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

Senior Associate

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  • Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. (Cambridge) promoted to senior associate

    Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. (Cambridge) has been promoted to senior associate effective 1 December 2020. After having worked at a major international law firm in the field of antitrust litigation, he joined HANEFELD in 2018. Since then, Dirk has acted as counsel, arbitrator and secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and state court proceedings with a particular focus on complex post-M&A disputes and antitrust litigation.
  • Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. appointed as Regional Representative for Europe of the YIAG

    Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M (Cambridge) has been appointed Regional Representative for Europe of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the young professionals association of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Established in 1997 as the first group of its kind, YIAG aims to promote the understanding and use of international arbitration law and practice by providing opportunities for its members to exchange views on topical issues in international commercial arbitration. Currently, there are over 10,000 members from more than 140 countries.

Dr. Dirk Wiegandt, LL.M. acts as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings as well as secretary to arbitral tribunals and as arbitrator. His practice spans a wide range of industries and areas of law with an emphasis on international trade and distribution, post-M&A and corporate law, EU and antitrust law (in particular antitrust damages actions) as well as energy disputes. Dirk serves as Regional Representative for Europe of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the young professionals association of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

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 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 numerous 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, distribution, commercial and corporate law, post-M&A
  • 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, 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)
DateEventSpeechCityCountry
2020AIJA Arbitration Commission DayIn need for speed in challenging times – interim relief and expedited resolution of disputes in international arbitration./.Online event
2020YAAP WebinarThe impact of the COVID-19-pandemic on arbitral decision making – force majeure, conflict of laws and beyond./.Online event
20202nd Dispute Resolution DayLCIA Rules - An IntroductionHannoverGermany
2019AIJA Annual Antitrust ConferenceAntitrust litigation in a modern worldLyonFrance
2017Konzil, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private LawThe Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages - Interlinking Public and Private Enforcement of Competition LawHamburgGermany
20164th Max-Planck-ZEW Private Law & Economics WorkshopThe Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages: Repercussions on Public Enforcement of Competition Law?MannheimGermany
20164th Max-Planck-ZEW Private Law & Economics WorkshopIntroduction to International Private LawMannheimGermany
2015European Business SchoolFoundations of Private Law in a Transnational ContextWiesbadenGermany
YearPublicationSource
2020The Prague Rules – The New Contender and its Old ChampionFestschrift für Roderich Thümmel zum 65. Geburtstag am 23.10.2020, S. 283 ff.
2020Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation (unfair competition and acts restricting free competition, in German)Herberger et al. (eds.), Juris PraxisKommentar BGB, Vol. 6: Conflict of Laws and CISG, 9th ed. Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation (unfair competition and acts restricting free competition, in German)
2019Case 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, in German)EWiR 2019, pp. 61 et seq.
2018The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages (dissertation, in German)Mohr Siebeck
2017Recognition of Administrative ActsBasedow et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Private International Law
2017Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation (unfair competition and acts restricting free competition, in German)Herberger et al. (eds.), Juris PraxisKommentar BGB, Vol. 6: Conflict of Laws and CISG, 8th ed.
2017Cambridge: Is there honey still for tea?Der LL.M. 2017, pp. 148 et seq.
2016Review of: EFTA Court (ed.), The EEA and the EFTA Court: Decentred Integration, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2014)ZEuP 2016, pp. 1016 et seq.
201525 Years of European Private Law: Post-Socialism and European Integration, ZEuP Congress, 23-25 April 2015, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (in German)Osteuropa-Recht 2015, pp. 234 et seq.
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 (antitrust damages action, brought against several defendants domiciled in various Member States, in German)EWS 2015, pp. 157 et seq.
2015Case 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, in German)RIW 2015, pp. 430 et seq.
2015Cross-Examination in International Arbitration – An Advocacy Workshop (jointly with Fabian Reitzug)SchiedsVZ 2015, pp. 197 et seq.
2015(Investment-)Arbitration under fire - an event to help make the debate more objective (in German)SchiedsVZ 2015, pp. 138 et seq.
2013Kaufrechtliche und deliktische Haftung für "Weiterfresserschäden" (in German, jointly with Thomas Kadner Graziano)JURA 2013, pp. 510 et seq.
  • Regional Representative for Europe, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS/DIS40)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • 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