Curriculum Vitae

Winfried F. Schmitz
Dr. jur., M.C.J. (NYU)

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winfried.schmitz@schmitzlaw2030.com

Professional Experience

Since 2011 SCHMITZ Law Offices, New York, NY
Main practice areas: Corporate law, corporate transactions, banking & finance and related arbitration
2010-2011 Partner of Cozen O Connor, New York, NY
Main practice areas: Corporate law, corporate transactions, banking & finance and related arbitration
2007-2010 Partner of Buse Heberer Fromm, Düsseldorf  (merged SCHMITZ Rechtsanwälte with Buse Heberer Fromm)
Main practice areas: Cross-border transactions, M & A, private equity, venture capital, corporate law, contract law, banking & finance and related arbitration
2002-2007 SCHMITZ Rechtsanwälte, Düsseldorf
Main practice areas: Cross-border transactions, M & A, private equity, venture capital, corporate law, contract law, banking & finance
1989-2002 Partner of LOVELLS,  Düsseldorf
Main practice areas: Cross-border transactions (e.g. M & A, private equity, venture capital) corporate law
1989 Partner of the law firm Triebel & Weil (later merged into Droste, Boesebeck Droste and Lovells), Düsseldorf
Main practice areas: Cross-border corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and financing contracts
1987 -1988 Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City
Main practice areas: Mergers and acquisitions
1985-1986 Associate with the law firm of Triebel & Weil in Düsseldorf
Main practice areas: Cross border transactions and litigation
1984 Leave of absence from Max-Planck-Institute in Hamburg Internship with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in London and Washington D.C.
1982-1985 Research fellow with the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg
1982-1985 Clerked with the Court of Appeals in Hamburg

 Education And Trainning

1988 Bar Exam, admitted as Attorney at Law in the States of New York and Connecticut
1987 Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.), New York University School of Law in New York City
1986 Doctor of Law (Dr. jur.), University of Bonn
1985 Second State Exam, Court of Appeals in Hamburg
1981 Diplôme Supérieur de Droit Comparé, Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in Strasbourg, France
1980 First State Exam, Court of Appeals in Cologne

Other Activities

  • Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Düsseldorf for the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Chairman of Duesseldorfer Finanz Forum – Member of the Central Board of the European Finance Forum 2005/2006
  • Various publications related to transactional issues
  • Honorary Vice President of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats – International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Founder and Chairman of FONDATIONE SCHMITZ
  • Charter Member of ROTARY Club of Wall Street New York