Dirk W. Kolvenbach


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

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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  • 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


  • 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

The M&A Advisor: Cross Border Deal of the Year

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




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



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


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


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


Various lectures on "Sponsoring"

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