Stefan Kirwitzke

Stefan Kirwitzke

Associate
Brussels

Email stefan.kirwitzke@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 0911

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesEnglish, German, French

German, European and international clients entrust Stefan Kirwitzke with all their issues relating to EU and German antitrust and competition law as well as international trade and investment law. 

At the intersection of competition and trade law, Stefan advises on sanctions and export controls in a German, European and international context. He handles foreign direct investment proceedings as well as merger control and antitrust proceedings and has experience in State aid and procurement law, focusing on defense procurement. With a background in diplomacy and policy, Stefan has a sound understanding of liaising between international clients respectively and in their relation to international authorities. 

Prior to joining the firm, Stefan completed trainee-ships in the Hamburg and Ho-Chi-Minh-City offices of another international law firm and at the German Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Stefan is German-qualified and undertook his legal education at the Universities of Münster and Salzburg and at the Appellate Court of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. Besides German law, he focused his studies on international and European private and public law as well as common law, working inter alia with a London-based law firm.

Education and admissions

Education

Second State Exam in Law, Appellate Court of Schleswig-Holstein, 2018

First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2015

Bar admissions and qualifications

Hamburg

Representative experience

Advising a U.S. aerospace, defence, security and advanced technologies company in German defence procurement matters.

Advising several corporations in different legal questions relating to their Iran businesses and prospective divestitures following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA.

Advising BASF on multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings in relation to the combination of its paper and water chemicals business with Solenis.

Advising a Chinese acquirer on German foreign direct investment screening procedures concerning the acquisition of a German IT company.

Advising a German technology start-up on German FDI screening procedures and EU export control regulations.

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