Dr. Dirk Schwenn

Lawyer, Board certified specialist for Business Law, Partner

Beruflicher Werdegang

Studied law in Bonn, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland, for his PhD with Professor Lutter in Bonn, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft scholarship holder, traineeship with the Berlin Kammergericht (Court Of Appeal, Berlin), worked as an executive board assistant at Lycos Europe/Bertelsmann in Gütersloh, Germany, from 2000 to 2002 and as a lawyer with a large international legal practice in Berlin and Hamburg from 2002 to 2008. With Schomerus since 2008.


Dr. Schwenn advises in the areas of mergers & acquisitions (transaction consultancy and management, due diligence), restructurings, corporate law, commercial law, project contracts, general civil law, litigation for domestic and foreign companies.

Furthermore, Dr. Schwenn is co-founder of Vereinfacher.de, an online platform for associations covering all topics related to association and non-profit law.


  • Commercial and corporate law

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (transaction advice and management, due diligence)

  • Restructuring

  • Project contracts

  • Litigation for domestic and foreign companies

  • Law of associations, non-profit law

  • General civil law


According to Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers, Dr. Schwenn is one of the best lawyers in the field of mergers and acquisitions in Germany in 2020 and 2021.


  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg

  • Berlin Law Society

  • International Bar Association

  • Senior Vice President International Commerce and Distribution Committee

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • DASV - German Association of Lawyers and Tax Consultants for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses


  • Vereine und Stiftung im Handelsregister - Hinweise für die Praxis, in: npoR 2021, 93ff.

  • Virtual general meetings and committee meetings of associations and foundations - a practical guide, in: npoR 2020, 154 et seq.

  • Praxisleitfaden zum Formwechsel eines eingetragenen Vereins in eine gemeinnützige GmbH, in: npoR 5/2017, p. 192 et seq.

  • Online contracts in Europe - new ways to resolve disputes, in: International Sales, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, No 37, December 2016, p. 13 et seq.

  • A look at diversity - Germany sets gender quota on corporate boards, in: International Sales, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, No 36, May 2016, p. 19 ff.

  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, in: Cross-border Transactions: Drafting guide for international sales contracts, International Sales Committee of the International Bar Association, 2015, 33 ff.

  • States agree upon historic WTO Agreement - The Bali Package, in: International Sales, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, No 32, Feb 2014, p. 13 ff.

  • Buying big things - acquiring and financing complex capital equipment and other moveable physical assets, in: International Sales, Newsletter of the International Bar Association, International Sales Committee, June 2013, p. 9 ff.

  • Hot topics for International Sales, International Franchising and Product Law and Advertising, in: International Sales, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, No. 29, June 2012, p. 11 ff.

  • UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co.KG: Climate for good growth, in: DATEV Magazine No. 5/2011, p. 19 ff.

  • Homes for the elderly and nursing homes - buying and selling, in: CARE INVEST No. 17/2011 and No. 18/2011, Vincentz Network GmbH & Co.KG, Hanover. Download under Publications.

  • Corporate Compliance, Handbuch der Haftungsvermeidung im Unternehmen, 2nd ed. 2010, ed. Dr. Christoph Hauschka - review in: WPg 13/2011

  • 5 golden rules for international contracts, in: DATEV Magazin No. 3/2011, p. 48 et seq.

  • Chain Merger in Group Matters, in: Der Konzern 03/2007

  • Subordination Agreements for Shareholder Loans at the GmbH - Development towards More Legal Certainty?, in: Betriebsberater 10/2006

  • The Decentralization of Competition Control after the White Paper, in: RIW 03/2000

  • The Compensation and Settlement Claim of Outside Shareholders in the Intercompany Agreement, Peter Lang 1998

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