Firm Profile

SCHMITZ Law Offices is providing mainly services in corporate law with an in-depth expertise in the area of mergers & acquisitions (including among others MBOs, outsourcing, successions, private equity, venture capital) and joint ventures both domestic and cross-border. It has additional good expertise in banking and finance.

The office in New York was established in 2011. It incorporates  a wealth of top notch experience practicing law in the US and Europe for more than 25 years. The New York law office has a branch office under SCHMITZ Anwaltsbüro in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The founder was trained as Referendar at the Court of Appeals in Hamburg and worked as an associate with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in London and Washington D.C. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York. Additionally, he is incorporating into the firm the experience of more than 12 years as a partner with the international leading law firm of Lovells (today Hogan Lovells).

The focus of SCHMITZ Law Offices is on representing domestic and foreign corporations and individuals in and outside the USA. The firm cooperates with law firms in New York City and other parts in the US as well as internationally with law firms in other countries. The founder of the firm is active for more than 25 years in international legal organizations and takes advantage of a vast network of law firms worldwide.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Banking & Finance
  • Arbitration
  • General legal advice, in particular for foreign clients


Dr. Winfried F. Schmitz

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French