Dr. Friedrich Werk
Solicitor of England and Wales

After many years of working as a Partner of international commercial and corporate law firms and as an in-house counsel and department head of international companies I am now offering comprehensive legal advice to entrepreneurs and company clients on commercial and corporate matters as well as on international projects and compliance aspects.


I consider myself to be an independent thinking and pragmatic professional, who is qualified to deal with the diversity and multiplicity of legal issues confronting a successful company in challenging markets. I am driven to seek economically viable and ethical solutions which will be in the best interests of my clients.


I am committed to support my clients with my thorough and well-grounded knowledge and experience in national and international commercial and corporate matters. My main practice areas include:

General day-to-day legal advice

As part of my advisory work I assist entrepreneurs and companies in all general legal questions within their day-to-day business.

Commercial and Compliance

It is my ambition to help my clients to avoid or reduce legal risks, such as in the areas of liability, warranties or legal compliance, thereby contributing to achieve their economic objectives. I have been deeply involved in the following commercial areas:

  • National and international commercial agreements in various business sectors including the energy, health and chemical sectors
  • Sales, supply and procurement agreements
  • Purchasing cooperation agreements
  • Standardising international commercial aggreements
  • Managing all relevant regulatory and compliance aspects

Corporate / Projects

Within the area of corporate I advise my clients on all general aspects of company law and assist in their corporate housekeeping. My specialist expertise in corporate projects includes:

  • National and international projects and legal project management
  • M&A process including Due Diligence work, consortium, joint venture, shareholders and share purchase agreements
  • Project agreements including joint development agreements, operation and maintenance contracts and engineering agreements
  • Country experience: Europe, USA, South America, South Africa, UAE, India, China

Interim Legal Management

I support companies with my vast industry and law firm experience as a legal interim manager in the following areas:

  • Supply, Procurement and Operations
  • Reorganisations and M&A Projects


I have been practicing energy law for more than 10 years, both in the fields of renewables and conventional energies. My focus areas are:

  • Renewables Energy Law
  • Energy sector related agreements
  • National and international energy projects


In cross-border matters I am cooperating with highly regarded foreign law firms, which I am selecting to accommodate the specific needs of a client.


Examples of my commercial and corporate practice include:

  • Public Private Partnership-project in the health sector
  • Sale of a subsidiary of an international chemical company
  • Corporate reorganization of an international chemical company
  • Development of several wind farms in Germany
  • Development of a geothermal plant in Southern Germany
  • Acquisition of a share in a wind farm in France
  • Acquisition of a share in a solar thermal project in Spain
  • Development of power plants in Southern Africa and South America
  • Merger of three large companies in the corn sector
  • Management buy-out of a medium sized company of the food sector


  • Department Head of STEAG, a large international energy company with sales of 3.9 billion Euros, and more than 6,000 employees worldwide
  • Head Counsel of LANXESS, a BAYER spin-off, with sales of 7.7 billion Euros and more than 10,000 employees worldwide
  • Partner of BUSE HEBERER FROMM, a major German international law firm with more than 100 lawyers
  • Managing Partner of the Berlin office of today's GOEHMANN Attorneys, a large corporate and commercial law firm with more than 80 professionals
  • Senior Associate of major UK firm SIMMONS & SIMMONS
  • Dual qualification as a German Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Universities of Bielefeld and Lausanne, College of Law London, Doctorate (Juris Doctor)


Dr. Friedrich Werk
Hölderlinstr. 13
40474 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 172 5217923
Email contact@werk-law.de


Dr. Friedrich Werk Rechtsanwalt Solicitor, Hölderlinstr. 13, 40474 Düsseldorf

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