Dr. Dirk Wiegandt
Automotive, Construction, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Life sciences, Transport & logistics, Technology
German, English, French, Dutch
2017: PhD (Dr. iur.), University of Hamburg
2012-2017: Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg
2015-2016: LL.M., Downing College, University of Cambridge
2012-2014: Legal traineeship incl. Legal Service of the European Commission (WTO dispute settlement), German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs (foreign direct investment) and Gleiss Lutz (corporate litigation)
2011-2012: Research assistant, University of Geneva, Department of Private International Law
2011: Intern, 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
Speaking engagements (selection):
• Arbitration goes Blockchain, YAAP Roundtable, Vienna (2022)
• Introduction to international antitrust litigation, Humboldt-Universität, IDR LL.M., Berlin (2022)
• Early resolution of disputes: Preliminary views, early dismissal procedures and beyond, Hamburg International Arbitration Days (2021)
• In need for speed in challenging times – interim relief and expedited resolution of disputes in international arbitration, AIJA Arbitration Commission Day (2020)
• The impact of the COVID-19-pandemic on arbitral decision making, YAAP Webinar (2020)
• LCIA Rules - An Introduction, 2nd Dispute Resolution Day, Hannover (2020)
• Antitrust litigation in a modern world, AIJA Annual Antitrust Conference, Lyon (2019)
• The Prague Rules – The New Contender and its Old Champion, in: Festschrift für Roderich Thümmel zum 65. Geburtstag am 23.10.2020, p. 283 et seq. (jointly with Inka Hanefeld)
• Commentary on Art. 6 Rome II Regulation, in: Juris PraxisKommentar BGB, Vol. 6: Conflict of Laws and CISG, 9th ed.
• Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Third Chamber) of 24 October 2018 – C-595/17 Apple Sales International et al., EWiR 2019, pp. 61 et seq.
• The Binding Effect of Decisions Adopted by National Competition Authorities in Actions for Damages (PhD, in German), Mohr Siebeck, 2018
• Recognition of Administrative Acts, in: Basedow et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Private International Law
• Review of: EFTA Court (ed.), The EEA and the EFTA Court: Decentred Integration, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2014), ZEuP 2016, p. 1016 et seq.
• 25 Years of European Private Law: Post-Socialism and European Integration, Osteuropa-Recht 2015, p. 234 et seq.
• 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, EWS 2015, p. 157 et seq.
• Case note: Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 13 May 2015 – C-536/13 Gazprom OAO, RIW 2015, p. 430 et seq.
• Cross-Examination in International Arbitration – An Advocacy Workshop, SchiedsVZ 2015, p. 197 et seq. (jointly with Fabian Reitzug)
• (Investment-)Arbitration under fire - an event to help make the debate more objective, SchiedsVZ 2015, p. 138 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)
I am a disputes lawyer based in Hamburg, Germany. I act as counsel in arbitration and state court proceedings as well as arbitrator and secretary to the tribunal in large-volume and complex proceedings. My practice spans a wide range of industries and areas of law with an emphasis on post-M&A and corporate, EU and antitrust law (in particular antitrust damages actions), energy and technology. I serve as visiting professor at the European Business School (EBS) and as Regional Representative for Europe of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).