Dr. Dirk Wiegandt

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt|Counsel

About Dirk Wiegandt

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt primarily acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings. In addition, he acts as arbitrator and as secretary to arbitral tribunals in large-volume and complex disputes.

His practice spans a wide range of industries and areas of law with an emphasis on post-M&A and corporate law, EU and antitrust law, energy as well as international trade and distribution. He has particular experience in cross-border litigation and in proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards.

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 his Doctor of Laws (Dr. iur.). Before joining HANEFELD, Dirk worked at a major international law firm in the field of antitrust litigation.

Dirk serves as Vice President of AIJA’s (International Association of Young Lawyers) International Arbitration Commission and is a visiting professor for international sales law (CISG) at the European Business School (EBS). He speaks German, English, French and Dutch.

Contact

Instruments

Arbitration Litigation Expert Advice

Areas of practice

Post-M&A & Corporate Law Energy Construction & Engineering Commercial & Trade Law Antitrust Damages International Private & Civil Procedure Law

Experience

Representation of domestic and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

  • Chairman and Sole Arbitrator (DIS, ad hoc)
  • Secretary to the arbitral tribunal in numerous domestic and international arbitration 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)

Expert witness on private international law and German law

Languages and nationality

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch

  • German

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2018

    Attorney with HANEFELD, 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

Speeches

  • Procedural Order No. 1
    DIS40, YAC, and YAPN Workshop
    Oslo, Norway
  • How can we make arbitration a true option for start-ups?
    AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference
    Berlin, Germany
  • Old Tricks, New Tricks: Corruption in Arbitration
    60th AIJA Annual Congress
    Singapore, Singapore
  • The scope of the disclosure of evidence in antitrust damages actions
    Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, Regionalgruppe Nord
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Arbitration goes Blockchain
    YAAP Roundtable
    Vienna, Austria
  • Introduction to international antitrust litigation
    IDR LL.M., Humboldt-Universität
    Berlin, Germany

  • Early resolution of disputes: Preliminary views, early dismissal procedures and beyond
    Hamburg International Arbitration Days
    Hamburg, Germany

  • In need for speed in challenging times – interim relief and expedited resolution of disputes in international arbitration
    AIJA Arbitration Commission Day
  • The impact of the COVID-19-pandemic on arbitral decision making – force majeure, conflict of laws and beyond
    YAAP Webinar
  • LCIA Rules - An Introduction
    2nd Dispute Resolution Day
    Hannover, Germany

  • Antitrust litigation in a modern world
    AIJA Annual Antitrust Conference
    Lyon

  • The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages - Interlinking Public and Private Enforcement of Competition Law
    Konzil, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
    Hamburg, Germany

  • The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages: Repercussions on Public Enforcement of Competition Law?
    4th Max-Planck-ZEW Private Law & Economics Workshop
    Mannheim, Germany
  • Introduction to International Private Law
    4th Max-Planck-ZEW Private Law & Economics Workshop
    Mannheim, Germany

  • Foundations of Private Law in a Transnational Context
    European Business School
    Wiesbaden, Germany

Publications

  • Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Role of Arbitration
    Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 39, Issue 5 (2022), 671
  • On the Relationship Between Antitrust Law and Arbitration
    ZWeR 2022, 185 (in German)

  • The Prague Rules – The New Contender and its Old Champion
    Festschrift für Roderich Thümmel zum 65. Geburtstag am 23.10.2020, S. 283 ff. (jointly with Dr. Inka Hanefeld)
  • Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation (unfair competition and acts restricting free competition)
    Herberger et al. (eds.), Juris PraxisKommentar BGB, Vol. 6: Conflict of Laws and CISG, 9th ed. 2020 (in German)

  • Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Third Chamber) of 24 October 2018 – C-595/17 Apple Sales International et al. (application of a jurisdiction clause to damages action for abuse of dominance based on Article 102 TFEU)
    EWiR 2019, pp. 61 et seq. (in German)

  • The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages (PhD)
    Mohr Siebeck (in German)

  • Recognition of Administrative Acts
    Basedow et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Private International Law
  • Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation (unfair competition and acts restricting free competition)
    Herberger et al. (eds.), Juris PraxisKommentar BGB, Vol. 6: Conflict of Laws and CISG, 8th ed. (in German)
  • Cambridge: Is there honey still for tea?
    Der LL.M. 2017, pp. 148 et seq.

  • Review of: EFTA Court (ed.), The EEA and the EFTA Court: Decentred Integration, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2014)
    ZEuP 2016, pp. 1016 et seq.

  • 25 Years of European Private Law: Post-Socialism and European Integration, ZEuP Congress, 23-25 April 2015, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    Osteuropa-Recht 2015, pp. 234 et seq. (in German)
  • Case 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 (antitrust damages action, brought against several defendants domiciled in various Member States)
    EWS 2015, pp. 157 et seq. (in German)
  • Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 13 May 2015 – C-536/13 Gazprom OAO (anti-suit injunction issued by an EU seated arbitral tribunal compatible with the Brussels Regulation)
    RIW 2015, pp. 430 et seq. (in German)
  • Cross-Examination in International Arbitration – An Advocacy Workshop
    SchiedsVZ 2015, pp. 197 et seq. (jointly with Fabian Reitzug)
  • (Investment-)Arbitration under fire - an event to help make the debate more objective (in German)
    SchiedsVZ 2015, pp. 138 et seq.

  • Kaufrechtliche und deliktische Haftung für "Weiterfresserschäden"
    JURA 2013, pp. 510 et seq. (in German, jointly with Thomas Kadner Graziano)

Academic appointments

  • Lecturer for International Sales Law (CISG), European Business School
    Since 2018

Memberships

  • Vice-President of the International Arbitration Commission, International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Regional Representative for Europe, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS/DIS40)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l'Arbitrage (ASA Below 40)
  • Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA)
  • Competition Litigation Forum (C-L-F)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (German Antitrust Law Association)
  • Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
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