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Vera Wichers

Associate
Munich

Vera Wichers

Vera focuses her practice on commercial litigation. She is a solicitor-advocate with higher rights of audience in the English courts. Vera has experience in contractual disputes, tort, product liability, product safety and compliance, and internal investigations. Vera advises international and German clients from a broad range of industries, including automotive, food and beverage, electronics and consumer products. She has special experience in challenging the jurisdiction of foreign courts and in product safety and regulatory issues under English and EU law. She has further experience of arbitrations under the ICC rules. 

Vera obtained her law degree from the University of Cambridge. After completing her two-year training at our London office, she qualified into our London Commercial Litigation, Product Liability and Insurance practice in 2012. Vera also spent six months working in our Paris Litigation group before transferring to Munich in 2014.

Vera is fluent in German (her mother tongue), English, French, and Italian.

Representative Experience

Defending a leading manufacturer of industrial goods in a multi-jurisdictional supply chain dispute in civil, criminal and arbitration proceedings.

Representing a major international automotive company against another automotive company in a dispute concerning a breach of contract.

Conducting a major internal investigation with regard to bribery allegations against a leading Fortune 500 beverage company in various Asian countries.

Advising a market leading technology company on marking and labelling requirements regarding product launches on the European market.

Advising major manufacturers of consumer products on potential safety issues, including risk assessments and communications with authorities.

Education and admissions

Education

  • M.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge, 2011
  • LPC, BPP Law School, London, 2010
  • B.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge, 2007

Memberships

  • Munich Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Munich

Court admissions

  • Senior Courts of England and Wales

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