Partner

Dirk W. Kolvenbach

Düsseldorf

+49 211 600 55-265 +49 211 600 55-260

Languages
German, English, French
Consulting focuses
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law | Labor Law
  • Private Clients
  • French Clients
  • Corporate Succession
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Automotive
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Vita

  • Admitted to the Bar since 1984
  • Member of our French Desk
  • Education and former activities
  • Member of board of directors of World Services Group (WSG)
  • Member of  representative assembly of Versorgungswerks der Rechtsanwälte NRW
  • Executive board of the Ilse Bagel Fund
  • Member of various Boards of Directors Switzerland
  • Council member der Section on Legal Practise der International Bar Association
  • Co-Chairman of Committee 9 (Sports and Gaming) of the International Bar Association1995-1998
  • Einsatz als Sachwalter von dem Regierungspräsidenten Düsseldorf für die Gemeinnützige Hermann-Niermann-Stiftung, Düsseldorf1992-1993
  • Lette & Lette, Montreal/Canada1984-1988
  • University of CologneLegal Trainee/Referendar 1979; Assessor 1984

Affiliations

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • German-British Lawyers Association (DBJV)
  • German-French Lawyers Associations (DFJ)
  • German Lawyers Association (DAV)
  • FOSTER Forschungsinstitut für Family Offices, Frankfurt am Main
  • Industry Club Düsseldorf

Dirk W. Kolvenbach's Distinctions

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020
Who's Who Legal 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Who's Who 2018 Labour & Employment
Who's Who Legal 2018
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018
Who's Who Legal 2017
Citywealth Leaders List 2015
Who is Who Legal Germany 2014
Citywealth Leaders List 2013

Publications

2021

Helping farmers means helping the planet
Vanguard, May 2021

2019

Chambers Employment Guide: Trends & Developments
Chambers Employment Second Edition 2019 Guide, Chapter: Germany, Chambers and Partners, October 2019
Chambers Employment Guide: Law & Practice
Chambers Employment Second Edition 2019 Guide, Chapter: Germany, Chambers and Partners, October 2019

2014

Accrual of inheritance involving assets abroad – complexity frequently underestimated
Family Matters Online, July 28, 2014
Statutory succession or last will – what is what?
Family Matters Online, July 28, 2014 

2013

Family Offices – What investors should know about them
Family Matters Online, July 28, 2014
Gesetzliche Erbfolge oder Testament – was ist was?
Engel & Völkers Commercial Edition 3/13

2012

Becksche’s Handbuch für Arbeitsrecht
Co-Author
Der Notfallplan
Private Wealth, Edition 3/September 2012, p. 46 ff.

2008

Q&A (Germany) on Employee Share Plans
PLC Cross-border Handbook Labour and Employee Benefits 2007/08, Band 2

2006

Employment Law – The comparative Yearbook of International Business
German Chapter, Special Issue 2006

1994

Zivilrechtliche Ausgestaltung des Sponsorings
"Arbeitsrecht in Deutschland", in: Bender (Editor), Handbook about "International Employment Law", 1994
Employment and Labour Law
in: "Germany a Legal Guide", International Financial Law Review

Lectures

2020

Dirk W. Kolvenbach über den Umgang mit der Corona-Krise
Interview with Hans Onkelbach, Wirtschaftsclub Düsseldorf, June 2020

2014

Vermögensschutz (Asset Protection) als neues Anlageziel
Berenberg Vermögensverwaltungsforum, November 12, 2014, Zurich
Asset-Protection: Schutz der Einlagen vor staatlichem Zugriff – gibt es künftig noch ein Eigentumsrecht in der EU?
panel discussion, Frankfurter Dialog für Family Offices und Vermögensverwalter, November 4, 2014, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Frankfurt

2012

Verhandlungen der Sozialpartner über den Abschluss eines Tarifvertrages in Deutschland
International Bar Association Conference in New Orleans

1998

Various lectures on "Sponsoring"
1997-1998
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