competition Law?Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
YearTitleSource
2018Bindungswirkung kartellbehördlicher Entscheidungen im ZivilprozessMohr Siebeck
2017Recognition of Administrative ActsEncyclopedia of Private International Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham/Camberley/Northampton
2017Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II RegulationJuris PraxisKommentar BGB, Bd. 6: Internationales Privatrecht und UN-Kaufrecht, 8. Aufl., Juris
2017Cambridge: Is there honey still for tea?Der LL.M. 2017, 148
2016Review of: EFTA Court (ed.), The EEA and the EFTA Court: Decentred Integration, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2014)ZEuP (2016), 1016
201525 Jahre europäisches Privatrecht: Postsozialismus und europäische Integration, ZEuP-Kongress, 23.-25. April 2015, Eötvös Loránd Universität, BudapestOsteuropa-Recht (2015), 234
2015Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Fourth Chamber) of 21 May 2015 – C-352/13 Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Hydrogen Peroxide SA/Akzo Nobel NV u.a. (Antitrust Damages Action, brought against several defendants domiciled in various Member States)EWS (2015), 157
2015Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 13 May 2015 – C-536/13 Gazprom OAO (anti-suit injunction issues by an EU seated arbitral compatible with the Brussels Regulation)RIW (2015), 430
2015Cross-Examination in International Arbitration – An Advocacy WorkshopSchiedsVZ (2015), 197 (together with Fabian Reitzug)
2015(Investitions-)Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in der Kritik - eine Veranstaltung zur Versachlichung der DebatteSchiedsVZ (2015), 138
2013Kaufrechtliche und deliktische Haftung für "Weiterfresserschäden"JURA (2013), 510 (together with Thomas Kadner Graziano)
  • German Institution for Arbitration (DIS/DIS40)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l'Arbitrage (ASA Below 40)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (German Antitrust Law Association)
  • Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law