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Dr. Jürgen Johannes Witte

Partner
Dusseldorf
Frankfurt

Dr. Jürgen Johannes Witte
Phone
+49 (211) 1368 443 (Dusseldorf)
+49 69 962 36 361 (Frankfurt)
Fax
+49 211 13 68 100 (Dusseldorf)
+49 69 962 36 100 (Frankfurt)
Languages
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group
Litigation

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.

Jürgen Johannes Witte impresses with "in-depth expertise and a great demeanour".

Legal 500 Germany, 2015

Representative Experience

Representing UMTS in a 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.

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

2011

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

Legal 500

2009 – 2011

Recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution

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