Dr. Jürgen Johannes Witte

Frequently recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution (D&O coverage and liability)

JUVE Handbook, 2014/2015

Jürgen Johannes Witte has the broad experience and sharp legal skills that are essential to resolve complex legal disputes, whether in or out of court, and delivering clear and feasible solutions to clients.

In his more than 20 years of experience, Jürgen has built deep expertise in directors and officers liability cases, insurance disputes, banking litigation and construction and engineering disputes. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations and has guided clients through difficult disputes in various industries. 

Jürgen started his career as a judge and public prosecutor and later became an OLG lawyer (i.e. admitted to appear before the Higher Regional Court). Jürgen is therefore one of very few litigators in Germany who are able to truly assess a case from the perspective of the court, which puts him in the position to develop the most appropriate strategy for each client. He attracts praise from clients for his hands-on approach and straight talk.

Clients’ appreciation for Jürgen's work is well reflected by the fact that he is constantly ranked among Germany's leading litigators.

Awards and recognitions

2011

Jürgen Johannes Witte's work is "cost effective", providing "real value for money".
Legal 500

2009 – 2011

Recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution
JUVE handbook

Education and admissions

Education

Dr. iur., University of Münster, 1990

Second State Exam in Law, North Rhine-Westphalia, 1990

First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 1986

Memberships

Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft

Representative experience

Representing mobilcom in a UMTS legal dispute (amount in dispute €1.2bn).

Internal Investigations (including work for the supervisory board of a DAX 30 company following antitrust fine imposition proceedings).

Advising companies on business law matters.

Regular advice for organs, corporations and insurance companies on questions of officers' liability, recently for a member of the management of Karstadt Warenhaus.

Litigation for banks.

Advising insurance companies.

Advising on compliance matters (whistleblowing, ethical guidelines etc.).

Representing Equitable Life in a class action suit (approx. 100 single claimants) against the accusation of selling life and annuity insurances with misleading information.

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Global Bribery and Corruption Review 2015

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